The Book of Ginseng: And Other Chinese Herbs for Vitality

Overview

A doctor of pharmacology examines the healing properties of vitalizing plant substances known in China as the "kingly remedies." Chief among these is the ginseng root, esteemed by the Chinese for almost seven thousand years as the most omnipotent of medicinal herbs. Fulder discusses the other kingly remedies, or harmony plants, which—like ginseng—act safely and with no debilitating side effects to revitalize ...

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Overview

A doctor of pharmacology examines the healing properties of vitalizing plant substances known in China as the "kingly remedies." Chief among these is the ginseng root, esteemed by the Chinese for almost seven thousand years as the most omnipotent of medicinal herbs. Fulder discusses the other kingly remedies, or harmony plants, which—like ginseng—act safely and with no debilitating side effects to revitalize the body's immune system. 
  
More than 50,000 copies sold in previous editions (previous title: The Tao of Medicine).
 Ginseng is well-known for its ability to: 

• Regulate blood pressure 

 • Preserve sexual potency in older men 

 • Assist women through menopause 

 • Help with anemia, insomnia, depression, nervousness, appetite, stress and shock. 

 A widely recognized authority on ginseng, author Stephen Fulder was interviewed for an article on ginseng that appeared in the Wall Street Journal in November, 1992.

 Confronted with the astronomical costs of medical care and the limitations of conventional medicine in treating immune deficiency  diseases, Westerners are discovering the efficacy of plant medicines. 

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Editorial Reviews

<em>The Herb Companion</em>
"Fulder's firsthand experimentation with ginseng, as well as his exposure to doctors, herbalists, and healers around the world as he conducted his early research, make for engrossing reading. Anyone interested in using ginseng for any purpose will find this book indispensable."
The Herb Companion
"Fulder's firsthand experimentation with ginseng, as well as his exposure to doctors, herbalists, and healers around the world as he conducted his early research, make for engrossing reading. Anyone interested in using ginseng for any purpose will find this book indispensable."
From the Publisher
"Fulder's firsthand experimentation with ginseng, as well as his exposure to doctors, herbalists, and healers around the world as he conducted his early research, make for engrossing reading. Anyone interested in using ginseng for any purpose will find this book indispensable."
From the Publisher

"Fulder's firsthand experimentation with ginseng, as well as his exposure to doctors, herbalists, and healers around the world as he conducted his early research, make for engrossing reading. Anyone interested in using ginseng for any purpose will find this book indispensable."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780892814916
  • Publisher: Inner Traditions/Bear & Company
  • Publication date: 10/28/1993
  • Edition description: REVISED
  • Pages: 328
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Stephen Fulder holds degrees in biochemistry and chemical pharmacology from Oxford University, and a Ph.D. in genetics from the National Institute of Medical Reseach in London. He is also the author of Garlic: Nature's Original Remedy.

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Table of Contents

The Book of Ginseng
And Other Chinese Herbs for Vitality
Acknowledgments
Foreword: How to Swallow this Book
Part One: Background
1. The Root with Two Faces
2. Medicine in a Cul-de-sac
3. The Chinese Alternative
Part Two: Exposition
4. Ginseng
5. Analysis of a 'Celestial Medicine'
6. Taking It Apart
7. The Hormone Hypothesis
Part 3: Implications
8. Towards a Pharmacology of Harmony
9. The Elusive Elixir
10. Somatensics
Part 4: Conclusions
11. Biomedical Tao
12. Dreams of the Future
Appendix: Ginseng and You
Notes
Index

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