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Pocket Guide to Herbal Medicine


Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9783131269911
Publication Date: April 2004

There is an herbal remedy for most ailments - and you will find the most important ones in this concise pocket guide. Co-authored by Karin Kraft, one of the members of the German Commission E, and Christopher Hobbs, a renowned North-American herbalist, this handy pocket guide gives you the decisive facts about important medicinal herbs, taking into consideration both major European monographs (Commission E and ESCOP) and up-to-date clinical trials. The book goes on to inform the reader on the usage of herbal remedies for a number of common indications.

The book gives first-hand, easy to access information on the administration of herbal remedies for the medical practitioner and herbal therapist alike. Profit from the wealth of German tradition, extended by North American experience in the usage of herbal medicines.

Gray Section: Fundamentals of Phytotherapy
1 Fundamentals of Phytotherapy
2 General Guidelines for Use of Herbal Medicines
Green Section: Plant Summaries
3 Medicinal Plants from A to Z
Blue Section: Herbal Treatment of Diseases
4 Cardiovascular Diseases
5 Respiratory Diseases
6 Diseases and Dysfunctions of the Digestive Organs
7 Diseases of the Urogenital Tract
8 Diseases and Disorders of the Nervous System
9 Debility, Fatigue, Adaptive and Functional Disorders
10 Immunodeficiency Diseases
11 Rheumatic Diseases
12 Gynecological Diseases
13 Pediatric Diseases
14 Dermatological Diseases
15 Open Wounds and Blunt Traumas
Red Section: Practical Applications
16 Herbal Hydrotherapy (Balneotherapy)
17 Standard Treatments for Cardiovascular Diseases
18 Standard Treatments for Respiratory Diseases
19 Standard Treatments for Gastrointestinal Disorders
20 Standard Treatments for Urinary Diseases
21 Standard Treatments for Nervous Disorders
22 Standard Treatments for Rheumatic and Systemic Diseases
23 Standard Treatments for Pediatric Diseases
24 Standard Treatments for Skin Diseases and Wounds
Appendix: Glossaries, Dosages, Addresses, References, and Index
25 Herbal Oils for Musculoskeletal Diseases
26 Plant Glossaries
27 Dosages
28 Addresses
29 References and Resources

Overall the information is highly reliable and organized in a way which makes it easy to use. An extensive table on dosages of commonly used herbal medicines, including recommended dosages, is also included. -- Journal of Ethnopharmacology

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