Male Herbal: The Definitive Health Care Book for Men and Boys

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In this long-awaited second edition of THE MALE HERBAL, James Green gives men and boys the tools they need to create or maintain physical and emotional health through a customized herbal program. By following Greens newly developed constitutional model and referencing the comprehensive alphabetical herbal listings, men can create an herbal program attuned to their unique body type, lifestyle, and health needs. Featuring life-changing information about common plants, herbal alternatives to Viagra, medicinal uses ...

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Overview

In this long-awaited second edition of THE MALE HERBAL, James Green gives men and boys the tools they need to create or maintain physical and emotional health through a customized herbal program. By following Greens newly developed constitutional model and referencing the comprehensive alphabetical herbal listings, men can create an herbal program attuned to their unique body type, lifestyle, and health needs. Featuring life-changing information about common plants, herbal alternatives to Viagra, medicinal uses of herbs for male-specific issues, and nearly thirty recipes for teas, tinctures, salves, and tonics, this updated guide emphasizes prevention and health with sensitivity and wisdom.

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Editorial Reviews

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"THE MALE HERBAL is more than an outstanding book for men's health care. It is an infusion of wit and wisdom, a balm for the soul of everyone, no matter the gender. James Green is an honest herbalist and a true teacher. This book will become like a familiar friend, ready and waiting to offer counsel, comfort, and expertise."-Cascade Anderson Geller, Herbalist and director of Herbs as Rewarding Companions "Although geared to men and boys, this book is so full of insights for maintaining health and vitality that all sexes will benefit from it. Beautifully written, it is a must for anyone seeking to understand holistic health." -Candis Cantin, Herbalist and author of Pocket Guide to Ayurvedic Healing"THE MALE HERBAL opens up the world of self-care with herbs for men. Veteran herbalist James Green explains the male reproductive anatomy and function, discusses common health conditions that specifically affect men, and introduces the reader to the materials and methods of the holistic herbalist."-Paul Bergner, editor of Medical Herbalism Journal
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580911757
  • Publisher: Ten Speed Press
  • Publication date: 3/5/2007
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 473,291
  • Product dimensions: 6.04 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.72 (d)

Meet the Author

JAMES GREEN is the founder of Simplers Botanical Company and is a professional founding member of the American Herbalists Guild and United Plant Savers. He conducts workshops on male health and herbal medicine making throughout the United States and Canada. He lives in Ocean Beach, California.

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Table of Contents


Prologue     vii
Introduction to the Second Edition     1
Where is the Male Medicine of Folkloric Wisdom?: Or, Why Can't I Call a Guynecologist?     3
Recycling Our Heritage: An Introduction to Herbalism and Related Issues     10
The Male-Female Connection: Nourishing Our Likenesses and Our Differences     23
Green's Hypotheses: About Male Herbs, Bitter Foods, and Fathers     27
A Technology of Independence: A Succinct Course in Preparing Teas, Tinctures, and Other Herbal Extracts     38
Picking the Right Herbs: The Actions of Herbs and the Language of Herbalism     49
Specific Male Health Care: Let the Forest Be With You     69
Heart Health     69
Stress and the Immune System     79
Prostate Health     87
A Healthy Reproductive System     103
Herbal Viagras: The Safe Aphrodisiacs     118
Fertility, Longevity, and the Pleasure of Life     131
General Health Care: From Vitamins and Sweeteners to Healthy Skin and the Topic of Hair     142
Materia Medica: Nomenclature officinalis     163
A Western Constitutional Health Model: Know Thyself Well     169
The Male Herbal: 72 Remarkable Herbs for Men and Boys (and the Women They Love)     222
And We Wonder Where the Seedsof Male Maturity Fall: Our Venerable Males     307
Bibliography     311
Resources     313
Glossary     321
Endnotes     329
Index     330
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