Medical Herbalism: The Science and Practice of Herbal Medicine (Google eBook)

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Inner Traditions / Bear & Co, Oct 24, 2003 - Health & Fitness - 672 pages
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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 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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Review: Medical Herbalism: The Science and Practice of Herbal Medicine

User Review  - Steve - Goodreads

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 ... Read full review

Review: Medical Herbalism: The Science and Practice of Herbal Medicine

User Review  - Alaxeria - Goodreads

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

Contents

Introduction
1
Introduction to Principles and Practices
5
Treatment Approaches by Body System
235
Glossary
604
Selected Examples of Binomial Meanings
622
Herbs by Latin and Common Names
626
Pharmacy Terms
636
Weight and Measure Conversions
638
Herbal Information Sources
639
Taxonomy Hierarchy
646
Bibliography
652
Index
655
About the Author
667
Backcover
670
Copyright

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About the author (2003)

David Hoffmann, a Fellow of Britain’s National Institute of Medical Herbalists, has been a clinical phytotherapist for more than twenty-five years. He started his herbal practice in Wales, continuing at the Findhorn community in Scotland, and has been practicing in California since 1986. A long time activist in the environmental and peace movements, he ran for parliament in Britain for the Green party in 1983. He is one of the founding members and a past president of the American Herbalists Guild and is on the advisory boards of the American Botanical Council and HerbalGram. The author of seventeen books, including the highly regarded The Complete Illustrated Holistic Herbal, An Elders’ Herbal, and The Herbal Handbook, Hoffmann teaches phytotherapy throughout the English-speaking world and is currently a faculty member of the California School of Herbal Studies. He is also a visiting faculty member at Bastyr University, the California Institute of Integral Studies, the National College of Phytotherapy, and the Rocky Mountain School of Botanical Studies.

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