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Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine: 550 Herbs and Remedies for Common Ailments Hardcover – Illustrated, July 5, 2016
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About the Author
Andrew Chevallier FNIMH, MCPP, is an experienced medical herbalist, healer, and author of books on botanical medicine. He is a fellow and past-president of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists, and a member of the College of Practitioners of Phytotherapy. He also helped to found the BSc (Hons) Herbal Medicine course at Middlesex University.
- Item Weight : 3.75 pounds
- Hardcover : 336 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1465449817
- ISBN-13 : 978-1465449818
- Dimensions : 9.3 x 1.06 x 11.15 inches
- Publisher : DK; 3rd edition (July 5, 2016)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,247 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The information in this book is of the highest quality, with all of the various body systems and active constituents of each plant explained, along with gorgeous color pictures all throughout. The book explains the history of herbal medicine, its present status, and where the future is headed, around the world.
All herbs are broken down thoroughly in great detail, including their habitat and cultivation, their key actions, their traditional and current uses, the parts used, and their preparations and uses. The cautions are clearly stated, as are self-help uses and techniques.
I love the easy remedies and doses that are listed for every ailment, and I feel greater confidence in my own ability to heal and advise others.
Smartly, the back of the encyclopedia contains a general index, as well as an index of herbs by ailment. This makes it easy to find what you're looking for, since the herbs are not shown in alphabetical order, but appearing in alphabetical order of their plant species. It doesn't necessarily make things easier for the reader, but it makes absolute sense to do this.
I LOVE this information-packed encyclopedia, and I deeply respect its experienced author, Andrew Chevallier. He is extremely knowledgeable and intelligent; I admire the way he shares this vital information with those of us who want to take back control of our health, one herb at a time. Natural herbs and holistic healing are so relevant and necessary in the midst of modern medicine, and this book proves exactly why.
The Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine is an important, authentic step in the right direction, towards real, genuine, long-term health, wellness and happiness. I would recommend this book to nature-loving novices, gardeners, natural DIYers, experienced herbalists, tea formulators, aromatherapists, healers and chronic pain/illness warriors (like me). There is something here for everyone to learn something new, every single day of the year. This comprehensive book on herbal medicine will stand the test of time and prove to be relevant many years from now. Enjoy it and learn to heal the natural way!🌿
First published in 1996, this well-known reference was recently updated in a new 2016 edition. The book begins with general information regarding herbal medicine including how herbal medicine developed, herbal traditions from different parts of the world, and a history of the origins of herbal medicine. It contains information about more than 550 plants including both pharmacological information as well as the lore and traditional uses of plants.
The author estimates that of the 500,000 plants on earth, about 10,000 are used medicinally on a regular basis (Chevallier 55). The book provides detailed information on those plants which have been carefully researched for safety and efficacy are used most frequently. Entries include information regarding the cultivation, natural habitat, key actions and preparations of the plant, cautions and self-help uses. The book is generously illustrated with many full color photos and illustrations. Some of the items included are common food items including, for example, thyme, nutmeg, peppermint, asparagus, and oats. Many other plants will be much less familiar. Some of the plants are commonly available and others may be quite useful but difficult to locate in some areas.
The final chapters contain information regarding the culture, harvesting, and preparation of herbal remedies, safety of herbal preparations, and an index of herbal usage by ailment.
The author, Andrew Chevallier, a practicing medical herbalist for thirty years, helped to found the program in medical herbalism at Middlesex University in London which was the first of it's kind in a European university. He is a fellow and past-president of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists (NIMH), a member of the College of Practitioners of Phytotherapy, and has written extensively in the field of herbal medicine.
For more information about Andrew Chevalier and a list of his other books: [...]
Chevallier, Andrew. Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine. 3rd ed. New York: Doring Kindersley, 2016. Print.
What I was hoping to find more of was tropical medicinals and I found the book lacking in this area. I also really wish there was more photos, more help with IDing plants and disambiguating them from other plants, and other types of the same plant. It could also get more specific about the medicinal properties.
There aren’t a lot of other reference books like this that are equally comprehensive, but it could use some tweaks.