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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Homeopathic Remedies: A Quick and Easy Guide to Common Disorders and Their Homeopathic Treatments

Homeopathic Remedies: A Quick and Easy Guide to Common Disorders and Their Homeopathic Treatments

by Asa Hershoff

ISBN: 089529950X ASIN: 089529950X

336 pages (Paperback)

Publisher: Avery

Price: 17.00 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

Herbal Medicine for Beginners: Your Guide to Healing Common Ailments with 35 Medicinal Herbs

Herbal Medicine for Beginners: Your Guide to Healing Common Ailments with 35 Medicinal Herbs

by Katja Swift, Ryn Midura

ISBN: 1939754933 ASIN: 1939754933

248 pages (Paperback)

Publisher: Althea Press

Price: 15.99 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 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

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

The Lost Language of Plants: The Ecological Importance of Plant Medicines for Life on Earth

The Lost Language of Plants: The Ecological Importance of Plant Medicines for Life on Earth

by Stephen Harrod Buhner

ISBN: 1890132888 ASIN: 1890132888

336 pages (Paperback)

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

Price: 19.95 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

Native American Medicinal Plants: An Ethnobotanical Dictionary

Native American Medicinal Plants: An Ethnobotanical Dictionary

by Daniel E. Moerman

ISBN: 0881929875 ASIN: 0881929875

800 pages (Paperback)

Publisher: Timber Press

Price: 29.95 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

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In the News:

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

Herb Experts Report on Benefits of Canadian Remedy for Cold and Flu Symptoms - 1 Mar '07

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