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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A Druid's Herbal for the Sacred Earth Year

A Druid's Herbal for the Sacred Earth Year

by Ellen Evert Hopman

ISBN: 0892815019 ASIN: 0892815019

224 pages (Paperback)

Publisher: Destiny Books

Price: 14.95 USD

Black Cumin: The Magical Egyptian Herb for Allergies, Asthma, Skin Conditions, and Immune Disorders

Black Cumin: The Magical Egyptian Herb for Allergies, Asthma, Skin Conditions, and Immune Disorders

by Peter Schleicher, Mohamed Saleh, Peter, M.D. Schleicher, Mohamed, M.D. Saleh

ISBN: 0892818433 ASIN: 0892818433

96 pages (Paperback)

Publisher: Healing Arts Press

Price: 12.95 USD

The Untold History of Healing: Plant Lore and Medicinal Magic from the Stone Age to Present

The Untold History of Healing: Plant Lore and Medicinal Magic from the Stone Age to Present

by Wolf D. Storl

ISBN: 1623170931 ASIN: 1623170931

344 pages (Paperback)

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

Price: 24.95 USD

Equine Herbal and Energetics

Equine Herbal and Energetics

by Stacey Small, Andrea Baldwin

ISBN: 1495809846 ASIN: 1495809846

326 pages (Paperback)

Publisher: Infinity Publishing

Price: 44.95 USD

The Nurse-Herbalist: Integrative Insights for Holistic Practice

The Nurse-Herbalist: Integrative Insights for Holistic Practice

by Martha Mathews Libster

ISBN: 0975501844 ASIN: 0975501844

450 pages (Paperback)

Publisher: Golden Apple Publications

Price: 39.95 USD

375 Essential Oils and Hydrosols

375 Essential Oils and Hydrosols

by Jeanne Rose

ISBN: 1883319897 ASIN: 1883319897

252 pages (Paperback)

Publisher: Frog Books

Price: 16.95 USD

Working Cures: Healing, Health, and Power on Southern Slave Plantations (Gender and American Culture)

Working Cures: Healing, Health, and Power on Southern Slave Plantations (Gender and American Culture)

by Sharla M. Fett

ISBN: 080785378X ASIN: 080785378X

304 pages (Paperback)

Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press

Price: 37.50 USD

Medical Aromatherapy: Healing with Essential Oils

Medical Aromatherapy: Healing with Essential Oils

by Kurt Schnaubelt

ISBN: 1883319692 ASIN: 1883319692

296 pages (Paperback)

Publisher: Frog Books

Price: 18.95 USD

National Geographic Desk Reference to Nature's Medicine

National Geographic Desk Reference to Nature's Medicine

by Steven Foster, Rebecca Johnson

ISBN: 1426202938 ASIN: 1426202938

416 pages (Paperback)

Publisher: National Geographic

Price: 24.00 USD

Plantfed Mama's Holistic Guide to a Vegan Pregnancy

Plantfed Mama's Holistic Guide to a Vegan Pregnancy

by Candy Marx

ISBN: 0648659526 ASIN: 0648659526

298 pages (Paperback)

Publisher: Ethical Press Publishers

Price: 23.99 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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