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8069412 Herbal Manual Herbal Medicine

8069412 Herbal Manual Herbal Medicine

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HERBAL MANUAL
The Medicinal, Toilet, Culinary and other Uses of 130 of themost Commonly Used Herbs
ByHAROLD WARD
L. N. Fowler & Co. Ltd.15 New Bridge Street London, E.C.4
Herbal Manual
by Harold Ward - Page 1
The Southwest School of Botanical Medicinehttp://www.swsbm.com
 
FOREWORD
PRACTISING medical herbalists have long recognized the need, evidencedin an increasing public demand, for a popular-priced manual containingan exposition of their attitude towards problems of health and disease,together with a comprehensive and descriptive cyclopaedia of theremedies they use, with such other information as is likely to be of use orinterest to both general reader and more serious student.This purpose the present author has thought to achieve by a preliminarysurvey of the historical background of medical herbalism, followed by anexplanation and discussion of the philosophy upon which the herbalpractitioner of to-day bases his work. The greater part of the book isdevoted to the cyclopaedic dictionary of medicinal and other herbs, withtheir natural order, botanical and common names and synonyms, theirhabitats, distinctive features, the parts employed and the therapeuticproperties, with uses and dosage.The better-known herbs, and those which are more commonly seen inprescriptions, as well as those which, for any other reason, may be of unusual interest, have been dealt with, it will be noticed, in greater detailthan the less frequently used and discussed plants. Quotations from thewritings of herbalists, from Culpeper to the twentieth century, are freelyinserted where these were thought to be especially apposite.It will be observed that to most of the herbs are ascribed double ormultiple medicinal actions. Which particular virtue comes to the fore inactual application depends largely on the other agents with which it iscombined. Thus, the alterative properties of a herb may be morepronounced in one combination, while in a different prescription its valueas a diuretic might become more operative. In the effective allocation of his various medicinal agents to meet precise individual requirements liesan important department of the work of the skilled prescribing herbalist.The index of therapeutic action will be found helpful in locating suitableherbs in specific forms of ill-health, while the volume would not becomplete without the information concerning the gathering of herbs, theglossary of botanical terms used and the very full index of the herbs
Herbal Manual
by Harold Ward - Page 2
The Southwest School of Botanical Medicinehttp://www.swsbm.com
 
themselves, under their common and botanical names and synonyms, withwhich the book ends.While it is considered that the work will not be without value to bothpractitioner and student, it is the general public to whom it is primarilyaddressed. An increasing number of people are turning to herbal healing,many of them for reasons which will be apparent in the following pages.HAROLD WARD. Scotts Hall,Westleton,Saxmundham Suffolk.August, 1936.
Herbal Manual
by Harold Ward - Page 3
The Southwest School of Botanical Medicinehttp://www.swsbm.com

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