The Art of Herbal Healing is a comprehensive reference containing a wealth of information, step-by-step instructions, and colored illustrations enabling safe and responsible use of medicinal herbs to heal and promote vibrant health. Susan Clearwater presents a dynamic "hands-on" exploration into the amazing world of herbalism, empowering readers to interact with medicinal plants at whatever level you choose -- from gardening, harvesting, and creating herbal teas and other preparations to learning which herbs are helpful for specific conditions. Highlighting the holistic perspective and wisdom in healing the whole person, medicinal herbs are examined through a broad-spectrum lens, beginning with their uses and mythology in ancient cultures to modern scientific research with identification of their chemical components. A comprehensive study of 50 herbs in the Materia Medica includes their medicinal uses, cultivation, preparation of remedies for internal and external healing, dosages, and safety precautions.
Simple, safe, and effective herbal remedies for women of all ages. For centuries women have turned to herbs to cope with a wide variety of health problems and conditions. Comprehensive and easy-to-use, Herbal Healing for Women explains how to create remedies—including teas, tinctures, salves, and ointments—for the common disorders that arise in the different cycles of a woman's life. Covering adolescence, childbearing years, pregnancy and childbirth, and menopause, Rosemary Gladstar teaches how herbs can be used to treat the symptoms of conditions such as acne, PMS, morning sickness, and hot flashes. A complete women's health-care manual, Herbal Healing for Women discusses: -common disorders and the herbs that are effective for treating them -how to select and store herbs -preparation of hundreds of herbal remedies -an alphabetical listing of herbs, including a brief description of the herb, the general medicinal usage, and when necessary, warnings about potential side effects. By explaining the properties of specific herbs and the art of preparation, Rosemary Gladstar demonstrates not only how to achieve healing through herbs but good health as well.
50 Easy-to-Find Herbs and Over 250 Recipes to Bring Lasting Health to You and Your Family
Author: Kami McBride
Publisher: Conari Press
Category: Health & Fitness
Do you enjoy eating garlic bread? Does oregano always find its way into your spaghetti sauce? Do you garnish potato salad with paprika? Then you are participating in the ancient tradition of using herbs to enhance the health benefits and digestibility of your food. With over 250 recipes for herbal oils, vinegars, pestos, dressings, salts, cordials, syrups, smoothies and more, The Herbal Kitchen provides the information necessary to prepare, store, and use herbs, and create a long term healthcare plan. The Herbal Kitchen will help you to recognize the extraordinary pharmacy that already exists in your own kitchenone that will boost immunity, heal sickness, enhance energy, and ensure overall health and vitality, all without the need for fancy equipment or specialty products.
Originally published as The Place of Herbs in Rational Therapy. In a number of books and in manuscripts and letters, Ellen White set forth principles of healthful living that have stood the test of time and scientific research and urged the value of nature's remedies: sunlight, fresh air, healthful food, pure water, exercise, temperance, rest, and trust in divine care. Compiled by Elder Dores Eugene Robinson, secretary to Mrs. Ellen G. White.
How to Make and Use Gentle Herbal Remedies for Soothing Common Ailments. A Storey BASICS® Title
Author: Rosemary Gladstar
Publisher: Storey Publishing
Category: Health & Fitness
Herbal remedies can provide safe and effective treatment for common childhood ailments ranging from diaper rash and teething to sore throats and conjunctivitis. In this Storey BASICS® guide, Rosemary Gladstar shows you how to prepare soothing salves, syrups, tablets, and teas that support children’s health. With simple instructions, clear dosage guidelines, and in-depth profiles of 24 medicinal herbs, you’ll soon be confidently easing your child’s achy flu with some hibiscus tea and using the healing properties of nettles to combat bouts of hay fever.
Digestion and Elimination, including the Gastrointestinal System, Liver and Gallbladder, Urinary System, and the Skin
Author: Jill Stansbury
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
Category: Digestive organs
Herbal Formularies for Health Professionals is a five-volume set that serves as a comprehensive, practical reference manual for herbalists, physicians, nurses, and allied health professionals. Dr. Jill Stansbury draws on her decades of clinical experience and her extensive research to provide an unparalleled range of herbal formulas. Organized by body system, each volume includes hundreds of formulas to treat common health conditions, as well as formulas that address specific energetic or symptomatic presentations, including Dr. Stansbury's own formulas, formulas from herbal folklore, and formulas from Traditional Chinese Medicine. For each formula, Dr. Stansbury offers a brief explanation of how the selected herbs address the specific condition. The book offers many sidebars and user-friendly lists--helping readers quickly choose which herbs are best for specific presentations--and details traditional uses of both western herbs and traditional Asian herbs and formulas that are readily available in the United States. Volume I focuses on digestive health and the emunctories, an herbal term referring to the organs of elimination: the gastrointestinal system, the urinary system, and the skin. This volume offers formulas and supporting information for treating gastrointestinal and biliary conditions, liver and gallbladder conditions, renal and urinary conditions, and dermatologic conditions. Each volume in the set also includes: a discussion of how herbal therapy fits into an overall treatment plan or approach for a particular health condition modern research findings on individual herbs and their mode of action in the body lists of herbs that might be beneficial for specific conditions advice on botanicals to avoid for particular conditions Each chapter includes a materia medica section listing 50 or more individual herbs with tips on their properties, modes of action, and very specific symptoms each plant best addresses. These formularies are also a tutorial for budding herbalists on the sophisticated art of fine-tuning the precision of an herbal formula for the constitution and overall health condition of an individual patient, rather than a basic diagnosis. The text aims to teach via example, helping clinicians develop their own intuition and ability to create effective herbal formulas. Volume II (Circulation and Respiration) will be available in July 2018. Volume III (Endocrinology) will be published in fall 2018; Volumes IV (Neurology, Pyschiatry, and Pain Management) and V (Immunology, Orthopedics, and Otolarnygology) will be published in spring 2019.
The use of dietary vegetables and medicinal herbs to improve health is a phenomenon that is taking society by storm. Herbal products are now a multi-billion dollar business. Even more important, this business is built upon extremely little research data. The FDA is pushing the industry-with Congress' help- to base their claims and products on scientific phenomena. Vegetables, Fruits, and Herbs in Health Promotion discusses the most effective ways of conducting research geared toward deriving maximum nutritional benefit from vegetables, fruits, and herbs. The book addresses such questions as: o How much vegetables and herbs should be consumed? o Can extracts or components be useful replacements for vegetable consumption? o Does red wine reduce the risk of heart disease, and if so, what are the active agents and mechanisms? Increased consumption of vegetables and herbs promotes health, increases longevity, and reduces the risk of cancer and heart disease. Vegetables, Fruits, and Herbs in Health Promotion is an invaluable reference for providing you with the knowledge necessary for fostering positive changes in dietary habits.
This practical guide provides comprehensive advice on all aspects of integrating complementary and conventional medicines including treatments, diseases, research, evidence and details for setting up a complementary service. The realistic, evidence-based approach considers both the benefits and limitations of complementary therapies, providing a user-friendly, authoritative handbook for everyday reference. This book is ideal for complementary therapists and general practitioners. Final year medical and nursing students, particularly those interested in palliative care, will find this book invaluable for the well documented evidence and efficacy of different complementary therapies in this area.
For over one thousand years, Japan has developed and refined an effective herbal system of healing based upon the observation of symptoms. This system is known as Kampo. While the roots of Kampo were originally grounded in the ancient Chinese theories of medicine, the Japanese incorporated their own unique perspective, simplifying complex procedures into an elegant healing art. Now, for the first time ever in Japanese Herbal Medicine: The Healing Art of Kampo, herbal expert Robert Rister has created a comprehensive and understandable Kampo resource, allowing us all access to this important information. The ancient art of Kampo can truly help you live a healthier life today. Japanese Herbal Medicine will provide you and your family with the practical knowledge needed to enjoy better health through this well-researched system of herbal healing.