Medical Herbalism

The Science and Practice of Herbal Medicine

Author: David Hoffmann

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1594778906

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 672

View: 1282

A foundational textbook on the scientific principles of therapeutic herbalism and their application in medicine • A complete handbook for the medical practitioner • Includes the most up-to-date information on preparations, dosage, and contraindications • 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.
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Medical Herbalism

The Science and Practice of Herbal Medicine

Author: David Hoffmann, FNIMH, AHG

Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co

ISBN: 1594778906

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 672

View: 9119

A foundational textbook on the scientific principles of therapeutic herbalism and their application in medicine • A complete handbook for the medical practitioner • Includes the most up-to-date information on preparations, dosage, and contraindications • 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.
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Principles and Practice of Phytotherapy,Modern Herbal Medicine,2

Principles and Practice of Phytotherapy

Author: Kerry Bone,Simon Mills

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0443069921

Category: Medical

Page: 1051

View: 4258

The authoritative and comprehensive modern textbook on western herbal medicine - now in its second edition This long-awaited second edition of Principles and Practice of Phytotherapy covers all major aspects of herbal medicine from fundamental concepts, traditional use and scientific research through to safety, effective dosage and clinical applications. Written by herbal practitioners with active experience in clinical practice, education, manufacturing and research, the textbook is both practical and evidence based. The focus, always, is on the importance of tailoring the treatment to the individual case. New insights are given into the herbal management of approxiately 100 modern ailments, including some of the most challenging medical conditions, such as asthma, inflammatory bowel disease and other complex autoimmune and inflammatory conditions, and there is vibrant discussion around the contribution of phytotherapy in general to modern health issues, including health ageing. Fully referenced throughout, with more than 10, 000 citations, the book is a core resource for students and practitioners of phytotherapy and naturopathy and will be of value to all healthcare professionals - pharmacists, doctors, nurses - with an interest in herbal therapeutics. 50 evidence-based monographs, including 7 new herbs Rational guidance to phytotherapeutic strategies in the consulting room New appendices provide useful information on topics such as herbal actions, dosage in children and reading and interpreting herbal clinical trials Comprehensive revision of vital safety data, including an extensive herb-drug interaction chart.
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The Practice of Traditional Western Herbalism

Basic Doctrine, Energetics, and Classification

Author: Matthew Wood

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1556435037

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 289

View: 801

Reviewing the long tradition of herbalism in the West, the author collects wisdom about herbs that has almost entirely disappeared, discussing their usefulness in modern healing. Original.
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The Herbal Handbook

A User's Guide to Medical Herbalism

Author: David Hoffmann

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1620554720

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 240

View: 847

Well-respected herbalist David Hoffmann's comprehensive and practical guide to herbal medicine. • Discusses the history and modern practice of herbalism, including Chinese, Native American, and Welsh influences. • Includes a practical reference section listing the effects of various herbs, with prescriptions on how to use them for a wide range of illnesses. • Covers the fundamentals of growing, drying, storing, and cooking with herbs. • Over 45,000 copies of previous edition sold. This compendium of medical herbalism by one of the most eminent herbalists practicing today is both comprehensive and practical. Answering basic as well as complicated questions about herbal medicine, it provides both the novice and the experienced practitioner with a reliable framework in which to develop their herbal skills. A discussion of the history and modern practice of herbalism, encompassing the influences of Welsh, Chinese, and Native American herbal medicine is followed by a practical reference section that lists the various actions herbs have on the body (carminative, anti-inflammatory, etc.), with examples of herbs and their mode of activity in each category. Herbal prescriptions for various illnesses are also organized under the main systems of the body so that information can be quickly and easily referenced. A final section covers the fundamentals of growing, drying storing and cooking with herbs, as well as the making of infusions, decoctions, oils, and ointments. The author also provides helpful introductions to aromatherapy and plant medicines.
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Veterinary Herbal Medicine

Author: Susan G. Wynn,Barbara Fougère

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323029981

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 714

View: 8117

This full-color text and practical clinical reference provides comprehensive information on herbal remedies for both large and small animal species. Key coverage includes clinical uses of medicinal plants, specific information on how to formulate herbal remedies, a systems-based review of plant-based medicine, and in-depth information on the different animal species--dog, cat, avian and exotic, equine, food animal, and poultry.
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Adaptogens in Medical Herbalism

Elite Herbs and Natural Compounds for Mastering Stress, Aging, and Chronic Disease

Author: Donald R. Yance

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1620551314

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 672

View: 9714

A scientifically based herbal and nutritional program to master stress, improve energy, prevent degenerative disease, and age gracefully • Explains how adaptogenic herbs work at the cellular level to enhance energy production and subdue the pro-inflammatory state behind degenerative disease • Explores the author’s custom adaptogenic blends for the immune system, cardiovascular health, thyroid function, brain health, and cancer treatment support • Provides more than 60 monographs on herbs and nutritional compounds based on more than 25 years of clinical practice with thousands of patients Weaving together the ancient wisdom of herbalism and the most up-to-date scientific research on cancer, aging, and nutrition, renowned medical herbalist and clinical nutritionist Donald Yance reveals how to master stress, improve energy levels, prevent degenerative disease, and age gracefully with the elite herbs known as adaptogens. Yance’s holistic approach, called the Eclectic Triphasic Medical System (ETMS), is based on extensive scientific research, more than 25 years of clinical practice, and excellent results with thousands of patients. It centers on four interconnected groups of health tools: botanical formulations, nutritional supplements, diet, and lifestyle. Defining three categories for adaptogenic herbs, he explains how formulations should combine herbs from each category to create a synergistic effect. He provides more than 60 monographs on herbs and nutritional compounds as well as custom combinations to revitalize the immune system, build cardiovascular health, protect brain function, manage weight, and support cancer treatment. He explains the interplay of endocrine health, the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis, thyroid function, and stress in the aging process and reveals how adaptogenic treatment begins at the cellular level with the mitochondria--the microscopic energy producers present in every living cell. Emphasizing spirituality, exercise, and diet in addition to herbal treatments and nutritional supplements, Yance’s complete lifestyle program explores how to enhance energy production in the body and subdue the proinflammatory state that lays the groundwork for nearly every degenerative disease, taking you from merely surviving to thriving.
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Evidence-based Herbal Medicine

Author: Michael Rotblatt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781560534471

Category: Medical

Page: 464

View: 3282

A handbook of practical, objective, and clinically oriented information on the use of herbalism in health care.
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Ayurvedic Medicine

The Principles of Traditional Practice

Author: Sebastian Pole

Publisher: Singing Dragon

ISBN: 1848191138

Category: Medical

Page: 374

View: 7397

This resource brings the unique theories and traditions of Ayurveda alive so that they are accessible to the complementary health practitioner of today. This book offers a clear, accessible and yet detailed guide to Ayurvedic herbalism. It encompasses a brief history of the growth of Ayurveda, a discussion of its fundamental principles, treatment strategies as well as the energetic approach of traditional Ayurvedic herbal pharmacy and pharmacology.
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The Complete Illustrated Holistic Herbal

A Safe and Practical Guide to Making and Using Herbal Remedies

Author: David Hoffmann

Publisher: HarperElement

ISBN: 9780007133017

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 256

View: 4486

This is a safe and practical guide to making and using herbal remedies. Herbal medicine is enjoying a much deserved revival with more and more people turning to its safe, natural remedies which are free from harmful side-effects. This book offers clear, step-by-step advice on the use of herbal medicine for the safe treatment of a wide range of complaints. Its unique holistic approach enables you to restore and maintain wellbeing by treating the body as a whole. The text includes: clear explanation of the body's systems; treatment of a wide range of complaints and diseases; how to gather herbs and prepare remedies; and an A-Z herbal featuring more than 200 herbs.
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The Essential Guide to Herbal Safety

Author: Simon Mills,Kerry Bone

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0443071713

Category: Medical

Page: 684

View: 7674

An essential guide to the principles of and current major issues relating to herbal medicine safety, this volume also contains comprehensive reviews of the safety data for 125 common herbs.
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Fundamentals of Pharmacognosy and Phytotherapy E-Book

Author: Michael Heinrich,Joanne Barnes,Simon Gibbons,Elizabeth M. Williamson

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702052310

Category: Medical

Page: 336

View: 8505

‘A new classic’ in a new edition! Fully revised and updated throughout New sections on antimicrobials From journal reviews of the previous edition: ‘Drawing on their wealth of experience and knowledge in this field, the authors, who are without doubt among the finest minds in pharmacognosy today, provide useful and fascinating insights into the history, botany, chemistry, phytotherapy and importance of medicinal plants in some of today's health care systems. This is a landmark textbook, which carefully brings together relevant data from numerous sources and provides in an authoritative and exhaustive manner, cutting edge information that is relevant to pharmacists, pharmacognocists, complementary practitioners, doctors and nurses alike.’ The Pharmaceutical Journal ‘This is the first book that I have encountered which combines the compounds and plants found in standard pharmacognosy textbooks, i.e. those used in orthodox Western medicine, with the 'new phytopharmaceuticals' which have become established in Western culture over the last 20 years. The medical establishment in this environment is finally catching up with the practices of the general population and so this book is an excellent choice for those who wish to investigate which of the many plants available have some scientific credence. I shall be adding this book to the Essential Reading list for all of the undergraduate students on our pharmacy degree course and would encourage all those involved in teaching pharmacy students to do the same." P.J. Houghton, Department of Pharmacy, King's College London, Journal of Ethnopharmacology ‘Educated pharmacists no doubt equate Pharmacognosy with hours spent hunched over a microscope identifying vegetable drugs. Many probably consider it as a subject with little importance in a modern pharmacy curriculum. How wrong they are! ... This book is designed to give an overview at an easy-to-understand level of a broad subject area... For students of science and of the healthcare professions it is a useful text and the authors are to be commended for their work.’ Irish Pharmacy Journal From customer reviews: ‘A new classic. This is an excellent publication both for science students and the non scientific who have an interest in phytotherapy. The layout is logical and clearly set out. I love the chemical structural diagrams, and the explanations of even complex sequences are easy to understand with very little jargon. It is encouraging to see pharmacognosy being given a prominent place in a modern textbook, and interesting to see both hand drawings and chemical structures on the same page!’ ‘I can recommend this to anyone who is interested in the science behind herbal products and medicines; especially if you are interested in plants. It's quite simple to follow and very concise! Good for pharmacy students.’ ‘This is an ultimate textbook in this subject and a boon for students of M Pharmacy (Pharmacognosy) as well as undergraduates students of Pharmacy. Besides them, it is really suitable for every course comprising a study of plants and their medicinal use.’ ‘Excellent reference book. As an editor, I instantly found the answers to various questions I had regarding botanical descriptions. And it even answered questions that I hadn't gotten around to asking. Highly recommended!’
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The Herbalist's Way

The Art and Practice of Healing with Plant Medicines

Author: Nancy Phillips,Michael Phillips

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1931498768

Category: Medical

Page: 334

View: 5583

This updated edition of The Village Herbalist provides a complete guide to the art and practice of herbalism, as well as an introduction to the herbalist's role in family and community life. Inspirational profiles of practicing herbalists from across the country add a human touch to the authors' wealth of practical herbal knowledge. The Herbalist's Way includes time-honored healing wisdom from many cultures, as well as information on: • Roles and responsibilities of herbalists in their communities • Herbal workshops, conferences, and education centers • Growing, drying, and preparing medicinal herbs • Learning to listen to clients and recommend holistic treatments for healing and continued wellness • Licensing, marketing, and other legal and business issues facing modern herbalists • Comprehensive resources and suggestions for building your herbal library
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Healing with the Herbs of Life

Author: Lesley Tierra

Publisher: Springer Science & Business

ISBN: 9781580911474

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 438

View: 9455

Synthesizing the herbal knowledge of both China and India, this updated guide to using plants for healing presents ancient wisdom in a modern, practical, step-by-step format. Original.
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The Complete Herbs Sourcebook

An A-To-Z Guide of Herbs to Cure Your Everyday Ailments

Author: David Hoffmann

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781510709164

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 400

View: 4779

The Complete Herbs Sourcebook features more than two hundred healing herbs and clear, step-by-step advice revealing how to safely treat a wide variety of complaints from diabetes and depression to tinnitus and whooping cough--without any harmful side effects. Featured inside are herbs that benefit all parts of the body, from the circulatory, respiratory, digestive, and nervous systems to the skin, ears, nose, throat, eyes, and beyond. The herbs chosen and remedies featured were specially chosen by expert herbalist David Hoffmann, who trained with the National Institute of Medical Herbalists and has been president of the American Herbalist Guild and director of the California School of Herbal Studies, the premier school of herbal education in the United States. Also presented by Hoffmann are simple ways to diagnose ailments, gather herbs, and prepare the remedies. He reveals the parts of the herbs to be used, when and where to collect them, and the proper preparation and dosage. With The Complete Herbs Sourcebook, you can both create your own herbal medicine chest and find useful information for your family's wholeness and health. Designed as a charming green and white volume, fine line drawings of the herbs are featured throughout. An index for cross-referencing herbs is in the back of the book to ensure safety and reveal how to maximize health benefits. Tips and tricks and key information is offset throughout.
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The Complete Herbal Tutor

The ideal companion for study and practice

Author: Anne McIntyre

Publisher: Gaia

ISBN: 9781856753180

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 256

View: 7178

Herbal medicines have been used for many centuries to treat illnesses and restore health, and today herbalism still remains the most widely-practiced form of medicine around the world. Written by a leading Medical Herbalist, The Complete Herbal Tutorprovides in-depth knowledge of the practice and theory of herbal medicine, including everything you need to know about its history, how it works, how to grow, gather and prepare herbs, and how to use them to create a herbal prescription. The rigorously-researched and illustrated materia medica contains over 150 herbs, with clear explanations of their properties, active ingredients and the latest scientific developments on their uses. There is also a clear explanation of how herbs can be used to treat each of the body's systems, with advice on using remedies for healing a range of specific conditions.
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Clinical Naturopathic Medicine

Author: Leah Hechtman

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 072958576X

Category: Medical

Page: N.A

View: 4676

Written by Leah Hechtman, Clinical Naturopathic Medicine is a foundation clinical text integrating the holistic traditional principles of naturopathic philosophy with the scientific rigour of evidence-based medicine (EBM) to support contemporary practices and principles. The text addresses all systems of the body and their related common conditions, with clear, accessible directions outlining how a practitioner can understand health from a naturopathic medicine and apply naturopathic medicines to treat patients individually. These treatments include herbal medicine, nutritional medicine and lifestyle recommendations. All chapters are structured by system and then by condition, so readers are easily able to navigate the content by chapter and heading structure. Systematic text structure to support reader engagement Integrative naturopathic treatments for all conditions and systems Detailed and extensively referenced interaction tables for nutritional (supplemental and dietary) and herbal medicines, plus pharmaceutical medications Skilfully bridges foundational traditional principles and practice of naturopathy with evidenced-based medicine to assist readers with their integration into the current healthcare system New chapters – Diagnostics, Case taking and treatment and Nutritional medicine (Dietary) Rigorously researched with over 10,000 references from the latest scientific papers and historical texts Every section, chapter, system and condition has been expanded and updated to the latest recommendations
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Culpeper's Medicine

A Practice of Western Holistic Medicine New Edition

Author: Graeme Tobyn

Publisher: Singing Dragon

ISBN: 0857010980

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 304

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Drawing on the writings of Nicholas Culpeper, the 17th-century herbalist, apothecary and astrologer, this updated, accessible introduction celebrates the holistic medical traditions of the West, and places Culpeper in his appropriate context as one of the forebears of modern holistic medicine and a prophet of the NHS. An extensive new introduction to the work comments on the latest research and developments in the area. The book traces the development of the Western holistic medical tradition from its origins in the natural philosophy of Ancient Greece to the work of Culpeper himself. It describes and explains the relationship between the four elements, the four humours and the four constitutional types: sanguine, choleric, melancholic and phlegmatic, as well as explaining the functional relationships of organs and body systems. The book explores the interconnectedness of psyche (mind) and soma (body) and includes a section on herbal medicine and therapeutics with a study of 20 common herbs, dietary suggestions and uses for culinary herbs. It also provides accessible information on astrology and the importance of the horoscope for holistic patient assessment. The book looks at the holistic approach to the preservation of health and prevention of disease, with explanations of the various disease states, their humoral medical diagnosis and treatment. An authoritative insight into the expanding world of holistic medicine, this book is an indispensable resource for medical herbalists, students of herbal medicine and all those interested in Western holistic medicine and its origins.
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The Constituents of Medicinal Plants

An introduction to the chemistry and therapeutics of herbal medicine

Author: Andrew Pengelly

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 1741152798

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 184

View: 7621

Pengelly's user friendly text will encourage educators in medical science to consider using this material in the complementary medicine/nutraceuticals areas May I congratulate Andrew Pengelly for writing this text as it is going to be very popular with undergraduate students as well as more experienced readers.' D. Green, London Metropolitan University, UK This unique book explains in simple terms the commonly occurring chemical constituents of medicinal plants. The major classes of plant constituents such as phenols, terpenes and polysaccharides, are described both in terms of their chemical structures and their pharmacological activities. Identifying specific chemical compounds provides insights into traditional and clinical use of these herbs, as well as potential for adverse reactions. Features include: * Over 100 diagrams of chemical structures * References to original research studies and clinical trials * References to plants commonly used throughout Europe, North America and Australasia. Written by an experienced herbal practitioner, The Constituents of Medicinal Plants seriously challenges any suggestion that herbal medicine remains untested and unproven, including as it does hundreds of references to original research studies and trials. Designed as an undergraduate text, the first edition of this book became an essential desktop reference for health practitioners, lecturers, researchers, producers and anyone with an interest in how medicinal herbs work. This edition has been extensively revised to incorporate up-to-date research and additional sections, including an expanded introduction to plant molecular structures, and is destined to become a classic in the literature of herbal medicine.
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Food as Medicine

The Theory and Practice of Food

Author: Todd Caldecott

Publisher: Phytoalchemy

ISBN: 9780986893506

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 293

View: 5080

"Informed by the theory and practices of Ayurveda and scientific research, Food as Medicine: The Theory and Practice of Food provides a practical and lucid model of what food is, how it impacts your health, and how to make the best choices in your diet" ... P. [4] of cover.
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