Recommended Books and Multimedia about Western Herbalism

Discussion in 'Western And European Herbalism' started by Matthew Capowski, May 17, 2015.

  1. Matthew Capowski

    Matthew Capowski Administrator Staff Member

    Matthew Wood has written numerous books on the subject of Western Herbalism. For example:

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    The Practice of Traditional Western Herbalism: Basic Doctrine, Energetics, and Classification

    http://www.amazon.com/Practice-Traditional-Western-Herbalism-Classification/dp/1556435037

    The Practice of Traditional Western Herbalism places the function of western herbs in their true historical context, apart from homeopathy, traditional Chinese medicine, and Ayurveda. Recently there has been a revival of interest in western herbalism, but practitioners haven't been able to explore its benefits due to a void of information on the topic—the system of medicine the herbs fit into had all but disappeared. To remedy the situation, herbalist Matthew Wood has researched the old-time practices and reconstructed them for modern use. In resuscitating western herbal medicine and bringing it up to date, he gives his readers a powerful tool for holistic theory and treatment. Wood makes the point that plant medicines, because they are made from a broad range of chemical components, are naturally suited for the treatment of general patterns in the body. He argues against the biomedical model of standardization, in which herbs are refined and advertised as if they were drugs suited to an exact disease or condition.

    Michael Moore's website contains numerous older texts that have been made available online at no cost: http://www.swsbm.com/HOMEPAGE/HomePage.html

    The Philosophy of Physiomedicalism by J.M. Thurston is available online at: https://openlibrary.org/books/OL25129483M/The_philosophy_of_physiomedicalism
     

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