This book is meant to be a reference for practitioners, students, and people interested in natural medicine.
The first part briefly covers herbal medicine fundamentals ranging from historical understandings to key chemical constituents, methods of herbal administration to Ayurvedic classical times of administration, possible drug-herb interactions to be aware of, and clarification over the classifications of modern studies.
The second part of the book is a deep dive into the Materia Medica covering 110 herbs from Aloe Vera to Yarrow.
The third part is a recap of herbs by action, herbs by organs, herbs to use or not during pregnancy, herbs for cats and dogs, herbal planetary rulers, and potencies.
This book is required reading when taking Clinical Herbalism Courses.
I am a Professional Member and Regional Director for the Association of Ayurvedic Practitioners of North America (AAPNA) and also a member of the American Herbalist Guild. I taught for 10 years at The Ayurvedic Institute and subsequently taught another ten at the University of New Mexico where I develeoped the Clinical Herbalism Program and the...