By (author) Peter Holmes
A pathbreaking reference text detailing over 220 botanical remedies in Western herbal medicine.
Comprehensive and detailed, this revised and enlarged 4th edition draws on Chinese and Greek herbal medicine to integrate traditional herbal energetics with the latest findings in plant pharmacology, using traditional vitalistic and modern scientific systems of herbal medicine are complementary paradigms, rather than irreconcilable approaches.
Using both systems simultaneously will greatly enhance the efficacy of herbal formulation in clinical practice, as well as provide a deeper understanding of each system.
The Energetics of Western Herbal Medicine includes detailed practical instructions for preparing and using herbal remedies for internal and topical use, including fourteen new herbs, including Schisandra, Rehmannia, Rhodiola, Eleuthero, Devil’s claw, White peony, Asian ginseng, Asian buplever and Baikal skullcap.
The introductions to each herb class, which explore the treatment strategies behind the various types of herbs, have been rewritten to include much new clinical material as well as to reflect current knowledge.
In addition, the whole text has been re-typeset for greater user friendliness as a practical herbal medicine reference.
For each herb, it includes the most useful preparation forms, along with important dosage, caution and contraindication information.
For this fourth edition, the detailed dosages for tincture, infusion and decoction preparations have been fully updated, based on current Western herbal medicine practice, and the tincture strength and ethanol content information have been added for every herb.
A great book, every student of western herbal medicine should own one; it is well organized, clear and concise.