By David Hoffman
Trade paperback book
372 pages, 6.00 x 9.00″
In this herbal guide to healthy aging, medical herbalist David Hoffman discusses how to maintain the body’s vitality as we age and how to treat and prevent the health concerns brought about by aging. He provides herbal treatments to restore and protect each of the body’s major systems – from the muscles, bones, and digestive system to the pulmonary, cardiovascular, and reproductive organs. He also describes herbal remedies for specific ailments such as prostate enlargement, hot flashes, hypertension, insomnia, bronchitis, varicose veins, and arthritis. Hoffman shows how herbs can help minimize dependence on conventional medical treatments and provide a safe and welcome alternative to the unpleasant and sometimes dangerous side effects of synthetic drugs.
In the book’s material medica, Hoffmann details more than 150 health-promoting herbs, explaining their actions on the body and mind, preparation methods, and recommended dosages. This authoritative guide to herbal preventative medicine offers holistic treatments designed not only to promote vibrant health but also to provide a way to age with grace.
About the author:
David Hoffmann, FNIMH, AHG, has been a clinical medical herbalist since 1979. A Fellow of Britain’s National Institute of Medical Herbalists, he is one of the founding members of the American Herbalists Guild and the author of 17 books, including Medical Herbalism, The Complete Illustrated Holistic Herbal, and The Herbal Handbook. He teaches herbal medicine throughout the English-speaking world and lives in California.