Plants – Homeopathic and Medicinal Uses from a Botanical Family Perspective (4 volume set)
Plants are the largest section in both the homeopathic materia medica and traditional medicine. The various materia medicae and repertories list over 2000 plants remedies, but the amount of information available on which to base prescriptions is sparse at best.
This major work details over 2000 individual plant remedies classified in 150 botanic families. Drawing on a wealth of information from provings, clinical observations, herbal uses, folk lore, mythology, botany, personal accounts, toxicology and other sources, the authors weave an in-depth, coherent picture of each botanic family and its members. Each family’s themes and organ system affinities are discussed, supported by the plants’ chemical composition, physiological and pharmacological effects. In addition, for each plant remedy, Plants, lists the number of rubrics in modern repertories, as well as phytochemical composition, official and common names, botanical descriptions and distribution.
Combining the clarity and detail for which Frans' work is renowned with Linda's years of clinical experience promises to deliver a definitive text on plant remedies.