Tyler's Honest Herbal: A Sensible Guide to the Use of Herbs and Related Remedies / Edition 4

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Here is the fourth edition of Tyler's Honest Herbal: A Sensible Guide to the Use of Herbs and Related Remedies, providing essential botanical information as well as folkloric background of herbal remedies in a clear, accessible style. Unlike other herb books, this book gives you a serious evaluation of both the positive and negative features of the use of the most important herbs for therapeutic purposes. This new edition features additional scientific data on herbs that will enable you to make wise, informed choices about the benefits and risks of herbs currently on the market. Viewing herbs from a scientific standpoint, the authors assess herbs based on available scientific information and include the latest details on advocacy literature and the new regulatory environment. Each write-up includes descriptive information on the source of the plant, its traditional uses, and an evaluation of the relevant and current literature which helps support or disprove intended use of the plant.

"...continues to present essential botanical information and folkloric uses of herbal remedies in a clear, accessible style...referenced extensively throughout and each entry includes a bibliography for more detailed study." Appropriate for: Lay Public, Pharmacists.

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Library Journal
Originally published as The Honest Herbal in 1982, Tyler's Honest Herbal is still the classic herbal guide for consumers and health practitioners alike, fully referenced with the latest peer-reviewed scientific data. As in previous editions, great emphasis is placed on safety concerns when taking herbs. Tyler's Herbs of Choice, a new edition of the 1994 Herbs of Choice, discusses the therapeutic application of herbal remedies for over 100 health problems. Objective and scientifically sound, it augments Tyler's Honest Herbal, although the titles do not need to be bought together. An added bonus is the useful chapter on "Herbal Regulations," as reliable and understandable information on this topic is hard to find. Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
Updated from 1993, this reference by Tyler, noted professor emeritus of pharmacognosy at Purdue University, and Foster, a medicinal plant consultant, lists over 100 herbs by common name, offering clear botanical information and a serious evaluation of both the positive and negative features of the use of the herbs. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR booknews.com
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789008756
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 8/28/1999
  • Series: Quality Paperback Book Club Selection! Series
  • Edition description: 4TH
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 472
  • Sales rank: 1,449,378
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents


  • Preface to The New Honest Herbal (ital)
  •  Preface to The Honest Herbal (ital), Third Edition
  • Preface to Tyler's Honest Herbal, (ital) Fourth Edition 
  • Pros and Cons
  • Laws and Regulations
  • I. Herbs and Related Remedies
  • Alfalfa
  • Aloe
  • Angelica
  • Apricot Pits (Laetrile)
  • Arnica
  • Barberry
  • Bayberry
  • Betony
  • Black Cohosh
  • Blue Cohosh
  • Boneset
  • Borage
  • Bran
  • Broom
  • Buchu
  • Burdock
  • Butcher's-Broom
  • Caffeine-Containing Plants
  • Calamus
  • Calendula
  • Canaigre
  • Capsicum
  • Catnip
  • Cat's Claw
  • Celery Seed
  • The Chamomiles and Yarrow
  • Chaparral
  • Chickweed
  • Chicory
  • Coltsfoot
  • Comfrey
  • Cranberry
  • Cucurbita
  • Damiana
  • Dandelion
  • Devil's Claw
  • Dong Quai
  • Echinacea
  • Ephedra (Ma Huang)
  • Evening Primrose
  • Eyebright
  • Fennel
  • Fenugreek
  • Feverfew
  • Fo-Ti (He-Shou-Wu)
  • Garcinia
  • Garlic and Other Alliums
  • Gentian
  • Ginger
  • Ginkgo
  • Ginseng and Related Herb
  • Goldenseal
  • Gotu Kola
  • Grape Seed Extract
  • Hawthorn
  • Hibiscus
  • Honey
  • Hops
  • Horehound
  • Horsetail
  • Hydrangea
  • Hyssop
  • Jojoba Oil
  • Juniper
  • Kava
  • Kelp
  • Lettuce Opium
  • Licorice
  • Life Root
  • Linden Flowers
  • Lobelia
  • Lovage
  • Milk Thistle
  • Mistletoe
  • Mormon Tea
  • Muira Puama
  • Mullein
  • Myrrh
  • Nettle
  • New Zealand Green-Lipped Mussel
  • Pangamic Acid (“Vitamin B 15”)
  • Papaya
  • Parsley
  • Passion Flower
  • Pau d'Arco
  • Pennyroyal
  • Peppermint
  • Pokeroot
  • Pollen
  • Propolis
  • Pygeum
  • Raspberry
  • Red Bush Tea
  • Red Clover
  • Rose Hips
  • Rosemary
  • Royal Jelly
  • Rue
  • Sage
  • St. John's Wort
  • Sarsaparilla
  • Sassafras
  • Savory
  • Saw Palmetto
  • Schisandra
  • Scullcap
  • Senega Snakeroot
  • Senna
  • Spirulina
  • Suma
  • Tansy
  • Tea Tree
  • L-Tryptophan
  • Uva Ursi
  • Valerian
  • Wild Yam
  • Witch Hazel
  • Wormwood
  • Yellow Dock
  • Yohimbe
  • Yucca
  • Summarized Evaluation of Herbal Remedies
  • Summary Chart
  • Index
  • Reference Notes Included
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