Table of Contents
The Herbalist CD-ROM
by David Hoffmann
 

 

Cautions
Basic Principles
Herbalism Gaia in action

  • The Gaia Hypothesis
     
  • What are herbs and what is herbalism?
     
  • Herbalism and Homeopathy
     
  • The International Context of Herbal Medicine
     

Selection Criteria (How to choose the right herb)

  • Traditional uses
     
  • Philosophical systems
     
  • A model of Holistic Herbal Medicine

Classification of Medicinal Plants

  • Taxonomic Classification
     
  • Phyto-Pharmacology
     
  • Classification by chemical structure
     
  • Classification by Physiological Effect

The Formulation and Preparation of Herbal Medicines

  • Internal Remedies
  • External Remedies
     
  • Dosage and formulation criteria
     
  • Dosage ranges from BPC, BHP and USP

Sources of Phytotherapeutic Information
 

  • A Herbal Bibliography
     
  • Herbal Contacts around the World

Human Systems

  • The Digestive System
     
    • Apthous Ulcers
       
    • Gingivitis
       
    • Oesophagitis & Gastroesophageal Reflux
       
    • Gastritis
       
    • Peptic Ulceration
       
    • Hiatus Hernia
       
    • Functional Dyspepsia
       
    • Phytotherapy and The Colon
       
    • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Spastic Colon, Mucous Colitis)
       
    • Ulcerative Colitis
       
    • Constipation
       
    • Diarrhoea
       
    • Appendicitis
       
    • Diverticulitis
       
    • The Liver
       
      • Phyto-Therapy research and Liver Disease
         
        • Carduus Marianum & Silymarin
           
        • Glycyrrhia Glabra & Glycyrrhiin
           
        • Schiandra Chinensis Lignoids
           
        • Bupleurum Falcatum & Saikosaponins
           
      • Jaundice
         
      • Hepatitis
         
      • Cirrhosis
         
      • Cholecystitis
         
      • Cholelithiasis
         
      • Hemorrhoids
         
  • The Cardio-Vascular System
     
    • Primary actions for the Cardio-Vascular System
       
    • Generalied Cardio-Vascular Disorders
       
    • Disease of the Heart
       
    • Peripheral Vascular Disorders
       
  • The Lower Respiratory System
    • Cough
       
    • Bronchitis (acute)
       
    • Bronchitis (chronic)
       
    • Pertussis
       
    • Asthma
       
    • Emphysema
  • The Upper Respiratory System
     
    • The common cold (acute orya)
       
    • Influenza
       
    • Hay Fever (allergenic Rhinitis)
       
    • Sinusitis
       
    • Laryngitis
       
    • Tonsillitis
  • The Nervous System
     
    • What is Stress?
      • How to Recognize Stress
         
      • Managing Stress: An Overview
         
      • Stress and the Adaptogens
         
      • Relaxation Techniques
         
      • Herbal Remedies and Stress Management
      • Depression
         
      • Insomnia
         
      • Withdrawal from Benodiaepines (Valium type Tranquiliers)
         
      • Anorexia Nervosa
         
      • Headache
         
      • Migraine
         
      • Neuritis (Peripheral Neuropathy)
         
      • Tinnitus
         
      • Motion Sickness
         
      • Shingles
  • The Urinary System
     
    • Herbs and the Urinary System
       
    • Diuretics for Different Parts of the Body
       
    • A selection of important Diuretics
       
    • Health and Illness in the Urinary System
       
    • Frequency
       
    • Dysuria
       
    • Hematuria
       
    • Water Retention , Edema
       
    • Cystitis
       
    • Urinary Calculus
       


     

  • The Reproductive system
     
    • Emmenagogues - are they or are they not?
       
    • Herbal Emmenagogues
       
    • Uterine Tonics
       
    • Amenorrhoea & Dysmenorrhoea
       
    • Partus preparator
       
    • Child Birth (Labor & After Labor)
       
    • Threatened Miscarriage
       
    • Amenorrhea
       
    • Dysmenorrhea
       
      • Menorrhagia
         
      • Metrorrhagia
         
    • Pre Menstrual Tension
       
    • Menopause
       
    • Herbs, Fertility & Contraception
       
    • Zoapatle
       
    • Chinese research (Reproduction)
       
    • Indian research (Reproduction)
       
    • Infertility
       
    • Phytotherapeutic approaches to infertility.
       
    • Pregnancy
      • Herbs to avoid during pregnancy
         
      • Discomforts of Pregnancy: The First Trimesters
         
      • Discomforts of Pregnancy: The Second and Third Trimesters
      • Post Partum
    • Endometriosis
       
    • Fibrocystic Disease (FCD)
       
  • The Male Reproductive System
     
  • Musculo-Skeletal System
     
    • Primary Actions for the MusculoSkeletal System.
       
    • Inflammation and Arthritis
       
    • Arthritis
       
    • Rheumatism-Myalgia
       
    • External Applications for MusculoSkeletal Problems
       
    • Osteo-Arthritis
       
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
       
    • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
       
    • Herbs And Treatment of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
       
    • Gout
       
    • Bursitis & Tendinitis
       
  • Skin
     
    • Topical Applications
       
    • Skin Lesions
       
    • Eczema-Dermatitis
       
    • Psoriasis
       
    • Acne
       
    • Psoriatic Arthritis
       
    • Dandruff
       
    • Dry Skin
       
    • Bruises

Immunity, Holism and Phyto-therapy
 

  • The Herbal possibilities in Immunology
     
  • A Phyto-Therapeutic approach to the ImmuneSystem
     
  • An Herbal contribution to Preventive Medicine
     
  • The Immune System and its specific problems

Infections

  • A General Approach to Infection
     
  • Shingles
     
  • Infections in the Genito-Urinary System
     
  • Infections in The Skin
     
  • Fungal Skin Infections

Cancer
Phytotherapy and the Endocrine Glands
Phytotherapy and Children

  • Measles (Rubeola)
     
  • Chicken Pox (Varicella)
     
  • Digestive system
     
  • Colic
     
  • Hot Castor Oil Rub
     
  • Constipation
     
  • Diarrhoea
     
  • Indigestion
     
  • Nausea
     
  • Respiratory System
     
  • Nervous System
     
  • Hyperactivity
     
  • Skin
     
  • Diaper Rash
     
  • Cradle Cap (Seborrheic Dermatitis)
     
  • Impetigo
     
  • Mumps
     
  • Otitis Media (Middle Ear Infection)
     
  • Urinary system - Bedwetting (enuresis)
     
  • Fever
     


Phytotherapy and the Elderly

  • Psychology of Aging
     
  • Spiritual and Socio-Economic Issues
     
  • Toning and Nurturing Health in Elders
     
  • Prescribing Issues Unique To Elders
     
  • Cardio-Vascular System
     
  • Respiratory System
     
  • Nervous System
     
  • Digestive System
     
  • Urinary System
     
  • Muscular-Skeletal System
     
  • Skin
     
  • Prescription Drug reactions

Actions & Action Strengths

  • Alterative
     
  • Anti-Catarrhal
     
  • Anti-Inflammatories
     
  • Anti-Microbials
     
  • Anti-Rheumatics
     
  • Anti-Spasmodic
     
  • Astringent
     
  • Bitters
     
  • Cardiac Remedies
     
  • Carminative
     
  • Cholagogue
     
  • Demulcent
     
  • Diuretics
     
  • Emmenagogues
     
  • Expectorant
     
  • Hepatics
     
  • Hypnotics
     
  • Hypotensives
     
  • Nervine
     
  • Stimulant
     
  • Action Strengths

Materia Medica

  • Agrimony
     
  • Aniseed
     
  • Angelica
     
  • Arnica
     
  • Astragalus
     
  • Balm
     
  • Balm of Gilead
     
  • Balmony
     
  • Barberry
     
  • Bayberry
     
  • Bearberry
     
  • Birch
     
  • Black Catechu
     
  • Black Cohosh
     
  • Black Haw
     
  • Black Horehound
     
  • Black Root
     
  • Blackberry
     
  • Bladderwrack
     
  • Blood Root
     
  • Blue Cohosh
     
  • Blue Flag
     
  • Bogbean
     
  • Boldo
     
  • Boneset
     
  • Borage
     
  • Broom
     
  • Buchu
     
  • Bugleweed
     
  • Burdock
     
  • Butternut
     
  • Calendula
     
  • Californian Poppy
     
  • Caraway
     
  • Cascara Sagrada
     
  • Catmint
     
  • Cayenne
     
  • Celery Seeds
     
  • Centaury
     
  • Chamomile
     
  • Chaste Berry
     
  • Chickweed
     
  • Cleavers
     
  • Coltsfoot
     
  • Comfrey
     
  • Condurango
     
  • Corn Silk
     
  • Couchgrass
     
  • Cramp Bark
     
  • Cranesbill, American
     
  • Daisy
     
  • Damiana
     
  • Dandelion
     
  • Devils Claw
     
  • Dill
     
  • Echinacea
     
  • Elder
     
  • Elecampane
     
  • Eucalyptus
     
  • Eyebright
     
  • False Unicorn Root
     
  • Fennel
     
  • Fenugreek
     
  • Feverfew
     
  • Figwort
     
  • Fringetree
     
  • Fumitory
     
  • Garlic
     
  • Gentian
     
  • Ginger
     
  • Ginseng
     
  • Ginkgo
     
  • Goats Rue
     
  • Golden Seal
     
  • Golden Rod
     
  • Gravel Root
     
  • Grindelia
     
  • Guaiacum
     
  • Hawthorn
     
  • Heartsease
     
  • Hops
     
  • Horehound
     
  • Horse Chestnut
     
  • Horsetail
     
  • Hydrangea
     
  • Hyssop
     
  • Iceland Moss
     
  • Ipecacuanha
     
  • Irish Moss
     
  • Jamaican Dogwood
     
  • Juniper Berries
     
  • Kola
     
  • Ladys Mantle
     
  • Lavender
     
  • Liquorice
     
  • Life Root
     
  • Linden
     
  • Lobelia
     
  • Lungwort Herb
     
  • Ma Huang
     
  • Marshmallow
     
  • Meadowsweet
     
  • Milk Thistle
     
  • Motherwort
     
  • Mouse Ear
     
  • Mugwort
     
  • Mullein
     
  • Mustard
     
  • Myrrh
     
  • Nettle
     
  • Oak Bark
     
  • Oats
     
  • Oregon Mountain Grape
     
  • Parsley
     
  • Partridge Berry
     
  • Pasque Flower
     
  • Passion Flower
     
  • Pellitory of the Wall
     
  • Pennyroyal
     
  • Peppermint
     
  • Periwinkle
     
  • Plantain
     
  • Pleurisy Root
     
  • Poke
     
  • Prickly Ash
     
  • Raspberry
     
  • Red Clover
     
  • Red Sage
     
  • Rhubarb Root
     
  • Rosemary
     
  • Rue
     
  • St. Johns Wort
     
  • Sarsaparilla
     
  • Saw Palmetto
     
  • Senna
     
  • Shephards Purse
     
  • Skullcap
     
  • Skunk Cabbage
     
  • Slippery Elm
     
  • Snake Root
     
  • Stone Root
     
  • Sundew
     
  • Sweet Violet
     
  • Tansy
     
  • Thyme
     
  • Ti Tree
     
  • Valerian
     
  • Vervain
     
  • Wahoo
     
  • Western Hemlock
     
  • White Poplar
     
  • Wild Carrot
     
  • Wild Cherry Bark
     
  • Wild Indigo
     
  • Wild Lettuce
     
  • Wild Yam
     
  • Willow
     
  • Witch Hazel
     
  • Wood Betony
     
  • Wormwood
     
  • Yarrow
     
  • Yellow Dock
     


 

APPENDIX

  • Glossary
     
  • English to Latin Names
     
  • Latin to English Names
     
  • Prefixes and Suffixes
     
  • Herb Names and Plant Taxonomy

Herbal Poetry by Jim Duke
A Narrated Walk through a Herb Garden with David (PC only)
Individual Segments

  • Introduction and Adaptagens
     
  • Alteratives
     
  • Anti-Catarrhals
     
  • Anti-Inflammatories
     
  • Anti-Microbials
     
  • Anti-Spasmodics
     
  • Astringents
     
  • Bitters
     
  • Calmatives
     
  • Demulcents
     
  • Female Reproductive
     
  • Lungs
     
  • Liver
     
  • Hypotensives
     
  • Hypnotics
     
  • Nervines
     
  • Vulneraries

Herbal Contacts of the World
Bibliography
Credits
 

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