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 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

Veterinary Herbal Medicine

Veterinary Herbal Medicine

by Susan G. Wynn DVM, Barbara Fougere BVSc BVMS(Hons)

ISBN: 0323029981 ASIN: 0323029981

736 pages (Hardcover)

Publisher: Mosby

Price: 134.00 USD

Aromatica Volume 2: A Clinical Guide to Essential Oil Therapeutics. Applications and Profiles

Aromatica Volume 2: A Clinical Guide to Essential Oil Therapeutics. Applications and Profiles

by Peter Holmes

ISBN: 1848193041 ASIN: 1848193041

552 pages (Hardcover)

Publisher: Singing Dragon

Price: 75.00 USD

Healing with Herbs and Rituals: A Mexican Tradition

Healing with Herbs and Rituals: A Mexican Tradition

by Eliseo Torres

ISBN: 0826339611 ASIN: 0826339611

176 pages (Paperback)

Publisher: University of New Mexico Press

Price: 19.95 USD

Herbs: A color guide to herbs and herbal healing

Herbs: A color guide to herbs and herbal healing

by Jennie Harding

ISBN: 0785835687 ASIN: 0785835687

320 pages (Paperback)

Publisher: Chartwell Books

Price: 14.99 USD

PDR for Herbal Medicines, 4th Edition

PDR for Herbal Medicines, 4th Edition

by Thomson Healthcare

ISBN: 1563636786 ASIN: 1563636786

990 pages (Hardcover)

Publisher: Thomson Reuters

Price: 59.95 USD

Planting the Future: Saving Our Medicinal Herbs

Planting the Future: Saving Our Medicinal Herbs

by Rosemary Gladstar, Pamela Hirsch

ISBN: 0892818948 ASIN: 0892818948

328 pages (Paperback)

Publisher: Healing Arts Press

Price: 29.95 USD

Hands-On Healing Remedies: 150 Recipes for Herbal Balms, Salves, Oils, Liniments & Other Topical Therapies

Hands-On Healing Remedies: 150 Recipes for Herbal Balms, Salves, Oils, Liniments & Other Topical Therapies

by Stephanie L. Tourles

ISBN: 1612120067 ASIN: 1612120067

320 pages (Paperback)

Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC

Price: 18.95 USD

The Complete Illustrated Holistic Herbal: A Safe and Practical Guide to Making and Using Herbal Remedies

The Complete Illustrated Holistic Herbal: A Safe and Practical Guide to Making and Using Herbal Remedies

by David Hoffmann

ISBN: 1852308478 ASIN: 1852308478

256 pages (Hardcover)

Publisher: Element Books Ltd

Price: 25.01 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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