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.
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The Eclectic physicians successfully treated victims of the 1889 and the 1918 influenza pandemics with herbs. This book describes in detail the plants they used, how they determined which herb to use, and how they dosed the medicine. The book also covers current uses of these plants as well as existing research and safety data. 194 pages, 16 illustrations, 5 photographs.
The premier herbal that started the New Age (new & old) interest in the herbal wisdom of the past. A compendium of practical and exotic herbal lore. (in NEW "Retro" Green & Purple Cover!)
Herbs for All is for everyone who is curious about herbs and wants to learn more about them. Written by a highly qualified and experienced teacher and herbal practitioner, it answers a wide variety of questions and offers useful information, recipes, advice and tips to cooks, gardeners and those seeking reliable information on the benefits of herbs in diet and healthcare.
By the author of The Complete Illustrated Holistic Herbal. Medical Herbalism contains comprehensive information concerning the identification and use of medicinal plants by chemical structure and physiological effect, the art and science of making herbal medicine, the limitations and potential of viewing herbs chemically, and the challenge to current research paradigms posed by complex plant medicines. It also includes information on toxicology and contraindications, the issues involved in determining dosage and formulation types for an individual, guides to the different measurement systems and conversion tables, and the pros and cons of both industrial and traditional techniques. With additional sections devoted to the principles of green medicine, the history of Western Herbalism, the variety of other medical modalities using medicinal plants, an extensive resource directory, and a discussion of treatments organized by body system, Medical Herbalism is the comprehensive textbook all students and practitioners of clinical herbalism need to develop their healing practices.
This concise guide to medicinal plants of the Southern Appalachians includes: botanical descriptions of 45 native plants, historical and current uses in herbal practice, detailed, easy-to-follow medicine making instructions; unique recipes for syrups, liniments, digestive bitters and more. It also includes step-by-step ethical harvesting guidelines, and bloom and harvest calendars.
In this innovative contribution to the field of energy medicine, experienced mycologist and herbalist Robert Rogers offers an extensive guide to healing a range of physical, emotional, and psychological conditions with mushroom essences. Similar to flower essences, but made under a lunar cycle, mushroom essences work subtly to bring deep healing to the mind and body; they are particularly well suited for working with the “shadow” or unintegrated parts of the psyche. The book is organized as an easy-to-use alphabetical reference, with entries that outline how to create each essence, indications for usage, and healing effects. Along the way, Rogers provides enlivening stories of his personal experience using these remedies in clinical practice. A profound exploration of both the practical and mythopoetic qualities of the mushroom, this is a must-have for anyone interested in plant medicine, mycology, personal healing, or depth psychology.
Learn very specific and detailed clinical/practitioner level advice on diagnosing, treating, and reversing disease using herbal medicine and nutrition/diet, how to spot disease patterns including early symptoms that indicate the beginning of the disease process, and one's genetic predisposition towards disease! Clinical treatment recommendations are covered.
Natural Therapy for Your Liver offers practical, up-to-date information about effective ways to regain and maintain optimal liver health. As liver disease has skyrocketed to the fourth leading cause of death in the United States, this timely guide is needed more than ever. The book details: clinically tested herbal remedies for a variety of liver-related ailments, from hepatitis C and cirrhosis to acne and PMS; therapeutic liver flushes, cleanses, and other natural methods for maintaining liver health; specific dietary recommendations for ten different liver-related disorders, and much more.
Christopher is easily the most prolific writer among all herbalists. He is a California state licensed acyupuncturist,skilled in both Western and Chinese herbal medicine. He is also a botanist and scientist. Presently he is a new father of a beautiful son, Orion by his lovely partner, Junko, who is of Japanese descent. Of no small accomplishment, Christopher, together with herbalist, Steven Foster completed the landmark Peterson Field Guide for Western Medicinal Plants and Herbs published by Houghton Mifflin. This is a phenomenally beautiful 443 page book crammed full of some 500 species of herbs with 530 beautiful color photographs. It is ideal to take on a hike through any of the Western states both for both identification as well as traditional usage.