1st Edition

Tyler's Honest Herbal A Sensible Guide to the Use of Herbs and Related Remedies

By Steven Foster, Virginia M Tyler Copyright 1999
    472 Pages
    by Routledge

    472 Pages
    by Routledge

    Here is the fourth edition of Tyler's Honest Herbal: A Sensible Guide to the Use of Herbs and Related Remedies, providing essential botanical information as well as folkloric background of herbal remedies in a clear, accessible style. Unlike other herb books, this book gives you a serious evaluation of both the positive and negative features of the use of the most important herbs for therapeutic purposes. This new edition features additional scientific data on herbs that will enable you to make wise, informed choices about the benefits and risks of herbs currently on the market.

    Viewing herbs from a scientific standpoint, the authors assess herbs based on available scientific information and include the latest details on advocacy literature and the new regulatory environment. Each write-up includes descriptive information on the source of the plant, its traditional uses, and an evaluation of the relevant and current literature which helps support or disprove intended use of the plant. This new edition of Tyler's classic Honest Herbal provides you with all of the following features not found in any of the previous editions, such as:

    • the voice and experience of medicinal plant specialist Steven Foster, one of the most respected authorities in herbal medicine
    • research and information about cat's claw, celery, garcinia, grape seed, kava, pygeum, and wild yam
    • what you need to know about the latest clinical trials on many best-selling herbs, including black cohosh, echinacea, garlic, ginko, ginseng, St. John's wort, and saw palmetto
    • hundreds of new, supporting references from scientific studies on herbs and other dietary supplements

      Containing candid evaluations and insight into the current and thriving herbal market, this guide also provides you with a complete summary chart that allows you to quickly access the risks and benefits of the herbs discussed. Tyler's Honest Herbal will help you distinguish fact from fiction in the world of herbal therapies and remedies and lead you to safe and effectiveness of these natural resources.

    ContentsPreface Preface to The New Honest Herbal (ital)  Preface to The Honest Herbal (ital), Third Edition Preface to Tyler's Honest Herbal, (ital) Fourth Edition  Pros and Cons Laws and Regulations I. Herbs and Related Remedies Alfalfa Aloe Angelica Apricot Pits (Laetrile) Arnica Barberry Bayberry Betony Black Cohosh Blue Cohosh Boneset Borage Bran Broom Buchu Burdock Butcher's-Broom Caffeine-Containing Plants Calamus Calendula Canaigre Capsicum Catnip Cat's Claw Celery Seed The Chamomiles and Yarrow Chaparral Chickweed Chicory Coltsfoot Comfrey Cranberry Cucurbita Damiana Dandelion Devil's Claw Dong Quai Echinacea Ephedra (Ma Huang) Evening Primrose Eyebright Fennel Fenugreek Feverfew Fo-Ti (He-Shou-Wu) Garcinia Garlic and Other Alliums Gentian Ginger Ginkgo Ginseng and Related Herb Goldenseal Gotu Kola Grape Seed Extract Hawthorn Hibiscus Honey Hops Horehound Horsetail Hydrangea Hyssop Jojoba Oil Juniper Kava Kelp Lettuce Opium Licorice Life Root Linden Flowers Lobelia Lovage Milk Thistle Mistletoe Mormon Tea Muira Puama Mullein Myrrh Nettle New Zealand Green-Lipped Mussel Pangamic Acid (“Vitamin B 15”) Papaya Parsley Passion Flower Pau d'Arco Pennyroyal Peppermint Pokeroot Pollen Propolis Pygeum Raspberry Red Bush Tea Red Clover Rose Hips Rosemary Royal Jelly Rue Sage St. John's Wort Sarsaparilla Sassafras Savory Saw Palmetto Schisandra Scullcap Senega Snakeroot Senna Spirulina Suma Tansy Tea Tree L-Tryptophan Uva Ursi Valerian Wild Yam Witch Hazel Wormwood Yellow Dock Yohimbe Yucca Summarized Evaluation of Herbal Remedies Summary Chart Index Reference Notes Included


    Steven Foster