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A doctor of pharmacology examines the healing properties of vitalizing plant substances known in China as the "kingly remedies." Chief among these is the ginseng root, esteemed by the Chinese for almost seven thousand years as the most omnipotent of medicinal herbs. Fulder discusses the other kingly remedies, or harmony plants, which--like ginseng--act safely and with no debilitating side effects to revitalize the body's immune system.
More than 50,000 copies sold in previous editions (previous title: The Tao of Medicine).
Ginseng is well-known for its ability to:
• Regulate blood pressure
• Preserve sexual potency in older men
• Assist women through menopause
• Help with anemia, insomnia, depression, nervousness, appetite, stress and shock.
A widely recognized authority on ginseng, author Stephen Fulder was interviewed for an article on ginseng that appeared in the Wall Street Journal in November, 1992.
Confronted with the astronomical costs of medical care and the limitations of conventional medicine in treating immune deficiency diseases, Westerners are discovering the efficacy of plant medicines.
"Fulder's firsthand experimentation with ginseng, as well as his exposure to doctors, herbalists, and healers around the world as he conducted his early research, make for engrossing reading. Anyone interested in using ginseng for any purpose will find this book indispensable." The Herb Companion
"Fulder's firsthand experimentation with ginseng, as well as his exposure to doctors, herbalists, and healers around the world as he conducted his early research, make for engrossing reading. Anyone interested in using ginseng for any purpose will find this book indispensable."
A doctor of pharmacology examines the healing properties and immune-boosting power of vitalizing plant substances, including ginseng, that have been valued in Chinese medicine for thousands of years.
About the Author
Stephen Fulder, Ph.D., studied biochemistry and chemical pharmacology at Oxford University. His numerous books include An End to Ageing? and The Book of Ginseng. He is currently working to establish a medicinal plants industry in Israel.
Table of Contents
The Book of Ginseng
And Other Chinese Herbs for Vitality
Foreword: How to Swallow this Book
Part One: Background
1. The Root with Two Faces
2. Medicine in a Cul-de-sac
3. The Chinese Alternative
Part Two: Exposition
5. Analysis of a 'Celestial Medicine'
6. Taking It Apart
7. The Hormone Hypothesis
Part 3: Implications
8. Towards a Pharmacology of Harmony
9. The Elusive Elixir
Part 4: Conclusions
11. Biomedical Tao
12. Dreams of the Future
Appendix: Ginseng and You