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

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by Steven Foster, Varro E. Tyler
     
 

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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

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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.

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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.
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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ISBN-13:
9781567318302
Publisher:
MJF Books
Publication date:
03/02/2007
Pages:
442
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.70(d)

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!