This completely revised and updated book takes a complex subject and makes it accessible. It synthesizes the great herbal traditions of China and India with Western herbology, and offers clear, concise explanations of how and why herbs heal. Step-by-step instructions for creating your own herbal remedies are given, as well as therapeutic approaches you can do at home, and easy-to-follow guidelines for gathering, preparing, purchasing, and storing herbs.
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Presenting detailed, evidence-based coverage of the most commonly encountered therapeutic agents in modern clinical practice, this resource is designed to help you safely and effectively integrate herbal, nutrient, and drug therapy for your patients or clients. Combining pharmaceuticals with herbs or supplements may complement or interfere with a drugs therapeutic action or may increase adverse effects. Additionally, drug-induced depletion of nutrients can occur. Comprehensive clinical data, quick-reference features, and the insight and expertise of trusted authorities help you gain a confident understanding of how herbal remedies and nutritional supplements interact with pharmaceuticals and develop safe, individualized treatment strategies for your patients.
A second edition, here is the book that takes over where "Herbs & Things" leaves off. This book is the second in the Jeanne Rose Herbal Series*, covering the plants that are used externally for a healthy, natural and beautiful body. The recipes cover caring for the face, hair and body perfect for aromatherapists and casual users alike.
Herbal Constituents is a unique addition to the botanical medicine literature. Written in a down-to-Earth style by a traditional herbalist with extensive training in chemistry and botany, this book is designed for anyone who wants an in-depth understanding of how medicinal plants work. Herbal Constituents presents the most important concepts and the latest research on phytochemical compounds in medicinal plants. After a concise and well-organized outline of herbal constituents, the book presents a detailed and thoroughly referenced chapter for each of the major categories. Each chapter contains numerous illustrations and explanations of the botanical occurrence and physiological activities of the constituents, and is based on up-to-date research considered in the context of traditional usage. Finally, Herbal Constituents offers an extensive illustrated glossary with some 250 entries that will be helpful for those needing to review some of the most relevant concepts and terminology from organic and biochemistry.
With Herbal Defense, bestselling fitness author Royn Landis teams up with master herbalist Karta Purkh Singh Khalsa, to offer a guide to herbal remedies for everyday ailments.
Master herbalist Demetria Clark provides parents with safe, effective, natural alternatives to conventional medicines which often have negative side effects. This easy to follow, hands-on, practical guide shows how to use herbal remedies to resolve common childhood health issues: simple teas for tummy aches, drops for earaches, treatments for eczema and diaper rash, and much more. Readers are given an introduction to herbal medicine, an explanation of how each herb works and what conditions it treats, a guide to herbal staples for daily use and first aid, and an alphabetical listing of childhood illnesses along with their remedies. Readers are also shown how to gather, preserve, and store herbs, and make their own herbal teas, decoctions, infusions, and salves. Also included are resources on everything from buying and growing herbs to locating an herbalist.
A wonderful book for the budding herbalist as well as an excellent resource for the experienced clinician. The author has combined her triple skills as a physician, farmer and herbal medicine maker into this easy to use and unique book. You will learn how to make herbal medicines and treat many common health conditions with 107 different herbs and 102 different compound formulas. This book is broad enough in scope that it contains within it enough material for 3 books.
More and more people who have been diagnosed with cancer or related illnesses embrace alternative medicines, and seek out holistic practitioners who use vitamins, herbs, nutrition, homeopathy, and acupuncture to treat the disease. This long-awaited book by Donald Yance--one of the nation's most respected herbalists--is a major contribution to the literature of natural healing and cancer.
A concise, practical guide to the use of many individual herbs and herbal formulas, including both teas and tinctures. The information is based on David's years of clinical experience and the book is of benefit to the layperson or the professional.
A unique, handbook-sized, clinical reference that provides easily accessible and clinically relevant monographs of herbs and nutritional supplements for use by all health care providers. This quick-access reference provides assessment guidelines to assist the provider in monitoring for adverse effects, toxicity, or drug-herb interactions.. The monographs provide information regarding action, current use, pharmacokinetics, toxicity, contraindications, side effects, long-term safety, and use in pregnancy/lactation/children. The monographs also include extensive listings of references and research for each herb and supplement. This extremely thorough and user friendly book gives the reader exactly what he or she needs to use herbal medicine with assurance.