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Pocket Guide to Herbal Medicine : Complementary Medicine - Karin Kraft

Pocket Guide to Herbal Medicine

Complementary Medicine

Paperback

Published: 28th April 2004
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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.

Overall the information is highly reliable and organized in a way which makes it easy to use. An extensive table on dosages of commonly used herbal medicines, including recommended dosages, is also included. -- Journal of Ethnopharmacology

Fundamentals And Practical Techniques
Section One: Fundamentals of Phytotherapy
Characteristics and Status of Herbal Medicines
Transforming Plants into Drugs
Constituents and Active Principles
Herbal Formulations
Prescribing Herbal Medicines
General Guidelines for Use of Herbal Medicines
Potentials and Limitations
Special Patient Groups
Practical Techniques
Plant Summaries
Medicinal Plants from A to Z
Plant Summaries - A
Plant Summaries - B
Plant Summaries - C
Plant Summaries - E
Plant Summaries - F
Plant Summaries - G
Plant Summaries - H
Plant Summaries - I to J
Plant Summaries - K
Plant Summaries - L
Plant Summaries - M
Plant Summaries - N
Plant Summaries - O
Plant Summaries - P Q
Plant Summaries - R
Plant Summaries S
Plant Summaries - T
Plant Summaries - U
Plant Summaries - V-Z
Herbal Treatment Of Specific Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Heart Failure
Coronary Artery Disease
Functional Heart Disorders
Hypertension
Hypotension
Circulatory Disorders
Vertigo and Tinnitus
Dementia
Atherosclerosis
Chronic Venous Insufficiency (Varicose Veins)
Respiratory Diseases
Diseases of the Nose and Nasal Sinuses
Colds and Flu
Bronchitis
Symptomatic Cough
Diseases and Dysfunctions of the Digestive Organs
Diseases of the Mouth and Throat
Inappetence
Reflux, Gastritis, Gastroduodenal Ulcers, Dyspepsia
Dyspeptic Syndrome
Chronic Hepatitis and Cirrhosis of the Liver
Diseases of the Gallbladder and Biliary Tract
Diseases of the Rectum and Colon
Acute and Chronic Diarrhea
Irritable Bowel Disease
Constipation and Colonic Diverticulosis (Acquired)
Diseases of the Urogenital Tract
Urinary Tract Infections
Dysuria
Irritable Bladder
Urolithiasis
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
Diseases and Disorders of the Nervous System
Sleep Disorders
Nervous Anxiety, Tension and Unrest
Psychovegetative Syndrome
Depression and Mood Swings
Primary Headache Disorders
Debility, Fatigue,Adaptive and Functional Disorders
Non-age-related Debility
Adaptive and Functional Disorders of Aging
Immunodeficiency Diseases
Conditions Related to Acquired Immunodeficiency
Cancer
Rheumatic Diseases
Rheumatism and Pain
Gout
Gynecological Diseases
Disturbances of the Menstrual Cycle
Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
Dysmenorrhea
Menopausal Complaints
Pediatric Diseases
Introduction
Acute Febrile Infections and Low Resistance to Infection
Mouth and Throat Inflammations
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Urinary Tract Diseases
Psychogenic Disorders
Dermatological Diseases
Dermatological Diseases
Psoriasis
Eczema
Atopic Dermatitis (Neurodermatitis)
Acne and Seborrhea
Furuncles (Boils)
Hair Loss (Effluvium)
Itching (Pruritus)
Excessive Perspiration (Hyperhidrosis)
Open Wounds and Blunt Traumas
Wounds
Blunt Traumas and Iatrogenic Wounds
Leg Ulceration
Practical Applications
Herbal Balneotherapy
Fundamentals of Balneotherapy
Colds and Flu
Circulatory Disorders
Nervousness and Sleep Disorders
Rheumatic Pain
Inflammatory Skin Diseases
Standard Treatments for Cardiovascular Diseases
Arnica Wrap for Heart Ailments
Invigorating Rosemary Whole-Body Wash
Standard Treatments for Respiratory Diseases
Linseed Poultice for Sinusitis
Horseradish Poultice
Thyme Oil Compress
Thyme Chest Wrap
Mustard Wrap
Standard Treatments for Gastrointestinal Disorders
Hot Stomach Wrap
Hot Chamomile Wrap
Fennel Oil Wrap
Hot Yarrow Wrap
Standard Treatments for Urinary Tact Diseases
Eucalyptus Oil Compress
Horseradish Poultice
Standard Treatments for Nervous Disorders
Mood-enhancing Stomach Wrap
Lavender Oil Chest Compress
Lavender Oil Whole Body Wash
Standard Treatments for Rheumatic and Systemic Diseases
Grass Flower Pillow
Ginger Wrap
Arnica Joint Wrap
Standard Treatments for Pediatric Diseases
Arnica Pulse Wrap
Mustard Powder Footbath
Lemon Neck Wrap
Fever Reducing Whole Body Peppermint Wash
Standard Treatments for Skin Diseases and Wounds
Ringer-Calendula Mixture for Wet Dressings
Ringer-Calendula Dressing for Deep Wounds
Rhatany Tincture for Wound Treatment
Arnica Wrap for Soft Tissue Swelling
Whole-Body Wash with Pansy Infusion
White Cabbage Compress
Egg Yolk Hair Mask
Revitalizing Hair Mask
Appendix: Glossaries And Addresses
Herbal Oils for Musculoskeletal Diseases
Plant Glossaries
Latin - English Plant Glossary
English - Latin Plant Glossary
Addresses
Professional Organizations
Interesting Web Sites
References
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ISBN: 9783131269911
ISBN-10: 313126991X
Series: Complementary Medicine
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 504
Published: 28th April 2004
Publisher: Thieme Publishing Group
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 11.2 x 18.1
Weight (kg): 0.37