This is the definitive guide to Adaptogenic Herbs, the rejuvenating tonics that help the body "adapt" to forces of stress. These plants deserve recognition and understanding so that you can incorporate them into your daily life. Many adaptogenic herbs are recommended in cancer protocols because they contain antioxidants. Some are reputed to have anti-tumor properties and some have chemoprotective properties. It is a good idea to include them in your cancer prevention programs.
Authors David Winston and Steven Maimes reveal how adaptogens can counter the effects of stress and help the body stay balanced and healthy. David is an herbalist, ethnobotanist and author who has practiced Cherokee, Chinese and Western herbal medicine since 1969. Steven, a researcher and writer, is a former owner of an herbal products business.
Winston and Maimes present the historical uses of herbal remedies from India, Russia, China, and the Americas. They explain how the remedies work and why they are so effective at combating stress-induced illnesses. The Materia Medica on the herbs is very conclusive and contains the latest scientific research on the herbs as well as the origin, traditional usage, actions, properties, preparation and suggested dosage for each herb.
A chapter is dedicated to the use of Adaptogens with animals and includes case histories from Stacey Small of Equilite, Inc. and Dr. Nick Larkins.
Adaptogens: Herbs for Strength, Stamina and Stress Release is a very informative and readable book. We recommend you have a copy on your shelf as a resource guide.
Healing Arts Press, Rochester VT
Paperback 336 pages, 25 b/w illustrations
ISDN 13: 978-1-59477-158-3
ISBN 10: 1-59477-158-8
Copyright May 2007, $18.92