This book provides a detailed, practical and, where possible, research-based rationale for the use of herbal treatments in a wide variety of clinical conditions and problems. Through the filter of current scientific literature, the authors have reevaluated traditional use of herbal remedies and present realistic guidelines for modern practice. A uniquely authoritative guide to applying herbal medicines as serious options for the treatment of some of the most troublesome conditions seen today.
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Saw palmetto, best known today for easing prostate discomfort, has been used for generations to treat a vast array of ailments in men and women. This powerful herb boosts the immune and endocrine systems and combats male and female infertility, ovarian pain and cysts, urinary tract and lung problems, weak libido, anorexia, cystic acne and possibly even male baldness.
"Few contemporary herbalists have made as many respected contributions to herbal literature as Jeanne Rose. This herbal entrepreneur and teacher has been at the forefront of the modern herbal renaissance since she began writing herb books twenty years ago." (Kate Carter Frederick, author of The Herb Companion)
Winner of American Botanical Council's 2005 James A. Duke Botanical Literature Award, the Essential Guide to Herbal Safety offers a balanced and objective perspective on the principles of herbal medicine safety as well as the complex challenges relating to self-prescribed or professionally prescribed herbal medications and supplements. With contributions from leading international practitioners and authorities, it contains comprehensive reviews, in monograph format, of the published safety data for 125 common herbs. You'll also find coverage of issues of quality, interactions, adverse reactions, toxicity, allergy, contact sensitivity, and idiosyncratic reactions.
This friendly guide to herbal medicine-making addresses common health issues and shows, step-by-step, how to make and use natural remedies for healing. Based on Holly's nearly two decades of herbal medicine and women's natural health experience, this guidebook profiles 13 Essential Herbs with descriptions of identification, harvest, preparation, and use for women, men, infants and children, and teenagers. Charmingly illustrated with more than 200 recipes and protocols.
The Fungal Pharmacy is a valuable resource to mycologists, researchers, oncologists, environmentalists, ecologists, wildcrafters, scientists and herbalists interested in medicinal mushrooms. In a recent book review, Dr. Solomon Wasser, editor in chief of the International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms wrote: "The Fungal Pharmacy is a short encyclopedic review of the species biodiversity of medicinal mushrooms of Western Canada. The importance of the book is not limited to Western Canada; it is also useful for all of North America. The general information contained in this book is useful to all those interested in medicinal mushrooms. In this book, the reader can find information on the medicinal properties of approx. 300 species. I would strongly recommend this unique book without hesitation to medical mycologists, botanists, plant pathologists, professionals, and amateurs. I am using this book extensively in teaching mycology, especially medicinally mushrooms, to university students."
Specifically written for patients undergoing dialysis treatment, this guide provides important nutritional and dietary information to improve the patients' quality of life during dialysis and to prolong their lives. Presented in a concise, easy to read format, complete with food analyses and charts, the book addresses thirty-eight of the most commonly asked questions on diet and nutrition, offering essential knowledge for dialysis patients and their families. It also includes a series of lists for patients to use in identifying foods with high calcium, potassium, sodium and phosphorous content
Today, more and more people prefer to bypass commercially available body-care products—and their chemical additives—in favor of more natural, homemade products. These high-quality herbal bath and beauty items fill the bill. Ranging from soaps and shampoos to soothing lotions and lip balms, the 50+ projects include such easy-to-find ingredients as beeswax, peppermint, chamomile, lavender, vitamin E, honey, and shea butter. Best of all, you can tailor the recipes to fit your own specific needs and hair and skin type. You'll find helpful information on the benefits of various flowers and herbs, and an overview of essential oils that details their therapeutic properties and scents. Enjoy these herbal delights yourself . . . or give them as gifts!
This book offers a wealth of natural self-care therapies for women during the "Change". Drawing on the author's extensive practice as an herbalist, this comprehensive volume provides dozens of specific herbal remedies and other natural therapies for women facing the health issues that arise in premenopause, menopause, and postmenopause.
Based on the award winning radio vignettes , The Natural Medicine Chest is an in depth review of the History of Natural Medicine, monograms on herbs commonly used as medicine today, and a special section, the Shaman’s Garden, which reflects the authors’ direct communication with indigenous shamans on the folkloric use of herbs in their respective cultures.