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Well respected herbalist David Hoffmann's comprehensive and practical guide to herbal medicine • Discusses the history and modern practice of herbalism including Chinese Native American and Welsh influences • Includes a practical reference section listing the effects of various herbs with prescriptions on how to use them for a wide range of illnesses • Covers the fundamentals of growing drying storing and cooking with herbs • Over 45000 copies of previous edition sold This compendium of medical herbalism by one of the most eminent herbalists practicing today is both comprehensive and practical Answering basic as well as complicated uestions about herbal medicine it provides both the novice and the experienced practitioner with a reliable framework in which to develop their herbal skills A discussion of the history and modern practice of herbalism encompassing the influences of Welsh Chinese and Native American herbal medicine is followed by a practical reference section that lists the various actions herbs have on the body carminative anti inflammatory etc with examples of herbs and their mode of activity in each category Herbal prescriptions for various illnesses are also organized under the main systems of the body so that information can be uickly and easily referenced A final section covers the fundamentals of growing drying storing and cooking with herbs as well as the making of infusions decoctions oils and ointments The author also provides helpful introductions to aromatherapy and plant medicines


10 thoughts on “The Herbal Handbook A User's Guide to Medical Herbalism

  1. says:

    Not uite as good as The Holistic Herbal but a great introductory book for anyone interested in herbs


  2. says:

    I loved this book on Herbs One of the very first I ever bought Breaks everything down very nicely into herb type and body system Was easy to understand and follow I also found it too be well grounded Was impressed by the willingness to admit when herbs may not be enough and other anvenues should be explored


  3. says:

    Reading this book for a Medicinal Plants and Herbology course; David throws in little bits of his personal philosophy while describing in good detail the purpose and use of a wide variety of herbs in the medical world


  4. says:

    Clear and concise information on plants and their usage


  5. says:

    Wasn't what I was looking for in an herbalism book Looking for for how to