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Principles and Practice of Phytotherapy Modern Herbal Medicine By Simon Mills & Kerry Bone This book provides a detailed, practical and where possible research based rationale for the use of herbal treatments in a wide variety of clinical conditions and problems. Through the filter of current scientific literature, the authors have reappraised traditional use of herbal remedies andpresent realistic guidelines for modern practice. As a result Principles and Practice if Phytotherapyis a uniquely authoritative guide to applying herbal medicines as serious options for the treatment of some of the most troublesome conditions in the modern clinic. It will be greatly welcomed by those already using these remedies but will also be valued by any medical or healthcare practitioner who has thought about using plant remedies but was looking for a coherent approach that made modern sense. CONTENTS PART 1 BACKGROUND and STRATEGIES Traditional Herbal Therapeutic Systems. Principles of Herbal Pharmacology. Principles of Herbal Treatment. Herbal Diagnosis. Validating Herbal Therapeutics. Optimising Safety PART 2 PRACTICAL CLINICAL GUIDES Dosage Issues. Herbal Approaches to Pathological States. Herbal Approaches to System Dysfunctions. A Systematic Approach to Herbal Prescribing PART 3 a MATERIA MEDICA Herb Monographs Bibliography. Actions Index. Symptoms and Conditions Index

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