Clinical Herbalism,
Edition 1 Plant Wisdom from East and West
By Rachel Lord

Publication Date: 25 Jun 2021

The only textbook of its kind, Clinical Herbalism: Plant Wisdom from East and West is an ideal resource for anyone interested in herbal therapy. With comprehensive, clearly written coverage of Western and Chinese herbs for each body system, this brand-new text offers case histories, along with easy-to-understand instructions for preparing tinctures, percolations, dual extractions, and much more.

Key Features

  • Integration of Western and Chinese herbal therapeutics presents health challenges from an energetic context, making it especially useful for those with minimal Chinese Medicine training.
  • Complete coverage addresses a wide variety of topics, including theory, wildcrafting, apothecary, herbal remedy-making, client interaction, and creating and dispensing formulas.
  • Compendium of Western and Chinese herbs covers usages, contraindications, and herb-drug interactions with an emphasis on herbal safety.
  • Comparison of Western diseases and Chinese syndromes helps pinpoint which herbs and formulas best match a person’s health condition.
  • Case histories present specific therapeutic principles and suggested formulas on conditions commonly faced by herbalists.
  • Explicit instructions detail how to make salves, lotions, and syrups, plus tinctures, percolations, and dual extractions, including calculations, proportions, and worksheets.
  • Functional medicine principles address the root causes of common chronic Western diseases.
About the author
By Rachel Lord
Table of Contents

Chapter 1 From the Heart

Chapter 2 History of Herbalism

Chapter 3 Philosophical Constructs of Herbology

Chapter 4 Taxonomy and Botany for Herbalists

Chapter 5 Wildcrafting, Preparation, Storage and Purchasing

Chapter 6 Types of Herbal Remedies

Chapter 7 Preparation of Tinctures, Infused Oils, Salves, Lotions, Creams, and Syrups

Chapter 8 Chemical Constituents for Herbalists

Chapter 9 Basic Concepts of Chinese Medicine

Chapter 10 Energetics and Western Herbology

Chapter 11 Basic Materia Medica

Chapter 12 Materia Medica Groupings

Chapter 13 Herbal Safety

Chapter 14 Formulating, Dispensing and Dosing

Chapter 15 History, Assessment, and Documentation

Chapter 16 Maintaining the Body in Health

Chapter 17 Infection and Toxicosis

Chapter 18 The gastrointestinal System

Chapter 19 The Hepatobiliary System

Chapter 20 The Respiratory System

Chapter 21 Pediatrics

Chapter 22 The Cardiovascular System

Chapter 23 The Neurological System

Chapter 24 The Musculoskeletal System

Chapter 25 The Integumentary System

Chapter 26 The Urinary System

Chapter 27 The Endocrine system

Chapter 28 The Reproductive System

Chapter 29 Herbal Legalities

Chapter 30 Building Your Practice

Book details
ISBN: 9780323721769
Page Count: 576
Illustrations : Approx. 100 illustrations (100 in full color)
Retail Price : £46.99
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