Pocket Guide to Herbal Medicine

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Thieme, 2004 - Health & Fitness - 491 pages
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There is an herbal remedy for most ailments - and you will find the most important ones in this concise pocket guide. Co-authored by Karin Kraft, one of the members of the German Commission E, and Christopher Hobbs, a renowned North-American herbalist, this handy pocket guide gives you the decisive facts about important medicinal herbs, taking into consideration both major European monographs (Commission E and ESCOP) and up-to-date clinical trials. The book goes on to inform the reader on the usage of herbal remedies for a number of common indications.

The book gives first-hand, easy to access information on the administration of herbal remedies for the medical practitioner and herbal therapist alike. Profit from the wealth of German tradition, extended by North American experience in the usage of herbal medicines.

 

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Contents

General Guidelines for Use of Herbal Medicines
21
Basics of Administering Herbal Preparations
27
Medical Plants from A to Z
33
Plant SummariesB
39
Plant SummariesE
56
Plant SummariesF
65
Plant SummariesG
71
Plant SummariesI J
79
Diseases and Dysfunctions of the Digestive Organs
161
Diseases of the Urogenital Tract
200
Debility Fatigue Adaprive and Functional Disorders
220
Gynecological Diseases
236
Pediatric Diseases
241
3 Mouth and Throat Inflammations
248
Open Wounds and Blunt Traumas
276
Herbal Hydrotherapy Balneotherapy
282

Plant SummariesM
89
Plant SummariesN
96
Plant SummariesR
110
Plant SummariesT
119
Plant SummariesV
125
Plant SummariesY
131
Hypertension
138
1
145
Respiratory Diseases
147
2
157
Standard Treatments for Cardiovascular Diseases
290
Standard Treatments for Gastrointestinal Disorders
299
Standard Treatments for Urinary Diseases
303
43
316
Herbal Oils for Musculoskeletal Diseases
324
Dosages
337
Addresses
453
6
477
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Karin Kraft is Chair for Natural Medicine at the University of Rostock/Germany.

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