Botanical Medicine for Women's Health

Botanical Medicine for Women's Health

2nd Edition - October 1, 2016

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  • Author: Aviva Romm
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780702061936
  • eBook ISBN: 9780702065132

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Use herbal medicines to treat women at any stage of life! Botanical Medicine for Women’s Health, 2nd Edition provides an evidence-based, patient-centered approach to botanical interventions for many different medical conditions. More than 150 natural products are covered, showing their benefits in gynecologic health, fertility and childbearing, and menopausal health. This edition includes new full-color photos of herbal plants along with a discussion of the role of botanicals in healthy aging. Written by Aviva Romm, an experienced herbalist, midwife, and physician, this unique guide is an essential resource for everyday practice of herbal medicine. Winner of the 2010 American Botanical Council's James A. Duke Excellence in Botanical Literature Award!

Key Features

  • Current, evidence-based information covers more than 150 botanicals for over 35 different conditions. 
  • Case studies provide realistic scenarios and help you apply the content to the real world. 
  • Treatment and formula boxes summarize the most important information.
  • Color illustrations and photographs of plants enable you to identify herbs visually as well as by substance make-up. 
  • Logical chapter organization begins with the principles of herbal medicine and then covers women’s health conditions organized chronologically by lifecycle, from teen and reproductive years to midlife and mature years.
  • Appendices include practical, at-a-glance information on common botanical names, chemical constituents of medicinal plants, and a summary table of herbs for women's health.

Table of Contents

  • PART I: Foundations of Botanical Medicine
    1. From CAM to Functional Medicine: Health Care’s Evolution
    2. History of Herbal Medicines for Women: From Ancient to Modern Prescribing
    3. Fundamental Principles of Herbal Medicine 
    4. Guidelines for Herbal Medicine Use
    PART II: Every Woman’s Health
    5. Endocrine Disorders and Adrenal Support
    6. Sleep, Mood, and Sexual Function
    7. Bone Health
    8. Cardiovascular Health
    PART III: Gynecologic Health
    9. Menstrual Wellness and Menstrual Problems
    10. Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding 
    11. Breasts, Uterus and Pelvis
    12. Vaginal and Sexually Transmitted Infections
    13. Common Urinary Tract Problems
    14. Breast Cancer Prevention and Supportive Therapies
    PART IV: Fertility and the Childbearing Cycle
    15. Pregnancy and Botanical Medicine Use and Safety
    16. Fertility Challenges
    17. Pregnancy: First Trimester
    18. Pregnancy: Second Trimester
    19. Pregnancy: Third Trimester
    20. Labor and Birth
    21. The Postpartum
    22. Breastfeeding and Botanical Medicine
    PART V: The Empowered Years: Menopausal Health
    23. Menopausal Health
    Appendix I: Common and Botanical Medicine Names Quick Reference Dose Chart
    Appendix II: Chemical Constituents of Medicinal Plants
    Appendix III: Summary Table of Herbs for Women's Health

Product details

  • No. of pages: 672
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Churchill Livingstone 2017
  • Published: October 1, 2016
  • Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780702061936
  • eBook ISBN: 9780702065132

About the Author

Aviva Romm

Affiliations and Expertise

President, American Herbalists Guild; Executive Editor, Journal of the American Herbalists Guild, Canton, GA, USA

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