HERBS FOR HEALTHY AGING

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David Hoffmann discusses how to treat and prevent the health concerns brought about by aging. He provides herbal treatments to restore and protect the body’s major systems as well as herbal remedies for specific ailments such as prostate enlargement, hot flashes, hypertension, insomnia, varicose veins, and arthritis. Herbs can help minimize dependence on conventional medical treatments and provide a safe alternative to the dangers of synthetic drugs.

Herbs for Healthy Aging: Natural Prescriptions for Vibrant Health

A guide to herbal remedies that promote longevity, restore the body’s systems, treat chronic conditions, and maintain natural health

  • Offers herbal remedies for many conditions associated with aging, such as prostate enlargement, hot flashes, hypertension, insomnia, and arthritis
  • Provides herbal treatments to restore and maintain function in each of the body’s major systems
  • Explores more than 150 herbs and their actions on the body and mind, preparation methods, and recommended dosages

In this herbal guide to healthy aging, medical herbalist David Hoffmann discusses how to maintain the body’s vitality as we age and how to treat and prevent the health concerns brought about by aging. He provides herbal treatments to restore and protect each of the body’s major systems–from the muscles, bones, and digestive system to the pulmonary, cardiovascular, and reproductive organs–as well as herbal remedies for specific ailments such as prostate enlargement, hot flashes, hypertension, insomnia, bronchitis, varicose veins, and arthritis. He shows how herbs can help minimize dependence on conventional medical treatments and provide a safe and welcome alternative to the unpleasant and sometimes dangerous side effects of synthetic drugs.

In the materia medica, Hoffmann details more than 150 health-promoting herbs and their actions on the body and mind, preparation methods, and recommended dosages. This authoritative guide to herbal preventive medicine offers holistic treatments designed not only to promote vibrant health but also to provide a way to age with grace.

Softcover, 384 pages

Foreword by Cheri Quincy, D.O. 

Introduction 
Why Now?
Holistic Medicine: The Healing Context
What Herbal Medicine Can Contribute
But Do Herbs Really Work?
The “Illness” of Health Care
Preventive Care

1 The Digestive System 
The Healthy Digestive System
The Aging Digestive System
Herbal Actions
Keeping the Digestive System Healthy
Gastrointestinal Problems–Common and Serious
Problems of the Upper Digestive Tract
The Aging Colon and Its Problems
The Aging Liver and Its Problems
The Aging Gallbladder and Its Problems

2 The Cardiovascular System 
Herbal Actions
Keeping the Cardiovascular System Healthy
Factors Contributing to Heart Disease
Cardiovascular Problems

3 The Pulmonary System 
Herbal Actions
Pulmonary Problems

4 The Upper Respiratory System 
Upper Respiratory Problems

5 The Nervous System 
Herbal Actions
Stress and Its Impact on the Nervous System
Managing Stress
Nervous System Problems

6 The Urinary System 
Signs of Kidney Disease
Herbal Actions
Keeping the Kidneys Healthy
Urinary Problems

7 The Reproductive System
The Female Reproductive System/Female Sexuality
Herbal Actions for the Female Reproductive System
Problems Specific to Women
The Male Reproductive System/Male Sexuality
Herbal Actions for the Male Reproductive System
Problems Specific to Men

8 The Musculoskeletal System 
Herbal Actions
Musculoskeletal Problems

9 The Skin and Hair 
Skin and Its Functions
Aging Skin
Herbal Actions
Skin Problems
Herbal “First Aid” for the Skin
The Hair

10 The Immune System 
Herbal Actions
Immunological Actions
Immune System Problems

11 The Endocrine System 
The Adrenal Glands
The Pancreas
The Thyroid Gland

12 Herbal Medicine Making 
Herbal Tea
Tincture
Dry Herb Preparations
Formulations for the Skin

13 Materia Medica 

Useful Internet Resources

Bibliography

Index

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Weight 21.3 oz