Materia Medica of Western Herbs

By (author) Carole Fisher

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  • Publisher : Aeon Books
  • Published : June 2018
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 602
  • Size : 189mm(w) x 246mm(h)
  • Catalogue No : 93347
  • ISBN 13 : 9781911597513
  • ISBN 10 : 1911597515
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A perennial favourite with students and practitioners, this is the go-to reference book for 180 medicinal herbs and their actions.

Materia Medica of Western Herbs is designed for worldwide use and contains detailed monographs of 180 of the most commonly used medicinal herbs.

Each herb is presented with:
• Plant name and picture
• Parts used
• Actions
• Pharmacy
• Interaction with drugs
• Botanical description
• Active constituents
• Scientific information
• Precaution and/or Safety
• Historical uses
• Habitat and geographical location
• Nutritional constituents
• Medicinal uses

There are appendices to help students understand pharmacological and medicinal actions, a glossary listing the known actions of common constituents, a table of interactions and a comprehensive therapeutic index. At the start of the book, medicinal herbs are listed by both their medicinal and common names.

Based on the original Materia Medica of Western Herbs by Carole Fisher and Gilian Painter, this new book has been reset and streamlined to include botanical, scientific, pharmacy and safety information.

This textbook is valuable not only for students and practitioners of herbal medicine but is also of use to any health provider who wishes to know more about how and why herbs work and the safety issues related to them.

About the author

By (author) Carole Fisher

Carole Fisher gained a BSc degree in biochemistry and spent some years in both research and routine laboratories before training in herbal medicine through the National Institute of Herbal Medicine (UK). She has been in practice as a medical herbalist since 1993 and has also recently returned to further education, completing a Diploma in Public Health at Otago University and a PhD at the University of Technology, Sydney.

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