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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 HerbalMedical Herbalism contains comprehensive information concerning thA 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 HerbalMedical 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....

Title : Medical Herbalism: The Science and Practice of Herbal Medicine
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ISBN : 9780892817498
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 672 Pages
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Medical Herbalism: The Science and Practice of Herbal Medicine Reviews

  • Katie
    2019-01-09 04:52

    yr girl hasn't had any practice writing words like "proanthocyanidins" since ap bio in aught three. woof.had a homework contest with the stepdaughter last night. she finished hers and read a manga in the time it took me to read ten pages of mine.

  • Justin
    2019-01-20 03:53

    A great deal of information here. There are many sections describing body systems (e.g. musculoskeletal), a nice materia medica, and sections describing common constituents (e.g. pyrrolizidine alkaloids). A great deal of this was over my head, but it is a necessary book for herbalist as it allows you to take look at a herb's constituent and see if they are safe. For example, if you were considering taking mugwort you could lookup thujone and learn about its toxicity and know that there is some risk involved. True, you would be being rather reductionist (the author thinks mugwort is fine) and perhaps wrong but I'd rather be safe than sorry until I have an expert to consult or know more.

  • Jessica Worden
    2019-01-18 02:41

    Really the best plant book I've ever read. It's not esoteric in the slightest and provides you with a good understanding of the chemical aspect of medical herbalism.

  • Tami Robertson
    2018-12-25 05:55

    This is hands down one of the best herbalism books out there! I read this for my HERB 201 class an it is full of all the information you need to know about using herbs for medical issues or improving health. I highly recommend this book!

  • Daniel Todd
    2019-01-12 09:58

    An all in debt, scientifically backed herbal textbook. The first chapter emphasizes the importance of holistic medicine, and what it is. Then the rest of the book is an amazing reference point to many different ailments, herbs,and recipies. However, the books main advantage is the knowledge, and courage it gives a medical practitioner to make their own choices based on your patients, knowledge, and intuition, leaving behind dogmatic medical practices. From philosophies to sciences this is a must have for any herbalist, even more so to any health practitioner interested in a more holistic approach to medicine. David Hoffman, is all I need to say. His science of healing is by far one of the best, and if you like any of his works, this is the one to get

  • Joolie
    2018-12-28 08:43

    ahhh, herb school versions of text books. its a little intimidating, but so far is satisfies my nerdy scientific mind as well as the closet goddess. He's pretty technical but also the worlds biggest hippie - he moved from the UK where he was a licensed herbalist to Sebastapol if that tells you anything.

  • Theresa Girolami
    2019-01-08 09:36

    I like David's book but its very allopathic in its approach, for instance if you have X use this formula. Having been trained in Chinese Medicine I like to find the clients pattern of dysfunction and build the formula around that not make the client fit the formula. So if you don't that much about herbal medicine its a good reference.

  • Steve
    2019-01-10 02:38

    This book has almost too much info, and all of it is worthwhile. It is an excellent reference book for when you have plenty of time to just sit and study it. Not something I would drag out every day, but the info is really useful and good to know. I think it belongs on every herbalist's book shelf.

  • Claudia
    2019-01-07 05:46

    GCNM Book

  • Candice
    2018-12-27 05:50

    one of a kind, includes actions, properties, formulation, phytochemistry, etc. great reference.

  • Lana Roach
    2019-01-10 02:57

    A wonderfully laid out, scientific herbal medica.

  • Sharon
    2019-01-20 03:56

    This is an excellent book which focuses on the science behind herbalism. A must have for anyone truly interested in healing herbs.

  • Bryan
    2019-01-06 01:53

    I like this books. Great tomb for the western herbalist. Only downfall is that in doesn't get into energetic medicine but never claims to either. Lots of info and clinical advice.

  • Alaxeria
    2019-01-17 06:00

    Great explanations, from the science of phytomedicine and herbalism, fantastic references and great writing.

  • Mie
    2018-12-23 04:45

    This book was one of the textbooks at herbal medicine class. I love this book! It is well organized and understandable and easy to check.

  • Shea
    2019-01-14 03:46

    Super interesting and going to take me a long time to fully grasp, going to take a lot of reading and note taking.