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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Dental Herbalism: Natural Therapies for the Mouth

Dental Herbalism: Natural Therapies for the Mouth

by Leslie M. Alexander Ph.D. RH(AHG), Linda A. Straub-Bruce BS Ed RDH

ISBN: 1620551950 ASIN: 1620551950

488 pages (Paperback)

Publisher: Healing Arts Press

Price: 19.95 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

Natural Antibiotics and Antivirals: 18 Infection-Fighting Herbs and Essential Oils

Natural Antibiotics and Antivirals: 18 Infection-Fighting Herbs and Essential Oils

by Christopher Vasey N.D.

ISBN: 1620557355 ASIN: 1620557355

208 pages (Paperback)

Publisher: Healing Arts Press

Price: 14.99 USD

The Herbalist's Way: The Art and Practice of Healing with Plant Medicines

The Herbalist's Way: The Art and Practice of Healing with Plant Medicines

by Nancy Phillips, Michael Phillips

ISBN: 1931498768 ASIN: 1931498768

352 pages (Paperback)

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

Price: 30.00 USD

Herb, Nutrient, and Drug Interactions: Clinical Implications and Therapeutic Strategies

Herb, Nutrient, and Drug Interactions: Clinical Implications and Therapeutic Strategies

by Mitchell Bebel Stargrove ND LAc, Jonathan Treasure MA MNIMH RH (AHG) MCPP, Dwight L. McKee MD

ISBN: 0323029647 ASIN: 0323029647

960 pages (Paperback)

Publisher: Mosby

Price: 117.00 USD

Energy Healing Made Easy: Unlock Your Potential as a Healer

Energy Healing Made Easy: Unlock Your Potential as a Healer

by Abby Wynne

ISBN: 9781788172547 ASIN: 178817254X

208 pages (Paperback)

Publisher: Hay House UK

Price: 14.99 USD

The Complete Medicinal Herbal: A Practical Guide to the Healing Properties of Herbs

The Complete Medicinal Herbal: A Practical Guide to the Healing Properties of Herbs

by Penelope Ody

ISBN: 9781634508438 ASIN: 1634508432

280 pages (Paperback)

Publisher: Skyhorse

Price: 19.99 USD

A Field Guide to Medicinal Plants and Herbs of Eastern and Central North American (Peterson Field Guide)

A Field Guide to Medicinal Plants and Herbs of Eastern and Central North American (Peterson Field Guide)

by Steven Foster, James A. Duke

ISBN: 0395988144 ASIN: 0395988144

411 pages (Paperback)

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Price: 19.00 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

Kratom for Pain Relief: A Complete Beginner's Guide to Using Kratom Leaf - Kratom Teas, Kratom Extracts, Kratom Powders, and Kratom Capsules

Kratom for Pain Relief: A Complete Beginner's Guide to Using Kratom Leaf - Kratom Teas, Kratom Extracts, Kratom Powders, and Kratom Capsules

by Philip J. Adrian

ISBN: 109273399X ASIN: 109273399X

62 pages (Paperback)

Publisher: Independently published

Price: 7.89 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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