Herbal Medicine Trends and Traditions

Herbal Medicine Trends and Traditions

A Comprehensive Sourcebook on the Preparation and Use of Medicinal Plants

Book - 2009
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Baker & Taylor
SUPERANNO Details the essentials of contemporary herbal medicine. One hundred of the most popular medicinal plants are exhaustively covered. Medicinal use, chemistry, collection, preparation technique, dosage, and cautions are broadly discussed. Appendices, bibliography, glossary, and index are included. Kane is regarded for his understandable, no-nonsense approach in a field known for the opposite. His titles are popular among the general public and are found in the libraries of Harvard and Cornell. Simultaneous.

Lincoln Town Pr
For the both the enthusiast and the professional Herbal Medicine: Trends and Traditions is a comprehensive sourcebook detailing the essentials of contemporary herbal medicine. Over 100 of the most popular herbal medicines are covered in depth. Medicinal use, indication, chemistry, dosage, caution, botanical description, and collection method are broadly discussed for each plant. An extensive section is dedicated to preparation technique: tinctures, fluidextracts, ointments, salves, syrups, and many other preparations are thoroughly covered. Included are over 50 color plates designed to assist the reader in plant identification. Appendices include a therapeutic index, percolation/fluidextract worksheets, weights and measures listing, and an extensive repository with preparation and dosage listings for over 400 additional herbal medicines. Painstakingly indexed this book also includess a full bibliography and a comprehensive glossary.Relevant and approachable, Trends and Tradition’s style is authentic and rational. It is a departure from the “quoting of study results”, the “hipster-1960s-esque”, or “it will cure whatever ails you” styles so commonly seen today. Above all consider it a genuine rendering from someone within the field, designed to change a vague subject into a useful tool.

Publisher: [Oracle, Ariz.] : Lincoln Town Press, 2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780977133321
Branch Call Number: 615.321 K1314h 2009
Characteristics: 325 p., [16] p. of plates : col. ill. ; 28 cm


From Library Staff

In his introduction, Kane writes that this book is written “as a manual for both the practitioner and the enthusiast” (xxiii). He also reflects upon when one might want to consider using herbs and when one should not (xxiv). The book includes plants from around the world and color plates of som... Read More »

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