An Herbalist's Guide to Formulary: The Art & Science of Creating Effective Herbal Remedies

An Herbalist's Guide to Formulary: The Art & Science of Creating Effective Herbal Remedies

by Holly Bellebuono


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Explore the ancient art of formulary with award-winning herbalist Holly Bellebuono's comprehensive guide to creating effective herbal medicine. Organized by body systems, An Herbalist's Guide to Formulary shows how to design a holistic treatment for acute and chronic conditions.

Packed with detailed information on more than one hundred plants, An Herbalist's Guide to Formulary is the go-to reference for formulary. Holly presents her 4-tier formula structure, a commonsense way to integrate a wide range of herbal actions while keeping the formula simple. She also shares the history of healing traditions as well as personal and clinical examples that illustrate the art of combining plants for illnesses, preventative care, and overall wellness. With this book's guidance, healing-arts practitioners can turn formulary into a rewarding and practical skill.


"Holly has blended the richness of the Western herbal tradition with the transformative insights of modern holistic medicine. This book is a cornucopia of herbal insights."—David Hoffmann, BS, FNIMH, medical herbalist

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738753034
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide, LTD.
Publication date: 11/08/2017
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 248,340
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Holly Bellebuono (Massachusetts) has been a community herbalist, apothecary director, and teacher for over two decades. She uses her inspiring lectures, books, curriculum, retreats, and workshops to empower people to think creatively and explore healing and success.

Table of Contents


Introduction: Wholeness and the Ultimate Question—What Is Healing? 1

Part One: Formulary: Crafting Formulas in Herbal Medicine
Chapter One: A History of Herbal Formulary 13
Chapter Two: The 4-Tier Formula Structure 25

Part Two: Core Body Systems
Chapter Three: Digestion 49
Chapter Four: Cardiovascular 73
Chapter Five: Respiratory 99

Part Three: Brain
Chapter Six: The Brain and Nervous System 123
Chapter Seven: Memory and Cognitive Thought 137

Chapter Eight: The Immune System 153
Chapter Nine: Inflammation and Pain 177
Chapter Ten: The Skin—Wounds and First Aid 185

Part Five: Hormones and the Endocrine System
Chapter Eleven: Menarche and Herbal Medicine for Teenage Women 211
Chapter Twelve: Herbal Medicine for Midlife Women 227
Chapter Thirteen: Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Post-Partum Care 237
Chapter Fourteen: Menopause 249
Chapter Fifteen: The Endocrine System 259
Chapter Sixteen: Herbal Healing for Men 271
Chapter Seventeen: The Urinary System 281

Endnote 289

Part Six: Glossaries
Glossary A: Herbal Actions 295
Glossary B: Phytochemicals 305
Glossary C: Herbal Tonics 313
Glossary D: Herbal Tonics by Body System 319
Glossary E: United Plant Savers Lists 325

Bibliography 329

Index 339

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