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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The Cannabis Health Index: Combining the Science of Medical Marijuana with Mindfulness Techniques To Heal 100 Chronic Symptoms and Diseases

The Cannabis Health Index: Combining the Science of Medical Marijuana with Mindfulness Techniques To Heal 100 Chronic Symptoms and Diseases

by Uwe Blesching

ISBN: 1583949623 ASIN: 1583949623

660 pages (Paperback)

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

Price: 24.95 USD

Master Recipes from the Herbal Apothecary: 375 Tinctures, Salves, Teas, Capsules, Oils, and Washes for Whole-Body Health and Wellness

Master Recipes from the Herbal Apothecary: 375 Tinctures, Salves, Teas, Capsules, Oils, and Washes for Whole-Body Health and Wellness

by JJ Pursell

ISBN: 1604698527 ASIN: 1604698527

288 pages (Paperback)

Publisher: Timber Press

Price: 24.95 USD

Herbal Therapy (Quick Study: Health)

Herbal Therapy (Quick Study: Health)

by Lynne Dunphy, Jill Winland-Brown

ISBN: 9781572228986 ASIN: 1572228989

2 pages (Misc. Supplies)

Publisher: BarCharts

Price: 3.95 USD

Healing Herbal Teas: Learn to Blend 101 Specially Formulated Teas for Stress Management, Common Ailments, Seasonal Health, and Immune Support

Healing Herbal Teas: Learn to Blend 101 Specially Formulated Teas for Stress Management, Common Ailments, Seasonal Health, and Immune Support

by Sarah Farr

ISBN: 1612125743 ASIN: 1612125743

272 pages (Paperback)

Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC

Price: 16.95 USD

Herbal Formularies for Health Professionals, Volume 1: Digestion and Elimination, including the Gastrointestinal System, Liver and Gallbladder, Urinary System, and the Skin

Herbal Formularies for Health Professionals, Volume 1: Digestion and Elimination, including the Gastrointestinal System, Liver and Gallbladder, Urinary System, and the Skin

by Dr. Jill Stansbury

ISBN: 1603587071 ASIN: 1603587071

352 pages (Hardcover)

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

Price: 59.95 USD

The Book of Herbal Wisdom: Using Plants as Medicines

The Book of Herbal Wisdom: Using Plants as Medicines

by Matthew Wood

ISBN: 1556432321 ASIN: 1556432321

580 pages (Paperback)

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

Price: 20.00 USD

The Secret Teachings of Plants: The Intelligence of the Heart in the Direct Perception of Nature

The Secret Teachings of Plants: The Intelligence of the Heart in the Direct Perception of Nature

by Stephen Harrod Buhner

ISBN: 9781591430353 ASIN: 1591430356

336 pages (Paperback)

Publisher: Bear & Company

Price: 18.95 USD

The Earthwise Herbal, Volume I: A Complete Guide to Old World Medicinal Plants

The Earthwise Herbal, Volume I: A Complete Guide to Old World Medicinal Plants

by Matthew Wood

ISBN: 1556436920 ASIN: 1556436920

592 pages (Paperback)

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

Price: 32.95 USD

Herbal Formularies for Health Professionals, Volume 2: Circulation and Respiration, including the Cardiovascular, Peripheral Vascular, Pulmonary, and Respiratory Systems

Herbal Formularies for Health Professionals, Volume 2: Circulation and Respiration, including the Cardiovascular, Peripheral Vascular, Pulmonary, and Respiratory Systems

by Dr. Jill Stansbury

ISBN: 9781603587983 ASIN: 1603587985

256 pages (Hardcover)

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

Price: 44.95 USD

A Tooth from the Tiger's Mouth: How to Treat Your Injuries with Powerful Healing Secrets of the Great Chinese Warrior (Fireside Books (Fireside))

A Tooth from the Tiger's Mouth: How to Treat Your Injuries with Powerful Healing Secrets of the Great Chinese Warrior (Fireside Books (Fireside))

by Tom Bisio

ISBN: 0743245512 ASIN: 0743245512

384 pages (Paperback)

Publisher: Atria Books

Price: 17.00 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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