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Medical herbalism : the science and practice of herbal medicine

Author: David Hoffmann
Publisher: Rochester, Vt. : Healing Arts Press, ©2003.
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Medical Herbalism is a foundational textbook on the scientific principles of therapeutic herbalism and their application in medicine. Based on the author's more than twenty-five years of herbal practice, it contains comprehensive information concerning the identification and use of medicinal plants both by chemical structure and physiological effect, the art and science of making herbal medicine, and the challenge  Read more...
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Hoffmann, David, 1951-
Medical herbalism.
Rochester, Vt. : Healing Arts Press, ©2003
(DLC) 2003017536
(OCoLC)52813818
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Hoffmann
ISBN: 9781594778902 1594778906 1283215446 9781283215442
OCLC Number: 725228245
Description: 1 online resource (666 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Herbs, holism, and science: a paradigm shift --
Classification of medicinal plants --
An introduction to phytochemistry --
Carbohydrates --
Lipids --
Terpenes --
Polyphenols --
Alkaloids --
Pharmacology --
Toxicty, contraindications, and safety --
Formulation and preparation of herbal medicines --
A holistic model of herbal medicine --
The digestive system --
The cardiovascular system --
The respiratory system --
The nervous system --
The urinary system --
The reproductive system --
The musculoskeletal system --
The skin --
The immune system --
The endocrine system --
Phytotherapy and the elderly --
Phytotherapy and children --
Herbal actions --
Materia medica.
Responsibility: David Hoffmann.
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