Tyler's Honest Herbal: A Sensible Guide to the Use of Herbs and Related Remedies [NOOK Book]

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This newest and most up-to-date version of the original Honest Herbal brings you accurate information on over 120 of the most commonly used herbs and their therapeutic and medicinal uses! Now in its fourth edition, Tyler's Honest Herbal: A Sensible Guide to the Use of Herbs and Related Remedies continues to present essential botanical information and folkloric uses of herbal remedies in a clear, accessible style that makes learning easy for a wide variety of readers. Unlike other herb books, this text gives you a...
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Tyler's Honest Herbal: A Sensible Guide to the Use of Herbs and Related Remedies

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Overview

This newest and most up-to-date version of the original Honest Herbal brings you accurate information on over 120 of the most commonly used herbs and their therapeutic and medicinal uses! Now in its fourth edition, Tyler's Honest Herbal: A Sensible Guide to the Use of Herbs and Related Remedies continues to present essential botanical information and folkloric uses of herbal remedies in a clear, accessible style that makes learning easy for a wide variety of readers. Unlike other herb books, this text gives you a serious evaluation of both the positive and negative features of the use of various herbs for therapeutic purposes. The new edition features additional scientific data on herbs that will enable you to make wise, informed choices about the risks and benefits of herbs currently sold in the United States. Translated into Greek and Italian!

"...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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Editorial Reviews

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.
Booknews
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: 9781136745010
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/12/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 470
  • Sales rank: 1,433,215
  • File size: 3 MB

Table of Contents

Contents
Preface

  • 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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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2009

    Honest Herbals

    Finally, a book that evaluates herbals from a scientific perspective rather than relying on folklore! This pithy, well-written and handy book addresses some of the most common herbs and their traditional uses compared to their actual preventative, palliative and curative uses based on research. It also includes a handy, to-the-point chart in the back summarizing the rest of the book if you don't have time for all the details. Sweet!

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