Adaptogens: Herbs for Strength, Stamina, and Stress Relief by David Winston and Steven Maimes

Adaptogens: Herbs for Strength, Stamina, and Stress Relief by David Winston and Steven Maimes |
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  • Paperback
  • 0.8" H x 9" L x 6" W 
  • (1.15 lbs) 
  • 324 pages
  • ISBN: 1594771588
  • Author:(s) David Winston and Steven Maimes
  • Pub. Date: March 22, 2007


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The definitive guide to adaptogenic herbs, formerly known as "tonics," that counter the effects of age and stress on the body
- Reveals how adaptogens increase the body's resistance to adverse influences
- Provides a history of the use of these herbal remedies and the actions, properties, preparation, and dosage for each herb
We all deal with stress every day, and every day our bodies strive to adapt and stay balanced and healthy. In "Adaptogens," authors David Winston and Steven Maimes provide a comprehensive look into adaptogens, non-toxic herbs such as ginseng, eleuthero, and licorice, that produce a defensive response to stress in our bodies. Formerly known as rejuvenating herbs or tonics, adaptogens help the body to "adapt" to the many influences it encounters. They increase stamina and counter the normal effects of aging and thus are becoming important tools in sports medicine and in the prevention and treatment of chronic fatigue and other stress-related disorders.
Winston and Maimes present the historical uses of these herbal remedies in India, Russia, China, and the Americas and explain how they work and why they are so effective at combating stress-induced illness. Monographs for each adaptogen also present the latest scientific research and include the origin, traditional use, actions, properties, preparation, and dosage for each herb.


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About the Authors
David Winston: A founding member of the American Herbalists Guild, author and nationally known herbalist David Winston has been an educator and herbal/clinical consultant to the medical industry for 30 years. He is trained in Cherokee, Chinese, and Eclectic/Western herbal traditions. He has written for the American Herb Association Quarterly, Herbalgram, and other magazines. A contributor to many books, David has authored Storey's Saw Palmetto for Men & Women. David is president of Herbalist & Alchemist, Inc., an herbal extract producer. Additionally, he is Dean of the Herbal Therapeutics School of Botanic Medicine in New Jersey, where he resides.

Steven Maimes: the former owner of an herbal products business in the San Francisco Bay Area, is a researcher, freelance writer, and principal of SALAM Research in Rochester, New Hampshire.



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