Herbal Prescriptions for Health and Healing: Your Everyday Guide to Using Herbs Safely and Effectively

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Herbal Prescriptions for Health & Healing is an indispensable guide that willintroduce you to 20 of the most frequently used herbs. The book also providesextensive information on treating all the primary systems of the body withherbal medicine. Whether you're a novice or an experienced herb user, you willfind many helpful tips for a wide variety of ailments.

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Overview

Herbal Prescriptions for Health & Healing is an indispensable guide that willintroduce you to 20 of the most frequently used herbs. The book also providesextensive information on treating all the primary systems of the body withherbal medicine. Whether you're a novice or an experienced herb user, you willfind many helpful tips for a wide variety of ailments.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780940985582
  • Publisher: Lotus Press WI
  • Publication date: 2/28/2003
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 464
  • Sales rank: 856,187
  • Product dimensions: 7.42 (w) x 9.22 (h) x 1.04 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Pt. 1 How to Choose the Best Herbal Supplement 1
Pt. 2 Questions Commonly Asked About Herbal Supplements 11
Pt. 3 Phytotherapy: A Rational Model for Herbal Medicine in the United States 27
Pt. 4 Categories of Herbal Medicines 33
Adaptogens 34
Antioxidants 36
Astringents 37
Carminatives 38
Cholagogues 39
Demulcents 40
Digestive Bitters 41
Immunomodulators 41
Laxatives 43
Pt. 5 Commonly Prescribed Herbal Medicines 45
Bilberry 47
Black Cohosh 55
Chamomile 62
Cranberry 71
Echinacea 77
Eleuthero (Siberian Ginseng) 85
Evening Primrose 95
Feverfew 107
Garlic 114
Ginger 130
Ginkgo biloba 141
Asian Ginseng 156
Hawthorn 169
Horse Chestnut 176
Kava-Kava 184
Milk Thistle 193
St. John's Wort 203
Saw Palmetto 215
Valerian 223
Vitex agnus-castus 232
Pt. 6 Herbal Prescriptions for Common Health Conditions 241
Cardiovascular System 243
Digestive System 258
Ears, Nose, Throat, and Respiratory Tract 274
Endocrine System 287
Eyes 297
Female Health Conditions 303
Immune System 312
Male Health Conditions 326
Mouth and Gums 334
Musculoskeletal System 340
Nervous System 348
Skin Conditions 362
Urinary Tract 370
Herbal Medicine Resources 373
References 379
Index 431
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