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Tyler's Tips

The Shopper's Guide for Herbal Remedies, 1st Edition

By Virginia M Tyler, George H. Constantine

Routledge

158 pages

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A comprehensive and easy-to-use reference to the most popular and effective herbal products on the market!

Tyler's Tips: The Shopper's Guide for Herbal Remedies offers consumers valuable information about the uses, benefits, origins, precautions, dosage forms, and price ranges of herbal products in a clear and concise manner. Arranged by therapeutic uses in order to give you a variety of options for various ailments, this accessible guide only lists herbs that have shown effectiveness in scientific trials. Tyler's Tips contains information that will help you decide what herbal products are reliable, safe, and appropriate for your needs.

Designed to be taken with you when buying herbs, this book lists one herb on each page, making it easier for you to look up a particular entry. Offering herbs that will aid several ailments, such as headaches, liver dysfunction, ulcers, menopause, skin problems, and bladder problems, Tyler's Tips provides you with information on over 35 herbs, including:

  • St. John's wort
  • kava
  • gingko
  • ginseng
  • soy
  • black cohosh
  • aloe
  • rhubarb
  • goldenrod
  • licorice
  • tea tree
  • eleuthero
  • red clover
Comprehensive and current, this book also informs you about well-known herbs that are widely used, but have not yet been proven to be successful. Full of practical facts, Tyler's Tips will assist you in choosing herbs that can improve your health and fit your budget.

Table of Contents

Contents

  • Preface: Shopper's Guide to Herbal Products
  • Introduction
  • Precautions and Disclaimers
  • Purpose of This Book
  • Acknowledgments
  • Section I: Herbal Remedies to Aid Mental Health
  • St. John's Wort: Hypericum perforatum (ital)
  • Kava: Piper methysticum (ital) Forest. f.
  • Gingko: Gingko biloba (ital) L.
  • Other Herbals for Potential Use to Aid Mental Health
  • Herbal Benefits of Remedies to Aid Mental Health
  • Section II: Herbal Remedies to Aid the Immune System
  • Echinacea: Echinacea pallida (ital) (Nutt.) Nutt., E. purpurea (ital) (L.) Moench, or E. angustifolia (ital) DC.
  • Astragalus Root: Astragalus membranaceous (ital)
  • Herbal Benefits of Remedies to Aid the Immune System
  • Section III: Tonics (Adaptogens)
  • Ginseng: Panax ginseng (ital) C. A. Meyer, P. quinquefoluuis (ital) L., or P. pseduo-ginseng (ital) Wallich
  • Eleuthero: Eleutherococcus senticosus (ital) (Rupr. & Maxim.) Maxim.
  • Ashwaghanda: Withania somnifera (ital) dunal
  • Other Herbals for Potential Use As Tonics
  • Herbal Benefits of Tonics
  • Section IV: Herbal Remedies to Alleviate Menopause and Menstrual Problems
  • Black Cohosh: Cimicifuga racemosa (ital) (L.) Nutt.
  • Chasteberry: Vitex agnus-castus (ital) L.
  • Dong Quai: Angelica sinensis (ital) (Oliv.) Diels
  • Red Clover: Trifolium pratense (ital) L.
  • Soy: Glycine max (ital)
  • Other Herbals for Potential Use to Alleviate Menopause and Menstrual Problems
  • Herbal Benefits of Remedies to Alleviate Menopause and Menstrual Problems
  • Section V: Herbal Remedies to Aid Prostate Health
  • Saw Palmetto: Serenoa repens (ital) (Barb.) Small
  • Nettle: Urtica dioica (ital) L.
  • Pygeum: Prunus africana (ital) (Hook. f) Kalkman
  • Other Herbals for Potential Use to Aid Prostate Health
  • Herbal Benefits to Remedies to Aid Prostate Health
  • Section VI: Herbal Remedies to Aid Weight Loss
  • Ephedra (Ma Huang): Ephedra sinica (ital) Stapf
  • Other Herbals for Potential Use in the Aid of Weight Loss
  • Herbal Benefits of Remedies to Aid Weight Loss
  • Section VII: Herbal Remedies to Alleviate Headache/Pain
  • Feverfew: Tanacetum parthenium (ital) (L.) Schultz Bip.
  • Willow Bark: Salix (ital) spp.
  • Red Pepper: Capsicum (ital) spp.
  • Herbal Benefits of Remedies to Alleviate Headache/Pain
  • Section VIII: Herbal Remedies to Alleviate Constipation
  • Aloe: Aloe barbadensis (ital) Mill.
  • Cascara: Rhamnus purshianus (ital)
  • Rhubarb: Rheum (ital) spp.
  • Senna: Cassia (ital) spp. Forskal, P. Ispagula (ital)
  • Other Herbals for Potential Use to Alleviate Constipation
  • Herbal Benefits of Remedies to Alleviate Constipation
  • Section IX: Herbal Remedies to Alleviate Liver Dysfunction
  • Milk Thistle: Silybum marianum (ital) (L.) Gaertn.
  • Schizandra: Schizandra chinensis (ital) (Turcz.) Baill.
  • Dandelion Root: Taraxacum officinale (ital) Weber
  • Herbal Benefits of Remedies to Alleviate Liver Dysfunction
  • Section X: Herbal Remedies to Alleviate Bladder Problems
  • Goldenrod: Solidago (ital) spp.
  • Parsley: Petroselinum crispum (ital) (Mill.) A. W. Hill
  • Birch: Betula (ital) spp.
  • Bearberry: Arctostaphylos uva-ursi (ital) (L.) Spreng.
  • Cranberry: Vaccinium macrocarpon (Ital) Ait.
  • Other Herbals for Potential Use to Alleviate Bladder Problems
  • Herbal Benefits of Remedies to Alleviate Bladder problems
  • Section XI: Herbal Remedies to Alleviate Ulcers and Intestinal Problems
  • Licorice: Glycyrrhiza glabra (ital) L.
  • Ginger: Zingiber officinale (ital) Roscoe
  • Artichoke: Cynara scolymus (ital)
  • Other Herbals for Potential Use to Alleviate Ulcers and Intestinal Problems
  • Herbal Benefits of Remedies to Alleviate Ulcers and Intestinal Problems
  • Section XII: Herbal Remedies to Alleviate Skin Problems and External Sores
  • Witch Hazel: Hamamelis virginiana (ital) L.
  • Chamomile: Matricaria recutita (ital) L. or Cha

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HEA011000
HEALTH & FITNESS / Herbal Medications
MED000000
MEDICAL / General
MED004000
MEDICAL / Alternative Medicine
MED072000
MEDICAL / Pharmacy