Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine - download pdf or read online

By Andrew Chevallier

ISBN-10: 1465449817

ISBN-13: 9781465449818

With 550 key herbs and their makes use of as usual treatments for almost 2 hundred universal illnesses, Encyclopedia of natural medication, second variation is the definitive domestic connection with therapeutic with the world's oldest kind of medication. From ginger to lavender and thyme to dandelion, know about the chemistry of vegetation and the way and why they paintings as medicinal drugs in the physique.
Information on habitat and cultivation, elements used, energetic materials, healing homes, and conventional and present makes use of are defined in a distinct photographic plant index, and directions on turning out to be, harvesting, and processing your home remedies are exact. With its jargon-free textual content, brilliant images, and concentrate on security, this consultant allows ease of knowing it doesn't matter what your point of natural services.
Encyclopedia of natural medication, second variation is the last word reference for somebody drawn to exploring the therapeutic merits of crops and who desires to take keep watch over in their overall healthiness with substitute average remedies. Now up to date to mirror the most recent research.

About the Author
Andrew Chevallier FNIMH, MCPP, is an skilled clinical herbalist, healer, and writer of books on botanical medication. he's a fellow and past-president of the nationwide Institute of clinical Herbalists, and a member of the school of Practitioners of Phytotherapy. He additionally helped to chanced on the BSc (Hons) natural drugs direction at Middlesex University.

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Soy (Glycine max, p. 217) is a highly nutritious bean that has become a staple crop around the world. The beans benefit the circulatory system. Soybeans Soybean pods 38 de v e lopm e n T of h e rb a l m ed icine temperament, and susceptibility to illnesses are largely governed by the predominant dosha. In this way we inherit our basic constitution, called the prakruti, which remains unaltered throughout our lives. The first requirement for health in Ayurveda is a proper balance of the doshas. If the balance is upset, illness, ryadhi, results.

In China, women who take the root regularly are thought to become as beautiful as the flower itself. Huo xiang (Agastache rugosa, p. 161) stimulates and warms the digestive tract. Ephedra (Ephedra sinica, p. 95) contains ephedrine, used in Western medicine to treat asthma. Ephedra tincture Dried Ephedra Chinese rhubarb (Rheum palmatum, p. 126) is laxative in large doses and constipating in small ones. 42 Chinese Herbs Over the centuries, the number of medicinal herbs has grown, and the 1977 Encyclopedia of Traditional Chinese Medicinal Substances has 5,757 entries, the majority of which are herbs.

The Divine Husbandman’s Classic (Shen’nong Bencaojing, 1st century ce) lists 252 herbal medicines specifying their tastes and “temperatures,” and today, Chinese herbalists still relate the taste and temperature of an herb directly to its therapeutic use. Sweet-tasting herbs such as ginseng (Panax ginseng, p. 118) are prescribed to tone, harmonize, and moisten, while bittertasting herbs such as dan shen (Salvia miltiorrhiza, p. ” Hot-tasting herbs are used for treating “cold” conditions and vice versa.

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