Medical Herbalism PDF-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 techniques.
With 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.
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David Hoffmann has been a phytotherapist for thirty-two years. He is on the advisory board of the American Botanical Council and is a founding member and past president of the American Herbalist Guild
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Buzzkill244 “I own and have read many many books on herbalism, medicinal herbs and their uses, herbal medicine, etc. and this one, although its a literal textbook, is the most useful so far. I think it completes any collection on medicinal herb literature since it gives a recent, scientific explanation of WHY components of certain plants help certain conditions, without suggesting that it is only the isolated chemicals within plants that is therapeutic. Has a wonderful section on the organic chemistry which I find incredibly useful, since most books merely mention an active compound without showing/explaining exactly what it is and how it works in the body. Likewise most chemistry books do not go into any depth about compounds found in herbs, so this book is a great bridge between herbalism and the chemistry of medicine. I have taken an introductory year of organic chemistry and biochemistry so the information is very digestible- but for those who have not, I think this introduction to the most important ideas of organic chemistry and biochemistry as they relate to herbs may be a great gateway. There are numerous videos on each subject (like bonding or molecular structure) on youtube that can be used to supplement the information. Even if one were to ignore the entire chemistry section, the rest of the book is well organized and full of very useful information, such as dosing, cross references of common/Latin plant names, explanations of common ailments, and a section on how to make remedies using the plants. Very highly recommended.”
Peter s “I am an MD, it is hard to find scientific info to expand treatment options in a modern scientific way without being overwhelmed with non scientific absurdities. This book is great for all. Those interested just in natural healing can learn how herbs actually work, conversely those who only use modern pharma can learn the evidence and chemistry of plants/herbs“
Jerry Lysko “I am a greenhorn (novice) on all this Herbal stuff. I was taught to keep an open mind, and at least try. So when I ordered the book I had no idea on how complete, informative and sometimes big fancy words usage I was in store for. I knew I was in for some learning, when I unpackaged the book and it overwhelmed me with information. I didnt give up, I kept reading, and it all seemed to make scene. The information is well laid out, and I can usually find exactly what symptom or illness I am looking for, along with suggestions for remedies. I may have been greenhorn on the Herbal stuff, but after browsing thru the book I feel that I can make correct informed decisions on a herbal remedy, and I can even lookup the correct dosage. I DO NOT regret buying this book. If you want to be well informed and make good decisions, buy the book, and then put some effort into to educating yourself. If your the lazy type and want everything done for you, see a Herbal Specialist and it will cost you a lot more than the price of this book. I rate it as a BUY WELL WORTH THE MONEY, just dont get intimidated by all the big words.”
Lucy T. “This book does have glowing reviews… I received mine few days ago and it is extremely technical..and reminds me of my college organic chemistry courses. It appears not too user friendly… you will need a medical dictionary! I am returning it… just so you people know.”
V “One of the main purposes of this book is to articulate the science behind each herb and herbal medicine as a whole. Describing deeply constitutes, what they are, how they work. Extended vocabulary words, contraindications, and things most herbal books don’t even begin to touch. Not just a book of remedies, although there are remedies… the entire index of herbs is in Latin without the definition next to it so that is a little rough. All in all a must have on you ur shelf.”
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