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 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

The Cherokee Herbal: Native Plant Medicine from the Four Directions

The Cherokee Herbal: Native Plant Medicine from the Four Directions

by J. T. Garrett

ISBN: 9781879181960 ASIN: 1879181967

288 pages (Paperback)

Publisher: Bear & Company

Price: 15.00 USD

The Herbal Handbook: A User's Guide to Medical Herbalism

The Herbal Handbook: A User's Guide to Medical Herbalism

by David Hoffmann

ISBN: 9780892817825 ASIN: 0892817828

240 pages (Paperback)

Publisher: Healing Arts Press

Price: 16.95 USD

The  Psychopharmacology of Herbal Medicine: Plant Drugs That Alter Mind, Brain, and Behavior

The Psychopharmacology of Herbal Medicine: Plant Drugs That Alter Mind, Brain, and Behavior

by Marcello Spinella

ISBN: 0262692651 ASIN: 0262692651

590 pages (Paperback)

Publisher: MIT Press

Price: 46.95 USD

The Healing Power of Rainforest Herbs: A Guide to Understanding and Using Herbal Medicinals

The Healing Power of Rainforest Herbs: A Guide to Understanding and Using Herbal Medicinals

by Leslie Taylor

ISBN: 0757001440 ASIN: 0757001440

528 pages (Paperback)

Publisher: Square One

Price: 23.95 USD

The Encyclopedia of Medicinal Plants: A Practical Reference Guide to over 550 Key Herbs and Their Medicinal Uses

The Encyclopedia of Medicinal Plants: A Practical Reference Guide to over 550 Key Herbs and Their Medicinal Uses

by Andrew Chevallier

ISBN: 0789410672 ASIN: 0789410672

336 pages (Hardcover)

Publisher: DK Publishing

Price: 39.95 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

Prepper's Natural Medicine: Life-Saving Herbs, Essential Oils and Natural Remedies for When There is No Doctor

Prepper's Natural Medicine: Life-Saving Herbs, Essential Oils and Natural Remedies for When There is No Doctor

by Cat Ellis

ISBN: 161243438X ASIN: 161243438X

184 pages (Paperback)

Publisher: Ulysses Press

Price: 15.95 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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