Summary Dr. Sharol shares the most important things you need to know about 190 herbs. Learn to effectively use these treasured herbal remedies. Take advantage of her 35 years of experience in herbal medicine, growing herbs, making herbal products and clinical proficiency. She knows what does and does not work and she points out the contraindications as well as the benefits of each herb. Herbal Medicine: 190 Herbs to Know and Use is book II of the Herbal Medicine E-book Trilogy Series, and is a valuable reference tool with information specific to each herb.
- Parts of the plant used as a medicine
- How the herb is used
- Dosage used
- Mental picture and Specific indications
- Mechanisms of action
- Scientific citations are provided to support the information
- A “Dictionary of Properties And Actions”
- A “Dictionary of Herbal Preparations”
- Index of “Common to Latin Names”
- Index of “Latin to Common Names”
- 144 Color photos of individual herbs included
About the Author Dr. Sharol Tilgner says, "I have had 30 years experience as an herbalist/Physician, 35 years as an herbalist/herbal medicine maker, 20 years as an herbal farmer and 20 years as a teacher. I am a fourth generation Oregonian, an organic/biodynamic farmer, physician, herbalist, & modern day renaissance woman. I teach others to grow, and preserve their food and medicine and stay healthy via natural methods. I reap tremendous joy from teaching people to take charge of their health care. Writing is one of the best ways to reach people, and share my knowledge as a physician/herbalist/farmer. I use blogging, books, free website information and classes as a way to share tools, as I endeavor to co-create a beautiful world."
From the video description:
"Take a walk with Dr. Sharol Tilgner, in the Pacific NW of the United States & learn to identify edible & medicinal herbs. Learn how they are used by herbalists & naturopaths and pick up some wild food survival techniques. This video is for educational purposes only. It is not to be used for diagnosis or treatment. This video was made in 1994"
Edible & Medicinal Herbs 1 - Part 2
From the video description:
"Take a walk with Dr. Sharol Tilgner, in the Pacific NW of the United States & learn to identify edible & medicinal herbs. Learn how they are used by herbalists & naturopaths as well as some processing techniques. his video was made in 1994. Much new information has been learned about medicinal plants since then. You can find updated information for free at http://www.herbaltransitions.com."
If you interested in a science based resource for medicinal herbs, this is it. It's an absolutely amazing book. I classify it as a reference book rather than a read-through book, although if you are interested in herbs and their uses, you'll find yourself reading and reading.
It is extremely well organized, and each section is to the point. No fluff, just useful information. Sections cover:
- What to Expect From This Book
- How To Use This Book
- Understanding The Herbal Monographs
- Dictionary of Herbal Preparations
- Herbal Materia Medica Monographs A-Z (190 herbs)
- Properties and Actions of Herbs
What's a monograph? It's a detailed and documented description of a particular subject, in this case, 190 medicinal herbs. These descriptions include: medicinal parts of plant used; what taste and smell tell us about the medicinal properties of the herb; the actions the herbs have on our bodies, factors that affect determining a proper dosage and what those doses are; mental, emotional, and physical symptoms that might indicate usage of the herb, scientific evidence or prevailing scientific theories including current research and case studies; specific physical and medical conditions for which it is inadvisable to use an herb (including medications); and photos of the herbs discussed.
Other useful sections include common to Latin names, Latin to common herb names, and the extensive bibliography. "Properties and actions of Herbs" is organized according to 114 categories used to define the properties and actions of herbs. For example, adaptogen, carminative, demulcent, and nervine. Defines each term and gives a brief list of herbal examples.
I'll add that this is the second part of a three-part series. I suspect parts one and three are just as excellent.