Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine has ratings and 25 reviews. Paul said: A fantastic all-in-one guide to herbs and herbal medicine. If you were to have. Fully updated and authoritative, this revised edition of ‘DK’s Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine’ makes this classic, completely illustrated reference guide even . Buy a cheap copy of Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine: The book by Andrew Chevallier. Fully updated and authoritative, this revised edition of DK’s.
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Encyclopedia Of Herbal Medicine by Andrew Chevallier – Penguin Books Australia
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Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine by Andrew Chevallier. Helpful to enthusiasts and professionals alike, these volumes provide extensive coverage of hundreds of conditions and their remedies, including their sources and symptoms. Up-to-date research and in-depth explanations of today’s most popular alternative therapies are enhanced by step-by-step photos of typical treatments, as well as symptoms charts and remedy ratings.
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If you were to have only one book on herbal medicine, this is the one to get. It’s authoritative, comprehensive, well laid out, lavishly illustrated, and clearly a labor of profound love on the part of the author and all those who worked on it. I knew nothing about herbal medicine before I got this book; now I feel that I have a very solid introduction to it. The book is jammed with information, but very invitingly and appealingly presen A fantastic all-in-one guide to herbs and herbal medicine.
The book is jammed with information, but very invitingly and appealingly presented. I read a lot of books, and few indeed would I rate as highly as this one. I recommend it without any reservations. One of the best herbals I’ve seen, it is better than 40 of the 45 herbals I’ve read thus far. My biggest dislike is that only some herbs I think the more popular ones have actions broken out into their own section.
That being said, there is some really nice cautionary information and the constituents sections is quite useful. If I can get a good price on this I will buy it. Sep 20, Scott Miller rated it liked it. Really, this is 2. The book includes some short, basic instructions for how to create tinctures, creams, lotions, etc. It has some interesting information on the history of herbal medicine, but again it is limited. There is a short section on remedies, but other books would be needed for more in-depth formulas.
The largest failure for me is the comp Really, this is 2. The largest failure for me is the complete lack of sources for the claims made. Beautiful hand drawings and a light history of herbal medicine at the beginning to get you started. A fantastic reference book to keep on hand, but fiercely heavy so not one to tote around for identification. This is a book for the shelf next to your tinctures, salves and dried plant matter.
Sep 14, Aphton rated it liked it.
A clear and concise go to book, on herbal medicine. I understand that not every beneficial herb on the planet could be covered due to the size of the book, but felt that they mostly covered on Western and Asian herbal medicine.
Rooibos, Devil’s Claw, African Potato are African medicinal plants that have been medically proven and were left out. Excellent resource to keep on hand for quick reference. Well-organized and easy to read. I have yet to search for an herb that was not listed in this book. Store next to your supplies for use when creating herbal remedies. Dec 29, Caroline rated it it was amazing. Recommended by my teacher as the best book when taking “Intro to Medicinal Plants, Herbs, and Spices”.
Oct 17, Kate Gallagher rated it it was ok. Too much information covered, not enough detail. This is an encyclopedia. You don’t “read” it; you use it for reference. This, along with the The Alchemy of Herbs: This little book works well as a quick reference to look up a particular plant or to look for a specific illness cold, menstrual cramps, headache etc.
Beautifully published with lot of photos and drawings. Mar 04, Meran rated it it was amazing Shelves: Great reference book on herbs to grow for medicine. Has information on all parts of the plants and the uses they can be put to, whether essential oils, infusions, tinctures, or salves and whether the herb is safe to ingest or is only for topical use. It’s in use quite often. Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine by Andrew Chevallier.
First published inthis well-known reference was recently updated in a edition. The book begins with general information regarding herbal medicine including how herbal medicine developed, herbal traditions from different parts of the world, and a history of the origins of herbal medicine. It contains information about more than plants including both pharmacological information as well as the lore and traditional uses of plants.
The author estimates that of theplants on earth, about 10, are used medicinally on a regular basis Chevallier The book provides detailed information on those plants which have been carefully researched for safety and efficacy are used most frequently. Entries include information regarding the cultivation, natural habitat, key actions and preparations of the plant, cautions and self-help uses.
The book is generously illustrated with many full color photos and illustrations.
Encyclopedia Of Herbal Medicine
Some of the items included are common food items including, for example, medlcine, nutmeg, peppermint, asparagus, and oats. Many other plants will be much less familiar. Some of the plants are commonly available and others may be quite useful but difficult to locate in some areas.
The final chapters contain information regarding the culture, harvesting, and preparation of herbal remedies, safety of herbal preparations, and an index of herbal usage by ailment. The author, Enycclopedia Chevallier, a practicing medical herbalist for thirty years, chefallier to found the program in medical herbalism at Middlesex University in London which was the first of it’s kind in a European university.
He is a fellow and past-president of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists NIMHa member of the College of Practitioners of Phytotherapy, and has written extensively in the field of herbal medicine.
For more information about Anrew Chevallier: Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine. Oct 17, Jemma rated it it was ok. Comprehensive and well illustrated, just as you would expect from DK. However, the content is largely unconvincing.
Time after time, we are told about Medieval practictioners or a trial which demonstrated positive effects. So, if something was enodrsed by a single trial, it would xndrew be listed as effective. Similarly, the author knows that we are all often underwhelmed by the response of traditional medidicine and that women inparticular tend to feel like our problems are not fully addressed. Nearly filed this heral the magic section of my library but relented and included it in health because I’m sure some remedies do work on the law of averages and as yet undiscovered medical compounds.
However, don’t believe the hype and trust in this as alternative medicine. Some of it complementary perhaps. Indeed, I suspect the authors know this too and hence the frequent admonishments not to take during pregnancy and warnings about poisonous effects.
Oct 23, Kate marked it as reference Shelves: I’ve spent hours with this one already, and I’m pretty certain it will become as worn as my other encyclopedias by DK. The first chapters include a brief description of active constituents in all medicinal plants, a concise history of herbal medicine, and an overview of modern herbal practices on each continent.
Care is taken throughout to explain how traditional practices are balanced with conventional medicine. I have no complaints so far on the selection of herbs or the information provided on I’ve spent hours with this one already, and I’m pretty certain it will become as worn as my other encyclopedias by DK.
I have no complaints so far on the selection of herbs or the information provided on them. Though the majority of entries do not include a picture, there is a description of the plant and it’s growing habitat. The guide to growing, harvesting and processing in the back should serve as a good jumping-off point, but would no doubt need to be supplemented. Apr 19, Juli Anna rated it encycloepdia liked it Shelves: I definitely want my own copy of this eventually.
It is laid out in a very handy way, including sections on the history and future of herbalism in the beginning, a guide to the medical terminology used chevxllier, and a thorough how-to section at the back, as well as useful glossaries and indices. The herbs are divided into two alphabetical sections: Very good I definitely want my own copy of this eventually.