Herbal Medicine Trends and Traditions

Herbal Medicine Trends and Traditions

A Comprehensive Sourcebook on the Preparation and Use of Medicinal Plants

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Baker & Taylor
Describes more than one hundred of the most popular herbal medicines and discusses the medicinal use, chemistry, collection, preparation technique, dosage, and cautions for each plant.

Book News
For both practitioners and enthusiasts, Kane describes the therapeutic use of nearly 100 of the most popular plants current used in western herbal medicine. For each he includes a botanical description, distribution, chemistry, medicinal use, collection methods, preparation and dosage, and cautions. He also explains how to make the main water, alcohol, and oil preparations from essential oils to hydrosols. The arrangement is by common name of the herbs, and a therapeutic index and family grouping are among the appendices. A battery of fine color plates is provided. The layout is pleasing, and the quality of the paper and binding is high. His previous book focused on herbs in the US Southwest. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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 includes 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.

& 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.

Publisher: [Oracle, Ariz.] : Lincoln Town Press, 2009
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780977133338
Branch Call Number: 615.321 KANE
Characteristics: 325 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 28 cm


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