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Bartram's Herbal Medicine Encyclopedia Paperback – Oct 29 1998


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  • Paperback: 490 pages
  • Publisher: Constable & Robinson (Oct. 29 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1854875868
  • ISBN-13: 978-1854875860
  • Product Dimensions: 15.4 x 3.6 x 23.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 662 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #117,904 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Thomas Bartram, fellow of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists, Royal Society of Health and Health Food Institute, has practised medical herbalism for over 40 years. He founded Gerard House, international innovators of herbal medicine, in 1958, and his magazine, Grace, enjoys worldwide circulation.

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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. Brien on Sept. 18 2010
Format: Paperback
I haven't come across a book on herbs yet that contains such concise, well organized, and detailed information. This is more than an encyclopedia, it is an essential how-to manual for any aspiring herbalist. For the seasoned veteran, it is still a worthy reference which combines traditional knowledge, like old names and special herbal terminology, with modern and up to date information, such as chemical constituents. While I personally think plant synergy is more important than the notion of "key medical ingredients", I appreciate that this book puts those facts forward and gives the reader the option of knowing.

Obviously this book cannot be a complete compendium, given its size, efficiency, and the fact that the world of herbs is incredibly diverse. Bartrum does, however, list many of the more well known herbs in western herbalism. My favorite part about it is that it not only includes medical information on the herbs, but also how to use them, such as in tinctures, salves, oils, etc., as well as recommended dosages according to the national herbalist institute in Britain.

I cannot fault this book whatsoever!
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Katolen Yardley on April 3 2009
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Thomas Bartram has created one of the most useful reference guides identifying common health complaints and providing useful and accurate herbal monographs. This is a 'must buy' for any student or practitioner of herbal medicine, as this book will remain a favorite!
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Excellent April 8 2006
By A. Crisp - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I have always had an interest in herbal medicine, unfortunetly a good book is hard to come by, this book is excellent you can search by herb which gives its uses, best preparations etc or by ailment in which a recommendation on what is generally the cause with herbal remedies.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
An amazing amount of knowledge/experience not available everywhere May 24 2014
By harold jitschak bueno de mesquita - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
An amazing amount of knowledge/experience not available everywhere.
I have the "hard-edition" which was quite expensive but worth every penny.
Just a a curiosity: at the cover page [last page] one sees a picture of the writer,holding a heavy book in his library..........an "prehistoric picture" in our time of Androids.
The book brings not just the common simple problems but also mentions problems hardly found in any other book/
If all the advised treatments will be effective only one's own experience will teach, but it is worth having the book, I would think
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Incomplete and dated June 1 2014
By Drew K - Published on Amazon.com
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This guide lists incomplete information in places and also often references no scientific study. Example, for calendula, it says to use the petals of the plant where the highest concentration of medicine is now known to be in the stem. Better information can be had online such as through [...] . I would not say this book has misinformation, and could have some use, but would not recommend.
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systashare Oct. 13 2009
By systashare - Published on Amazon.com
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A holistic approach in a form that is pragmatic and informative. It is a reference that guides the paractitoner to continue to consider various alternatives for a condition. The number of relevant conditions similarly, makes this a quick reference marker for approriate prescriptions. I refer to it for confirmation and confidence daily.
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Bartram's is a wonderful book. July 9 2013
By Nell - Published on Amazon.com
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I bought Bartram's Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine because I am finding that I respond better to natural medicines than to a lot of the current chemical medicines. I have a huge curiosity about what plants have what properties. I was amazed to learn that simple herbs we eat today were once used as curatives. The book is written in easy to understand language. It is interesting.


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