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

A comprehensive resource of medical and herbal interventions related to women's health issues, Botanical Medicine for Women’s Health provides a unique combination of traditional and modern scientific data on herbal medicine. Written by Aviva Romm, MD, an experienced herbalist, physician, and midwife, this guide blends a clinician-sensitive and patient-centered approach to women’s health issues. Coverage of menstrual health, fertility, breast conditions, and more makes this an essential resource for everyday practice.

Winner of the 2010 American Botanical Council's James A. Duke Excellence in Botanical Literature Award!

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Book information

  • Published: April 2009
  • Imprint: CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE
  • ISBN: 978-0-443-07277-2

Reviews

"This is an excellent, and incredibly detailed book… The blend of modern research and ancient wisdom harmoniously work, demonstrating that herbal medicine is both the oldest medical system in the world and more recently becoming scientifically validated."
'Health Matters' on Swindon 105.5, 2009



Table of Contents

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

Ginger

Kava kava

Red clover

St. John’s wort

Uva ursil

Wild yam


Appendixes

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