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Pocket Guide to Herbal Medicine

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Pocket Guide to Herbal Medicine - By Kraft, Karin; Hobbs, Christopher There is an herbal remedy for most ailments - and you will find the most important ones in this concise pocket guide. Co-authored by Karin Kraft, one of the members of the German Commission E, and Christopher Hobbs, a renowned North-American herbalist, this handy pocket guide gives you the decisive facts about important medicinal herbs, taking into consideration both major European monographs (Commission E and ESCOP) and up-to-date clinical trials. The book goes on to inform the reader on the usage of herbal remedies for a number of common indications. The book gives first-hand, easy to access information on the administration of herbal remedies for the medical practitioner and herbal therapist alike. Profit from the wealth of German tradition, extended by North American experience in the usage of herbal medicines. CONTENTS SECTION ONE: FUNDAMENTALS AND PRACTICAL TECHNIQUES 1 Section One: Fundamentals of Phytotherapy 1.1 Characteristics and Status of Herbal Medicines 1.2 Transforming Plants into Drugs 1.3 Constituents and Active Principles 1.4 Herbal Formulations 1.5 Prescribing Herbal Medicines 2 General Guidelines for Use of Herbal Medicines 2.1 Potentials and Limitations 2.2 Special Patient Groups 2.3 Practical Techniques SECTION TWO: PLANT SUMMARIES 3 Medicinal Plants from A to Z 3.1 Plant Summaries - A 3.2 Plant Summaries - B 3.3 Plant Summaries - C 3.4 Plant Summaries - E 3.5 Plant Summaries - F 3.6 Plant Summaries - G 3.7 Plant Summaries - H 3.8 Plant Summaries - I to J 3.9 Plant Summaries - K 3.10 Plant Summaries - L 3.11 Plant Summaries - M 3.12 Plant Summaries - N 3.13 Plant Summaries - O 3.14 Plant Summaries - P Q 3.15 Plant Summaries - R 3.16 Plant Summaries S 3.17 Plant Summaries - T 3.18 Plant Summaries - U 3.19 Plant Summaries - V-Z SECTION THREE: HERBAL TREATMENT OF SPECIFIC DISEASES 4 Cardiovascular Diseases 4.1 Heart Failure 4.2 Coronary Artery Disease 4.3 Functional Heart Disorders 4.4 Hypertension 4.5 Hypotension 4.6 Circulatory Disorders 4.7 Vertigo and Tinnitus 4.8 Dementia 4.9 Atherosclerosis 4.10 Chronic Venous Insufficiency (Varicose Veins) 5 Respiratory Diseases 5.1 Diseases of the Nose and Nasal Sinuses 5.2 Colds and Flu 5.3 Bronchitis 5.4 Symptomatic Cough 6 Diseases and Dysfunctions of the Digestive Organs 6.1 Diseases of the Mouth and Throat 6.2 Inappetence 6.3 Reflux, Gastritis, Gastroduodenal Ulcers, Dyspepsia 6.4 Dyspeptic Syndrome 6.5 Chronic Hepatitis and Cirrhosis of the Liver 6.6 Diseases of the Gallbladder and Biliary Tract 6.7 Diseases of the Rectum and Colon 6.8 Acute and Chronic Diarrhea 6.9 Irritable Bowel Disease 6.10 Constipation and Colonic Diverticulosis (Acquired) 7 Diseases of the Urogenital Tract 7.1 Urinary Tract Infections 7.2 Dysuria 7.3 Irritable Bladder 7.4 Urolithiasis 7.5 Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia 8 Diseases and Disorders of the Nervous System 8.1 Sleep Disorders 8.2 Nervous Anxiety, Tension and Unrest 8.3 Psychovegetative Syndrome 8.4 Depression and Mood Swings 8.5 Primary Headache Disorders 9 Debility, Fatigue,Adaptive and Functional Disorders 9.1 Non-age-related Debility 9.2 Adaptive and Functional Disorders of Aging 10 Immunodeficiency Diseases 10.1 Conditions Related to Acquired Immunodeficiency 10.2 Cancer 11 Rheumatic Diseases 11.1 Rheumatism and Pain 11.2 Gout 12 Gynecological Diseases 12.1 Disturbances of the Menstrual Cycle 12.2 Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) 12.3 Dysmenorrhea 12.4 Menopausal Complaints 13 Pediatric Diseases 13.1 Introduction 13.2 Acute Febrile Infections and Low Resistance to Infection 13.3 Mouth and Throat Inflammations 13.4 Respiratory Tract Diseases 13.5 Gastrointestinal Diseases 13.6 Urinary Tract Diseases 13.7 Psychogenic Disorders 13.8 Dermatological Diseases 14 Dermatological Diseases 14.1 Psoriasis 14.2 Eczema 14.3 Atopic Dermatitis (Neurodermatitis) 14.4 Acne and Seborrhea 14.5 Furuncles (Boils) 14.6 Hair Loss (Effluvium) 14.7 Itching (Pruritus) 14.8 Excessive Perspiration (Hyperhidrosis) 15 Open Wounds and Blunt Traumas 15.1 Wounds 15.2 Blunt Traumas and Iatrogenic Wounds 15.3 Leg Ulceration SECTION FOUR: PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS 16 Herbal Balneotherapy 16.1 Fundamentals of Balneotherapy 16.2 Colds and Flu 16.3 Circulatory Disorders 16.4 Nervousness and Sleep Disorders 16.5 Rheumatic Pain 16.6 Inflammatory Skin Diseases 17 Standard Treatments for Cardiovascular Diseases 17.1 Arnica Wrap for Heart Ailments 17.2 Invigorating Rosemary Whole-Body Wash 18 Standard Treatments for Respiratory Diseases 18.1 Linseed Poultice for Sinusitis 18.2 Horseradish Poultice 18.3 Thyme Oil Compress 18.4 Thyme Chest Wrap 18.5 Mustard Wrap 19 Standard Treatments for Gastrointestinal Disorders 19.1 Hot Stomach Wrap 19.2 Hot Chamomile Wrap 19.3 Fennel Oil Wrap 19.4 Hot Yarrow Wrap 20 Standard Treatments for Urinary Tact Diseases 20.1 Eucalyptus Oil Compress 20.2 Horseradish Poultice 21 Standard Treatments for Nervous Disorders 21.1 Mood-enhancing Stomach Wrap 21.2 Lavender Oil Chest Compress 21.3 Lavender Oil Whole Body Wash 22 Standard Treatments for Rheumatic and Systemic Diseases 22.1 Grass Flower Pillow 22.2 Ginger Wrap 22.3 Arnica Joint Wrap 23 Standard Treatments for Pediatric Diseases 23.1 Arnica Pulse Wrap 23.2 Mustard Powder Footbath 23.3 Lemon Neck Wrap 23.4 Fever Reducing Whole Body Peppermint Wash 24 Standard Treatments for Skin Diseases and Wounds 24.1 Ringer-Calendula Mixture for Wet Dressings 24.2 Ringer-Calendula Dressing for Deep Wounds 24.3 Rhatany Tincture for Wound Treatment 24.4 Arnica Wrap for Soft Tissue Swelling 24.5 Whole-Body Wash with Pansy Infusion 24.6 White Cabbage Compress 24.7 Egg Yolk Hair Mask 24.8 Revitalizing Hair Mask APPENDIX: GLOSSARIES AND ADDRESSES 25 Herbal Oils for Musculoskeletal Diseases 26 Plant Glossaries 26.1 Latin - English Plant Glossary 26.2 English - Latin Plant Glossary 27 Addresses 27.1 Professional Organizations 27.2 Interesting Web Sites 28 References

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