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Books on Herbs

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300 Herbs
300 Herbs
Their Indications

Matthew Alfs

In this long-awaited professional guide to the use of medicinal plants, one finds both a detailed materia medica and a user-friendly repertory. The materia medica takes up the first half of this scholarly volume, listing and describing 300 herbs as to their indications (first by energetics, then by body systems), known contraindications, and traditional dosages. In the second half, a detailed repertory appears, listing hundreds of indications and health conditions, which are then referenced back to the appropriate herbs in the materia medica. Rounded out with substantial introductions on the energetics of the four major herbal systems (Traditional Chinese Medicine, Ayurveda, Unani Tibb, and American Eclectic Medicine), a glossary, and a bibliography, this power-packed reference work is intended for serious students of herbal medicine as well as for herbal practitioners, all of whom will discover a veritable treasure trove of information within its pages.

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Adaptogens
Adaptogens
Herbs for Strength, Stamina, and Stress Relief

David Winston and Steven Maimes

In Adaptogens, authors David Winston and Steven Maimes provide a comprehensive look into adaptogens, non-toxic herbs such as ginseng, eleuthero, and licorice, that produce a defensive response to stress in our bodies. Formerly known as rejuvenating herbs or tonics, adaptogens help the body to adapt to the many influences it encounters. They increase stamina and counter the normal effects of aging and thus are becoming important tools in sports medicine and in the prevention and treatment of chronic fatigue and other stress-related disorders.

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ADHD Alternatives
ADHD Alternatives
A Natural Approach to Treating Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Aviva J. Romm C.P.M.

A holistic approach to treating ADHD by Aviva Jill Romm, a professional midwife and acting president of the American Herbalist Build, and Tracy Romm, director of a high school for gifted students, where there is a large population of students diagnosed as ADHD.

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Big Book of Herbs
Big Book of Herbs
A Comprehensive Illustrated Reference to Herbs of Flavor and Fragrance

Arthur O. Tucker

Every aspect of growing, identifying, harvesting, preserving, and using over 500 species of herbs is provided in this compendium. Home gardeners, commercial horticulturists, and academics will benefit from the knowledge and the 165 meticulous botanical drawings in this text.

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Cancer Salves:
Cancer Salves:
A Botanical Approach to Treatment

Ingrid Naiman

Many experts throughout history have regarded cancer salves and pastes as the most thorough, safe, and efficacious way to treat cancer, especially skin and breast cancers but also cancers of other organs. In this book, Ingrid Naiman meticulously traces the use of such products in ancient India and by Hildegard of Bingen, Native Americans, and modern physicians. She provides detailed instructions for making and using the salves, a fair comparison of the pros and cons, and eight pages of full color pictures showing responses to the products. Visit her Cancer Salves site for more information, answers to frequently asked questions, and a checklist for people facing cancer.

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Dental Herbalism
Dental Herbalism
Natural Therapies for the Mouth

Linda A. Straub-Bruce and Leslie M. Alexander

Dental Herbalism is a comprehensive book covering the use of 41 safe and effective herbs for the mouth and s 47 common conditions that affect the mouth, such as gingivitis, periodontitis, acid reflux, and tooth loss. There are recipes for herbal toothpastes, mouth rinses, pain-relieving poultices, and teas for prevention and daily care.

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Herbal Antibiotics
Herbal Antibiotics
Natural Alternatives for Treating Drug-Resistant Bacteria

Stephen Harrod Buhner

In this empowering book, Stephen Buhner offers conclusive evidence that plant medicines, with their complex mix of multiple antibiotic compounds, are remarkably effective against drug-resistant bacteria. You'll learn how antibiotic herbs such as aloe, garlic, and grapefruit seed extract represent our best defense against bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus, E. coli, and Salmonella -- and how their use will ensure that, in the future, antibiotic drugs will still be there when we really need them.

This is the second edition, published July 2012.

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Herbs for Home Treatment
Herbs for Home Treatment
A Guide to Using Herbs for First Aid and Common Health Problems

Anna Newton

In Herbs for Home Treatment, Anna Newton explains the advantages of using herbs and provides herbal remedies to cure common ailments and improve general health. She provides easy-to-follow advice on creating your own apothecary with a small number of versatile herbs.

Learn how to:

  • Prevent and treat common illnesses with herbs
  • Avoid some of the adverse side effects that are common with chemical-based medicines
  • Grow and store herbs, and create tinctures, oils, and ointments for a home apothecary

This user-friendly guide to herbs and their medicinal properties explains how to deal with common illnesses, including digestive, respiratory, circulatory and nervous system conditions. Newton suggests essential herbs everyone should have on hand, and offers advice on how to get the best out of herbs for general health, including how to maintain your energy level, increase your stamina, and improve your mood. Inside the book, you willl find information on dosages, possible allergies, and clues for when it is time to seek professional help. Also included is guidance on how to make your own apothecary, how to concoct a first-aid kit for when traveling abroad, and a list of herb retailer and professional herbalists.

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Let's Get Natural With Herbs
Let's Get Natural With Herbs
The Most Comprehensive A-Z Reference Guide to Utilizing Herbs for Health

Debra J. Rayburn

A much needed comprehensive reference guide to ensure the safe and effective use of herbs and their preparations. Millions of people use vitamins or herbs along with prescription drugs and over the counter (OTC) medications. Find out which herbs and other nutritional supplements can help prescriptions work better or reduce adverse reactions. And which combinations are dangerous and should never be taken together.

Features:

  • Separates fact from fiction concerning herbal medicine;
  • Information on over 400 botanicals ranging from well-known herbs such as Camomile and Ginseng to less familiar herbs such as Kava and Muirapuama;
  • Botanical remedies that enhance the body's ability to heal itself.

These safe, non-invasive therapies are proving to be more powerful than the often harmful drugs and surgeries that comprise the modern medicines of today; Appropriate precautions, adverse reactions, and possible prescription drug and over the counter (OTC) interactions with the use of herbs and other nutritional supplements; The only natural health reference book that is both comprehensive and user-friendly.

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Medicinal Herbal Therapy
Medicinal Herbal Therapy
A Pharmacist

Steven G. Ottariano

Today many people are looking into herbal therapy as a natural form of illness management. But of the thousands of plants on earth, which can be used safely? What dosages are correct? What illnesses can be helped with herbs? What about interactions with prescription medicines? Here a practicing clinical pharmacist provides a comprehensive and easy-to-use reference, arranged alphabetically by ailment.

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Medicinal Herbs
Medicinal Herbs
A Complete Guide for North American Herb Growers

Patricia Turcotte

Dispersed throughout (and indexed for easy reference) are over 80 practical recipes, from New England seafood seasoning and lemon mint tea to aphid spray and moth bags to cough syrup and lozenges. There are 75 profiles of herbal plants, each summarizing appearances and uses, as well as methods of cultivation, propagation, and harvest. Turcotte's specific advice will be most useful to gardeners in zones 3-6; however, her general information on planting, growing, and harvesting, along with the recipes and plant profiles, will interest herb growers throughout North America.

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Planetary Herbology
Planetary Herbology

Michael Tierra

This practical book and reference guide is a landmark publication in this field. For unprecedented usefulness in practical applications, a comprehensive listing is provided of the more than 400 medicinal herbs available in the West, classified according to their chemical constituents, properties and actions, indicated uses and suggested dosages. Students of Eastern medical theory will find the Western herbs cross-referenced to the Chinese and Ayurvedic systems of herbal therapies. This is a useful book for practitioners as well as readers with a general interest in herbology.

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Plant Spirit Healing
Plant Spirit Healing
A Guide to Working with Plant Consciousness

Pam Montgomery

Indigenous healers and shamans have known since antiquity that plants possess a spirit essence that can communicate through light, sound, and vibration. Now scientific studies are verifying this understanding. Plant Spirit Healing reveals the power of plant spirits to join with human intelligence to bring about profound healing. These spirits take us beyond mere symptomatic treatment to aligning us with the vast web of nature. Plants are more than their chemical constituents. They are intelligent beings that have the capacity to raise consciousness to a level where true healing can take place.

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The Book of Herbal Wisdom
The Book of Herbal Wisdom
Using Plants as Medicines

Matthew Wood

Drawing on the healing traditions of Native Americans, Quakers, and the English, as well as botanical literature and his own observations, the author explains the medicinal uses of thirty-six herbs for alleviating a variety of ailments.

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The Earthwise Herbal
The Earthwise Herbal
A Complete Guide to Old World Medicinal Plants

Matthew Wood

The first in a two-volume set, The Earthwise Herbal profiles Old World plants. Organized alphabetically, the book encompasses all of the major and many of the secondary herbs of traditional and modern Western herbalism. Author Wood describes characteristic symptoms and conditions in which each plant has proved useful in the clinic, often illustrated with appropriate case histories.

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The Earthwise Herbal
The Earthwise Herbal
A Complete Guide to New World Medicinal Plants

Matthew Wood

Wood, who has systematically studied ancient and traditional herbal literature, takes a historical view and presents information in a thoughtful, engaging, nontechnical style. In addition, he provides remarkable case studies as well as insight into the logic of each plant, its current and past usage, pharmacological constituents, and other elements that together produce a comprehensive portrait of each herb.

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The Encyclopedia of Popular Herbs
The Encyclopedia of Popular Herbs
From the Herb Research Foundation, Your Complete Guide to the Leading Medicinal Plants

Robert McCaleb

An authoritative, trustworthy guide to the health benefits and safety of America's most popular medicinal plants! The Encyclopedia of Popular Herbs is a research-based compilation of modern scientific evidence supporting the use of 40 leading herbs. The fully referenced, 451-page book features a unique 5-star rating "state of knowledge" system that allows the reader to assess the amount of research, degree of safety, and level of international acceptance for each herb. Illustrated with full-color photographs and black-and-white line drawings.

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The Energetics of Western Herbs, Volume I
The Energetics of Western Herbs, Volume I
Treatment Strategies Integrating Western and Oriental Herbal Medicine

Peter Holmes

Comprehensive and detailed, it draws on Chinese and Greek herbal medicine to integrate traditional herbal energetics with the latest findings in plant pharmacology. The traditional vitalistic and modern scientific systems of herbal medicine are complementary paradigms, not irreconcilable approaches. Using both systems simultaneously will greatly enhance the efficacy of herbal formulation in clinical practice, as well as provide a deeper understanding of each system.

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The Practice of Traditional Western Herbalism
The Practice of Traditional Western Herbalism
Basic Doctrine, Energetics, and Classification

Matthew Wood

Matthew Wood has researched the old-time practices and reconstructed them for modern use. In resuscitating western herbal medicine and bringing it up to date, he gives his readers a powerful tool for holistic theory and treatment. Wood makes the point that plant medicines, because they are made from a broad range of chemical components, are naturally suited for the treatment of general patterns in the body. He argues against the biomedical model of standardization, in which herbs are refined and advertised as if they were drugs suited to an exact disease or condition.

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Visionary Plant Consciousness
Visionary Plant Consciousness
The Shamanic Teachings of the Plant World

J. P. Harpignies, editor

The authors reveal ways in which psychoactive plants allow nature to 'speak' to humans, but it doesn't represent one author's observations alone. Instead presentations from over twenty leading environmental and social visionaries explore plant-induced visions and shamanic teachings, offering a range of ethno-botany and anthropological insights to compliment new age perspectives on such plants. New age collections, particularly those strong in nature explorations, will find the collection a solid pick.

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Vitalism
Vitalism
The History of Herbalism, Homeopathy, and Flower Essences

Matthew Wood

Anyone interested in the history of energy concepts in medicine has to have this book. It provides fascinating information about the leading vitalistic physicians and healers over the past 500 years, including Paracelsus, Hahnemann, Kent, Burnett, and Bach.

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