For the both the enthusiast and the professional Herbal Medicine: Trends and Traditions is a comprehensive sourcebook detailing the essentials of contemporary herbal medicine. Over 100 of the most popular herbal medicines are covered in depth. Medicinal use, indication, chemistry, dosage, caution, botanical description, and collection method are broadly discussed for each plant. An extensive section is dedicated to preparation technique: tinctures, fluidextracts, ointments, salves, syrups, and many other preparations are thoroughly covered. Included are over 50 color plates designed to assist the reader in plant identification. Appendices include a therapeutic index, percolation/fluidextract worksheets, weights and measures listing, and an extensive repository with preparation and dosage listings for over 400 additional herbal medicines. Painstakingly indexed, this book includes a full bibliography and a comprehensive glossary.Relevant and approachable, Trends and Tradition-+s style is authentic and rational. It is a departure from the -+quoting of study results-+, the -+hipster-1960s-esque-+, or -+it will cure whatever ails you-+ styles so commonly seen today. Above all consider it a genuine rendering from someone within the field, designed to change a vague subject into a useful tool.Active in the field for over 20 years, Charles Kane continues to write, teach, and see patients. Committed to helping people through the usage of medicinal plants, he is well regarded for his no-+nonsense approach in a field known for the opposite. Kane has also written Herbal Medicine of the American Southwest. He is a veteran of the war on terrorism and lives in southern Arizona.
Lincoln Town Press
Trends and Traditions (A Comprehensive Sourcebook on the Preparation and Use of Medicinal Plants)
Mind, Body & Spirit