The Western Herbal Tradition: 2000 Years of Medicinal Plant Knowledge

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Singing Dragon, Feb 21, 2016 - Health & Fitness - 394 pages

The Western Herbal Tradition is a comprehensive exploration of 27 plants that are central to the herbalist's repertoire. This fully illustrated colour guide offers analysis of these herbs through the examination of historical texts and discussion of current applications and research. Your practice of phythotherapy will be transformed as the herbal knowledge from these sources is illuminated and assessed.

Each chapter offers clear information on identification, uses and recipes, as well as recommendations on safety, prescribing, dosage and full academic references. The Western Herbal Tradition reveals a deep understanding of the true essence of what each plant can offer, as well as a fascinating insight into the unique history of contemporary herbal practice. This book is a valuable resource for everyone interested in herbal medicine and its history.

 

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Contents

CHAPTER 1 The historical sources
1
CHAPTER 2 Some observations on the Western herbal tradition
23
CHAPTER 3 Origins and proponents of the revival of herbal medicine in 19th century Britain
29
CHAPTER 4 A note on Goethe
37
CHAPTER 5 Notes on nomenclature plant descriptions quality constituents safety and dosages
41
CHAPTER 6 Agrimonia eupatoria agrimony
47
CHAPTER 7 Alchemilla vulgaris ladys mantle
57
CHAPTER 8 Althaea officinalis marshmallow Malva sylvestris common mallow Alcea rosea hollyhock
67
CHAPTER 18 Glechoma hederacea ground ivy
181
CHAPTER 19 Hyssopus officinalis hyssop
191
CHAPTER 20 Inula helenium elecampane
201
CHAPTER 21 Lamium album white deadnettle
211
CHAPTER 22 Ocimum basilicum basil
221
CHAPTER 23 Paeonia officinalis paeony
231
CHAPTER 24 Potentilla erecta tormentil
241
CHAPTER 25 Rosa damascena damask rose
253

CHAPTER 9 Apium graveolens wild celery
79
CHAPTER 10 Arctium lappa burdock
91
CHAPTER 11 Artemisia absinthium wormwood
105
CHAPTER 12 Artemisia vulgaris mugwort
123
CHAPTER 13 Centaurium erythraea centaury
135
CHAPTER 14 Daucus carota wild carrot
145
CHAPTER 15 Drimia maritima squill
155
CHAPTER 16 Fumaria officinalis fumitory
165
CHAPTER 17 Galium aparine goosegrass
173
CHAPTER 26 Rubus idaeus raspberry
271
CHAPTER 27 Ruta graveolens rue
283
CHAPTER 28 Scrophularia nodosa figwort
297
CHAPTER 29 Stachys officinalis wood betony
307
CHAPTER 30 Tussilago farfara coltsfoot
317
CHAPTER 31 Verbena officinalis vervain
327
CHAPTER 32 Viola odorata sweet violet Violatricolor heartsease
337
Index
349
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Graeme Tobyn is Senior Lecturer at the School of Community Health and Midwifery, University of Central Lancashire. He is a Fellow of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists. Alison Denham is Senior Lecturer at the School of Community Health and Midwifery, University of Central Lancashire, and is a Fellow of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists. Midge Whitelegg is past President of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists.

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