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Students and practitioners of Chinese herbal medicine must learn hundreds of commonly used herbs as the first step in studying Chinese herbal medicine. Additionally, junior practitioners lack the clinical experience required to ensure that they can skilfully select the appropriate herbs to use in the formulas. This presents them with a major challenge. Chinese Herbal Medicines: Comparisons and Characteristics presents a method of learning individual herbs through vivid and clear discussion of their characteristics and through a comparison with other herbs of their characteristics and strengths. This clear and logical approach makes it easy for the user to understand and memorize the functions of specific herbs. It also enables experienced practitioners to improve their therapeutic results through the use of better formulas. Key features of the new edition Retains the same easy to follow format as the first edition Presents detailed comparisons and discussions of commonly used Chinese herbs Provides a series of thought-provoking questions with very detailed answers Structured to help the reader to learn and memorize the content more easily The easy-to-use question-andanswer format is convenient to apply in the consulting room Includes discussion of clinical applications to help with the practical use of the information in clinical setting Revised and updated with particular emphasis on the safe use of Chinese herbal medicines New appendices provide information on safe dosages, commonly used herbal combinations and the meanings of Chinese words used in herbal names Provides a sound foundation for the study and practice of Chinese herbal medicine. Chinese Herbal Medicinse: Comparisons and Characteristics is already wellknown to students and practitioners of Chinese herbal medicine. This new, improved edition will continue to be of value to students and practitioners alike. It is now supported by a new companion volume by the same author entitled Chinese Herbal Formulas: Treatment Principles and Composition Strategies. Together these two books provide a sound foundation for the study and practice of Chinese herbal medicine. Detailed and vivid comparisons and discussions of Chinese herbs to help the reader memorize and understand their characteristics Structured as a series of thought-provoking questions with very detailed answers, again to help memorize the content Includes "clinical applications" subsection within each section, to help the reader understand how to apply information better and more accurately in the clinical setting.
From ancient medicine men to modern holistic healers, people from every culture have recognized the potent healing properties of plants and herbs. Readily available and easy to use, the herbal remedies in this book provide a completely natural way to prevent and treat everyday illnesses as well as maintain general good health.Here, step-by-step instructions and beautiful color photographs show how to prepare and use herbs in ointments, lotions, compresses, poultices, baths, and teas to treat more than ninety-one common ailments such as:• Colds and flu• Depression• Asthma• Indigestion• Acne• Anemia• Insomnia• Eczema• High blood pressure• ArthritisAn ideal companion to Aromatherapy for Common Ailments and Acupressure for Common Ailments, this unique guide makes it easy to become proficient at the safe and powerful healing art of herbalism.
Written by acclaimed herb experts, this handsome compendium is a don't-miss for both gardeners and cooks. "This global tour of gourmet herbs and spices is seasoned with savory recipes and sage advice. More than 40 of the most popular and more unusual herbs are comprehensively cataloged....Get ready to harvest a wealth of herbal information that will spice up the kitchen and beautify the garden."--Booklist
In this Storey BASICS® guide, best-selling author and master herbalist Rosemary Gladstar shows you how to use 56 common herbs to safely address a wide range of everyday ailments. Covering everything from burns, wounds, and bruises to headaches, congestion, and insomnia, Gladstar offers dozens of easy-to-make recipes for herbal remedies that will soothe your woes without the harsh ingredients found in commercial pharmaceuticals. Keep your family happy, healthy, and safe with the natural healing power of herbs.