Herbalism & Herbal Medicine Books

What are Herbal Medicines ?

Herbaceous Plants lack a woody stem and die down at the end of the growing season, or forever if the plant is an annual. However, "Herbalism" cannot adequately be defined in terms of a specific botanical group of plants that is used for medicinal purposes.

"Herbal" treatments and supplements may involve the use of a wide range of other sources (e.g. lichens, fungi, roots, vegetables, etc) which are outside what may formally be defined as "herbs". Hence, herbalism is better considered more loosely, but probably more accurately, in terms of plants and other naturally occurring growing species that are useful to man.

Herbal remedies are increasingly available through conventional channels such as dispensing chemists (referred to as "pharmacies" or "drugstores" in the USA). This is part of a general trend of increasing interest in, and 'respectability' of, 'natural' approaches to health and wellness. Herbal remedies are increasingly considered to be ecologically friendly and a potential source of health care that may be free of at least some of the undesirable side-effects associated with chemically-constructed, i.e. synthetic, products.

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National Geographic Desk Reference to Nature's Medicine

National Geographic Desk Reference to Nature's Medicine

by Steven Foster, Rebecca Johnson

ISBN: 1426202938 ASIN: 1426202938

416 pages (Paperback)

Publisher: National Geographic

Price: 24.00 USD

The Aromatherapy Book: Applications & Inhalations

The Aromatherapy Book: Applications & Inhalations

by Jeanne Rose

ISBN: 1556430736 ASIN: 1556430736

400 pages (Paperback)

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

Price: 18.95 USD

Desk Reference to Nature's Medicine

Desk Reference to Nature's Medicine

by Steven Foster, Rebecca L. Johnson

ISBN: 0792236661 ASIN: 0792236661

416 pages (Hardcover)

Publisher: National Geographic Society

Price: 40.00 USD

Herbal Remedies for Women: Discover Nature's Wonderful Secrets Just for Women

Herbal Remedies for Women: Discover Nature's Wonderful Secrets Just for Women

by Amanda McQuade Crawford

ISBN: 0761509801 ASIN: 0761509801

304 pages (Paperback)

Publisher: Harmony

Price: 19.00 USD

Weeds in the Heart

Weeds in the Heart

by Nathaniel Hughes

ISBN: 1911597485 ASIN: 1911597485

176 pages (Hardcover)

Publisher: AEON Books

Price: 50.00 USD

The Herbalist

The Herbalist

by Joseph E. Meyer, Clarence Meyer

ISBN: 0916638006 ASIN: 0916638006

320 pages (Paperback)

Publisher: Meyerbooks

Price: 11.95 USD

Soul Medicine: Awakening Your Inner Blueprint for Abundant Health and Energy

Soul Medicine: Awakening Your Inner Blueprint for Abundant Health and Energy

by Dawson Church

ISBN: 9781604150100 ASIN: 1604150106

295 pages (Paperback)

Publisher: Energy Psychology Press

Price: 17.95 USD

Imagery in Healing: Shamanism and Modern Medicine

Imagery in Healing: Shamanism and Modern Medicine

by Jeanne Achterberg

ISBN: 157062934X ASIN: 157062934X

253 pages (Paperback)

Publisher: Shambhala

Price: 29.95 USD

The Herbal Home Remedy Book: Simple Recipes for Tinctures, Teas, Salves, Tonics, and Syrups (Herbal Body)

The Herbal Home Remedy Book: Simple Recipes for Tinctures, Teas, Salves, Tonics, and Syrups (Herbal Body)

by Joyce A. Wardwell

ISBN: 1580170161 ASIN: 1580170161

176 pages (Paperback)

Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC

Price: 14.95 USD

Asian Health Secrets: The Complete Guide to Asian Herbal Medicine

Asian Health Secrets: The Complete Guide to Asian Herbal Medicine

by Letha Hadady

ISBN: 0609801058 ASIN: 0609801058

512 pages (Paperback)

Publisher: Harmony

Price: 19.95 USD

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In the News:

Garlic and Artichoke adopted through ABC's Adopt-an-Herb Program - 14 Jun '19

Total retail sales of herbal supplements in the USA exceeded $8 Billion in 2017 - 13 Sep '18

Health uses of the drumstick tree (India) - 2 May '16

Aromatherapy Book wins Botanical Literature Award (USA) - 19 Feb '16

New research links cannabis use and psychotic experiences - 19 Aug '10

Scientists develop new drug treatment for malaria - 16 Aug '10

Proposals for UK regulation of Herbal Medicines, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Acupuncture - 1 Apr '10

Ayurvedic Herbal Garden at American Botanical Council Headquarters in Austin, Texas (USA) - 23 Mar '09

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