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

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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Viewing herbs from a scientific standpoint, the authors of Tyler's Honest Herbal assess our most important herbs based on available scientific information. 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 uses of the plant.…  See more details below

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Viewing herbs from a scientific standpoint, the authors of Tyler's Honest Herbal assess our most important herbs based on available scientific information. 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 uses of the plant. This new edition of Tyler's classic The Honest Herbal provides you with the following features not found in any of the previous editions: research and information about cat's claw, celery, garcinia, grape seed, kava, pygeum, and wild yam; what you need to know about the latest clinical trials on many bestselling herbs, including black cohosh, echinacea, garlic, ginkgo, ginseng, St. John's wort, and saw palmetto; and hundreds of new, supporting references from scientific studies on herbs and other dietary supplements.

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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!