Adaptogens: Herbs for Strength, Stamina, and Stress Relief
Beginning with a history of the use of adaptogens, including in Ayurveda, Chinese medicine, and Russian medicine, the book examines how these herbal remedies work and why they are so effective at combating stress-induced illness and ailments. The extensive Materia Medica includes monographs on 25 adaptogens, including eleuthero, ginseng, rhodiola, schisandra, ashwagandha, shatavari, reishi, and holy basil, as well as complementary nervines, restorative tonics, and nootropic herbs, such as milky oats, astragalus, St. John’s wort, and ginkgo. Each monograph presents the latest scientific research and details the origin, traditional and clinical uses, actions, properties, preparation, and dosage for each herb. The book also includes guidance on adaptogenic remedies for our animal companions.
Chinese Herbal Medicine for Beginners: Over 100 Remedies for Wellness and Balance
The beginner’s guide to healing and harmonizing with Chinese herbal medicine
Chinese herbal medicine is a system of assessing and diagnosing the underlying causes of illnesses that has been refined over thousands of years. Taking a holistic approach, Chinese herbal medicine focuses on the whole person and emphasizes preventing illnesses by maintaining a physical, mental, and spiritual balance. Chinese Herbal Medicine for Beginners makes this vast landscape digestible for beginners and seasoned herbalists alike so you can confidently, and quickly, make soothing remedies of your own.
Discover the principles of Chinese herbal medicine with a helpful primer on the systems that make up our bodies and what illness factors can cause imbalances. Set up your home apothecary with herbal decoctions, infusions, oils, and more using easy steps. Explore profiles on popular herbs, including their most common uses, before taking healing into your own hands with 100+ beginner-friendly recipes for Chinese herbal formulas.
Chinese Herbal Medicine for Beginners includes:
Bundle of energy―Get to the root of Chinese herbal medicine with an overview of our energetic systems: Yin and Yang; Essence, Spirit, Qi, Blood, and Moisture; Fire, Earth, Metal, Water, and Wood.
Herbal glossary―Amazing in-depth profiles cover 35 affordable, accessible herbs―each including the herb’s healing properties, temperature, and treatment category.
Holistic harmony―Fortify your health with 100+ formulas and remedies for a diverse range of disharmonies, like blood deficiencies, back pain, anxiety, diabetes, colds and flus, insomnia, and more!
Brew your way to better health and balance with Chinese Herbal Medicine for Beginners.
The Web That Has No Weaver: Understanding Chinese Medicine
The Web That Has No Weaver is the classic, comprehensive guide to the theory and practice of Chinese alternative medicine. This accessible and invaluable resource has earned its place as the foremost authority in synthesizing Western and Eastern healing practices. This revised edition is the product of years of further reflection on ancient Chinese sources and active involvement in cutting-edge scientific research.