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Healing Herbal Infusions - Simple and Effective Home Remedies for Colds, Muscle Pain, Upset Stomach, Stress, Skin Issues and... Healing Herbal Infusions - Simple and Effective Home Remedies for Colds, Muscle Pain, Upset Stomach, Stress, Skin Issues and More (Paperback)
Colleen Codekas
R407 R322 Discovery Miles 3 220 Save R85 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

As more people choose to live more naturally and take an active role in their health, herbalism has grown in popularity, and this book serves as wonderful introduction for the beginner. Infusions, made by steeping a botanical in liquid, are the easiest and safest ways to harness plants' healing properties. Herbalist and blogger Colleen Codekas has crafted the 75 most effective infusions to remedy common ailments. To boost your immunity during cold & flu season, create a medicinal tea with vitamin C-packed rose hips, hibiscus, orange and cinnamon. For readers with muscle or joint pain, craft a salve with arnica flowers or lavender and peppermint. If you have digestion discomfort, a simple syrup made with ginger and turmeric will do wonders. Readers will also learn effective infusions for sprains and bruises, burns, itchy skin, inflammation, headaches, sore throats, stress and so much more. Colleen even includes a cannabis coconut oil infusion, which is one of the most effective topical remedies for pain. Each recipe is simple to make, uses easily sourced materials and, best of all, really works! With the perfect combination of Colleen's personal experience and scientific research, the recipes help readers safely make adjustments and substitutions. Budding herbalists, families seeking safe home remedies and natural living enthusiasts will love crafting their own wellness products. This book has 75 recipes and 75 photographs.

Natural Strategies For Cancer Patients (Paperback): Russell L. Blaylock Natural Strategies For Cancer Patients (Paperback)
Russell L. Blaylock
R312 R255 Discovery Miles 2 550 Save R57 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
The Garden Apothecary (Paperback): Reece Carter The Garden Apothecary (Paperback)
Reece Carter
R460 R323 Discovery Miles 3 230 Save R137 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Essential Oils in Spiritual Practice - Working with the Chakras, Divine Archetypes, and the Five Great Elements (Paperback):... Essential Oils in Spiritual Practice - Working with the Chakras, Divine Archetypes, and the Five Great Elements (Paperback)
Candice Covington; Foreword by Sheila Patel
R306 R194 Discovery Miles 1 940 Save R112 (37%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Using essential oils to influence your energetic make-up and karmic patterns * Details how to identify which tattvas--the Five Great Elements--are dominant in your energetic make-up * Explains how to identify your personal vibrational signature, purify your energy body, impart vibrational properties to jewelry, and work with yantras and mantras The tattvas, the Five Great Elements--earth, water, fire, air/wind, and ether/space--create and sustain not only the universe but also all of its inhabitants. Each of us has a unique combination of these elemental energies behind our personal characteristics--everything from the color of our eyes to our behaviors and emotional temperament. Essential oils, in addition to working biologically and chemically, also work at the energetic level, making them ideal for working with the tattvas. Teaching you how to use essential oils to affect the very fabric of your being, Candice Covington details how the Tattvas Method of essential oils allow you to access the deepest, most hidden aspects of Self. She reveals how the tattvas are the energy that animate each chakra and how we can use their archetypal energy to shape our inner life and align with our greater soul purpose. The author provides energetic profiles of each tattva, chakra, and essential oil, explains their relationships to one another. She reveals how to discover the energy patterns responsible for directing unhealthy life patterns and explains how to identify your personal vibrational signature, purify your energy body, and craft your own unique ritual practice with essential oils. Showing how essential oils are powerful vibrational tools for effecting change, the author reveals how they allow each of us to deliberately steer our own destiny, fulfill our personal dharma, and be all that our souls intended us to be.

Researching Complementary and Alternative Medicine (Paperback, New Ed): Jon Adams Researching Complementary and Alternative Medicine (Paperback, New Ed)
Jon Adams
R788 Discovery Miles 7 880 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Complementary and alternative medicines (CAM) have become big business both in Australia and other western countries. Alongside the growing consumption and provision of CAM has emerged a small but significant body of research literature exploring these medicines.
Nevertheless, CAM research is in its infancy and there is a real and urgent need for further capacity building in this area of study. CAM remains heavily under-researched and the growing number of private and University CAM courses and qualifications acknowledge and address this need for further research capacity building. With this context in mind, this book constitutes a valuable and timely resource for those looking to understand, initiate and expand CAM research.
The collection brings together leading international CAM researchers (UK, Germany, Canada, New Zealand and Australia) with backgrounds and expertise in health social science, statistics, qualitative methodology, general practice, clinical trials methodology, clinical pharmacology, health services research and public health. Contributors draw upon their own CAM research work and experience to explain and review core methods and research issues pertinent to the contemporary field of CAM and its future development. The book addresses such questions as: what is the use and limitation of evidence in CAM research? What are the issues facing practitioners (GPs, therapists, nurses, etc) who wish to conduct research? How and why should qualitative methods be combined alongside quantitative methods to help explore CAM? How does the randomized control trial (RCT) method relate to CAM? What types of research questions relating to CAM can be addressed by variousmethods? What should be the future direction of CAM research in terms of public health and policy-related agendas?

Cancer Management With Chinese Medicine (Hardcover): Ren Cun Yu, Hong Hai Cancer Management With Chinese Medicine (Hardcover)
Ren Cun Yu, Hong Hai
R1,082 R1,017 Discovery Miles 10 170 Save R65 (6%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Significant advances made by Western medicine in the treatment of cancer are well-documented, but little has been written in English on complementary holistic treatment with Chinese medical methods that manage its symptoms and ameliorate the side effects of surgery, chemotherapy or radiotherapy. This book explains the complementary approach using cases from the medical files of Professor Rencun Yu, who was trained in Western medical oncology but also practices Chinese medicine. In addition, introductory chapters explain the basic principles of Chinese medicine, while other chapters cover the prevention of cancers through appropriate nutrition and living habits. The book should command the attention of medical professionals as well as the layperson interested in preventing and understanding the illness. There is no equivalent book in English that so skillfully combines an introduction to Chinese medical principles and cancer management for the general reader with detailed clinical studies of the crucial complementary role played by Chinese medicine in Western treatments for cancer patients.

Ayurvedic Herbs - A Clinical Guide to the Healing Plants of Traditional Indian Medicine (Hardcover): Virginia M. Tyler, M. S... Ayurvedic Herbs - A Clinical Guide to the Healing Plants of Traditional Indian Medicine (Hardcover)
Virginia M. Tyler, M. S Premila
R3,284 Discovery Miles 32 840 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A single-source reference on the most important and best-investigated Ayurvedic herbs This book examines the clinical information available on more than 60 Ayurvedic herbs to determine how their use in traditional Indian medicine is supported by modern scientific study. Plants are grouped according to body systems and each entry includes a description, information on the source plant, distribution and traditional use, active chemical constituents, relevant pharmacology, and details of clinical studies and safety findings. This unique book also includes a brief history of Ayurveda, examines the history of drug development and evaluation in ancient India, and identifies current trends resulting from scientific investigation. Worldwide interest in Ayurveda is growing quickly, especially in the United States, Europe, and Japan. But until now, information on Western-style clinical trials on Ayurveda herbs has been scattered and no single source for descriptions, comments, and references has existed. Ayurvedic Herbs presents the first critical validation of Ayurvedic medicine, extensively referenced for physicians and clinicians interested in alternative and adjunctive therapies. This unique book is essential for making informed choices on herb use, offering clinical trial data, results of pharmacological studies, and safety information. Ayurvedic Herbs examines: gastrointestinal agents hepatoprotective agents respiratory tract agents cardiovascular drugs urinary tract drugs antirheumatic agents skin and trauma care agents gynecological agents antidiabetic agents CNS agents rasayana drugs dental and ophthamological agents and much more Ayurvedic Herbs includes cross-references to chapters when a particular plant has more than one indication and watercolor illustrations of twelve major herbs.

Aromatherapy for Health Professionals (Paperback, 4th Revised edition): Shirley Price, Len Price Aromatherapy for Health Professionals (Paperback, 4th Revised edition)
Shirley Price, Len Price
R895 R756 Discovery Miles 7 560 Save R139 (16%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

"Aromatherapy for Health Professionals"?covers the full spectrum of theory and practice from essential oil science and the foundations of practice to the application of aromatherapy for specific conditions.

The fourth edition of this highly successful book provides a clear and authoritative introduction to aromatherapy as practiced in modern health care settings. It gives valuable information for any health professional wishing to develop their understanding of the subject, providing the in-depth knowledge needed to use essential oils in the practice environment.


* Two new chapters - Wound Care and Bereavement - provide valuable additions to the text

* The chapter 'Aromas, Mind and Body' has been enhanced

* Several new essential oils - giving properties, indications and cautions - have been added

* New case histories illustrate the practical application of theory and techniques described

* References have been updated and new research added

The book is supported by a CD-ROM of ancillary tables covering essential oils for general use in health-care settings including indications for safe, therapeutic uses of essential oils; those to be used with caution; and essential oil definitions.

The Language of Plants - A Guide to the Doctrine of Signatures (Paperback): Julia Graves The Language of Plants - A Guide to the Doctrine of Signatures (Paperback)
Julia Graves
R707 R538 Discovery Miles 5 380 Save R169 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

'As a child, I just knew which plant to pick up and hold to my head for a headache to go away. Once I heard about the concept of a 'doctrine of signatures', I would just stand silently, in awe of nature talking to me, talking and talking in her silent, direct speech. The book of nature seemed so obviously spelled out, and in oddest contrast to what I learned in medical school. My professors seemed never to have heard of nature being vibrant and alive and brimming with patterns of energy that are right there for us to understand and use... This direct and primordial experience of being part of nature's omnipresent, cyclic course taught me more in the realm of no-words than any university ever could have.' -- Julia Graves During the Middle Ages, communicating with nature was called the 'doctrine of signatures', and it was an important part of the work of traditional healers and herbalists. The Language of Plants covers all aspects of the doctrine of signatures in an easily accessible format, so that everyone, whether nature lovers or healers, can learn to read the language of plants in connection with healing.

Artisanal Small-Batch Brewing - 65 Easy Homemade Wines, Beers, Meads and Ciders (Paperback): Amber Shehan Artisanal Small-Batch Brewing - 65 Easy Homemade Wines, Beers, Meads and Ciders (Paperback)
Amber Shehan
R389 R312 Discovery Miles 3 120 Save R77 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Home Brewing Just Got Easier and More Exciting with 1-Gallon Recipes Amber Shehan makes home brewing a breeze for beginners and experts alike with smaller 1-gallon (3.8-L) recipes that reduce the time, money and energy needed to create delicious brews all year long. Enjoy the nuanced flavors of homebrews like tart Orange-Hibiscus Cider, palate-cleansing Peppermint Wine or soothing Vanilla Bean and Chamomile Mead. As an herbalist, Amber showcases her knowledge of culinary and medicinal herbs, wildflowers and plants in this incredible collection of deliciously infused brews that are both intoxicating and tonic. Rosemary and Clementine Mead is the perfect refresher for a warm summer evening and Spiced Pomegranate Wine will warm you right up on the coldest of winter days. With inventive, potent recipes and all the brewing know-how you need to get started or build your skills, Artisanal Small-Batch Brewing is your go-to guide for creating memorable brews beloved by all.

Ayurveda - Life, Health & Longevity (Paperback): Robert E. Svoboda Ayurveda - Life, Health & Longevity (Paperback)
Robert E. Svoboda
R352 R222 Discovery Miles 2 220 Save R130 (37%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Ayurveda addresses the well-being of the entire being - physical, psychological and spiritual - in an approach to health and healing that is as relevant to the modern world as it was to the ancient world from which it emerged. Herbs and minerals, nutrition and purification, affirmative ways of living are a few of the ways in which Ayurveda treats not just the ailment but the whole person, emphasising prevention of disease to avoid the need for cure. The Ayurvedic principles and practices outlined in this book form a sound basis for accessing optimal health in balance.

Traditional Medicines for Modern Times - Antidiabetic Plants (Paperback): Amala Soumyanath Traditional Medicines for Modern Times - Antidiabetic Plants (Paperback)
Amala Soumyanath
R2,963 Discovery Miles 29 630 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The increasing prevalence of diabetes mellitus world-wide is an issue of major socio-economic concern. Scientific interest in plant-derived medicine is steadily rising, yet there is often a wide disparity in the caliber of information available. A detailed compilation of scientific information from across the globe, Traditional Medicines for Modern Times: Antidiabetic Plants highlights the potential role of dietary and medicinal plant materials in the prevention, treatment, and control of diabetes and its complications. The book not only describes plants traditionally used to treat diabetes, but evaluates the scientific studies on these plants and describes in vitro, in vivo, and clinical methods for their investigation. It examines the theory that changes in dietary patterns from traditional plant foodstuffs containing beneficial components, to richer, more processed "junk" food is responsible for the increased prevalence of diabetes worldwide. The book begins with an introduction to the disease diabetes mellitus written by a consultant physician and an up-to-date, detailed summary table and discussion of scientifically screened antidiabetic plants compiled by authors from the Jodrell Laboratories, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK. The next chapters provide an outline of clinical, in vivo, and in vitro methods for assessing antidiabetic activity of plant materials, followed by descriptions of traditional plant remedies used in Asia, the Americas, Africa, Europe, and Australia written by an international group of authors active in antidiabetic plant research. The final chapters emphasize the role of particular phytochemical groups in the treatment or prevention of diabetes. By documentingboth traditional and scientifically derived knowledge, Traditional Medicines for Modern Times: Antidiabetic Plants brings us closer to the translation of traditional knowledge into new methods for treatment of this important disease.

Herbal Apothecary, the (Paperback): Jj Pursell Herbal Apothecary, the (Paperback)
Jj Pursell
R375 R303 Discovery Miles 3 030 Save R72 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Plant-based medicines offer many healing possibilities for the body, mind, and spirit. In this holistic guide, naturopath J. J. Pursell provides an accessible and comprehensive introduction to medicinal plants, explaining how they work and how to use them safely. Incorporating traditional wisdom and scientific information, The Herbal Apothecary includes advice on growing and foraging for healing plants and recommendations for plant-based formulations to fight common ailments, like muscle strain, anxiety, and insomnia. Step-by-step instructions show you how to make your own teas, salves, capsules, tinctures, and other essential herbal remedies. Whether you want to treat a wound or fight the common cold, taking charge of your health and well-being begins here.

Overcoming Trauma Through Yoga (Paperback): David Emerson, Elizabeth Hopper Overcoming Trauma Through Yoga (Paperback)
David Emerson, Elizabeth Hopper
R368 R255 Discovery Miles 2 550 Save R113 (31%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Survivors of trauma--whether abuse, accidents, or war--can end up profoundly wounded, betrayed by their bodies that failed to get them to safety and that are a source of pain. In order to fully heal from trauma, a connection must be made with oneself, including one's body. The trauma-sensitive yoga described in this book moves beyond traditional talk therapies that focus on the mind, by bringing the body actively into the healing process. This allows trauma survivors to cultivate a more positive relationship to their body through gentle breath, mindfulness, and movement practices.
Overcoming Trauma through Yoga "is a book for survivors, clinicians, and yoga instructors who are interested in mind/body healing. It introduces trauma-sensitive yoga, a modified approach to yoga developed in collaboration between yoga teachers and clinicians at the Trauma Center at Justice Resource Institute, led by yoga teacher David Emerson, along with medical doctor Bessel van der Kolk. The book begins with an in-depth description of trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), including a description of how trauma is held in the body and the need for body-based treatment. It offers a brief history of yoga, describes various styles of yoga commonly found in Western practice, and identifies four key themes of trauma-sensitive yoga. Chair-based exercises are described that can be incorporated into individual or group therapy, targeting specific treatment goals, and modifications are offered for mat-based yoga classes. Each exercise includes trauma-sensitive language to introduce the practice, as well as photographs to illustrate the poses. The practices have been offered to a wide range of individuals and groups, including men and women, teens, returning veterans, and others. Rounded out by valuable quotes and case stories, the book presents mindfulness, breathing, and yoga exercises that can be used by home practitioners, yoga teachers, and therapists as a way to cultivate awareness, tolerance, and an increased acceptance of the self.

Face Reading in Chinese Medicine (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition): Lillian Bridges Face Reading in Chinese Medicine (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition)
Lillian Bridges
R974 R789 Discovery Miles 7 890 Save R185 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

An exciting new, full-colour edition of Face Reading in Chinese Medicine featuring over 200 colour photographs and practical instructions on how to conduct a face reading! Face reading has been part of Traditional Chinese Medicine for many centuries, and Professor Lillian Bridges is a popular academic and international lecturer on the subject who gained her fascinating knowledge through her family line of Master Face Readers in China. Based on an understanding of the shapes, markings and features of a face, practitioners can learn about the health and life of a patient relating to the principles of Chinese medicine. In addition to understanding how the body's internal functions - physical, psychological and emotional - can be seen on a face, practitioners can also learn how to evaluate Shen to understand non-verbal expressions. Technical and detailed information is presented in an upbeat, insightful and highly readable manner. This was the first book to focus on the deeper aspects of face reading and diagnosis, this edition includes ancient Taoist knowledge regarding the Original Face and Facial Jing and Qi markers which have previously only been taught through the oral tradition. Clear discussions demonstrate how this technique can be used as a supplement to other diagnostic tools in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Engaging, insightful, highly readable text is written by a well-known and experienced lecturer in the field. Extensive illustrations give you a clear understanding of theories and techniques. A focus on the deeper aspects of face reading and diagnosis helps readers become more conscious of their actions, reactions, and the health consequences of behavior.

The Healing Power of Chinese Herbs and Medicinal Recipes (Paperback, Revised): Joseph P Hou, Youyu Jin The Healing Power of Chinese Herbs and Medicinal Recipes (Paperback, Revised)
Joseph P Hou, Youyu Jin
R1,518 Discovery Miles 15 180 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A modern reference guide on the benefits of incorporating traditional Chinese medicine into modern-day therapies! The Healing Power of Chinese Herbs and Medicinal Recipes is an easy-to-follow introduction to the history of traditional Chinese phytomedicine. This useful guide clearly explains the basics of this unique medical system and describes in detail the therapeutic properties and use of medicinal herbs and herbal recipes. The book includes a bibliography, glossary, contact information for herbal dealers and Oriental medicine schools, and an indexed list of 300 commonly used Chinese medicinal herbs and 245 herbal recipes. In The Healing Power of Chinese Herbs and Medicinal Recipes, you will find the fundamentals, evolution, and development of the herbal formulas of the 4,000-year-old Oriental Materia Medica, also known as ben cao. The book contains 11 sections documenting the therapeutic applications, dosages, precautions, and modern research findings of 138 of the most popular medicinal herbs. In addition, this resource provides 101 of the most frequently prescribed master recipes by famous ancient physicians, including their origin, ingredients, actions, indications, and modern clinical uses. The Healing Power of Chinese Herbs and Medicinal Recipes offers an in-depth education on: tonic herbs herbs that adjust the yin and yang of the body herbs that invigorate circulation of vital energy, qi, and blood herbal tranquilizers herbal diaphoretics herbal expectorants, antitussives, and antiasthmatics herbal pain killers herbs which regulate digestion and elimination herbal diuretics herbal antipyretics, antimicrobials, and detoxicants antitumor herbs The Healing Power of Chinese Herbs and Medicinal Recipes provides up-to-date information on the effectiveness of traditional Chinese medicine, as well as how to use Chinese medicinal herbs in conjunction with Western conventions. This comprehensive reference will benefit healthcare practitioners who want to include Oriental medicine in their practice, and anyone who is interested in Chinese herbs or patients for whom conventional medicine has offered no relief.

Perspectives on Complementary and Alternative Medicine (Paperback, New Ed): Geraldine Lee-Treweek, Julie Stone, Jeanne Katz,... Perspectives on Complementary and Alternative Medicine (Paperback, New Ed)
Geraldine Lee-Treweek, Julie Stone, Jeanne Katz, Sue Spurr, Tom Heller
R805 Discovery Miles 8 050 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Starting from the premise that complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is a fascinating and fast-changing area of social life, this book explores the challenging issues associated with CAM in the context of the social, political and cultural influences that shape people's health.
Divided into three parts, the introductory chapter sets out the general context of social change, consumption and debate around the rise of public interest in CAM. The first part goes on to argue for and against different classifications of CAM, leading into a discussion of how CAM developed in a political and historical context. The Reader is invited to critically assess the importance of ethics and values to CAM practice and how these inform what practitioners do. The second part focuses on the question of what people want, the changing and contested nature of health, and the nature of personal and social factors associated with the use of CAM. This leads to a focus on 'therapeutic relationships'. The final part of the book examines the diversity of settings in which CAM takes place and the social, political and economic milieu in which CAM is provided and used.
This book will appeal to everyone who is concerned with or has an interest in CAM. It will be of particular interest to people working in the areas of CAM, health and social care and the voluntary sector. Together with its accompanying text, Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Structures and Safeguards, it forms the core text for the Open University course K221 Perspectives on Complementary and Alternative Medicine.

What is Homeopathy? (Paperback): Vinton McCabe What is Homeopathy? (Paperback)
Vinton McCabe
R108 R88 Discovery Miles 880 Save R20 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The author explores both ways in which homeopathic remedies are used and the philosophy behind their use in a manner that is at once clear, concise, and entertaining. This is the one book that can answer all of your questions about homeopathic medicine - most important, "Will it work for me?"

Culpepers Herbal (Paperback): Nicholas Culpeper Culpepers Herbal (Paperback)
Nicholas Culpeper 1
R353 R286 Discovery Miles 2 860 Save R67 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

First published over 350 years ago during the reign of Elizabeth I, "Culpeper's Herbal" remains one of the most complete listings of herbs and their uses in existence. From Adder's Tongue to Yarrow, each of the 411 herbs is described in detail, along with its "government and virtues," remedies, and cautions. Although much of the medical advice must be taken with a pinch of salt, the engaging tone, enthusiasm, and expertise of the author are irresistible and highly entertaining. Also included is Culpeper's advice on gathering, drying, conserving, and using herbs to get the most out of them. This collector's edition is a must-have for anyone interested in herbs and their uses. Each entry is illustrated with a finely detailed image and there are thirty beautiful full-page plates throughout the book.

The Politics of Healing - Histories of Alternative Medicine in Twentieth-Century North America (Paperback): Robert D. Johnston The Politics of Healing - Histories of Alternative Medicine in Twentieth-Century North America (Paperback)
Robert D. Johnston
R689 Discovery Miles 6 890 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

From grocery store to doctor's office, alternative medicine is everywhere. A recent survey found that more than two in five Americans uses some form of alternative medicine. The Politics of Healing brings together top scholars in the fields of American history, history of medicine, anthropology, sociology, and politics to counter the view that alternative medical therapies fell into disrepute in the decades after physicians established their institutional authority during the Progressive Era. From homeopathy to Navajo healing, this volume explores a variety of alternative therapies and political movements that have set the terms of debate over North American healing methods.

Vernacular Medicine in Colonial India - Family, Market and Homoeopathy (Hardcover): Shinjini Das Vernacular Medicine in Colonial India - Family, Market and Homoeopathy (Hardcover)
Shinjini Das
R1,677 R1,551 Discovery Miles 15 510 Save R126 (8%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Conceptualised in opposition to 'orthodox' medicine, homoeopathy, a western medical project originating in eighteenth-century Germany, was reconstituted as vernacular medicine in British Bengal. India went on to become the home of the largest population of users of homoeopathic medicine in the world. Combining insights from the history of colonial medicine and the cultural histories of family in British India, Shinjini Das examines the processes through which western homoeopathy was translated and indigenised in the colony as a specific Hindu worldview, an economic vision and a disciplining regimen. In tracing the localisation of German homoeopathy in a British Indian province, this book analyses interactions between Calcutta-based homoeopathic family firms, disparate contributors to the Bengali print market, the British colonial state and emergent nationalist governments. The history of homoeopathy in Bengal reveals myriad negotiations undertaken by the colonised peoples to reshape scientific modernity in the subcontinent.

Plant-Derived Antimycotics - Current Trends and Future Prospects (Paperback): M. K Rai, Donatella Mares Plant-Derived Antimycotics - Current Trends and Future Prospects (Paperback)
M. K Rai, Donatella Mares
R1,613 Discovery Miles 16 130 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

An important overview of the state of the art in naturally occurring antimycotics!Here is a comprehensive and innovative examination of the antimycotic potential of essential plant oils and extracts against fungal infections affecting humans, animals, plants, and foodstuffs. Plant-Derived Antimycotics emphasizes the antimycotic activity of plants found in Central America, India, Nepal, Fiji, and China--areas rich in phyto-diversity and traditional botanical/medical knowledge.From editor M.K. Rai: "Since the inception of human civilization men have been using herbs against various mycotic infections. In the recent past, several antimycotic agents have been introduced into the market due to their rapid curative properties. Still, the quest for new antifungal agents of a fungicidal rather than fungistatic nature continues. Furthermore, there has been a dramatic increase in the new spectrum of fungal infections known as opportunistic fungal pathogens. Consequently, plant-derived antimycotics are gaining importance, being natural, cheaper, safer, eco-friendly, and within the reach of the common man."With a distinguished list of contributors from around the world, Plant-Derived Antimycotics explores: antifungal compounds that strengthen plant-defense systems traditional herbs that have revealed their antifungal properties newer, faster methods of screening and evaluating antifungal drugs natural antimycotics derived from plants in Croatia, South America, South Africa, China, India, and Fiji the mechanism of herbal antimycotic action the diversity of antimycotic efficacy in Asteraceous and Meliaceous plants new bioactive antifungal molecules Plant-Derived Antimycotics is an essential reference for pharmacologists, microbiologists, clinical mycologists, oncologists, immunologists, drug manufacturers, botanists and ethnobotanists, phytochemists, herbalists, and everyone searching for a natural remedy for the new spectrum of opportunistic fungal infections generated by the immunocompromising difficulties encountered by AIDS and cancer patients. Color illustrations, photographs, charts, tables, and graphs make the information easier to absorb and understand.

Breeding Research on Aromatic and Medicinal Plants (Hardcover): Christopher B. Johnson, Chlodwig Franz Breeding Research on Aromatic and Medicinal Plants (Hardcover)
Christopher B. Johnson, Chlodwig Franz
R2,085 Discovery Miles 20 850 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The field of medicinal/aromatic plant breeding is growing and changing?this resource will help you stay up to date!
In this essential book, researchers from large and small laboratories and institutions throughout Europe and the Mediterranean region explore recent developments in the selection and breeding of aromatic and medicinal plants. They take varied approaches?from traditional breeding to the use of molecular markers?and complement them with up-to-date information on biodiversity and resource conservation.
"From the editors: ?It is widely recognized that a strategy of conservation through use, ? by which plant collection via wild harvesting is replaced by controlled cultivation, is the best way forward if we are to balance human demands with the necessary conservation of the biodiversity represented by these species. That provides one major driving force for research in this field. Another concerns the very real need for improving the quality control of products on the market, both to satisfy consumer demand and to conform with the (justifiably) increasing requirements for standardization and precise identification of the composition of the plant materials being sold for human use. We hope that this volume will give readers a taste of the exciting developments in the field.?"
Breeding Research on Aromatic and Medicinal Plants examines: breeding for resistance and abiotic factors manipulating natural product accumulation through genetic engineering biochemical and molecular regulation of essential oil accumulation economic and legal considerations that breeders will encounter the ethical aspects of breeding these plants

The Fragrant Mind - Aromatherapy for Personality, Mind, Mood and Emotion (Paperback, New Ed): Valerie Ann Worwood The Fragrant Mind - Aromatherapy for Personality, Mind, Mood and Emotion (Paperback, New Ed)
Valerie Ann Worwood 2
R270 R203 Discovery Miles 2 030 Save R67 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Valerie Ann Worwood's The Fragrant Pharmacy has become the classic encyclopaedia of aromatherapy and essential oils. Now, in this companion volume, The Fragrant Mind, she paves a unique new way for aromatherapy, concentrating on the emotional, psychological and mood-changing effects of nature's essential oils.

The Fragrant Mind falls into three parts. Part One presents a fascinating background to the subject, and explains how essential oils work on the brain. Part Two explains how essential oils can enhance emotional well-being and promote positive feelings, and includes a practical A-Z section which advises on a wide range of emotional problems, from stress and depression to moodiness and insomnia. Part Three introduces a whole new concept in aromatherapy - personality enhancement - and explains the particular characteristics of individual essential oils and how they can be matched to human personality types. You can find out, for example, whether you are a Floral, Herbie, Rootie, Woodie, Fruitie or Seedie type, and create your own tailor-made personality blends.

Encyclopaedic in scope, and based on the most up-to-date research, The Fragrant Mind offers a wealth of information in an easy, accessible style, and shows the way in which essential oils can influence our minds and emotions.

Botanical Medicines - The Desk Reference for Major Herbal Supplements, Second Edition (Paperback, 2 Revised Edition): Dennis J.... Botanical Medicines - The Desk Reference for Major Herbal Supplements, Second Edition (Paperback, 2 Revised Edition)
Dennis J. McKenna, Kenneth Jones, Kerry Hughes, Virginia M. Tyler
R1,998 Discovery Miles 19 980 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Answer patients'questions about botanical supplements quickly and easily This informative book is a compendium of detailed scientific research on 34 of the most popular dietary supplements used in North America and Europe. Its coverage of pharmacological studies on the main medicinal plants used in clinical practice and sold in pharmacies in the Western world is more extensive than any other publication of monographic reviews available. The way Botanical Medicines: The Desk Reference for Major Herbal Supplements, Second Edition. is organized (standardized topic formats are used in each monograph) makes it easy for you to locate relevant information quickly and to compare corresponding sections between different entries. This book is an invaluable tool for pharmacists, physicians, and other health care professionals who need detailed, scientifically accurate information on appropriate use, safety, dosages, and similar issues related to botanical dietary supplements. Each entry in Botanical Medicines: The Desk Reference for Major Herbal Supplements, Second Edition. covers botanical data (classification and nomenclature, common names, geographic occurrence, and botanical characteristics), plus: history and traditional uses chemistry therapeutic applications pre-clinical studies clinical studies recommended dosages safety profiles (including toxicology) side effects and contraindications drug interactions and special precautions safety recommendations during pregnancy and lactation This extensively referenced volume includes appendixes with information on the major provisions of DSHEA (the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994) and on the criteria and procedures for assessing the quality of botanical products.

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