Medical Botany
Edible and Medicinal Plants of the West
Edible and Medicinal Plants of the West
Paperback      ISBN: 0878423591

i>Edible and Medicinal Plants of the West is a full-color photographic guide to the identification, edibility, and medicinal uses of over 250 plant species, growing from Alaska to southern California, east across the Rocky Mountains and the Northern Plains to the Great Lakes. Herbalist and naturalist Gregory Tilford provides a thorough introduction to the world of herbal medicine for everyone interested in plants, personal well-being, and a healthy environment.

Essiac: A Native Herbal Cancer Remedy
Essiac
A Native Herbal Cancer Remedy
Paperback      ISBN: 189094100x

Do you want the same cancer cure John F. Kennedy's personal physician used to completely cure his own cancer? This book is a compilation of research, data and testimonials about Essiac - the herbal based formula who have helped thousands attain relief and regeneration from cancer. You will learn how to safely navigate the preparation, doses and uses of Essiac. Included is the history and development of this ancient healing remedy. The originator of the formula desired that the people who need help would get it without interference from any medical establishment. She treated thousands of people with this formula with an 80% recovery rate.

Ginkgo Biloba a Global Treasure: From Biology to Medicine
Ginkgo Biloba a Global Treasure
From Biology to Medicine
Hardcover      ISBN: 4431702040

Interest in Ginkgo biloba has grown dramatically in the last 10 years, along with a corresponding increase in research on this unique plant. This book provides an overview and recent findings concerning cell biology, biochemistry, development, morphology, phylogeny, paleobotany, as well as possible applications in chemistry and medicine. It also covers environmental aspects and the relationship between G. biloba and humans. The book will be of wide interest to botanists, horticulturists and scientists working on this attractive and useful plant. This book commemorates the hundredth anniversary of the discovery of Ginkgo sperm by Sakugoro Hirase and will both stimulate further study, and contribute to the development of new fields in Ginkgo research.

Ginkgo Biloba a Global Treasure: From Biology to Medicine
Ginkgo Biloba a Global Treasure
From Biology to Medicine
Paperback      ISBN: 4431684182

Interest in Ginkgo biloba has grown dramatically in the last 10 years, along with a corresponding increase in research on this unique plant. This book provides an overview and recent findings concerning cell biology, biochemistry, development, morphology, phylogeny, paleobotany, as well as possible applications in chemistry and medicine. It also covers environmental aspects and the relationship between G. biloba and humans. The book will be of wide interest to botanists, horticulturists and scientists working on this attractive and useful plant. This book commemorates the hundredth anniversary of the discovery of Ginkgo sperm by Sakugoro Hirase and will both stimulate further study, and contribute to the development of new fields in Ginkgo research.

Green Pharmacy: The History and Evolution of Western Herbal Medicine
Green Pharmacy
The History and Evolution of Western Herbal Medicine
Paperback      ISBN: 0892817275

Including the latest developments in the field of herbal medicine, this classic bestseller presents a fascinating account of the ideas, personalities, advances, and vicissitudes that have shaped the course of medicine and pharmacology in the Western world. The author provides an eloquent and engaging account of the use of herbal medicine from prehistoric times to the present, reaffirming the incalculable value of medicinal plants in the healing arts. She presents a strong case for the cyclical emergence of alternative medicine at times (such as our own) when allopathic methods of treatment have lost their safety and efficacy.

Handbook of Arabian Medicinal Plants
Handbook of Arabian Medicinal Plants
Hardcover      ISBN: 084930539x

The Handbook of Arabian Medicinal Plants is the first illustrated reference on the uses of plants in the Arabian Peninsula. It documents and preserves the existing knowledge in a region where social patterns are rapidly changing. The book emphasizes the need for preserving social and cultural patterns and examines the close relationship between those patterns and nature. This excellent source identifies more than 250 species of plants and describes their medicinal uses. Biochemical information and references are also included for each species.

Handbook of Ayurvedic Medicinal Plants: Herbal Reference Library
Handbook of Ayurvedic Medicinal Plants
Herbal Reference Library
Hardcover      ISBN: 0849329299

This handbook is filled with over 50 illustrations and descriptions of approximately 250 plants which are used for herbal medicine. It includes information on medicinal plants ranging from Abies spectabilis to Zizyphus vulgaris. The purpose of this handbook is to make available a reference for easy, accurate identification of these herbs. Derived from India, "Ayurveda" is the foundation stone of their ancient medical science. Approximately 80 percent of the population of India and other countries in the East continue to utilize this system of medicinal treatment. It is believed that the key to successful medication is the use of the correct herb. This is an indispensable resource for all physicians, pharmacists, drug collectors, and those interested in the healing arts.

A Handbook of Native American Herbs: The Pocket Guide to 125 Medicinal Plants and Their Uses
A Handbook of Native American Herbs
The Pocket Guide to 125 Medicinal Plants and Their Uses
Paperback      ISBN: 0877736995
The author of the bible on herbalism returns with a portable guide for the professional and amateur herbalist alike

Based on the now-classic reference text Indian Herbalogy of North America, this illustrated pocket guide is the perfect companion for those eager to expand their knowledge of herbal healing. Through detailed descriptions and illustrations, Alma R. Hutchens walks readers through:

- 125 of the most useful medicinal herbs found in North America, and their uses
- How to create herbal remedies for common ailments
- The herbal traditions of North America and other lands

Entries include staples of folk medicine such as echinacea and slippery elm as well as common kitchen herbs--from parsley to thyme to pepper--whose tonic and healing properties are less widely known.
Herbal Emissaries: Bringing Chinese Herbs to the West: A Guide to Gardening, Herbal Wisdom, and Well-Being
Herbal Emissaries: Bringing Chinese Herbs to the West
A Guide to Gardening, Herbal Wisdom, and Well-Being
Paperback      ISBN: 0892813490

This extensive and engaging book--the first collaboration between a Chinese scientist and an American author and herbalist--blends traditional wisdom from both cultures with scientific verification of the medical effectiveness of many ancient Chinese plants, thereby deepening our knowledge of and appreciation for ornamentals whose usefulness extends far beyond their beauty.

More plants have been introduced from China to American and European gardens than from any other part of the world.
Many of the Asian species grown as ornamentals--such as daylilies, forsythia, gardenia, peonies, crape myrtle, and mums--are widely used in traditional Chinese medicine.
The authors supply specific techniques for cultivating Chinese herbs and flowers in Western gardens, as well as for using them medicinally.
Herbal Prescriptions for Health and Healing: Your Everyday Guide to Using Herbs Safely and Effectively
Herbal Prescriptions for Health and Healing
Your Everyday Guide to Using Herbs Safely and Effectively
Paperback      ISBN: 0940985586

Herbal Prescriptions for Health & Healing is an indispensable guide that will introduce you to 20 of the most frequently used herbs. The book also provides extensive information on treating all the primary systems of the body with herbal medicine. Whether you're a novice or an experienced herb user, you will find many helpful tips for a wide variety of ailments.