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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 techniuesWith 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


10 thoughts on “Medical Herbalism: The Science Principles and Practices Of Herbal Medicine

  1. says:

    yr girl hasn't had any practice writing words like proanthocyanidins since ap bio in aught three woofhad 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


  2. says:

    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


  3. says:

    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 herbsand 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 so to any health practitioner interested in a 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


  4. says:

    Very practical and scientific approach to the greatly debated subject of herbs and their efficacy David Hoffmann is a faculty member of the California School of Herbal Studies and if you're looking for something that helps herbs make sense or if you're a little skeptical about their potency or perhaps a scientist looking for the science that proves the proclamation of herbs are medicine you should definitely consider this bookTo uote the front innerfold on the book Medical Herbalism is a foundational textbook on the scientific principles of therapeutic herbalism and their application in medicine Based on the author's than twenty five years of herbal practice it contains comprehensive information concerning the identification and use of medicinal plants both by chemical structure and physiological effect the art and science of making herbal medicine and the challenge to current research paradigms posed by complex plant medicines


  5. says:

    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


  6. says:

    This book is an excellent textbook and reference for anyone wanting to learn herbalism It was my textbook in herb school and after reading and collecting so many other herb books it is the one that I teach from as well I still refer to back to it so the date finished is a bit of a stretch


  7. says:

    While full of information completely indigestible to the average reader as limited how this applies information Great as a textbook companion to a learning environment but not a resource for self learning


  8. says:

    Excellent reference


  9. says:

    Not a book for beginners This a fantastic resource for both student and professional medical herbalists There some minor errors in places which could always be fixed with a second edition


  10. says:

    A great deal of information here There are many sections describing body systems eg musculoskeletal a nice materia medica and sections describing common constituents eg 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