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The One Earth Herbal Sourcebook: Everything You Need to Know About Chinese, Western, and Ayurvedic Herbal Treatments

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781575666174
  • Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation
  • Publication date: 7/28/2001
  • Pages: 596
  • Sales rank: 465,924
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.04 (h) x 1.66 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword ix
Acknowledgments xi
Introduction 1
Section 1 An Orientation Guide to Herbal Medicine
Chapter 1. Principles and Traditions of Herbal Medicine 7
Chapter 2. Growth, Manufacture, Storage, and Quality Control 15
Chapter 3. How to Evaluate Information on Herbs 25
Chapter 4. Safety and Regulation: Who's Watching the Herbal Store? 39
Chapter 5. Actions, Interactions, and Reactions: Guidelines for the Safe Use of Herbs 45
Section 2 Getting to Know Your Herbs
Chapter 6. The Language of Herbs: Essential Concepts and Vocabulary 61
Chapter 7. Understanding Herbs 87
Chapter 8. Important Herbs from Around the World 91
Section 3 Herbs to Treat the Whole Body
Chapter 9. Herbal Treatment: The Big Picture 235
Chapter 10. Nutrition and Lifestyle 261
Chapter 11. The Gastrointestinal Tract: Digestion and Elimination 281
Chapter 12. Cardiovascular Health and Regulation of Blood 299
Chapter 13. The Nervous System: Brain, Nerves, and Mind 325
Chapter 14. Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders 349
Chapter 15. The Musculoskeletal System 363
Chapter 16. Herbal Ophthalmology 379
Chapter 17. The Lungs, Nose, Throat, Skin, and Ears 409
Chapter 18. Kidneys, Urinary, Genital, and Gynecologic Disorders 429
Chapter 19. Longevity and the Immune System 451
Appendix Herbs Listed by Physiological Action 507
Resource Guide 535
Reference Note 562
Special Resource Section 563
Index 571
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