Cover image for Delmar's integrative herb guide for nurses
Title:
Delmar's integrative herb guide for nurses
Author:
Libster, Martha.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Albany, NY : Delmar Thomson Learning, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
xxvi, 931 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780766827103

9780766827110
Format :
Book

Available:*

Library
Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Status
Central Library RM666.H33 L634 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
Searching...

On Order

Summary

Summary

Delmar's Integrative Herb Guide for Nurses is the first book to present the ways nurses can successfully integrate herbs into a caring practice alongside more conventional biomedical therapies. Herbs were once a major source of the remedies used in healing. The development of synthetic drugs during the twentieth century largely replaced the use of herbal therapies in nursing practice. This trend is beginning to change again, however, as nurses now encounter patients turned health care consumers who actively seek alternatives to biomedicine, such as herbal therapies. Today's nurse is also becoming more aware of a larger demographic group of patients who continue to use generations-old, plant-based remedies. The guide begins with an introduction to medicinal plants and includes a brief overview of botany, safe use information, and suggestions on how to use the guide in practice. The main body of the guide includes twelve chapters profiling fifty-eight common herbs. Each chapter contains practical information on how to integrate plant-based therapies into patient care. The guide concludes by showing nurses ways they can learn more about the use of plant therapies in holistic practice and includes a sample curriculum for a thirty-two week introductory course on the integrative use of plant therapies.


Table of Contents

Forewordp. xiii
Prefacep. xv
How to Use This Bookp. xvii
Acknowledgmentsp. xix
About the Authorp. xxi
Introductionp. xxiii
Chapter 1 Entering the World of Healing Plantsp. 1
The Relationship of People and Plantsp. 3
Individual and International Relationsp. 4
The Chlorophyll Connectionp. 7
Plant Personalitiesp. 10
Botanyp. 11
Growth Patterns and Plant Designsp. 11
Plant Constituents and Active Medicinal Principlesp. 20
The Sensory Experience of Human-Plant Interactionsp. 23
Chapter 2 A History of Healingp. 25
Making Medicinep. 25
Nurses and Plant Medicinesp. 27
When Food Becomes Medicinep. 28
The Intentp. 29
A Brief Historical Perspectivep. 30
The Bridge Provided by Clinical Herbalists, Ethnobotanists and Pharmacognosistsp. 33
The Herbalistp. 33
The Ethnobotanistp. 36
The Pharmacognosistp. 37
A History of Nursing and Plant Medicinep. 38
Chapter 3 Plants and Paradigmsp. 41
Interdisciplinary Interestp. 41
Plants and the Biomedical Paradigmp. 44
Plants as Potential Drugsp. 45
Rigorous Testingp. 47
Standardizationp. 47
An Herbal Revolutionp. 48
Plants and the Traditional Paradigmp. 50
Plants and the Nursing Paradigmp. 53
An Integrative Paradigm for Plant Usep. 55
The Vision of the World Health Organizationp. 56
Integrative Insightp. 59
Chapter 4 Carefulness and Conservationp. 63
Safety Standards and Controlp. 64
Common Sense and Complexityp. 65
Safety in Referralp. 67
The Myth of "No Risk"p. 68
Plant Potency: Gentle Greens and Powerful Potionsp. 73
Standardizationp. 76
Self-Care with Herbsp. 79
Herbs in Pregnancy and Lactationp. 80
Conservation: Safe Sampling versus Grazing with Gustop. 84
Chapter 5 Nursing Care and Plants: Back to the Rootsp. 87
Nature Carep. 88
Healing Foods and Oral Remediesp. 90
Teasp. 91
Soups and Foodsp. 93
Pills and Capsulesp. 93
Tinctures and Liquid Extractsp. 95
Topical Applications of Plantsp. 98
Compresses, Fomentations, and Stupesp. 98
Poultices and Plastersp. 103
Herbal Oils, Liniments, Salves, and Ointmentsp. 104
Plants and a Healing Environmentp. 106
Aromatherapy and Inhalationsp. 106
Herbal Bathsp. 108
Healing Gardensp. 108
Partnering with Plantsp. 110
Chapter 6 Plant Profilesp. 111
Introduction to Profilesp. 114
Latin Name and Familyp. 114
Common Namesp. 114
Health Patternp. 115
Plant Descriptionp. 115
Plant Parts Usedp. 115
Traditional Evidencep. 115
Cultural Usep. 115
Culinary Usep. 126
Use in Herbalismp. 127
Biomedical Evidencep. 127
Studies Related to this Health Patternp. 127
Studies Related to Other Health Patternsp. 127
Mechanism of Actionp. 127
Use in Pregnancy or Lactationp. 128
Use for Childrenp. 128
Cautionsp. 129
Nursing Evidencep. 130
Historical Nursing Usep. 130
Potential Nursing Applicationsp. 130
Integrative Insightp. 130
Therapeutic Applicationsp. 130
Oralp. 131
Topicalp. 131
Environmentalp. 131
Patient Interactionp. 131
Nurturing the Nurse-Plant Relationshipp. 132
Chapter 7 Comfort and Pain Reliefp. 133
Feverfewp. 137
Lavenderp. 147
Evening Primrosep. 157
Mustardp. 169
Chapter 8 Hormone Balancep. 179
Wild Yamp. 183
Fenugreekp. 195
Soyp. 205
Black Cohoshp. 217
Angelicap. 227
Kelpp. 239
Chapter 9 Immune Responsep. 249
Goldensealp. 253
Echinaceap. 263
Elderp. 275
Garlicp. 285
Sagep. 297
Thymep. 307
Onionp. 317
Chapter 10 Skin Carep. 327
Calendulap. 331
Aloep. 339
Yarrowp. 351
Rosep. 361
Witch Hazelp. 373
Chapter 11 Sleep and Restp. 381
Valerianp. 385
German Chamomilep. 397
Hopsp. 411
Lemon Balmp. 421
Oatp. 431
Chapter 12 Eliminationp. 439
Cranberryp. 443
Psylliump. 451
Cascara Sagradap. 459
Saw Palmettop. 467
Chapter 13 Digestionp. 477
Horseradishp. 481
Gingerp. 489
Lemonp. 503
Chapter 14 Energyp. 513
Ginsengp. 517
Coffeep. 527
Teap. 539
Ephedrap. 549
Chapter 15 Emotions and Adaptationp. 559
St. John's Wortp. 563
Kavap. 577
Passion Flowerp. 589
Siberian Ginsengp. 597
Chapter 16 Mobilityp. 605
Cayennep. 609
Rosemaryp. 623
Arnicap. 635
Cinnamonp. 645
Wintergreenp. 655
Chapter 17 Lifestyle Choicesp. 663
Milk Thistlep. 669
Tobaccop. 679
Kudzup. 691
Marijuanap. 699
Chapter 18 Restorationp. 711
Red Cloverp. 715
Reiship. 725
Turmericp. 733
Mistletoep. 743
Greater Celandinep. 755
Ginkgop. 763
Bilberryp. 773
Chapter 19 Learning Morep. 783
Nature Care Educationp. 784
Sample Nature Care Curriculump. 786
Reasonable Researchp. 786
Reporting Researchp. 790
Medicinal Plants and the Lawp. 791
Resources for Further Learningp. 795
Chapter 20 Staying in Contact with the Gardenp. 801
Sowing the Seedsp. 803
Adaptogen Actionp. 804
Bach Flower Remediesp. 806
Weedingp. 808
Talking with Patients About Herbsp. 808
Nine Questions and Interventionsp. 808
Enjoying the Beautiful Harvestp. 812
Conclusion: Lessons from Lemon Balm and Cues from Cranberryp. 814
Referencesp. 817
Glossaryp. 865
Appendix Additional Herb Resourcesp. 867
Indexp. 869

Google Preview