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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best herb books ever written,
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This review is from: One Earth Herbal Sourcebook (Paperback)I have a degree in Chinese herbs and at least 50 books on herbs. This is one of the best.
The author reviews Chinese, Western and Ayurvedic herbs. He includes research and little known facts about the herbs.
There are chapters on different diseases and the herbs that will treat them, including HIV, cancer, diabetes and thyroid problems.
There is a great explanation of the immune system, with each component explained very clearly, along with herbs that have been proven to affect that specific function. Which herbs boost interferon and which ones boost NK cells? What is tumor necrosis factor and what herbs stimulate it?
There is a seamless integration of Naturopathic and allopathic.
For example: Cases of hyperthyroidism and of hypothyroidism were confirmed via blood test. Hyperthyroidism correlated with a yin deficiency diagnosis and hypothyroidism with a yang deficiency diagnosis. As would be expected.
Everyone who loves herbs should have a copy of this book!!!!
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent scientific based information,
By A Customer
This review is from: One Earth Herbal Sourcebook (Paperback)By far the most scientific based compilation of information on herbology. Dr. Tillotson provides clear, organized information in a systems based format. As an osteopathic physician I highly recommend this source to all medical professionals interested in integrated western and eastern approaches to health and disease.
5.0 out of 5 stars The One Earth Herbal Sourcebook by Tillotson,
This review is from: One Earth Herbal Sourcebook (Paperback)The Volcanic Colloidal Desert Juice concoction is referenced.
This juice fights against cancer, arthritis, heart disease, back
pain, fibromyalgia, fungal infections and immune disorders.
There is a National Nutritional Foods Association which watches
herbal preparations and animal byproducts containing minerals.
Herbal preparations require comprehensive disclosure as to
contraindications. Natural blood thinners are kale, parsley,
spinach etc. Thyroid herbs are betal leaf, coleus root, lemon balm leaf and root bark. Antimicrobials reduce bacteria.
An example would be oregano. Dandelion leaf stimulates the
production of urine. This work is an important compendium
on herbal preparations, their benefits, contraindications
and use in the context of alternative/complementary medicine
and conventional medicine. The book is a worthy purchase
for a wide constituency of health buffs.
5.0 out of 5 stars An Awesome Reference,
This review is from: One Earth Herbal Sourcebook (Paperback)This book is amazing. It offers in-depth, well-referenced information. The contents are priceless!
5.0 out of 5 stars A Truly Remarkable Book,
This review is from: One Earth Herbal Sourcebook (Paperback)This is a truly remarkable book.In a sense it is an encyclopedic treatment of herbology for the layman, and a reference book for the specialist. One correctly gets the impression that the author and his two co-authors really know what they are talking about. The book is based on an extensive knowledge about herbs, and considerable clinical experience. It covers the area of herbal treatment comprehensively. The content is well organized and information is clearly presented.The index is lengthy and detailed. The Appendix conveniently lists herbs, according to their physiological action, by their common and Latin names. The Resource Guide. is unusually comprehensive. It is a pleasure to recommend this book.
Albert Schatz, Ph.D. Professor Emeritus Temple University.
5.0 out of 5 stars A new herbal for everyone,
This review is from: One Earth Herbal Sourcebook (Paperback)Alan Tillotson's new book represents an important contribution to the growing list of herb books. There is nearly 600 pages of information ranging from individual herbs from around the world, therapeutic diet recommendations that will compliment a good herbal therapy, treatments for diseases and conditions based on the different systems of the body, herb to herb and herbdrug interactions (that are hardly any!) -- best of all unlike so many other books this one is written by a practicing herbalist and is based on his first hand experience......
5.0 out of 5 stars Praise for "The One Earth Herbal Sourcebook",
This review is from: One Earth Herbal Sourcebook (Paperback)This book is long overdue. Alan Tillotson has done an incredible job researching and compiling relevant information about the uses of herbals from many different cultures. The book is direct and concise and gives a clear understanding of the appropriate applications of natural medicines in modern times. This book is a must-have for anyone involved in healthcare, or anyone who seeks a deeper understanding of the "magic and medicine" of plants. Definitely one of the most practical and valuable alternative healthcare texts to date.
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One Earth Herbal Sourcebook by Alan Tillotson (Paperback - July 1 2001)
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