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Bartram's Herbal Medicine Encyclopedia [Paperback]

Thomas Bartram
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Oct. 29 1998
Containing over 900 entries of general disease conditions and corresponding herbal treatments, this book covers: therapeutic action, 550 monographs of medicinal plants, and the properties of herbs and preparations such as inctures, liquid extracts, poultices and essential oils.

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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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5.0 out of 5 stars Invaluable companion Sept. 18 2010
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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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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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent April 8 2006
By A. Crisp - Published on
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.
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5.0 out of 5 stars systashare Oct. 13 2009
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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.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars July 14 2014
By Tim Allen - Published on
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An excellent practical reference work.
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good book! June 9 2014
By Ann M. Callebs - Published on
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This is one of the better books out there for information. The only complaint is that I would like to find one that has pictures in it so that I could go looking for some of the herbs myself. This book has easy to read recipe for different ways of use.
2.0 out of 5 stars Incomplete and dated June 1 2014
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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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