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Herbal Formularies for Health Professionals, Volume 1

Digestion and Elimination, including the Gastrointestinal System, Liver and Gallbladder, Urinary System, and the Skin

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Herbal Formularies for Health Professionals is a five-volume set that serves as a comprehensive, practical reference manual for herbalists, physicians, nurses, and allied health professionals. Dr. Jill Stansbury draws on her decades of clinical experience and her extensive research to provide an unparalleled range of herbal formulas.

Organized by body system, each volume includes hundreds of formulas to treat common health conditions, as well as formulas that address specific energetic or symptomatic presentations, including Dr. Stansbury’s own formulas, formulas from herbal folklore, and formulas from Traditional Chinese Medicine. For each formula, Dr. Stansbury offers a brief explanation of how the selected herbs address the specific condition. The book offers many sidebars and user-friendly lists—helping readers quickly choose which herbs are best for specific presentations—and details traditional uses of both western herbs and traditional Asian herbs and formulas that are readily available in the United States.

Volume I focuses on digestive health and the emunctories, an herbal term referring to the organs of elimination: the gastrointestinal system, the urinary system, and the skin. This volume offers formulas and supporting information for treating gastrointestinal and biliary conditions, liver and gallbladder conditions, renal and urinary conditions, and dermatologic conditions.

Each volume in the set also includes:

  • a discussion of how herbal therapy fits into an overall treatment plan or approach for a particular health condition
  • modern research findings on individual herbs and their mode of action in the body
  • lists of herbs that might be beneficial for specific conditions
  • advice on botanicals to avoid for particular conditions

Each chapter includes a materia medica section listing 50 or more individual herbs with tips on their properties, modes of action, and very specific symptoms each plant best addresses.

These formularies are also a tutorial for budding herbalists on the sophisticated art of fine-tuning the precision of an herbal formula for the constitution and overall health condition of an individual patient, rather than a basic diagnosis. The text aims to teach via example, helping clinicians develop their own intuition and ability to create effective herbal formulas.

Volume II (Circulation and Respiration) will be available in July 2018. Volume III (Endocrinology) will be published in fall 2018; Volumes IV (Neurology, Pyschiatry, and Pain Management) and V (Immunology, Orthopedics, and Otolarnygology) will be published in spring 2019.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jill Stansbury

Jill Stansbury

Dr. Jill Stansbury is a naturopathic physician with 30 years of clinical experience. She served as the Chair of the Botanical Medicine Department of the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon, for over 20 years. She remains on the faculty teaching herbal medicine and medicinal plant chemistry and leading ethnobotany field courses in the Amazon. She is the coauthor of The PCOS Health and Nutrition Guide and Herbs for Health and Healing. Dr. Stansbury lives in Battle Ground, Washington, and is the medical director of Battle Ground Healing Arts. She also runs an herbal apothecary offering the best quality medicines from around the world, featuring many of her own custom tea formulas, blends, powders, and medicinal foods. 

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AUTHOR VIDEOS

Restorative Medicine - Adrenal and Thyroid Herbs and Nutrients

Dr. Stansbury presents about the herbs and nutrients that can help promote adrenal and thyroid health. Dr. Stansbury presented this speech at the Annual Restorative Medicine conference, hosted by the Association for the Advancement of Restorative Medicine.

Herbal Formularies for Health Professionals, Volume 1

Pages:352 pages
Book Art:Black-and-white illustrations throughout
Size: 8 x 10 inch
Publisher:Chelsea Green Publishing
Hardcover: 9781603587075
Pub. Date March 21, 2018

Available In/Retail Price

Hardcover, 352 pages, $59.95