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Herbal Emissaries: Bringing Chinese Herbs to the West: A Guide to Gardening, Herbal Wisdom, and Well-Being

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andnbsp; andlt;BRandgt;This extensive and engaging book--the first collaboration between a Chinese scientist and an American author and herbalist--blends traditional wisdom from both cultures with scientific verification of the medical effectiveness of many ancient Chinese plants, thereby deepening our knowledge of and appreciation for ornamentals whose usefulness extends far beyond their beauty.andnbsp; andlt;BRandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp; andlt;BRandgt;More plants have been introduced from China to American and European gardens than from any other part of the world. andlt;BRandgt;Many of the Asian species grown as ornamentals--such as daylilies, forsythia, gardenia, peonies, crape myrtle, and mums--are widely used in traditional Chinese medicine.andnbsp; andlt;BRandgt;The authors supply specific techniques for cultivating Chinese herbs and flowers in Western gardens, as well as for using them medicinally. andlt;BRandgt;andnbsp;

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andnbsp;

Steven Foster is the author of Echinacea: Nature's Immune Enhancerand coauthor of the Peterson Field Guide to Medicinal Plants.andnbsp;An expert on the source plants of traditional Chinese medicine,andnbsp; Prof.Yue Chongxi (C.H. Yueh) has served since 1956 as pharmacognosist with theInstitute of Chinese Materia Medica, Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine,Beijing.andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp;

Herbal Emissaries

Bringing Chinese Herbs to the West

A Guide to gardening, herbal wisdom, and well-being

Preface

Introduction

Using Plants as Drugs in Traditional Chinese Medicine

How to Use This Book

A Note on the Transliteration of Chinese Names

1.andnbsp; Major Chinese Medicinal Herbs

2.andnbsp; Garden Flowers

3.andnbsp; Ornamental Shrubs

4.andnbsp; Ornamental and Unusual Trees

5.andnbsp; Weeds

Glossary

Bibliography

Useful Addresses

Plant Index

Subject Indexandquot;An authoritative guide to 44 common Chinese medicinal herbs grown in the U.S. but seldom regarded for their medicinal properties.andquot; < em > Natural Health < /em > andquot;. . . an excellent resourceandquot;""
"< em > Library Journal < /em > andquot;. . . a detailed, readable guide to Chinese herbs, ornamental shrubs and flowering plants, and their medicinal uses.andquot;
" < i > Booklist, ALA < /i > "andquot;. . . a valuable addition to plant science.andquot;"

" < b > American Herb Association < /b > Herbal Emissariesis the first collaboration between a Chinese scientist and an American herbalist, blending traditional wisdom from both cultures with scientific verification of the effectiveness of forty-four medicinal plants. The authors supply specific techniques for cultivating these Chinese herbs and flowers in Western gardens and explain their medicinal use.

Synopsis:

Herbal Emissariesis the first collaboration between a Chinese scientist and an American herbalist, blending traditional wisdom from both cultures with scientific verification of the effectiveness of forty-four medicinal plants. The authors supply specific techniques for cultivating these Chinese herbs and flowers in Western gardens and explain their medicinal use.

Synopsis:

 

This extensive and engaging book--the first collaboration between a Chinese scientist and an American author and herbalist--blends traditional wisdom from both cultures with scientific verification of the medical effectiveness of many ancient Chinese plants, thereby deepening our knowledge of and appreciation for ornamentals whose usefulness extends far beyond their beauty. 

  

More plants have been introduced from China to American and European gardens than from any other part of the world.

Many of the Asian species grown as ornamentals--such as daylilies, forsythia, gardenia, peonies, crape myrtle, and mums--are widely used in traditional Chinese medicine. 

The authors supply specific techniques for cultivating Chinese herbs and flowers in Western gardens, as well as for using them medicinally.

 

Synopsis:

Herbal Emissaries is the first collaboration between a Chinese scientist and an American herbalist, blending traditional wisdom from both cultures with scientific verification of the effectiveness of forty-four medicinal plants. The authors supply specific techniques for cultivating these Chinese herbs and flowers in Western gardens and explain their medicinal use.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 331-342) and indexes.

About the Author

Steven Foster is the author of andlt;Iandgt;Echinacea: Nature's Immune Enhancerandlt;/Iandgt; and coauthor of the andlt;Iandgt;Peterson Field Guide to Medicinal Plantsandlt;/Iandgt;.andnbsp; An expert on the source plants of traditional Chinese medicine,andnbsp; Prof. Yue Chongxi (C.H. Yueh) has served since 1956 as pharmacognosist with the Institute of Chinese Materia Medica, Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Beijing.andnbsp;andnbsp;

Table of Contents

andnbsp; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;Herbal Emissariesandlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Iandgt;Bringing Chinese Herbs to the Westandlt;/Iandgt; andlt;BRandgt;A Guide to gardening, herbal wisdom, and well-being andlt;BRandgt;Preface andlt;BRandgt;Introduction andlt;BRandgt;Using Plants as Drugs in Traditional Chinese Medicine andlt;BRandgt;How to Use This Book andlt;BRandgt;A Note on the Transliteration of Chinese Names andlt;BRandgt;1.andnbsp; Major Chinese Medicinal Herbs andlt;BRandgt;2.andnbsp; Garden Flowers andlt;BRandgt;3.andnbsp; Ornamental Shrubs andlt;BRandgt;4.andnbsp; Ornamental and Unusual Trees andlt;BRandgt;5.andnbsp; Weeds andlt;BRandgt;Glossary andlt;BRandgt;Bibliography andlt;BRandgt;Useful Addresses andlt;BRandgt;Plant Index andlt;BRandgt;Subject Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780892813490
Other:
Foster, Steven
Author:
Chongxi, Yue
Author:
Foster, Steven
Publisher:
Healing Arts Press
Location:
Rochester, Vt. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Medicine
Subject:
Alternative medicine
Subject:
Herbs
Subject:
Herbal Medications
Subject:
Medical sciences
Subject:
Herb gardening
Subject:
Medicinal plants
Subject:
Herbalism
Subject:
Healing
Subject:
Herbs -- Therapeutic use.
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Herbal Medicine
Subject:
HEALTH, HEALING, HERBAL
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
Bd. 9/1
Publication Date:
19920431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
8 color plates
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.8 in 21.35 oz

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"Synopsis" by , andnbsp;

Steven Foster is the author of Echinacea: Nature's Immune Enhancerand coauthor of the Peterson Field Guide to Medicinal Plants.andnbsp;An expert on the source plants of traditional Chinese medicine,andnbsp; Prof.Yue Chongxi (C.H. Yueh) has served since 1956 as pharmacognosist with theInstitute of Chinese Materia Medica, Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine,Beijing.andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp;

Herbal Emissaries

Bringing Chinese Herbs to the West

A Guide to gardening, herbal wisdom, and well-being

Preface

Introduction

Using Plants as Drugs in Traditional Chinese Medicine

How to Use This Book

A Note on the Transliteration of Chinese Names

1.andnbsp; Major Chinese Medicinal Herbs

2.andnbsp; Garden Flowers

3.andnbsp; Ornamental Shrubs

4.andnbsp; Ornamental and Unusual Trees

5.andnbsp; Weeds

Glossary

Bibliography

Useful Addresses

Plant Index

Subject Indexandquot;An authoritative guide to 44 common Chinese medicinal herbs grown in the U.S. but seldom regarded for their medicinal properties.andquot; < em > Natural Health < /em > andquot;. . . an excellent resourceandquot;""
"< em > Library Journal < /em > andquot;. . . a detailed, readable guide to Chinese herbs, ornamental shrubs and flowering plants, and their medicinal uses.andquot;
" < i > Booklist, ALA < /i > "andquot;. . . a valuable addition to plant science.andquot;"

" < b > American Herb Association < /b > Herbal Emissariesis the first collaboration between a Chinese scientist and an American herbalist, blending traditional wisdom from both cultures with scientific verification of the effectiveness of forty-four medicinal plants. The authors supply specific techniques for cultivating these Chinese herbs and flowers in Western gardens and explain their medicinal use.

"Synopsis" by , Herbal Emissariesis the first collaboration between a Chinese scientist and an American herbalist, blending traditional wisdom from both cultures with scientific verification of the effectiveness of forty-four medicinal plants. The authors supply specific techniques for cultivating these Chinese herbs and flowers in Western gardens and explain their medicinal use.
"Synopsis" by ,  

This extensive and engaging book--the first collaboration between a Chinese scientist and an American author and herbalist--blends traditional wisdom from both cultures with scientific verification of the medical effectiveness of many ancient Chinese plants, thereby deepening our knowledge of and appreciation for ornamentals whose usefulness extends far beyond their beauty. 

  

More plants have been introduced from China to American and European gardens than from any other part of the world.

Many of the Asian species grown as ornamentals--such as daylilies, forsythia, gardenia, peonies, crape myrtle, and mums--are widely used in traditional Chinese medicine. 

The authors supply specific techniques for cultivating Chinese herbs and flowers in Western gardens, as well as for using them medicinally.

 

"Synopsis" by , Herbal Emissaries is the first collaboration between a Chinese scientist and an American herbalist, blending traditional wisdom from both cultures with scientific verification of the effectiveness of forty-four medicinal plants. The authors supply specific techniques for cultivating these Chinese herbs and flowers in Western gardens and explain their medicinal use.
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