Botanical Medicine for Women's Health

Botanical Medicine for Women's Health

By Aviva Romm, CPM, RH(AHG), President, American Herbalists Guild; Executive Editor, Journal of the American Herbalists Guild, Canton, GA, USA

Part One: Foundations of Botanical Medicine

1. Botanical Medicines, CAM, and Integrative Medicine: Definitions and Use Prevalence

2. History of Herbal Medicines for Women

3. Fundamental Principles of Herbal Medicine

4. Guidelines for Herbal Medicine Use

5. Diet, Nutrition, and Women?s Health

6. Real Anatomy: Reproductive Anatomy and Endocrinology Primer

Part Two: General Gynecologic and Menstrual Health Concerns

7. Menstrual Wellness and Menstrual Problems

8. Endocrine Disorders and Adrenal Support

9. Conditions of the Reproductive Organs

10. Vaginal Infections and Sexually Transmitted Diseases

11. Urinary Complaints

12. Breast Cancer

Part Three: Fertility and the Childbearing Cycle

13. Pregnancy and Botanical Medicine Use and Safety

14. Fertility Challenges

15. Pregnancy: First Trimester

16. Pregnancy: Second Trimester

17. Pregnancy: Third Trimester

18. Labor and Birth

19. The Post Partum

20. Breastfeeding and Botanical Medicine

Part Four: The Menopausal Years

21. Menopausal Health

Part Five: Plant Profiles

Black cohosh

Blue cohosh

Chaste tree

Dong quai


Kava kava

Red clover

St. John?s wort

Uva ursil

Wild yam


Appendix 1: Common Names and Botanical Name Quick Reference Chart

Appendix 2: Botanical Medicine for Women Quick Dose Reference Chart

Appendix 3: Adverse Herb-Drug Interactions

Appendix 4: Botanical Medicine Information Resources