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The Western Herbal Tradition
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Foreword. Preface. 1. The historical sources. 2. Some observations on the Western herbal tradition. 3. Origins and proponents of the revival of herbal medicine in 19th century Britain. 4. A note on Goethe. 5. Notes on nomenclature, plant descriptions, quality, constituents, safety and dosages. 6. Agrimonia eupatoria, agrimony. 7. Alchemilla vulgaris, lady's mantle. 8. Althaea officinalis, marshmallow; Malva sylvestris, common mallow; Alcea rosea, hollyhock. 9. Apium graveolens, wild celery. 10. Arctium lappa, burdock. 11. Artemisia absinthium, wormwood. 12. Artemisia vulgaris, mugwort. 13. Centaurium erythraea, centaury. 14. Daucus carota, wild carrot. 15. Drimia maritima, squill. 16. Fumaria officinalis, fumitory. 17. Galium aparine, goosegrass. 18. Glechoma hederacea, ground ivy. 19. Hyssopus officinalis, hyssop. 20. Inula helenium, elecampane. 21. Lamium album, white deadnettle. 22. Ocimum basilicum, basil. 23. Paeonia officinalis, paeony. 24. Potentilla erecta, tormentil. 25. Rosa damascena, damask rose. 26. Rubus idaeus, raspberry. 27. Ruta graveolens, rue. 28. Scrophularia nodosa, figwort. 29. Stachys officinalis, wood betony. 30. Tussilago farfara, coltsfoot. 31. Verbena officinalis, vervain. 32. Viola odorata, sweet violet; Viola tricolor, heartsease. Index.

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The Western Herbal Tradition is a comprehensive exploration of 27 key herbs through the examination of historical texts and discussion of current applications and research

About the Author

Graeme Tobyn is Senior Lecturer at the School of Community Health and Midwifery, University of Central Lancashire. He is a Fellow of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists. Alison Denham is Senior Lecturer at the School of Community Health and Midwifery, University of Central Lancashire, and is a Fellow of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists. Midge Whitelegg is past President of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists.

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