Delmar's Integrative Herb Guide for Nurses CD-ROM

Delmar's Integrative Herb Guide for Nurses CD-ROM

by Martha Libster
     
 

ISBN-10: 0766827119

ISBN-13: 9780766827110

Pub. Date: 01/15/2002

Publisher: Cengage Learning

How can plants be used in caring for and comforting people? This CD-ROM shows nurses how to successfully integrate herbs into a caring practice alongside more conventional, biomedical therapies. A browser-based product that runs on both Windows and Mac OS operating systems, it contains a searchable database of over 50 herbs that are specifically relevant to nursing

Overview

How can plants be used in caring for and comforting people? This CD-ROM shows nurses how to successfully integrate herbs into a caring practice alongside more conventional, biomedical therapies. A browser-based product that runs on both Windows and Mac OS operating systems, it contains a searchable database of over 50 herbs that are specifically relevant to nursing practice. Each herb profile is a compilation of data drawn from biomedical, nursing, and botanical literature, as well as traditional healing resources. The herb information is also organized by the health patterns nurses encounter in daily practice for easier referencing. This CD-ROM may be used on its own, or as a companion to Delmar's Integrative Herb Guide for Nurses ( 2002 by Delmar). System Requirements for Windows 100 MHz Pentium processor 32 MB RAM CD-ROM drive (4x or faster) 800 x 600 resolution monitor at 256 colors or better Netscape Navigator 4.07 or better Internet Explorer 4.01 or better System Requirements for Macintosh OS 100 MHz Power PC or better 12 MB RAM 800 x 600 resolution monitor at 256 colors or better CD-ROM drive (4x or faster) Netscape Navigator 4.07 or better Internet Explorer 4.01 or better

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780766827110
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
01/15/2002
Edition description:
CD-ROM
Product dimensions:
7.48(w) x 10.06(h) x 1.62(d)

Table of Contents

Forewordxiii
Prefacexv
How to Use This Bookxvii
Acknowledgmentsxix
About the Authorxxi
Introductionxxiii
Chapter 1Entering the World of Healing Plants1
The Relationship of People and Plants3
Individual and International Relations4
The Chlorophyll Connection7
Plant Personalities10
Botany11
Growth Patterns and Plant Designs11
Plant Constituents and Active Medicinal Principles20
The Sensory Experience of Human-Plant Interactions23
Chapter 2A History of Healing25
Making Medicine25
Nurses and Plant Medicines27
When Food Becomes Medicine28
The Intent29
A Brief Historical Perspective30
The Bridge Provided by Clinical Herbalists, Ethnobotanists and Pharmacognosists33
The Herbalist33
The Ethnobotanist36
The Pharmacognosist37
A History of Nursing and Plant Medicine38
Chapter 3Plants and Paradigms41
Interdisciplinary Interest41
Plants and the Biomedical Paradigm44
Plants as Potential Drugs45
Rigorous Testing47
Standardization47
An Herbal Revolution48
Plants and the Traditional Paradigm50
Plants and the Nursing Paradigm53
An Integrative Paradigm for Plant Use55
The Vision of the World Health Organization56
Integrative Insight59
Chapter 4Carefulness and Conservation63
Safety Standards and Control64
Common Sense and Complexity65
Safety in Referral67
The Myth of "No Risk"68
Plant Potency: Gentle Greens and Powerful Potions73
Standardization76
Self-Care with Herbs79
Herbs in Pregnancy and Lactation80
Conservation: Safe Sampling versus Grazing with Gusto84
Chapter 5Nursing Care and Plants: Back to the Roots87
Nature Care88
Healing Foods and Oral Remedies90
Teas91
Soups and Foods93
Pills and Capsules93
Tinctures and Liquid Extracts95
Topical Applications of Plants98
Compresses, Fomentations, and Stupes98
Poultices and Plasters103
Herbal Oils, Liniments, Salves, and Ointments104
Plants and a Healing Environment106
Aromatherapy and Inhalations106
Herbal Baths108
Healing Gardens108
Partnering with Plants110
Chapter 6Plant Profiles111
Introduction to Profiles114
Latin Name and Family114
Common Names114
Health Pattern115
Plant Description115
Plant Parts Used115
Traditional Evidence115
Cultural Use115
Culinary Use126
Use in Herbalism127
Biomedical Evidence127
Studies Related to this Health Pattern127
Studies Related to Other Health Patterns127
Mechanism of Action127
Use in Pregnancy or Lactation128
Use for Children128
Cautions129
Nursing Evidence130
Historical Nursing Use130
Potential Nursing Applications130
Integrative Insight130
Therapeutic Applications130
Oral131
Topical131
Environmental131
Patient Interaction131
Nurturing the Nurse-Plant Relationship132
Chapter 7Comfort and Pain Relief133
Feverfew137
Lavender147
Evening Primrose157
Mustard169
Chapter 8Hormone Balance179
Wild Yam183
Fenugreek195
Soy205
Black Cohosh217
Angelica227
Kelp239
Chapter 9Immune Response249
Goldenseal253
Echinacea263
Elder275
Garlic285
Sage297
Thyme307
Onion317
Chapter 10Skin Care327
Calendula331
Aloe339
Yarrow351
Rose361
Witch Hazel373
Chapter 11Sleep and Rest381
Valerian385
German Chamomile397
Hops411
Lemon Balm421
Oat431
Chapter 12Elimination439
Cranberry443
Psyllium451
Cascara Sagrada459
Saw Palmetto467
Chapter 13Digestion477
Horseradish481
Ginger489
Lemon503
Chapter 14Energy513
Ginseng517
Coffee527
Tea539
Ephedra549
Chapter 15Emotions and Adaptation559
St. John's Wort563
Kava577
Passion Flower589
Siberian Ginseng597
Chapter 16Mobility605
Cayenne609
Rosemary623
Arnica635
Cinnamon645
Wintergreen655
Chapter 17Lifestyle Choices663
Milk Thistle669
Tobacco679
Kudzu691
Marijuana699
Chapter 18Restoration711
Red Clover715
Reishi725
Turmeric733
Mistletoe743
Greater Celandine755
Ginkgo763
Bilberry773
Chapter 19Learning More783
Nature Care Education784
Sample Nature Care Curriculum786
Reasonable Research786
Reporting Research790
Medicinal Plants and the Law791
Resources for Further Learning795
Chapter 20Staying in Contact with the Garden801
Sowing the Seeds803
Adaptogen Action804
Bach Flower Remedies806
Weeding808
Talking with Patients About Herbs808
Nine Questions and Interventions808
Enjoying the Beautiful Harvest812
Conclusion: Lessons from Lemon Balm and Cues from Cranberry814
References817
Glossary865
AppendixAdditional Herb Resources867
Index869

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