The Western Herbal Tradition: 2000 years of medicinal plant knowledge, 1e

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The Western Herbal Tradition provides a comprehensive and critical exploration of the use of plant medicines through 2000 years of history from Dioscorides to the present day. It follows each of the 27 herbs through a wide range of key sources from European, Arabic and American traditions including Greek, Roman and Renaissance texts. A rich discussion of the historical texts is balanced with current application and research.

The herbs have been selected on the basis of common use by practising herbalists.

Each illustrated monograph contains:

Species, identification and botanical description

A study of the characterisation and medicinal use of the plants consistently drawn

from featured herbals which includes the authors’ own translations from the Latin

Assessment of past and current texts in the transmission of herbal knowledge

Consideration of traditional therapeutics, including humoral and physiomedical

approaches

Suggestions towards a modern experiential approach through Goethean methodology

Current evidence on pharmacological constituents

Review of evidence on safety

Recommendations for internal and external uses, prescribing and dosage

  • Excellent illustrations accompany each monograph to aid learning
  • First book to cover broader historical
  • perspective and discussions of issues surrounding each herb
  • Written by leading experts who are well known in the field
  • Includes some monographs of which there is little material already available
  • The bibliographic evidence provided could support applications for registration of Herbal Medicinal Products under the provisions of the Traditional Herbal Medicinal Product Directive

  • An excellent valuable resource for everyone interested in herbal medicine

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The Western Herbal Tradition is a comprehensive exploration of 27 key herbs through the examination of historical texts and discussion of current applications and research

About the Author:

Graeme Tobyn is Senior Lecturer at the School of Community Health and Midwifery, University of Central Lancashire. He is a Fellow of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists. Alison Denham is Senior Lecturer at the School of Community Health and Midwifery, University of Central Lancashire, and is a Fellow of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists. Midge Whitelegg is past President of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists.

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