Physician's Guide to Herbal Wellness: Safe and Effective Remedies for Achieving and Maintaining Health

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YA-Cammarata survived a triple-bypass operation and was unhappy with the way his body responded to traditional medicine after it. This book, based on his research of herbal therapies, is divided into four parts: the herbal medicine approach to illness, purchasing herbs, commonly encountered symptoms and the herbs most useful in their treatment, and formulating an individual wellness prescription. Several useful charts appear; one of them divides herbs into groups such as aromatic digestives, diuretics, cleansing herbs, vasodilators, etc. Another lists all of the reputed effects of each herb. With the current interest in herbal therapies and methods, this book satisfies a need as it presents the information in a balanced format and combines the age-old knowledge of herbal remedies with scientific advances. It will be a useful title for those who are concerned that drugs may not always be the best approach to healing and who are looking for alternatives.-Rebecca C. Burgee, Pimmit Hills Alt. High School, Falls Church, VA
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781556522734
  • Publisher: Chicago Review Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/15/1996
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 6.02 (w) x 8.97 (h) x 0.49 (d)

Table of Contents

Cautionary Note
Introduction
1 The Herbal Mindset and Your Doctor: A Collaboration 3
2 Herbal Wellness versus Modern Medicine 12
3 Herbal Medications versus Modern Drugs 17
4 Herbal Effects on Bodily Functions 20
5 Buying Herbs 27
6 A Useful Herbal Classification 31
7 Aromatic Digestives 35
8 Bitter Digestives 38
9 Vasodilators 41
10 Sedatives and Antispasmodics 45
11 Diuretics 48
12 Cold Medications and Expectorants 50
13 Cleansing Herbs - Getting Rid of Toxins 53
14 Tonic Herbs - Energizing Yourself 56
15 Chinese Tonic Herbs 59
16 Male Hormonal Herbs 62
17 Female Hormonal Herbs 64
18 Herbs Used Topically 66
19 A Summary of the Herbs and Their Reputed Effects 68
20 Cardiovascular Disease 83
21 Respiratory Disease 87
22 Diseases of the Urinary Tract 90
23 Gastrointestinal Disorders 93
24 Arthritis 99
25 Neurological Disorders 102
26 Psychiatric Disorders 105
27 Virility and Male Reproductive Disorders 109
28 Female Reproductive Disorders 111
29 Physical Imbalance and Exhaustion 115
30 Skin Problems 118
31 Infections 120
32 Your Personal Herbal Prescription 125
33 Creating a Wellness Lifestyle 135
34 Cancer: A Complementary Approach 139
35 Complementary Medicine: HIV as Model 143
Conclusion 151
Epilogue 153
References 155
Index 159
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