Herbal Medicine for Children© by Janet Zand LAc, OMD
Herbalists use the leaves, flowers, stems, berries, and roots of plants to prevent, relieve, and treat illness. From a "scientific" perspective, many herbal treatments are considered experimental. The reality is, however, that herbal medicine has a long and respected history.
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Preparing Herbal Treatments© by Janet Zand LAc, OMD
The herbal treatments recommended in this book include teas, baths, compresses, poultices, oils, and ointments. Some require that you start from scratch, while others, especially tablets or capsules, are available ready made. The recipes and directions in this section will teach you how to prepare and use a wide variety of herbal treatments.
An Outline of The History of Herbalism An Overview and Literature Resource List © by Christopher Hobbs LAc, AHG
New Stone Age 8,000 to 5,000 B.C. Europe. Transition from the paleolithic to neolithic period...from a food gathering to a food producing economy.
Stone was polished, creating tools to clear trees, help farming.
The Medical Botany of John Bartram © by Christopher Hobbs LAc, AHG
When European settlers began to arrive in what is now Massachusetts at the
beginning of the 17th century, they brought the plants and remedies they
knew, along with a few of the famous works on herbal medicine that were
consulted by all. For instance, it is known that Dodoens' New Herbal was on the Mayflower when it landed at Plymouth in 1620.