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The only textbook of its kind, an ideal resource for anyone interested in herbal therapy. With comprehensive, clearly written coverage of Western and Chinese herbs for each body system, this brand-new text offers case histories, along with easy-to-understand instructions for preparing tinctures, percolations, dual extractions, and much more.
Covers over 1,000 medicinal herbs, including African, Ayurvedic and Chinese traditional medicines. James Duke, who worked most of his life for the U.S. Agricultural Research Service, is one of the best-known researchers in the field.
William Mitchell, N.D., was a student of Dr. John Bastyr, one of the most noteworthy natural healers in the Pacific Northwest. This book draws on Bastyr's notes, lectures and writings, thus enriching the case literature supporting effectiveness of herbal medicines.
Principles and Practice of Phytotherapy covers all major aspects of herbal medicine from fundamental concepts, traditional use and scientific research through to safety, effective dosage and clinical applications.