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eBook Herbal Medicine download

by R. F. Weiss

eBook Herbal Medicine download ISBN: 0865779708
Author: R. F. Weiss
Publisher: Thieme; 2nd edition edition (2000)
Language: English
Pages: 448
ePub: 1712 kb
Fb2: 1182 kb
Rating: 4.3
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Category: Health and Diets

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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. With the new contribution of Dr. Volker Fintelmann, Weiss's classic text on Herbal Medicine has been expanded and refocused to meet the needs of practicing physicians.

Weiss's Herbal Medicine Paperback – 2001. Book by Weiss, R. Weiss, Rudolf, Fintelmann, V.

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With the new contribution of Dr. Volker Fintelmann, Weiss's classic text on Herbal Medicine has been expanded and refocused to meet the needs of practicing physicians, residents, students, and other clinicians.

This material formed the basis of Herbal Medicine 2E, also by Thieme.

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Professor Rudolf Fritz Weiss (1) is highly regarded as the "founding father" of modern German phytotherapy

Professor Rudolf Fritz Weiss (1) is highly regarded as the "founding father" of modern German phytotherapy. Read full description.

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We are truly fortunate to have a huge array of herbal books on many different topics

We are truly fortunate to have a huge array of herbal books on many different topics. Undeniably, our grassroots herbal movement would not have been possible without our herbal elders taking the time to put their wisdom in print.

With the new contribution of Dr. Volker Fintelmann, Weiss's classic text on Herbal Medicine has been expanded and refocused to meet the needs of practicing physicians, residents, students, and other clinicians.

Arranged by organ system, the book's clear structure and scientific orientation make the topic of herbal medicine accessible to even the most traditional medical doctor. You will benefit from the newest research, clinical studies, and the pivotal findings of the German Commission E on the efficacy of herbs.

Special features include:

* In-depth coverage of the state-of-the-art of phytotherapy

* Key prescription information highlighted in each chapter

* Superb color photographs throughout the text

* Two new quick reference sections that maximize your access to the material-- by herbs and the disorder they are used for, and by disorder and the herbs used in its treatment

Volker Fintelmann, MD is a licensed doctor of internal medicine and gastroenterology. Former Chairman of the German Commission E, his work focuses on the practical and methodological development of herbal medicine.

Rudolf Fritz Weiss, MD (1895-1991), author of the first edition of HERBAL MEDICINE is highly regarded as the "founding father" of modern German phytotherapy. He studied botany and medicine at the University of Berlin, qualifying as a doctor in 1922 and subsequently taking additional qualifications in internal medicine. A teaching post in herbal medicine was interrupted by war service as an army doctor, followed by seven years in Russian captivity as a doctor in prisoner-of-war camp hospitals. After retiring from clinical practice in 1961, he devoted his life to the scientific development and acceptance of herbal medicine. Weiss was appointed as a member of the German Commission E in 1978. He was founder and editor of the ZEITSCHRIFT FUER PHYTOTHERAPIE, and lectured on current advances in the subject at the University of Tuebingen.

Comments: (6)
Alsantrius
Thanks.
Ohatollia
very interesting reading
lubov
Good condition. As expected.
Undeyn
This man was the master. The Germans and the Chinese are so far ahead of America thanks to the pharmaceutical companies that control our FDA.
Qulcelat
The letters "MD" on the cover of a book about 'alternative' medicine are always reassuring. Weiss combines the thoroughness and concern for verifiability one would expect from someone trained in modern medicine with a refreshing sensitivity to its limits and to the contribution that more traditional types of medicine can offer.
The bulk of the book is devoted to detailed examinations of systems of the body, characteristic diseases, and herbs used in their treatment. Chapter subjects include: the cardiovascular system, the urinary tract, rheumatic conditions, the nervous system, gynaecological conditions, cancer, and skin diseases.
In all these chapters, Weiss "limits himself to a very few remedies that have been shown to be really effective" and goes into each herb in detail, explaining how its chemistry and use differ from those of other, related herbs. Thus, the 100-page chapter on the digestive system starts with a full, properly-referenced, 14-page section on "acute stomach conditions". This is devoted almost entirely to three herbs: chamomile, peppermint, and balm (melissa). The subsection on chamomile tells us where chamomile grows and how to identify it, and then details the different varieties. The author summarises past research into the chemical make-up of chamomile and its use in medicine, and concludes with dosage details, even including advice to doctors on how to write their prescriptions. He then gives the same treatment to the other herbs, and proceeds to explain when we should use chamomile and when peppermint or melissa; when we should combine one of these with another herb; whether the tea is best or a tincture or standardized herbal extract or even essential oil; and so on.
In an age when information arranged in bite-sized pieces is the norm and coffee-table books with numerous colour photos abound, the plainness of this book is one of its charms. And, ultimately, it actually makes it easier to read. With many books available now, the reader has to jump around from section to section, reading profiles of individual herbs, introductions to body systems, indices of complaints, etc, and still not really know what the best remedy is or why a particular combination of herbs was chosen in preference to another. With Weiss, if you've got a digestive problem, you read the relevant chapter (or section if you've no time) and you know everything you need.
The author prefers to refer to herbal medicine as 'phytotherapy'. He is concerned to distinguish 'scientific phytotherapy', on the one hand from folk medicine and on the other from orthodox medicine. The former suffers from "the vast and often highly imaginative range of indications...[often] with no scientific foundation at all". The latter tends to "recognize only those phytotherapeutic agents...which can be statistically confirmed [and] gives preference to fast-acting powerful drugs". An example of his approach comes in the section mentioned above on chamomile, where he gives a table of its chemical constituents and their medicinal effect, while noting that "it is the sum of all the constituents that produces the medicinal action...we do best to use the whole plant drug".
One criticism: While I applaud Weiss's decision to focus on a small number of herbs, one problem with his approach is what to do if you can't obtain his favorites. While the translator sometimes slips in helpful comments for British readers, some may have problems getting hold of Eau de Melisse des Carmes and some of the more obscure herbs mentioned.
Eta
The two five-star comments are about the paperback edition, as you can see, and that book does NOT have a "co-author" Fintelmann, like this hardback edition!
I suggest you read in the comparing review "Reweissing Weiss", about the "improvements" that has been done to the original text:
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The book you will want is the re-released classic edtion!