Botanical Medicine for Women’s Health
Botanical Medicine for Women’s Health is a comprehensive resource for medical and herbal interventions related to women’s health issues. It is unique in its combination of traditional and modern scientific data on herbal medicine. Aviva Romm, MD, an experienced herbalist, physician, and midwife, has crafted this guide to women’s health issues with a clinician-sensitive and patient-centered approach. Menstrual health, fertility, and breast conditions are all covered, making this an indispensable resource for everyday practice.
The 2010 James A. Duke Excellence in Botanical Literature Award was presented by the American Botanical Council!
Dr. Aviva Romm’s expertise as a herbalist, physician, and midwife enables her to provide a fully integrated approach to medical and botanical interventions.
Convenient organization begins with herbal medicine and progresses chronologically through the lifecycle of health conditions, assisting you in understanding the relationship between herbal medicine and women’s health.
The plant profiles include information on the primary uses, clinical indications, and safety of the ten most frequently used botanicals for women’s health.
Detailed illustrations and professional plant photographs make it possible to visually identify herbs as well as by their chemical composition.
Women’s health and botanical medicine specialists provide the specialized information you need to treat women at any stage of life.
This comprehensive resource for current, evidence-based information on over 150 botanicals for over 35 different conditions contains information on over 150 botanicals.
Appendices listing common botanical names, quick-reference dose charts, adverse interactions, and botanical medicine resources provide quick access to useful information.
Over 30 expert contributors with a mix of clinical and teaching experience provide a unique clinical perspective on botanical medicine.
Each chapter is 2-7 pages in length and follows a consistent format, particularly when presenting a health condition. The chapter covers a definition of the condition, a brief discussion of its incidence, the etiology, pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, including pertinent tests, and suggested medical management, prevention, and botanical treatment strategies.