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Bartram's Encyclopedia Of Herbal Medicine

Paperback Book
March, 1999
$21.95 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

Now more than ever, herbal remedies are being used in conjunction with modern medications to treat illness—both major and minor. In Bartram’s Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine, British herbalist Thomas Bartram has compiled his lifetime of experience as an herbalist in a thorough and clear guide that will help readers understand the use and nature of herbal medicine. Again available in a British edition, this book has been hailed as authoritative and invaluable by the medical profession.

Including over 900 entries organized in an easy-to-read A–Z listing of remedies and ailments, Bartram’s covers the full spectrum of herbal medicine. Comprehensive coverage of common and rare disorders and their appropriate treatments; the actions, properties, and preparations of herbs, tinctures, and essential oils; an overview of the major discoveries and developments in the history of herbalism; and alternative herbal treatments for many of the current prescription drugs are included. Great for everyday use in minor ailments as well as for more serious illnesses, Bartram’s Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine is an essential resource for all those interested in exploring the natural side of treating disease.

As Bartram states in his introduction:

Perhaps the real value of well-known alternative remedies lies in their comparative safety. Though largely unproven by elaborate clinical trials, the majority carry little risk of harm. Some have a great potential for good. The therapy is compatible with other forms of treatment.

The revival of herbal medicine is no passing cult due to sentimentality or superstition. It indicates, rather, a return to that deep devotion to nature that most of us have always possessed, and which seems in danger of being lost in the maze of modern pharmacy. It is an expression of loyalty to all that is best from the past as we move forward into the 21st century with a better understanding of disease and its treatment.




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