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Bartram's Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine [Paperback]

Thomas Bartram
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29 Oct 1998
Containing over 900 entries of general disease conditions and corresponding herbal treatments, this book covers: therapeutic action, 550 monographs of medicinal plants, and the properties of herbs and preparations such as tinctures, liquid extracts, poultices and essential oils.

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Product details

  • Paperback: 490 pages
  • Publisher: Robinson Publishing; New Ed edition (29 Oct 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1854875868
  • ISBN-13: 978-1854875860
  • Product Dimensions: 15.4 x 23.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,874 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Bartrams Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine is a great and extensive encyclopedia -- The Epoch Times

About the Author

Thomas Bartram, fellow of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists, Royal Society of Health and Health Food Institute, has practised medical herbalism for over 40 years. He founded Gerard House, international innovators of herbal medicine, in 1958, and his magazine, Grace, enjoys worldwide circulation.

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87 of 87 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wouldn't be without it! 28 May 2002
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
Indispensible guide to just about every illness, symptom and it's herbal remedy, including dosages of each herb and the different ways it can be taken. It's arranged in alphabetical order without any cross-referencing needed and even unknown words can be looked up within the alphabetical text. It's full of knowledge, easy to use and I've even ordered copies for my friends who keep asking if they can borrow it!
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46 of 46 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 550 herbs 6 Feb 2001
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Its the best reference book I have. If you have better, PLEASE email me!!! Its got 550 herbs (dosages & properties etc), countless illnesses, many foods, names of famous people & organisations to look up as well as a great & thorough appendix for contacts (mainly UK) & further research.
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109 of 112 people found the following review helpful
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I am a medical herbalist and a member of the International Register of Consultant Herbalists.I do find this book a useful reference and frequently use it. My one reservation is that it uses the allopathic approach to prescribing. What I mean by this is the assumption that a particular illness can be treated with a particular set of herbs. This risks ignoring the specific causal factors in a case and encourages herbs to be prescribed based upon the symptoms or disease label.Having said this there is a lot of useful information in the book and a lot of experience has been put down on paper for the reader.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Indispensable for quick and accessible info! 9 Mar 2007
By Carina
Format:Paperback
I've used this book for reference several years now, and find it quite the quickest and most concise way of finding out about a particular herb or condition. It's useful to not be a complete beginner to herbs when reading this book, but anyone from keen layperson to herbalist would, I'm sure, find this book extremely useful.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
By Pyewacket TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Paperback
This has to be the most 'thumbed through' and dog eared book that I own in this particular genre.

If anyone in our house is poorly this is my first port of call providing I am 100% sure what the problem is. Failing that, I will get a diagnosis from my G.P., and rather than take anti-biotics will then search for an alternative remedy.

There are herbal remedies, homeopathic remedies, aromatherapy remedies, advice on how to make tinctures (i.e. what ratios to use etc), and the illnesses listed in the book are extensive even going so far as to list a very rare condition that I suffer from.

So far I have helped my husband with his Eczema which to him was a huge relief and I have also made tinctures up for animals and myself. Granted, some of the herbs are not native to this country but a good Herbalists shop should carry stocks of most things you need. I would suggest though that if you are not conversant with our native plants or unsure of what you are picking then it is probably better to ask an expert or even buy a companion book on edible plants and flowers. Another useful addition to your preparation is a mortar and pestle.

Nature's Pharmacy is truly a wonderful thing and many of today's medicines were originally extracted from trees and plants. For example, Aspirin comes from the bark of the Willow Tree and just nibblng on a small piece of bark can banish a headache swiftly.

A superb book and one that I will soon have to replace as my old copy is now in danger of falling to pieces from constant use.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Total Must Have! 2 April 2008
By K
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I am a research medical herbalist of some 33 years, I am so impressed with this book that I have treasured my copy and would never be without it, as well as buying several copies to give as gifts for friends all over the world.
This book is crammed full of useful and well researched knowledge, obviously gained from extensive study as well as hands on experience. Its a must have!
I can strongly recommend this book, its one of the best on the market today and Thomas Bartram is the fellow of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists in the UK so he is well respected and well accomplished in his field.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I love it 1 Aug 2009
Format:Paperback
Arrived so soon and in perfect condition!
I have wanted this book for so long and now finally I can stop stealing the one in Neil's Yard and do my own research. It offers infinite advice to our household and is a delight to have in the reference section. This is a MUST for all people who prioritise their health.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An indispencible "bible" 30 Jan 2001
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
Definitely the definitive guide to the Herbal treatment of diseases. Excellent in its multi-faceted approach, with clear concise descriptions of the properties and benefits of countless numbers of herbs, essential oils and common diseases. The book is consistant and well laid out and very thourough in its approach. This is the most detailed book I've read, one of the best books I've ever read, I can't recommend it highly enough!
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If you are looking for a knowledgeable book, here it is… A fantastic book, always handy to have on your book shelf!
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This is an excellent A-Z reference work (no pictures) if you are hard-core interested in herbal medicine / nutrition / botany.
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Fabulous book. Interesting information. And has been extremely helpful. I have had the hard book for 4 years now and then decided to get the kindle this year for quick searches. Read more
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Brilliant reference book for ailments. A good read and must have. This is a second copy as mother-in-law nicked mine!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very informative
I have found it very useful and informative. So many herbs and conditions are described that I think just reading it once will never be enough. Read more
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful!
Great reference book for anyone interested in understanding herbal remedies. It's obvious the author really knows what he is talking about.
Published 6 months ago by Donna Bell
5.0 out of 5 stars ideal gift for my friend
I gave this to a friend for her birthday and she was very pleased. She said it was one of the best books on the subject.
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