The Western Herbal Tradition, 2000 years of medicinal plant knowledge

The Western Herbal Tradition

2000 years of medicinal plant knowledge

By Graeme Tobyn, BA FHEA FNIMH, Course Leader in Herbal Medicine, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK; Alison Denham, BA(Soc) FNIMH, Senior Lecturer in Herbal Medicine, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK and Margaret Whitelegg, BA PhD FNIMH, Senior Lecturer in Herbal Medicine, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK


Preface ix

1 The historical sources

2 Some observations on the Western herbal tradition

3 Origins and proponents of the revival of herbal medicine in 19th century Britain

4 A note on Goethe

5 Notes on botanical descriptions, constituents and dosage

6 Agrimonia eupatoria, agrimony

7 Alchemilla vulgaris, lady?s mantle

8 Althaea officinalis, marshmallow; Malva sylvestris, common mallow; Alcea rosea,

hollyhock

9 Apium graveolens, wild celery

10 Arctium lappa, burdock

11 Artemisia absinthium, wormwood

12 Artemisia vulgaris, mugwort

13 Centaurium erythraea, centaury

14 Daucus carota, wild carrot

15 Drimia maritima, squill

16 Fumaria officinalis, fumitory

17 Galium aparine, goosegrass

18 Glechoma hederacea, ground ivy

19 Hyssopus officinalis, hyssop

20 Inula helenium, elecampane

21 Lamium album, white deadnettle

22 Ocimum basilicum, basil

23 Paeonia officinalis, paeony

24 Potentilla erecta, tormentil

25 Rosa damascene, damask rose

26 Rubus idaeus, raspberry

27 Ruta graveolens, rue

28 Scrophularia nodosa, figwort

29 Stachys officinalis, wood betony

30 Tussilago farfara, coltsfoot

31 Verbena officinalis, vervain

32 Viola odorata, sweet violet; Viola tricolour, heartsease