The Practice of Traditional Western Herbalism: Basic Doctrine, Energetics, and Classification

The Practice of Traditional Western Herbalism: Basic Doctrine, Energetics, and Classification

by Matthew Wood

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ISBN-13: 9781556435034
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Publication date: 08/09/2004
Pages: 300
Sales rank: 232,726
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Matthew Wood is a registered herbalist with the American Herbalists Guild, and has maintained a private practice as an herbalist for twenty years. He lives and practices at Sunnyfield Herb Farm in Minnetrista, Minnesota.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Craft So Long to Learn1
Part 1Forgotten Energetics of Traditional Western Herbalism
The Forgotten Language of Energetics: The Green Tongue9
The Four Qualities: Energetics of Ancient Western Medicine31
The Six Tissue States: Forgotten Energetics of Nineteenth-Century Western Medicine45
Specific Medicine: Energetics of the Medicinal Substance63
The Fountain of Life: The Energetic Organism83
Organs and Systems: Primary Structures of the Body99
The Three Primary Constitutions: Assessment of the Whole Person121
Part 2Classification of Medicinal Plants
Sedatives: Heat, or the Excited Tissue State137
Relaxants: Wind, or the Constrictive Tissue State159
Nutritive Tonics: Dry, or the Atrophic Tissue State177
Astringents: Damp Flowing, or the Relaxed Tissue State199
Alteratives or Blood Purifiers: Damp Stagnation, or the Torpid Tissue State221
Stimulants: Cold, or the Depressed Tissue State237
Bibliography261
Index269

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