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HERB 502 Advanced Herbal Materia Medica I ACHS Textbook


With 35 detailed herbal monographs written by ACHS Founding President Dorene Petersen, this textbook is a valuable resource for herbal students and practitioners alike and includes herbs from the alterative, cathartic, demulcent, anthelmintic, astringent, and diuretic functional groups and cardiovascular support herbs. 

The HERB 502 textbook completes the graduate-level trilogy of herbal monograph texts along with HERB 503 and HERB 504. Each herb monograph provides a detailed profile and clinical research, including: 

  • Botanical Names
  • Identifying Characteristics
  • Parts Used
  • Cultivation
  • Collection
  • Active Constituents
  • Therapeutic Actions
  • Medicinal Uses
  • Culinary Uses
  • Precautions and Contraindications
  • Preparation
  • Dosage
  • Administration
  • Formulas 

This 426-page book is packed with information to support your practice of herbal medicine and easy-to-follow references for adjusting dose in herbal formulas and guidelines for the preparation of herbs. This textbook is available in a downloadable, easy-to-search PDF eTextbook and a printed copy.

Herb monographs included in this text: Plantain Plantago major, red clover Trifolium pratense, burdock Arctium lappa, yellow dock Rumex crispus, and garlic Allium sativum, Licorice Glycyrrhiza glabra, Mandrake Podophyllum peltatum, Turkey Rhubarb Rheum palmatum, Flaxseed Linum usitatissimum, Senna Senna alexandrina, Comfrey Symphytum officinale, Chickweed Stellaria media, Marshmallow Althea officinalis, Hollyhock Alcea rosea, Slippery elm Ulmus fulva or Ulmus rubra, Aloe Vera Aloe vera, Wormwood Artemisia absinthium, Pumpkin Seeds Cucurbita pepo, Hyssop Hyssopus officinalis, Red Raspberry Rubus idaeus, Witch Hazel Hamamelis virginiana, Cranesbill Geranium maculatum, Bayberry Myrica cerifera, Parsley Carum petroselinum, Juniper Berry Juniperus communis, Uva Ursi Arctostaphylos uva-ursi, Cleavers Galium aparine, Buchu Agathosma betulina, Coleus Coleus forskohlii, Indian Snakeroot Rauwolfia serpentina, Mistletoe Viscum album, Olive Tree Olea europaea, Hawthorn Crataegus spp.

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