A Modern Herbal

A Modern Herbal Author Maud Grieve
ISBN-10 9780486227986
Year 1971-06-01
Pages 888
Language en
Publisher Courier Corporation
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"There is not one page of this enchanting book which does not contain something to interest the common reader as well as the serious student. Regarded simply as a history of flowers, it adds to the joys of the country." ? B. E. Todd, Spectator. If you want to know how pleurisy root, lungwort, and abscess root got their names, how poison ivy used to treat rheumatism, or how garlic guarded against the Bubonic Plague, consult A Modern Herbal. This 20th-century version of the medieval Herbal is as rich in scientific fact and folklore as its predecessors and is equally encyclopedic in coverage. From aconite to zedoary, not an herb, grass, fungus, shrub or tree is overlooked; and strange and wonderful discoveries about even the most common of plants await the reader. Traditionally, an herbal combined the folk beliefs and tales about plants, the medicinal properties (and parts used) of the herbs, and their botanical classification. But Mrs. Grieve has extended and enlarged the tradition; her coverage of asafetida, bearberry, broom, chamomile, chickweed, dandelion, dock, elecampane, almond, eyebright, fenugreek, moss, fern, figwort, gentian, Hart's tongue, indigo, acacia, jaborandi, kava kava, lavender, pimpernel, rhubarb, squill, sage, thyme, sarsaparilla, unicorn root, valerian, woundwort, yew, etc. ? more than 800 varieties in all ? includes in addition methods of cultivation; the chemical constituents, dosages, and preparations of extracts and tinctures, unknown to earlier herbalists; possible economic and cosmetic properties, and detailed illustrations, from root to bud, of 161 plants. Of the many exceptional plants covered in Herbal, perhaps the most fascinating are the poisonous varieties ? hemlock, poison oak, aconite, etc. ? whose poisons, in certain cases, serve medical purposes and whose antidotes (if known) are given in detail. And of the many unique features, perhaps the most interesting are the hundreds of recipes and instructions for making ointments, lotions, sauces, wines, and fruit brandies like bilberry and carrot jam, elderberry and mint vinegar, sagina sauce, and cucumber lotion for sunburn; and the hundreds of prescriptions for tonics and liniments for bronchitis, arthritis, dropsy, jaundice, nervous tension, skin disease, and other ailments. 96 plates, 161 illustrations.

Laurie Pippen s All Natural Antibacterial Agents

Laurie Pippen   s All Natural Antibacterial Agents Author Laurie Pippen
ISBN-10 9781933039589
Year 2015-05-24
Pages 23
Language en
Publisher Eiram Publishing
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The classification antibacterial includes anything that destroys bacteria or inhibits the ability of bacteria to grow and reproduce. Herbals approach bacterial infection from two directions. They stimulate the immune system to produce more immune cells aiding your body’s ability to fight the infection and they act in direct opposition to bacteria by inhibiting their ability to grow and reproduce so they cannot survive. The first line of defense against bacterial infection is prevention. Disinfecting surfaces with known antibacterial cleaners, maintaining good health through diet, rest, and exercise, and minimizing exposure to infectious agents is far more effective than any treatment plan in the continued battle against bacteria. Regardless of the preventative care you take, there are always times where treating an infection will be necessary. Traditionally, bacterial infection is fought by blending herbals that support the body’s own natural defenses with those that act to inhibit and kill the bacteria. Using a combination that blends both actions helps to minimize the duration and severity of any infection. Many herbs and oils act as natural immunostimulant and antibacterial agents. Some of these natural products work as well as or even better than the products sold in your local pharmacy. Some of the items in your local pharmacy are even created based on the chemical constituents of plants you might have growing in your own yard. This guide contains antibacterial agents that act as both disinfectants for infected air and surfaces and disease fighting agents for the body. Both categories eliminate harmful bacteria. It is important that you read the traditional uses and side effects of each plant and discuss any alternative treatment with a qualified herbalist or physician prior to choosing a natural product.

Laurie Pippen s All Natural Antiviral Agents

Laurie Pippen   s All Natural Antiviral Agents Author Laurie Pippen
ISBN-10 9781933039756
Year 2015-05-23
Pages
Language en
Publisher Eiram Publishing
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The classification antiviral includes anything that destroys viruses or inhibits their ability to grow and reproduce. Herbals approach viral infection from two directions. They stimulate the immune system to produce more immune cells aiding your body’s ability to fight the infection and they act in direct opposition to viruses by inhibiting their ability to grow and reproduce so they cannot survive. The first line of defense against viral infection is prevention . Disinfecting surfaces with known antiviral cleaners, maintaining good health through diet, rest, and exercise and minimizing exposure to infectious agents is far more effective than any treatment plan in the continued battle against viruses. Regardless of the preventative care you take, there are always times where treating an infection will be necessary. Traditionally, viral infection is fought by blending herbals that support the body’s own natural defenses with those that act to kill the virus. Using a combination that blends both actions helps to minimize the duration and severity of any infection. Many herbs and oils act as natural immunostimulant and antiviral agents. Some of these natural products work as well as or even better than the products sold in your local pharmacy. Some of the items in your local pharmacy are even created based on the chemical constituents of plants you might have growing in your own yard. This guide contains antiviral agents that act as both disinfectants for infected air and surfaces and disease fighting agents for the body. Both categories eliminate harmful viruses. It is important that you read the traditional uses and side effects of each plant and discuss any alternative treatment with a qualified herbalist or physician prior to choosing a natural product.

A Modern Herbal

A Modern Herbal Author Magaret Grieve
ISBN-10 1626545766
Year 2015-09-04
Pages 512
Language en
Publisher Stone Basin Books
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If you're wondering how Golden Rod, Ragwort, and Devil's Bit got their names, how Dandelion can be used to treat liver disorders, or how Horseradish staves off scurvy, look no further than A Modern Herbal. This modern reboot of the medieval herbal improves upon its predecessors with meticulously researched scientific support and pages of recorded folklore about each entry. Encyclopedic in coverage, A Modern Herbal covers every herb, grass, shrub, fungus, and tree you can think of, from to Abscess Root to Zedoary.Building on the traditional herbal, which combines folklore about the plants, their medicinal properties, anatomies, and botanical classification, Mrs. Greives has compiled a one-of-a-kind encyclopedia of more than 800 varieties of plants. The entries are neatly and thoroughly filled with seemingly boundless amounts of information on cultivation methods, chemical constituents, dosages, preparations of extracts, tinctures, and foods, as well as cosmetic properties, and beautiful, detailed illustrations. Also included are hundreds of recipes for lotions, ointments, sauces, wines, vinegars, brandies, and prescriptions for tonics and liniments to combat just about any ailment.

Wild Roots

Wild Roots Author Doug Elliott
ISBN-10 0892815388
Year 1995-07-01
Pages 128
Language en
Publisher Inner Traditions / Bear & Co
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The author profiles roots, rhizomes, corms, and tubers that grow in fields, forests, and marshlands of North America.

Handbook of Nuts

Handbook of Nuts Author James A. Duke
ISBN-10 0849336376
Year 2000-11-10
Pages 368
Language en
Publisher CRC Press
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Over one hundred of the world's most important species of nuts are systematically accounted for in this informative handbook. The text defines nuts and discusses their economic and nutritional value. For easy reference, there is an illustrated account of each nut by species, arranged alphabetically by scientific name. Each account includes the family name, several colloquial names, and paragraphs on uses, folk medicine, chemistry, germplasm, distribution, ecology, cultivation, harvesting, yields, energy, and biotic factors. Chapters Describe: Uses Folk medicine Chemistry Germplasm Distribution Ecology Cultivation Harvesting Yields and economics Energy Biotic factors

Handbook of Herbs and Spices

Handbook of Herbs and Spices Author K. V. Peter
ISBN-10 9781855736450
Year 2001-08-17
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Elsevier
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Herbs and spices are among the most versatile and widely used ingredients in food processing. As well as their traditional role in flavouring and colouring foods, they have been increasingly used as natural preservatives and for their potential health-promoting properties, for example as antioxidants. Edited by a leading authority in the field, and with a distinguished international team of contributors, the Handbook of herbs and spices provides an essential reference for manufacturers wishing to make the most of these important ingredients. The first group of chapters looks at general issues including quality indices for conventional and organically produced herbs, spices and their essential oils. The main body of the handbook consists of over twenty chapters covering key spices and herbs from aniseed, bay leaves and black pepper to saffron, tamarind and turmeric. Each chapter covers key issues from definition and classification including: chemical structure cultivation post-harvest processing uses in food processing functional properties quality indices methods of analysis The Handbook of herbs and spices is a standard reference for all manufacturers using herbs and spices in their products.

Traditional Medicine in Asia

Traditional Medicine in Asia Author Ranjit Roy Chaudhury
ISBN-10 9290222247
Year 2002-01-01
Pages 309
Language en
Publisher
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This unique book provides a comprehensive picture of the vivid kaleidoscope of traditional medicine in Asia presented by 34 eminent authors from 15 countries belonging to the different systems like Ayurveda and Chinese Traditional Medicine. Important emerging areas such as harmonization of the traditional systems with modern medicine and the growing role of these systems in the health care structure of countries are also dealt with. Legislation and regulation of these systems and practitioners, an area of growing concern, the need for good preclinical toxicology studies and scientific clinical evaluation of the products and medicinal plants used for therapy are exhaustingly dealt with. The vital issue of protection of traditional systems of medicine and patenting of medicinal plants is discussed in detail. The book is replete with suggestions, and ideas aimed at making traditional systems more effectively, and more widely used for health care. The book also covers the prevailing situation regarding the use and other aspects of traditional medicine in the 10 Member countries of the South-East Asia Region of the World Health Organization.

Naturally Occurring Bioactive Compounds

Naturally Occurring Bioactive Compounds Author
ISBN-10 0080464920
Year 2006-09-25
Pages 514
Language en
Publisher Elsevier
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This timely book provides an overview of natural products/botanicals used for the management of insect-pest and diseases. It will help readers to update and widen their knowledge about natural products and their bio-activities against plant pathogens. The volume explores activity, chemistry, toxicity and geographic distribution of plants. Discussions concerning the methodology used for the detection of active principles, their mode of action and commercial prospects are of utmost importance and worthy of note. Focuses on recent achievements in natural bio-actives Global coverage of natural products / plants Targets the most important issues of natural botanicals/ biocides Includes innovative ideas with lucid explanations Contains specialized chapters, such as, natural control of multi-drug resistant organisms, anti-salmonella agents, natural house-dust-mite control agents, and naturally occurring anti-insect proteins, etc. Covers research on bioactives: From Lab to Field and Field to Market Includes eco-friendly and economically viable herbal technology

Leafy Medicinal Herbs

Leafy Medicinal Herbs Author Dawn C P Ambrose
ISBN-10 9781780645599
Year 2016-07-25
Pages 296
Language en
Publisher CABI
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Medicinal herbs are rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, and are able to synthesize secondary metabolites with disease preventive properties. It is due to these qualities that herbs have been used throughout history for flavouring and in food, medicine and perfumery preparations. They are also often considered to be safe alternatives to modern medicines because of their healing properties. Though interest in medicinal and aromatic crops is growing worldwide, there is still little focus on the area of leafy medicinal herbs. This book compiles the literature for 23 globally relevant leafy medicinal herbs. Beginning with a general overview and discussion of the importance of these plants, it then handles each herb by chapter. Chapters discuss the botany of the crop, including its history and origin, geographical distribution and morphology, before focusing on the chemical composition and phytochemical attributes. They then review postharvest technology aspects such as processing and value addition, before concluding with the general and pharmacological uses for each crop. A complete compilation of the subject, this book forms a vital resource for researchers, students, farmers and industrialists in the area of leafy medicinal herbs.