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Herbal Medicine and Botanical Medical Fads

1st Edition

By Frank Hoffmann, Martin J Manning

Routledge

258 pages

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Description

Find all the information you need on herbs and spices in one place!

Herbal Medicine and Botanical Medical Fads is an A-to-Z reference book written in a straightforward style that’s informative enough for library use but informal enough for general reading. This essential guide takes a practical look at the popular uses of herbs and spices, presented in an easy-to-use format. The book is a refreshing alternative to the how-to guides, cookbooks, and picture books usually found on the subject.

From alfalfa to ginseng to yellow dock, more than 100 entries are included, featuring historical backgrounds, popular and practical uses, folklore, and bibliographies. Herbal Medicine and Botanical Medical Fads also contains related listings and essays that range from alternative medicine to food preparation and nutrition to herbs in wedding celebrations. Detailed enough for reference use by academics, the book has a natural tone that appeals to garden club members, herb and spice experts, hobbyists, and others.

Herbal Medicine and Botanical Medical Fads also includes information on:

  • herb growing and marketing
  • herbs and spices in literature
  • medicinal herbs and spices
  • federal regulations on herbs and spices
  • horticulture therapy
An everyday guide for enthusiasts and a perfect place to start for newcomers, Herbal Medicine and Botanical Medical Fads is an easy-to-use handbook with wide-ranging appeal. It combines the comprehensive information you’d expect from a reference book with a casual and colorful look at the histories and backgrounds of herbs and spices, both commonplace and exotic. As a vital resource or an occasional reference, this book is unique in its scope and invaluable in its usefulness.

Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Alfalfa
  • Allspice
  • Aloe
  • Alternative Medicine
  • American Botanical Council
  • American Herbal Products Association
  • American Spice Trade Association
  • Anemone
  • Anise
  • Aphrodisiacs
  • Arnica
  • Aromatherapy
  • Ashwagandha
  • Baby’s Breath
  • Basil
  • Belladonna
  • Bilberry
  • Black Cohosh
  • Black Pepper
  • Bouquet Garni
  • Brooklime
  • Burdock
  • Calendula
  • Cayenne Pepper
  • Chamomile
  • Chaparral
  • Chervil
  • Chickweed
  • Cinnamon
  • Cloves
  • Coffee; Coffee Substitutes
  • Comfrey
  • Coriander
  • Corporate Alliance for Integrative Medicine
  • Curry Powder
  • Digitalis
  • Dill
  • Echinacea
  • Eucalyptus
  • Evening Primrose
  • Federal Regulation of Herbs and Spices
  • Fennel
  • Fenugreek
  • Feverfew
  • Flax
  • Folexco
  • Food Preparation and Nutrition; Herbs, Spices, and Botanicals
  • Frankincense
  • Garlic
  • Ginger; Wild Ginger
  • Ginkgo
  • Ginseng
  • Goldenseal
  • Henna
  • Herb Crafts
  • Herb Fairs
  • Herb Gardens
  • Herb Growing & Marketing Network
  • Herb Jargon
  • Herb Quest International
  • Herb Research Foundation
  • Herb Society of America
  • Herbal Aspirin
  • Herbal Cosmetics
  • Herbal Education
  • Herbal Incense
  • Herbal Markets and Consumers
  • Herbal Pillows
  • Herbal Soaps
  • Herbs and Pets
  • Herbs in Wedding Celebrations
  • Hops
  • Horsetail
  • Horticulture Therapy
  • Hyssop
  • Indiana Botanical Gardens
  • International Herb Association
  • International Herb Growers and Marketers Association
  • Juniper
  • Kava Kava
  • Kudzu Vine
  • Lavender
  • Lemon Balm
  • Lemongrass
  • Licorice
  • Lobelia
  • Mahuang
  • Marijuana
  • Melaleuca
  • Milk Thistle
  • Mint Family
  • Motherwort
  • The New World Tapestry and Herbs
  • Nutmeg
  • Onion
  • Opium Poppy
  • Parsley
  • Pau D’Arco
  • Peach Oil
  • Psyllium
  • Purple Loosestrife
  • Red Clover
  • Rhubarb
  • Rosemary
  • Safflower
  • Saffron
  • Sage
  • Sarsaparilla
  • Sassafras
  • Savory
  • Saw Palmetto
  • Self-Heal
  • Shaker Herbs
  • Smartweed
  • Sorrel
  • St. John’s Wort
  • Stevia
  • Stinging Nettle
  • Sunflower
  • Tea
  • Thyme
  • Trout Lake Farm
  • Turmeric
  • Valerian
  • Vanilla
  • Watercress
  • Willow Bark
  • Witch Hazel
  • Wood Betony
  • Wormwood
  • Yarrow
  • Yellow Dock
  • Appendix: Supplementary List of Botanicals and Their Applications
  • Recommended Reading
  • Index
  • Reference Notes Included

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HEA011000
HEALTH & FITNESS / Herbal Medications
MED004000
MEDICAL / Alternative Medicine
SCI073000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Horticulture
SOC022000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Popular Culture
SOC052000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies