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The Herbal Handbook: a User's Guide To Medical Herbalism

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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 45,000 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 questions 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 quickly 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.

About the Author

David Hoffmann has been a practicing medical herbalist and a member of Britain's National Institute of Medical herbalists since 1979.  He has lectured widely and given seminars on this subject and is the author of Herbs for Healthy Aging, An Herbal Guide to Stress Relief, and Medical Herbalism.

Table of Contents

The Herbal Handbook

A User's Guide to Medical Herbalism

How to Use the Book

1. What is a Herb?

2. Approaches to Herbalism

3. Actions

4. Aromatherapy

5. The Chemistry of Plants

6. Body Systems

7. Herb Gardens and Cultivation

8. Herbal Pharmacy

9. Herbs and Cooking

10. Using Dye Plants

11. Potpourri

12. Becoming a Medical Herbalist

Bibliography

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Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780892817825
Author:
Hoffmann, David
Publisher:
Healing Arts Press
Author:
Hoffmann, F. N. I. M. H.
Author:
Hoffmann, F.N.I.M.H., A.H.G, David
Author:
David Hoffmann, F.N.I.M.H., A.H.G
Subject:
General
Subject:
Herbs
Subject:
Herbal Medications
Subject:
Therapeutic use
Subject:
Medicinal plants
Subject:
Healing
Subject:
Herbs -- Therapeutic use.
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Herbal Medicine
Subject:
HEALTH, HEALING, HERBAL
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
19980231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.38x6.36x.55 in. .71 lbs.

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