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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Making Tinctures: Beyond the Folk Method

Making Tinctures: Beyond the Folk Method

by Thyme Wisper

ISBN: 1508664773 ASIN: 1508664773

106 pages (Paperback)

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Price: 18.79 USD

Kratom: The Complete Introduction for Beginners with Everything You Need to Know about Kratom!

Kratom: The Complete Introduction for Beginners with Everything You Need to Know about Kratom!

by Joseph Childs

ISBN: 1073878279 ASIN: 1073878279

35 pages (Paperback)

Publisher: Independently published

Price: 9.97 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

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

Zhang Zhong-jing's Clinical Application of 50 Medicinals

Zhang Zhong-jing's Clinical Application of 50 Medicinals

by Huang Huang

ISBN: 7117092076 ASIN: 7117092076

590 pages (Hardcover)

Publisher: People's Medical Publishing House

Price: 49.95 USD

Healing Lyme Disease Naturally: History, Analysis, and Treatments

Healing Lyme Disease Naturally: History, Analysis, and Treatments

by Wolf D. Storl

ISBN: 9781556438738 ASIN: 1556438737

376 pages (Paperback)

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

Price: 19.95 USD

A Russian Herbal: Traditional Remedies for Health and Healing

A Russian Herbal: Traditional Remedies for Health and Healing

by Igor Vilevich Zevin

ISBN: 9780892815494 ASIN: 0892815493

240 pages (Paperback)

Publisher: Healing Arts Press

Price: 14.95 USD

A Handbook of Chinese Healing Herbs: An Easy-to-Use Guide to 108 Chinese Medicinal Herbs and Dozens of Prepared Herba l Formulas

A Handbook of Chinese Healing Herbs: An Easy-to-Use Guide to 108 Chinese Medicinal Herbs and Dozens of Prepared Herba l Formulas

by Daniel Reid

ISBN: 1570620938 ASIN: 1570620938

336 pages (Paperback)

Publisher: Shambhala

Price: 27.95 USD

Clinical Naturopathic Medicine

Clinical Naturopathic Medicine

by Leah Hechtman PhD (Cand) MSciMed (RHHG) BHSc ND

ISBN: 0729542424 ASIN: 0729542424

1485 pages (Paperback)

Publisher: Elsevier

Price: 104.00 USD

Space, Time & Medicine

Space, Time & Medicine

by Larry Dossey

ISBN: 0394710916 ASIN: 0394710916

264 pages (Paperback)

Publisher: Shambhala

Price: 24.95 USD

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