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There is an herbal remedy for most ailments - and you will find the most important ones in this concise pocket guide. Co-authored by Karin Kraft, one of the members of the German Commission E, and Christopher Hobbs, a renowned North-American herbalist, this handy pocket guide gives you the decisive facts about important medicinal herbs, taking into consideration both major European monographs (Commission E and ESCOP) and up-to-date clinical trials. The book goes on to inform the reader on the usage of herbal remedies for a number of common indications.

The book gives first-hand, easy to access information on the administration of herbal remedies for the medical practitioner and herbal therapist alike. Profit from the wealth of German tradition, extended by North American experience in the usage of herbal medicines.

Author Information:

Karin Kraft M.D.; Professor, University of Rostock/Germany

Christopher Hobbs L.Ac., A.H.G.; Clinical Herbalist and Acupuncturist in Private Practice in Davis, CA, USA

Suzyon O'Neal Wandrey, (Translator)

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Overall the information is highly reliable and organized in a way which makes it easy to use. An extensive table on dosages of commonly used herbal medicines, including recommended dosages, is also included. -- Journal of Ethnopharmacology
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783131269911
  • Publisher: George Thieme Verlag
  • Publication date: 1/28/2004
  • Pages: 503

Meet the Author


Clinical Herbalist and Acupuncturist in Private Practice, Davis, CA, USA
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Table of Contents

1 Fundamentals of phytotherapy 1
2 General guidelines for use of herbal medicines 21
3 Medical plants from A to Z 33
4 Cardiovascular diseases 132
5 Respiratory diseases 147
6 Diseases and dysfunctions of the digestive organs 161
7 Diseases of the urogenital tract 200
8 Diseases and disorders of the nervous system 209
9 Debility, fatigue, adaprive and functional disorders 220
10 Immunodeficiency diseases 226
11 Rheumatic diseases 231
12 Gynecological diseases 236
13 Pediatric diseases 241
14 Dermatological diseases 263
15 Open wounds and blunt traumas 276
16 Herbal hydrotherapy (balneotherapy) 282
17 Standard treatments for cardiovascular diseases 290
18 Standard treatments for respiratory diseases 292
19 Standard treatment for gastrointestinal disorders 299
20 Standard treatments for urinary diseases 303
21 Standard treatments for nervous disorders 305
22 Standard treatments for rheumatic and systemic diseases 308
23 Standard treatments for pediatric diseases 311
24 Standard treatments for skin diseases and wounds 315
25 Herbal oils for musculoskeletal diseases 324
26 Plant glossaries 325
27 Dosages 337
28 Addresses 453
29 References and resources 477
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