This volume is designed specifically as an educational textbook for core, courses in botanical medicine at naturopathic medicine colleges and conventional medical or pharmacol-ogy schools that offer complementary and integrative healthcare courses. The information digested in this book combines the best traditional herbal wisdom with the most recent evidence-based research. These tradi-tions include Western herbalism, energetics, homeopathy, and eclecticism, as well as traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic botanical medicine. Beyond these traditions, the emphasis is on contemporary research in phyto-chemistry and pharmacognosy. No other textbook on botanical medicine offers this reach into different but equally successful herbal approaches to healing.
Learning Features and Enhancements: Presents 250 monographs classified by body system from cardiovascular to respiratory systems; Focuses on phytochemical constituents, pharmacology, actions, indications, and posology; Emphasises safety, interactions, toxicity, contraindications, side effects, and cautions; Integrates traditional Chinese medicine protocols for the herb, homeopathic symptom pictures, and eclectic specific indications; Provides a quick clinical reference guide condensing key constituents, actions, and indications; Covers most herbs tested on the NPLEX II licensing examination; Offers a flexible turn-key outline for a course in botanical medicine, complete with a curriculum guide, statement of teaching goals and learning outcomes, resources list, and illustrative problem-based case studies.
Dr Anthony Godfrey, ND, Ph.D. received his doctorate in human anatomy from UCLA, conducted research at Harvard University, and graduated from the Ontario College of Naturopathic Medicine, now the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, where he teaches botanical medicine. Dr Paul Richard Saunders, Ph.D., ND, DHANP, CCH received his doctorate in plant ecology from Duke University, graduated from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine, and now teaches botanical medicine at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine.