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The Western Herbal Tradition

The Western Herbal Tradition

2000 Years of Medicinal Plant Knowledge

Graeme Tobyn, Alison Denham and Margaret Whitelegg. Foreword by Sheila Kingsbury

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Presenting a valuable new angle for your phytotherapy practice, this book traces the uses of 27 vital plants through 2000 years of history. From Dioscorides and Trotula to the great Renaissance folios and up to present day, this book demonstrates how traditional usage can be transmuted into your current practice.
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Paperback / softback
2016, 9.61in x 7.40in / 244mm x 188mm, 392pp
ISBN: 978-1-84819-306-2
2016, ePUB, 394pp
ISBN: 978-0-85701-259-3
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The Western Herbal Tradition is a comprehensive exploration of 27 plants that are central to the herbalist's repertoire. This fully illustrated colour guide offers analysis of these herbs through the examination of historical texts and discussion of current applications and research. Your practice of phythotherapy will be transformed as the herbal knowledge from these sources is illuminated and assessed.

Each chapter offers clear information on identification, uses and recipes, as well as recommendations on safety, prescribing, dosage and full academic references. The Western Herbal Tradition reveals a deep understanding of the true essence of what each plant can offer, as well as a fascinating insight into the unique history of contemporary herbal practice. This book is a valuable resource for everyone interested in herbal medicine and its history.


Foreword by: Sheila Kingsbury
Illustrated by: Marije Rowling