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Bartram's Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine
Bartram's Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine
by Thomas Bartram
Edition: Paperback
Price: 9.09

110 of 113 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars a useful reference but a little allopathic in it's approach, 16 May 2001
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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