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Pocket Guide to Herbal Medicine (9783131269911)

Pocket Guide to Herbal Medicine
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ISBN: 9783131269911
Publisher: Thieme
Binding: Paperback

by Karin Kraft and Christopher Hobbs

There is a herbal remedy for most ailments - and you will find the most important ones in this concise pocket guide. Co-authored by Karin Kraft, one of the members of the German Commission E and supervising editor of the ESCOP, and Christopher Hobbs, one of the most highly regarded herbal practitioners in the US, this handy pocket guide gives you the decisive facts about important medicinal herbs, taking into consideration both major European monographs (Commission E and ESCOP) and up-to-date clinical trials.

This practice-oriented guide to herbal medicine includes:

  • Plant summaries of more than 100 herbs
  • Herbal treatment of specific diseases (from heart failure to menopausal complaints)
  • Practical applications including phyto-balneotherapy, compresses, poultices, etc.
  • Plant glossaries English-Latin / Latin-English
"The 'pocket guide' represents a unique cross-cultural and trans-disciplinary blend of reliable, accurate, and accessible information about phytotherapy: a mini-masterpiece of integrative medicine." (Jonathan Treasure, Medical Herbalist; Ashland/OR, USA)

Professor Karin Kraft, M.D. - Chair for Natural Medicine at the University of Rostock/Germany; member of Commission E and Commission 109a at the Bundesinstitut für Arzneimittel und Medizinprodukte (the German equivalent of the FDA) Bonn/Germany; supervising editor of ESCOP, the European Scientific Cooperative on Phytotherapy.

Christopher Hobbs L.Ac., A.H.G., is an internationally renowned fourth generation botanist, clinical herbalist, author, and licensed acupuncturist. Co-founder of the American Herbalists Guild (AHG); former vice president of the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA); member of the board of directors and vice president of the United Plant Savers.

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