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- The World's Best Medicinal Plants -

Rebecca L. Johnson & Steven Foster - Tieraona Low Dog, M.D. & David Kiefer , M.D.

Foreword by Andrew Weil, M.D.


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About the Authors
Rebecca L. Johnson is an awardwinning
science writer who has
authored more than 75 books on
diverse scientific subjects for
adults, young adults, and children.
She is, with Steven Foster, coauthor
of National Geographic’s
Desk Reference to Nature’s Medicine.
Steven Foster, an expert on herbs
and botanical photography, is the
author or co-author of 6 books,
including National Geographic’s
Desk Reference to Nature’s Medicine
and, with James A. Duke, the
Peterson Field Guide to Medicinal Plants and Herbs.

Tieraona Low Dog, M.D., is a
physician specializing in
integrative medicine and a faculty
member at the Arizona Center for
Integrative Medicine. She is the
author of the forthcoming National
Geographic book Life Is Your Best Medicine.

David Kiefer, M.D., is a boardcertified
family physician with
licenses in Washington, Arizona,
and Wisconsin. He teaches
naturopathic medical students at
Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington.
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A NOTE TO READERS:
This book is meant to increase your
knowledge about medicinal herbs
and the latest developments in the
use of plants and herbal dietary
supplements for medicinal
purposes, and to the best of our
knowledge the information
provided is accurate at the time of
its publication. It is not intended as
a medical manual, and neither the
authors nor the publisher is
engaged in rendering medical or
other professional advice to the
individual reader. You should not
use the information contained in
this book as a substitute for the
advice of a licensed health-care
professional. Because everyone is
different, we urge you to see a
licensed health-care professional to
diagnose problems and supervise
the use of herbs and dietary
supplements to treat individual
conditions. The authors and
publisher disclaim any liability
whatsoever with respect to any
loss, injury, or damage arising
directly or indirectly from the use
of this book.
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Table of Contents
Cover
Title Page
Copyright
A Note to Readers
Foreword by Andrew Weil, M.D.
The World of Medicinal Herbs
Aloe
Bilberry
Black Cohosh
Calendula
Cayenne
Chamomile
Chaste Tree
Chocolate
Cinnamon
Cranberry
Dong Quai
Echinacea
Garlic
Ginger
Ginkgo
Ginseng
Goldenseal
Grapes
Hops
Licorice
Parsley
Peppermint
Pomegranate
Psyllium
Rosemary
Sage
Saw Palmetto
Soy
St. John’s Wort
Stevia
Tea
Tea Tree
Thyme
Turmeric
Valerian
Witch Hazel
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The Pocket Guide to 125 Medicinal Plants and Their Uses

ALMA R. HUTCHENS

1. Indians of North America—Ethnobotany—Handbooks, manuals, etc. 2. Herbs—North America—Handbooks, manuals, etc. 3. Ethnobotany—North America—Handbooks, manuals, etc.


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ABOUT THE BOOK
This authoritative guide—based on the author’s classic reference work, Indian Herbalogy of North
America—is a portable illustrated companion for the professional and amateur herbalist alike. It
provides detailed descriptions of 125 of the most useful medicinal plants commonly found in North
America, along with directions for a range of uses, remedies for common ailments, and notes on the
herbal traditions of other lands. Entries include staples of folk medicine such as echinacea and
slippery elm as well as common kitchen herbs—such as parsley, thyme, and pepper—whose tonic
and healing properties are less widely known.
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EDITOR’S FOREWORD
Each book has its own fate and destiny,” Alma Hutchens observed in the preface to her classic, Indian
Herbalogy of North America. The prescience of that statement will be evident to those who have watched
Mrs. Hutchens’s work unfold in the thirty years since she began her research under the tutelage of her
mentor, the noted herbalist N. G. Tretchikoff. Indian Herbalogy, first published in the 1960s, came at a
time of burgeoning interest in folk medicine and natural healing methods, and it met the need for a detailed
reference book for North American herbalists. It has since become known as a standard work on the
subject in many countries and has gone through seventeen printings as of 1992.
As the years have gone by and interest in herbs and their uses has increased, the need for a “portable”
version of Indian Herbalogy has been felt. It is with this need in mind that Mrs. Hutchens has compiled
this Handbook of Native American Herbs. In it are found descriptions of 125 of the most useful medicinal
plants commonly found on the North American continent. Included are dosages, directions for use,
remedies for some common ailments, homeopathic methods, and lore from the folk medicine of other
countries—particularly Russia, China, India, and Pakistan—where the arts of herbal healing have
traditionally flourished.
The fate and destiny of Alma Hutchens’s work in herbology has proven to be its enduring influence in
the field. A Handbook of Native American Herbs represents the latest phase in that unique destiny.
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Table of Contents
Editor’s Foreword
Ale Hoof
Alfalfa
Aloe
Angelica
Arnica
Arsesmart
Balsam Fir
Barberry
Bayberry
Bearberry
Beech
Beechdrops
Beth Root
Bilberry
Birch
Bitterroot
Bittersweet
Blackberry
Black Cohosh
Black Root
Black Walnut
Bloodroot
Blue Cohosh
Blue Flag
Blue Vervain
Burdock
Capsicum
Castor Bean
Catnip
Celandine
Centaury
Chaga
Chamomile
Cherry
Chestnut
Chickweed
Cleavers
Coltsfoot
Comfrey
Couch Grass
Crampbark
Creosote Bush
Damiana
Dandelion
Echinacea
Elder
Elecampane
Eucalyptus
Feverfew
Five Finger Grass
Fringe Tree
Ginger, Wild
Ginseng
Goldenseal
Goldthread
Hellebore
Hops
Horehound
Horseradish
Horsetail
Hydrangea
Hyssop
Juniper
Lady’s Slipper
Licorice
Life Root
Linden
Lobelia
Lungwort
Mandrake
Milkweed
Mint
Motherwort
Mugwort
Mullein
Nettle
Oak
Oats
Parsley
Plantain
Poke
Prickly Ash
Raspberry
Red Clover
Sage
Sanicle
Sarsaparilla
Sassafras
Senega
Senna
Skullcap
Slippery Elm
Solomon’s Seal
Spikenard
St. John’s Wort
Strawberry
Sumac
Sundew
Sunflower
Swamp Beggar’s Tick
Sweet Flag
Sweet Gum
Tamarack
Tansy
Thuja
Thyme
Turkey Corn
Valerian
Violet
Virginia Snakeroot
Watercress
Water Pepper
White Pine
White Pond Lily
Wild Carrot
Wild Yam
Willow, Black
Wintergreen
Witch Hazel
Wormseed
Wormwood
Yarrow
Yellow Dock
Yellow Parilla
Yerba Santa
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Introduction
While you might be curious about the healing power of plant-based
medicines and products, maybe you’re reluctant to dip a toe into these
seemingly ethereal waters. But you don’t have to give up over-thecounter
medicine to get on board with herbal treatments. In all
likelihood, herbs are already a part of your self-medication or
beautification routine—you just don’t realize it. Look closely at the
ingredient list on many facial creams and cleansers, shampoos and
conditioners, and even cough drops. You’ll likely find herbal extracts of
many of the ingredients discussed in this book.

Introducing yourself to alternative treatments doesn’t mean you have to bond
with the goddess or Earth Mother labels that herbal medicine has been associated
with in the past. All that this book requires is your sincere interest in learning
about remedies that can prevent and heal discomforts, plus the side effects of
living in a fast-paced modern world. Stress headaches and fatigue are just two
common examples of conditions that can be treated effectively with herbal
remedies. Between the covers of this book you’ll also find recipes for everyday
beauty and body care, mental health, personal “intimate” care that you can share
with your special someone, household products, and other remedies for
emotional and physical well-being. Who doesn’t want that?
Chapter 1 will give you the scoop on what constitutes herbal medicine, how
successful it is in both preventing and curing ailments, the importance of
aromatherapy in your mental and physical health, plus how and why the herbal approach works.
Chapter 2 is where the real fun starts. You’ll learn just three simple steps to
starting your own indoor garden, the proper tools you need to get started, and
which herbs to grow first. But this book isn’t limited to those who have, or
aspire to have, a green thumb. The remainder of the chapter introduces the many
preparations—from herbal teas to massage compresses to facial scrubs—you can
get started making. The chapter also covers what to shop for to stock your herbal workshop.
Chapters 3 and 4 talk herb, providing an accessible, need-to-know education
on a shortlist of herbs. Chapter 3 profiles five must-have herbs you’ll want to
have on hand, and then Chapter 4 goes into the 30 you should consider for your
healing arsenal. You’ll learn why they’re essential, what makes them so
powerful, how they’re used in a variety of ways, and how they can be grown.
Chapters 5 through 11 contain more than 200 recipes for the common issues
associated with our health, skin, and home, issues that most of us are likely to
encounter during the course of our lives.
Consult the handy Glossary at any point if you need help absorbing specific
terminology used in this book.

If you’re ready to put the power of your health into your own hands, this is
your book. Not only will you learn how to boost your metabolism to prevent
disease and illness, you’ll also explore remedies that speed healing, cure all
kinds of physical conditions, and improve your overall well-being. Even better,
herbal medicine doesn’t have to be an all-or-nothing endeavor. It can be used to
complement whatever healing methods you currently use with the idea that when
herbs are working for you, your need for commercial products lessens.

NO-NONSENSE HERBAL KNOW-HOW
Before you get your hands dirty, check out chapters 1 and 2 to find out all you
need to know about the basics of DIY herbal medicine and how to make selfcare
fit into a modern lifestyle with optimal results. When finished, you’ll be
armed with must-have tools, easy tips, manageable shopping lists, and more.
Have fun!
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Table of Contents
Introduction
PART 1 NO-NONSENSE HERBAL KNOW-HOW
1. Herbal Medicine and You
2. The Herbal Workshop
PART 2 THE HERBS
3. The Fabulous Five: Your Must-Have Herbs
CHAMOMILE
ECHINACEA
GARLIC
PEPPERMINT
CALENDULA
4. The Thirty Worthy: Thirty Herbs for Beauty and Overall Health
ALOE VERA
ARNICA
BLACK COHOSH
BURDOCK
CAYENNE
CLOVE
COMFREY
EUCALYPTUS
GERANIUM
GINGER
GINSENG
GOLDENSEAL
HOPS
HYSSOP
LAVENDER
LEMON BALM
LICORICE
MULLEIN
PASSIONFLOWER
RASPBERRY
ROSEHIPS
ROSEMARY
SAGE
SELF-HEAL
SLIPPERY ELM
ST. JOHN’S WORT
THYME
VALERIAN
WITCH HAZEL
YARROW
PART 3 THE REMEDIES (PLUS A FEW PRODUCTS)
5. Face and Hair Care
ACNE
CHAPPED LIPS
COLOR-DAMAGED HAIR
CROW’S FEET & LAUGH LINES
DANDRUFF
DRY SKIN
DULL, DRY HAIR
ECZEMA OF THE FACE
OILY HAIR
PUFFY EYES
ROSACEA
SPLIT ENDS
6. Body Care
ATHLETE’S FOOT
BODY ACNE
BODY ODOR
CONTACT DERMATITIS
DRY SKIN
ECZEMA
FOOT ODOR
HAND & NAIL CARE
HYPERPIGMENTATION
PSORIASIS
SPIDER VEINS/VARICOSE VEINS
SUNBURN
7. Under the Underwear
ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION
JOCK ITCH
MENSTRUAL PAIN & CRAMPS
PAINFUL SEX
URINARY TRACT INFECTION
VAGINAL ODOR
YEAST INFECTION
8. Mental Health and Wellness
ADDICTION & SUBSTANCE ABUSE
ADHD
ANXIETY–OCD
ANXIETY–PTSD
BIPOLAR DISORDER
DEPRESSION
EATING DISORDERS
INSOMNIA
MEMORY PROBLEMS
MOODINESS
NERVOUS TENSION
STRESS
9. Common Ailments
ALLERGIES
BACKACHE
BLISTER
BRUISE
BUG BITES
BURN
CANKER SORE/COLD SORE
COLD & FLU
CONSTIPATION
CUTS & SCRAPES
DIARRHEA
EARACHE
FEVER
FLATULENCE
GASTROINTESTINAL DISTRESS (GI DISTRESS)
HEADACHE & MIGRAINE
HEARTBURN/INDIGESTION
HEMORRHOIDS
HIVES
JOINT & MUSCLE PAIN
LARYNGITIS
NAUSEA/MORNING SICKNESS
POISON IVY
PMS
SINUSITIS
SLEEP DEPRIVATION
SORE THROAT
SPRAIN/STRAIN
TOOTHACHE
WARTS
10. Around the House
ANT INFESTATION
DISH DETERGENT
DISINFECTANT
FLEAS
FURNITURE POLISH
LAUNDRY
MICE
MOLD & MILDEW
MOTHS
PET ODOR
11. The Day After
BREAKUP
DEATH OF A PET
DRINKING BINGE
FENDER BENDER
HOME FROM THE HOLIDAYS
INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT
LAYOFF OR FIRING
MOVING HOUSE
OVEREATING
TV BINGE WATCH
Glossary
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Mental Wellness Care Kit
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 Essential Components, Clinical Applications and Health Benefits

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PUBLIC HEALTH IN THE 21ST CENTURY


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Preface
Radix Bupleuri (Chai Hu) is one of the most commonly used herbs in the
Chinese medicine clinical practice. In Chinese medicine, it is believed that
Radix Bupleuri is acrid, cool and bitter and enters liver and gallbladder
meridians. This book discusses the use of Chinese herbs, such as Chai Hu, and
other different herbal medicines for diseases and illnesses such as atopic
dermatitis, and for cutaneous wound healing. It discusses the essential
components, clinical applications and health benefits of herbal medicine.

Chapter I – A cutaneous wound is a break in the skin integrity as a result
of physical, thermal or chemical injuries. There are many types of wounds,
such as incisions, lacerations, contusions and burns. After hemostasis occurs at
the moment of injury, the wound healing process proceeds to subsequent yet
overlapping stages, namely inflammatory, proliferative and remodeling
phases. The inflammatory phase consists of phagocytosis and microvascular
changes induced by chemical mediators. The proliferative phase mainly
involves angiogenesis, granulation tissue formation, wound contraction and reepithelialization.
In the remodeling phase, new collagen formation occurs to
strengthen the wound. In general, the strategy for wound care management is
to prevent infection and to promote healing. Currently, herbal medicine has
increasingly become a field of interest for wound care. A number of
investigations into its therapeutic roles in wound management have been
conducted in human and animal models. The well-recognized and most
studied medicinal plants include Aloe vera, Centella asiatica and Curcuma
longa. These herbs have been used for centuries in traditional Chinese
medicine and Ayurveda. Based on the existing scientific evidence, the abovementioned
herbal medicines can accelerate cutaneous wound healing and
repair by suppressing inflammation, promoting angiogenesis, inducing cellular
growth and proliferation, reducing oxidative stress in the wound, controlling
infection, and improving wound remodeling. This chapter will provide insight
into the mechanisms underlying various stages of cutaneous wound healing.

To establish a foundation of basic knowledge, the first part of the chapter
provides an overview of wound healing mechanisms, wound management
strategies, and experimental approaches to wound healing, including research
models for wounding and the evaluation of critical events during each phase of
the wound healing process. Also, a wound microcirculation study using a
dorsal skinfold chamber preparation and an intravital microscopic technique to
demonstrate cutaneous microvascular changes in vivo will be described.

Chapter II – Radix Bupleuri (Chai Hu) is one of the most commonly used
herbs in the Chinese medicine clinical practice. In Chinese medicine, it is
believed that Radix Bupleuri (Chai Hu) is acrid, cool and bitter and enters
Liver and Gallbladder meridians. It is used to reduce fever, release the
stagnation of Liver Qi and raise clear Yang. Details of its actions, indications,
contraindications, dosage and control are discussed from Chinese medicine
perspective. In Western medicine, the clinical and experimental studies have
shown that Radix Bupleuri (Chai Hu) has anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial,
antiviral, immune-regulatory and anti-tumour effects. Radix Bupleuri (Chai
Hu) also has effects on central nervous system, cardiovascular system,
digestive system and metabolism. This monograph presents details of its
pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics and mechanism, toxicology and
interactions as well as side effects with evidence from comprehensive
literature search. Guidelines for its use and regulatory control in different
countries are also reviewed.

Chapter III – Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a common chronic inflammatory
skin disease in children that could adversely affect their quality of life, and its
prevalence is increasing in the last few decades. As definitive cure is lacking,
there has been a considerable interest on using traditional Chinese Herbal
Medicines (CHM) as an alternative treatment for AD. However, no data are
available to provide an overview of the use of CHM for AD. In this chapter,
we explored all the available relevant literatures on the clinical applications of
CHM for AD, including its indications, contraindications, individual
medicines, formulae, regimes, effectiveness, efficacy, safety, adverse effects
and toxicity. The main objective is to review the available clinical studies on
CHM for its therapeutic use in AD patients and the potential adverse
outcomes. Over 140 literatures were identified, including the observational
designed studies (exploratory studies, descriptive studies and analytical studies
as case series, cohort studies, case-control studies, cross-sectional studies), the
experimental studies (quasi- and randomized controlled trials) and the
qualitative studies. Based on the principles and workflows from Centre for
Evidence-Based Medicine of Oxford University and Cochrane Review, only
few studies were selected for the systematic review and further meta-analysis.

The result showed that compared with modern medicine groups, combined use
of CHMs and modern medicines was significantly effective as a treatment
option for atopic dermatitis. However there was insufficient proof on its safety
although no specific safety problem was reported in the clinical trials. More
scientific evidences through comprehensive studies on the efficacy and safety
of CHM for AD are still necessary for its wider application.
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Table of Contents

Preface vii

Chapter I Herbal Medicine and Mechanisms for Cutaneous
Wound Healing 1
Juraiporn Somboonwong

Chapter II Chinese Medicinal Herb: A Clinical Monograph
of Radix Bupleuri (Chai Hu) 109
Angela Wei Hong Yang and Jenny Kreiner

Chapter III Chinese Herbal Medicines for Atopic Dermatitis:
A Systematic Review 149
Lu Li, Kam Lun Hon, Chi Chiu Wang
and Ping Chung Leung

Index 167

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Donald R. Yancee, CN, MH, RH (AHG)

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
DONALD R. YANCE, CN, MH, RH (AHG), is a clinical master herbalist and
certified nutritionist renowned for his extraordinary knowledge and deep
understanding of the healing properties of plants and nutrition. He is a
professional member of the American Herbalists Guild and the National
Association of Nutrition Professionals. He is also professed as a Secular
Franciscan, which equips him with the breadth and wisdom to touch on the
spiritual aspects of healing. Donnie conducts his clinical practice at the Mederi
Centre for Natural Healing in Ashland, Oregon, utilizing his unique integrative
model known as the Eclectic Triphasic Medical System, which he evolved over
more than 25 years of successful patient care. He is the founder and president of
the Mederi Foundation, a not-for-profit organization for professional education
and clinical research in collaborative medicine. He is also the president and
formulator of Natura Health Products, a line of advanced botanical and
nutritional products for health care practitioners. Donnie is an avid researcher
and lectures nationally on his pioneering work in the field of holistic medicine.
The author of Herbal Medicine, Healing & Cancer, he lives in Ashland, Oregon.
His website is www.donnieyance.com.
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ADAPTOGENS in Medical Herbalism
“Donald Yance has yet again set a benchmark for complementary, botanical
medical books. Adaptogens in Medical Herbalism is both thorough and
accessible, and it provides clear understandings of the importance of these
herbs in health and disease prevention. What distinguishes Donnie’s book
from the many available in the field is his grasp of the essential issues and his
deep exploration of the resources, demonstrated by his faultless referencing. It
will become the standard by which future books will be judged.
DANIEL WEBER, PH.D., PRESIDENT OF THE ASSOCIATION FOR
INTEGRATIVE ONCOLOGY AND CHINESE MEDICINE, EDITOR OF
THE JOURNAL OF CHINESE INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE, AND VICE
CHAIR OF ONCOLOGY AT THE WORLD FEDERATION OF CHINESE
MEDICINE SOCIETIES
“A breakthrough in herbalism! This book should be in every household.”
CHRISTOPHER VASEY, N.D., AUTHOR OF THE ACID–ALKALINE DIET
AND OPTIMAL DETOX
“This is a wonderful, deeply informative, and comprehensive book. . . . I
strongly recommend Adaptogens in Medical Herbalism to anyone who is
devoted to preventing, healing, or recovering from a chronic condition. It is
my hope and prayer that this book becomes a mainstay in general public
education and dialogue as well as in integrative medicine and integrative oncology.”
ROBERT ZIEVE, M.D., PRESIDENT OF THE CENTER FOR HEALTHY
MEDICINE AND AUTHOR OF HEALTHY MEDICINE: A GUIDE TO THE
EMERGENCE OF SENSIBLE, COMPREHENSIVE CARE AND BEYOND
THE MEDICAL MELTDOWN: WORKING TOGETHER FOR SUSTAINABLE
HEALTH CARE
“Western medicine needs medical herbalism, and Donnie Yance provides
comprehensive natural medical knowledge of adaptogens and their
companions along with insightful information on vitality and health. The book
also contains useful monographs and extensive journal references for
practitioners.”
STEVEN MAIMES, COAUTHOR OF ADAPTOGENS: HERBS FOR
STRENGTH, STAMINA, AND STRESS RELIEF
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Table of Contents
Cover Image
Title Page
Epigraph
Acknowledgments and Dedication
Foreword by Dwight L. McKee
Introduction
WHY HERBAL MEDICINE?
ADAPTOGENS: THE FOUNDATION OF HEALTH
THE PRACTICE OF LISTENING
OUR HEALING JOURNEY
BEYOND SURVIVING: THRIVING
PART ONE: ADAPTOGENS
Chapter 1: My Healing Philosophy
TRADITIONAL HEALING
TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE
THE ROOTS OF AMERICAN HERBAL MEDICINE
ELI JONES’S CONSTITUTIONAL APPROACH
THE ECLECTIC TRIPHASIC MEDICAL SYSTEM (ETMS)
Chapter 2: Adaptation and the Stress Response
A CONCEPTUAL VIEW OF STRESS AND WELLNESS
THE PROCESS OF ADAPTATION
HOMEOSTASIS: CLAUDE BERNARD AND WALTER
CANNON
HANS SELYE’S GENERAL ADAPTATION SYNDROME
ADAPTATION ENERGY
ALLOSTASIS AND ALLOSTATIC LOAD
PLASTICITY AND ADAPTATION
LIFE FORCE
ENERGY SYSTEM ESSENTIAL FOR HEALTH
ADDICTION TO STRESS
ADAPTIVE CAPACITY: HEALING AND RECOVERY
Chapter 3: Vital Energy and the Neuroendocrine System
VITAL FORCE: MITOCHONDRIA, ATP, AND THE
CELLULAR ENERGY SYSTEM
ANABOLIC (ENERGY-IN) AND CATABOLIC (ENERGYOUT)
METABOLISM
THE PROCESS OF ENERGY TRANSFER
VITAL ESSENCE: THE NEUROENDOCRINE SYSTEM
SELYE’S GAS MODEL AND THE STRESS RESPONSE
HOW STRESS AFFECTS THE ADRENAL GLANDS
CIRCADIAN RHYTHMS: ORCHESTRATING THE
RHYTHM OF THE LIFE FORCE
THE CHRONIC STRESS RESPONSE
ADAPTOGENS SUPPORT RECOVERY FROM THE
STRESS RESPONSE
Chapter 4: The Metabolic Model of Aging
ENHANCING METABOLIC FUNCTIONING AND
MAINTAINING IMMUNE PROTECTION
MITOCHONDRIAL ENERGY EFFICIENCY
THE IMPACT OF OXIDATIVE STRESS
CELLULAR TRANSDUCTION PATHWAYS
CHRONIC INFLAMMATION
THE HORMONAL NETWORK
ASSESSING YOUR METABOLIC AGE
THE IMMUNE SYSTEM
PROTECTING BRAIN HEALTH
Chapter 5: Adaptogens, the Ultimate Evidence-Based
Medicine
A MONUMENTAL ERA OF PARAMOUNT DISCOVERY
EARLY RESEARCH ON PANAX GINSENG
ELEUTHEROCOCCUS, THE PROTOTYPE ADAPTOGEN
ADAPTOGENS DEFINED
HOW ADAPTOGENS WERE INTRODUCED TO AMERICA
APPLICATION IN SPORTS MEDICINE
ADAPTOGENS AND THE NEUROENDOCRINE SYSTEM
ADAPTOGENS ENHANCE GENERAL RESISTANCE
ADAPTOGENS NORMALIZE THE HPA AXIS
ALLOSTATIC OVERLOAD AND CORTISOL
Chapter 6: Adaptogen-Based Formulations as the Foundation
of Health
ADAPTOGENS IN MEDICINE
ADAPTOGENS BALANCE THE STRESS REGULATION
SYSTEMS
THE PARADOX OF ADAPTOGENS
ADAPTOGENS REGULATE METABOLISM AND VITAL
ENERGY
ADAPTOGENS REGULATE THE IMMUNE SYSTEM
ADAPTOGENIC REMEDIES REPLENISH HEALTH
Chapter 7: Harmonizing with Adaptogenic Blends
AN INTEGRATIVE APPROACH TO HEALTH
COMBINING HERBS FOR SUPERIOR RESULTS
ADAPTOGENS ENHANCE POSITIVE EFFECTS OF OTHER
COMPOUNDS
CATEGORIES OF ADAPTOGENS: PRIMARY,
SECONDARY, AND COMPANION ADAPTOGENS
CREATING HEALTH WITH ADAPTOGENIC BLENDS
Chapter 8: The Thyroid and the HPA Axis
THYROID DISEASE
FACTORS THAT INFLUENCE THYROID HEALTH
PHYSIOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF THYROID HORMONES
HOW ADRENAL HEALTH AFFECTS THE THYROID
ASSESSING ADRENAL-THYROID AXIS DEFICIENCY
BASAL METABOLIC RATE
BALANCING THE HPAT AXIS WITH HERBS AND
NUTRITION
SPECIFIC COMPOUNDS TO SUPPORT THYROID
FUNCTION
DIETARY MODIFICATIONS TO IMPROVE THYROID
FUNCTION
Chapter 9: Cardiovascular Health
LIFESTYLE CHANGES THAT IMPROVE
CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH
TEN WAYS TO MAINTAIN CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH
REGULATING ADMA
OTHER CARDIOVASCULAR RISK FACTORS
CONCLUSION
Chapter 10: Revitalizing the Immune System
THE CONNECTION BETWEEN STRESS AND IMMUNITY
CELLULAR ENERGY AND FREE RADICALS
THE IMMUNE-ENDOCRINE SYSTEM
THE THYMUS GLAND AND IMMUNE FUNCTION
ADAPTOGENS, STRESS, AND IMMUNITY
TUNING HORMONE ACTIVATION AND
INFLAMMATORY PATHWAYS
IMMUNONUTRITION
Chapter 11: Adaptogenic Remedies in Cancer Therapy
A MULTIFACETED APPROACH TO HEALING
THE WHOLISTIC APPROACH TO TREATMENT
EVALUATE AND ADDRESS THE THREE MAIN
ENERGETIC NETWORKS
THE ROLE OF ADAPTOGENS IN CANCER PREVENTION
AND TREATMENT
THE IMPORTANCE OF IMMUNOTHERAPY IN CANCER
TREATMENT
PHENOLIC COMPOUND ACTIVITY
RADIATION PROTECTION AND POTENTIATION
CHEMOPROTECTIVE ADAPTOGENS
ADAPTOGENS AS MODULATORS OF MULTIPLE
CANCER-RELATED INFLAMMATORY PATHWAYS
INDIVIDUAL TREATMENT PLAN
Chapter 12: Healthy Brain and Aging in the Metabolic Model
MITOCHONDRIAL EFFICIENCY
GLYCATION
OXIDATIVE STRESS
HOMOCYSTEINE
NEUROENDOCRINE AND ENDOCRINE DYSFUNCTION
INFLAMMATION
ADAPTOGENIC REMEDIES THAT PROMOTE
NEUROLOGICAL HEALTH
Chapter 13: Bone Health
COUNTERING THE FEARS
HEALTHY BONE FUNCTION AND PEAK BONE MASS
FOODS THAT IMPROVE BONE HEALTH
HERBAL MEDICINE FOR OSTEOPOROSIS
CONCLUSION
Chapter 14: Weight Management
MEASUREMENT OF OBESITY
THE HPAT AXIS, ENERGY METABOLISM, AND WEIGHT
MANAGEMENT
METABOLIC SYNDROME, HORMONES, AND
ABDOMINAL OBESITY
WHY WE GAIN WEIGHT AS WE AGE
A WHOLISTIC APPROACH TO WEIGHT MANAGEMENT
Chapter 15: Exercise, the Best Medicine
ENERGY TRANSFER AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY
THE EXERCISE HABIT FOR HEALTH AND WEIGHT
LOSS
HOW ADAPTOGENS ENHANCE SPORTS PERFORMANCE
Chapter 16: Eating for Optimal Health
WHICH DIET IS RIGHT?
THE ENERGETICS OF FOOD
THE COMPONENTS OF AN EXCELLENT BALANCED
DIET
ENJOY FRESH, LOCAL FOOD IN SEASON
CREATE COLORFUL MEALS FOR HEALTH
CONSIDER YOUR ANCESTRAL HERITAGE
EAT LESS TO LIVE LONGER
EMBRACE THE SLOW FOODS MOVEMENT
BEVERAGES
GOOD NEWS ABOUT “SIN” FOOD
GOOD NUTRITION ALLEVIATES STRESS
Chapter 17: Mastering Life and Wellness through Spirit
OPTIMAL WELLNESS AND STRESS MANAGEMENT
SLOW DOWN AND ENJOY LIFE
THE SPIRITUAL JOURNEY
CHANGE YOUR ATTITUDE AND STOP WORRYING!
NURTURE CLOSE FRIENDS AND COMMUNITY
NOURISHING SPIRITUAL CONNECTION THROUGH
CONTEMPLATION AND MEDITATION
FINDING MEANING THROUGH PRAYER
LOVE AS MEDICINE
NURTURING SPIRIT THROUGH ART AND MUSIC
LIVING WITH THE UNKNOWN
CULTIVATE A POSITIVE ATTITUDE TOWARD LIFE’S
TRANSITIONS
Conclusion to Part 1. The Future of Medicine
PART TWO: THE MONOGRAPHS
Acerola
OVERVIEW AND AUTHOR’S COMMENTARY
TRADITIONAL USE
MODERN RESEARCH
Alpha-Lipoic Acid
OVERVIEW AND AUTHOR’S COMMENTARY
MODERN RESEARCH
Amla/Indian Gooseberry
OVERVIEW AND AUTHOR’S COMMENTARY
TRADITIONAL USE
MODERN RESEARCH
Aralia
OVERVIEW AND AUTHOR’S COMMENTARY
TRADITIONAL USE
MODERN RESEARCH
Ashwagandha
OVERVIEW AND AUTHOR’S COMMENTARY
TRADITIONAL USE
MODERN RESEARCH
Astragalus
OVERVIEW AND AUTHOR’S COMMENTARY
TRADITIONAL USE
MODERN RESEARCH
B Vitamins
OVERVIEW AND AUTHOR’S COMMENTARY
Bacopa
OVERVIEW AND AUTHOR’S COMMENTARY
TRADITIONAL USE
MODERN RESEARCH
Bilberry
OVERVIEW AND AUTHOR’S COMMENTARY
TRADITIONAL USE
MODERN RESEARCH
Branched-Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs)
OVERVIEW AND AUTHOR’S COMMENTARY
TRADITIONAL USE
MODERN RESEARCH
Coenzyme Q10 (Ubiquinone)
OVERVIEW AND AUTHOR’S COMMENTARY
MODERN RESEARCH
Colostrum
OVERVIEW AND AUTHOR’S COMMENTARY
TRADITIONAL USE
MODERN RESEARCH
Cordyceps
OVERVIEW AND AUTHOR’S COMMENTARY
TRADITIONAL USE
MODERN RESEARCH
Creatine
OVERVIEW AND AUTHOR’S COMMENTARY
TRADITIONAL USE
MODERN RESEARCH
Devil’s Club
OVERVIEW AND AUTHOR’S COMMENTARY
TRADITIONAL USE
MODERN RESEARCH
Elderberry
OVERVIEW AND AUTHOR’S COMMENTARY
TRADITIONAL USE
MODERN RESEARCH
Eleuthero
OVERVIEW AND AUTHOR’S COMMENTARY
TRADITIONAL USE
MODERN RESEARCH
Epimedium
OVERVIEW AND AUTHOR’S COMMENTARY
TRADITIONAL USE
MODERN RESEARCH
Eurycoma
OVERVIEW AND AUTHOR’S COMMENTARY
TRADITIONAL USE
MODERN RESEARCH
Fish Oil Rich in EPA and DHA
OVERVIEW AND AUTHOR’S COMMENTARY
MODERN RESEARCH
Ginger
OVERVIEW AND AUTHOR’S COMMENTARY
TRADITIONAL USE
MODERN RESEARCH
Ginseng
OVERVIEW AND AUTHOR’S COMMENTARY
TRADITIONAL USE
MODERN RESEARCH
Glutamine
OVERVIEW AND AUTHOR’S COMMENTARY
MODERN RESEARCH
Goji Berry
OVERVIEW AND AUTHOR’S COMMENTARY
TRADITIONAL USE
MODERN RESEARCH
Gotu Kola
OVERVIEW AND AUTHOR’S COMMENTARY
TRADITIONAL USE
MODERN RESEARCH
Grape Seed, Grape Skin, and Japanese Knotweed (Hu Zhang)
OVERVIEW AND AUTHOR’S COMMENTARY
TRADITIONAL USE
MODERN RESEARCH
Green Tea
OVERVIEW AND AUTHOR’S COMMENTARY
TRADITIONAL USE
MODERN RESEARCH
Hawthorn
OVERVIEW AND AUTHOR’S COMMENTARY
TRADITIONAL USE
MODERN RESEARCH
He Shou Wu
OVERVIEW AND AUTHOR’S COMMENTARY
TRADITIONAL USE
MODERN RESEARCH
Holy Basil
OVERVIEW AND AUTHOR’S COMMENTARY
TRADITIONAL USE
MODERN RESEARCH
L-Arginine
OVERVIEW AND AUTHOR’S COMMENTARY
MODERN RESEARCH
L-Carnitine
OVERVIEW AND AUTHOR’S COMMENTARY
MODERN RESEARCH
L-Tryptophan
OVERVIEW AND AUTHOR’S COMMENTARY
MODERN RESEARCH
Licorice
OVERVIEW AND AUTHOR’S COMMENTARY
TRADITIONAL USE
MODERN RESEARCH
Magnesium
OVERVIEW AND AUTHOR’S COMMENTARY
MODERN RESEARCH
Marapuama
OVERVIEW AND AUTHOR’S COMMENTARY
MODERN RESEARCH
Mucuna
OVERVIEW AND AUTHOR’S COMMENTARY
TRADITIONAL USE
MODERN RESEARCH
Mumie
OVERVIEW AND AUTHOR’S COMMENTARY
TRADITIONAL USE
MODERN RESEARCH
NADH
OVERVIEW AND AUTHOR’S COMMENTARY
MODERN RESEARCH
Nettle
OVERVIEW AND AUTHOR’S COMMENTARY
TRADITIONAL USE
MODERN RESEARCH
Notoginseng
OVERVIEW AND AUTHOR’S COMMENTARY
MODERN RESEARCH
Oat Seed
OVERVIEW AND AUTHOR’S COMMENTARY
MODERN RESEARCH
Pantethine
OVERVIEW AND AUTHOR’S COMMENTARY
MODERN RESEARCH
Pantocrine
OVERVIEW AND AUTHOR’S COMMENTARY
TRADITIONAL USE
MODERN RESEARCH
Poria (Fu Ling or Fu Shen)
OVERVIEW AND AUTHOR’S COMMENTARY
TRADITIONAL USE
MODERN RESEARCH
Reishi
OVERVIEW AND AUTHOR’S COMMENTARY
TRADITIONAL USE
MODERN RESEARCH
Rhaponticum
OVERVIEW AND AUTHOR’S COMMENTARY
TRADITIONAL USE
MODERN RESEARCH
Rhodiola
OVERVIEW AND AUTHOR’S COMMENTARY
TRADITIONAL USE
MODERN RESEARCH
Rooibos
OVERVIEW AND AUTHOR’S COMMENTARY
MODERN RESEARCH
Rose Hips
OVERVIEW AND AUTHOR’S COMMENTARY
TRADITIONAL USE
MODERN RESEARCH
Rosemary
OVERVIEW AND AUTHOR’S COMMENTARY
TRADITIONAL USE
MODERN RESEARCH
Royal Jelly (and Propolis)
OVERVIEW AND AUTHOR’S COMMENTARY
TRADITIONAL USE
MODERN RESEARCH
Saw Palmetto
OVERVIEW AND AUTHOR’S COMMENTARY
TRADITIONAL USE
MODERN RESEARCH
Schisandra
OVERVIEW AND AUTHOR’S COMMENTARY
TRADITIONAL USE
MODERN RESEARCH
Shatavari
OVERVIEW AND AUTHOR’S COMMENTARY
MODERN RESEARCH
Siberian Pine Seed Oil
OVERVIEW AND AUTHOR’S COMMENTARY
TRADITIONAL USE
MODERN RESEARCH
Siberian Sea Buckthorn Oil
OVERVIEW AND AUTHOR’S COMMENTARY
TRADITIONAL USE
MODERN RESEARCH
Suma
OVERVIEW AND AUTHOR’S COMMENTARY
TRADITIONAL USE
MODERN RESEARCH
Tribulus
OVERVIEW AND AUTHOR’S COMMENTARY
TRADITIONAL USE
MODERN RESEARCH
Turmeric
OVERVIEW AND AUTHOR’S COMMENTARY
MODERN RESEARCH
Tyrosine
OVERVIEW AND AUTHOR’S COMMENTARY
MODERN RESEARCH
Vitamin D3
OVERVIEW AND AUTHOR’S COMMENTARY:
MODERN RESEARCH
Whey Protein Concentrate
OVERVIEW AND AUTHOR’S COMMENTARY
MODERN RESEARCH
Appendix. The Eclectic Triphasic Medical System (ETMS)
THE WHOLISM OF ETMS
THE THREE BRANCHES OF ETMS
THE PRACTICE OF HEALTHY MEDICINE
Footnotes
Endnotes
Index
About the Author
About Inner Traditions • Bear & Company
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Summary: “explains how adaptogenic herbs work at the cellular level to
enhance energy production and subdue the pro-inflammatory state behind
degenerative disease. explores the author’s custom adaptogenic blends for the
immune system, cardiovascular health, thyroid function, brain health, and cancer
treatment support. Provides more than 60 monographs on herbs and nutritional
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