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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Sacred Plant Medicine: The Wisdom in Native American Herbalism

Sacred Plant Medicine: The Wisdom in Native American Herbalism

by Stephen Harrod Buhner, Brooke Medicine Eagle

ISBN: 1591430585 ASIN: 1591430585

240 pages (Paperback)

Publisher: Bear & Company

Price: 16.00 USD

Medicinal Plants of the Pacific West

Medicinal Plants of the Pacific West

by Michael Moore

ISBN: 9780890135396 ASIN: 0890135398

360 pages (Paperback)

Publisher: Museum of New Mexico Press

Price: 24.95 USD

Plant Spirit Healing: A Guide to Working with Plant Consciousness

Plant Spirit Healing: A Guide to Working with Plant Consciousness

by Pam Montgomery

ISBN: 1591430771 ASIN: 1591430771

222 pages (Paperback)

Publisher: Bear & Company

Price: 16.00 USD

Southern Folk Medicine: Healing Traditions from the Appalachian Fields and Forests

Southern Folk Medicine: Healing Traditions from the Appalachian Fields and Forests

by Phyllis D. Light

ISBN: 1623171563 ASIN: 1623171563

304 pages (Paperback)

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

Price: 21.95 USD

The Dental Diet: The Surprising Link between Your Teeth, Real Food, and Life-Changing Natural Health

The Dental Diet: The Surprising Link between Your Teeth, Real Food, and Life-Changing Natural Health

by Steven Lin

ISBN: 1401953174 ASIN: 1401953174

344 pages (Hardcover)

Publisher: Hay House Inc.

Price: 25.99 USD

Medicinal Plants of the Western Mountain States

Medicinal Plants of the Western Mountain States

by Charles W. Kane

ISBN: 0998287105 ASIN: 0998287105

415 pages (Paperback)

Publisher: Lincoln Town Pr

Price: 21.95 USD

Textbook of Natural Medicine

Textbook of Natural Medicine

by Joseph E. Pizzorno, Michael T. Murray

ISBN: 1437723330 ASIN: 1437723330

1944 pages (Hardcover)

Publisher: Churchill Livingstone

Price: 252.00 USD

The Complete Herbal Handbook for the Dog and Cat

The Complete Herbal Handbook for the Dog and Cat

by Juliette de Bairacli Levy

ISBN: 0571161154 ASIN: 0571161154

368 pages (Paperback)

Publisher: Faber & Faber

Price: 17.00 USD

The Practice of Traditional Western Herbalism: Basic Doctrine, Energetics, and Classification

The Practice of Traditional Western Herbalism: Basic Doctrine, Energetics, and Classification

by Matthew Wood

ISBN: 1556435037 ASIN: 1556435037

300 pages (Paperback)

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

Price: 18.95 USD

National Geographic Guide to Medicinal Herbs: The World's Most Effective Healing Plants

National Geographic Guide to Medicinal Herbs: The World's Most Effective Healing Plants

by Tieraona Low Dog M.D., Rebecca L. Johnson, Steven Foster, David Kiefer M.D.

ISBN: 9781426207006 ASIN: 142620700X

400 pages (Hardcover)

Publisher: National Geographic

Price: 40.00 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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