Naturopathic physician, long time herbalist, and farmer Dr. Sharol Tilgner created Herbal ABC’s The Foundation of Herbal Medicine out of the desire to make teachings from her private classes available to the public. The book is organized by body organ systems, which makes finding specific information straightforward. Dr. Tilgner highlights contemporary scientific research as well as physiology, making this comprehensive book an indispensable aid for both beginning and clinical herbalists.
In this book, Dr. Tilgner focuses on traditional herbalism and provides patient examples from her own practice as well as research from clinical studies. She includes helpful formulation ideas, herbal tidbits, plus information on nutrition and lifestyle support. Along with the physiology for each major organ system, she covers properties and actions of herbs specific to that organ system, indications, preparations, contraindications, and general usage for each herb discussed.
Herbal ABC’s covers herbs for the digestive system, liver, immune system, respiratory system, cardiovascular system, musculoskeletal system, nervous system, endocrine system, and urinary tract system. It also contains a section on how to utilize the information given and an extensive reference section.