Principles and practice of phytotherapy: modern herbal medicine

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Churchill Livingstone, 2000 - Health & Fitness - 643 pages
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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.

In particular, this book gives:

* A clear description of the principles and foundations for the practice of phytotherapy
* In-depth and detailed profiles of over 45 herbs, reviewing pharmacology, research, and traditional use
* Therapeutics for actual disease states, supported by case histories
*Coverage of challenging issues such as dosage, safety, and drug-herb interactions

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Contents

Herbal therapeutic systems
3
Principles of herbal pharmacology
22
Principles of herbal treatment
80
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About the author (2000)

Simon Mills is President and Director of Research of The National Institute of Medical Herbalists, and he runs a private medical herbal practice in Devonshire, England.

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