More Women Choosing Herbal Alternatives
Now, more than ever before, women are taking control of their own health and vitality by choosing herbal remedies as an alternative to traditional medicine. Because every year there are new research findings that women and their health providers need to know about, author Amanda McQuade Crawford, M.N.I.M.H, has used her clinical expertise to develop Herbal Remedies for Women.
“[Amanda] is not afraid to speak the truth about women’s health issues and how herbs can help,” said Deb Soule, author of The Roots of Healing: A Woman’s Book of Herbs. “Her words of wisdom and capacity for caring are a gift to women everywhere.”
Herbal medicine is, in fact, fast becoming the alternative medicine of choice. Included in Crawford’s book is a broad spectrum of herbal remedies for various ailments such as chasteberry seed for fibroids as well as dandelion root and leaf for endometriosis. Also included is an herbal glossary and information on herbal preparation which corrects many herbal myths.
Organized into six sections, Herbal Remedies for Women is designed to offer readers natural and effective therapies for an array of women’s issues including:
·Problem of Menses
·The Change of Life
Crawford also divides each chapter into subheads which cover: definition of the syndrome, symptoms and signs, cause, conventional medical care, herbal treatment, and nutrition.
Whether or not they have previous experience with herbal medicine, Herbal Remedies for Women provides readers with simple but effective remedies for self-healing.
Table of Contents
Part One: Introduction to Herbs
l. Herbal Glossary
2. Herbal Preparation
Part Two: Problems of Menses
3. Amenorrhea: A Lack of Menstrual Cycles
4. PMS: Premenstrual Syndrome
5. Dysmenorrhea: Painful or Difficult Menstrual Cycles
6. Menorrhagia and Hypermenorrhea: Heavy Menstrual Bleeding
7. Iron-Deficiency Anemia
8. Menstrual Migraines
Part Three: Abnormal Cell Growth
lO. Ovarian Cysts
11. Cervical Dysplasia: Inflammation, Erosion, and Eversion
13. Fibrocystic BreastTissue: Benign Breast Cysts
Part Four: Healthy Reproduction
14. Clearing Blocks to Reproduction: Infertility
16. Herbal Baby Care
Part Five: Infections
17. Urinary Tract Infections
Part Six: The Change of Life
Appendix: Herb Suppliers
Resources: Organizations, Education, and Journals
About the Author
About Amanda McQuade Crawford
Amanda McQuade Crawford, earned her degree in herbal medicine from Britain's College of Phytotherapy and is a member of the National Institue of Medical Herbalists. She was a founding member of the American Herbalists Guild, and she has taught at hospitals and medical schools across the United States. She is currently a consultant medical herbalist in Los Angeles, California.