Herbal Formularies for Health Professionals, Volume 5
Immunology, Orthopedics, and Otolaryngology, including Allergies, the Immune System, the Musculoskeletal System, and the Eyes, Ears, Nose, Mouth, and Throat
The 5th and final volume in a masterwork for students of herbalism and practicing herbalists
Herbal Formularies for Health Professionals is a five-volume set that serves as a comprehensive, practical reference manual for herbalists, physicians, nurses, and allied health professionals. Dr. Jill Stansbury draws on her decades of clinical experience and her extensive research to provide an unparalleled range of herbal formulas.
Organized by body system, each volume includes hundreds of formulas to treat common health conditions, as well as formulas that address specific energetic or symptomatic presentations. For each formula, Dr. Stansbury briefly explains how the selected herbs address the specific condition. Sidebars and user-friendly lists help readers quickly choose which herbs are best for specific presentations and detail traditional uses of both Western and traditional Asian formulas and herbs that are readily available in the United States.
Volume 5 focuses on autoimmune and allergic conditions including allergic rhinitis (hay fever), asthma, hives, and food sensitivities. A chapter on ears, eyes, nose, mouth, and throat includes herbal therapies for eye infections, glaucoma, and other eye conditions; sinus infections, colds, and sore throats; and tooth decay and oral infections. A chapter on the musculoskeletal system covers common conditions such as sore muscles and bruising as well as chronic conditions such as fibromyalgia, arthritis, and osteoporosis.
Each chapter includes a materia medica section that describes individual herbs with tips on their properties, modes of action, and the specific symptoms each plant best addresses.
These formularies are also a tutorial for budding herbalists on the sophisticated art of fine-tuning an herbal formula for the constitution and overall health condition of an individual patient, rather than prescribing a one-size-fits-all treatment for a basic diagnosis. The text aims to teach by example, helping clinicians develop their own intuition and ability to create effective herbal formulas.
Previous volumes include Digestion and Elimination (Volume 1), Circulation and Respiration (Volume 2), Endocrinology (Volume 3), and Neurology, Psychiatry, and Pain Management (Volume 4).
Reviews and Praise
“Jill Stansbury’s Herbal Formularies for Health Professionals reflect not only the maturity of contemporary biomedical herbal medicine but also the mastery gained from years of clinical practice. Throughout the text, a thoughtful integration of traditional context is blended with science-principled herbalism. This therapeutic guide allows the clinician and patient to experience the best of what medical herbalism has to offer in a way that is relevant to healthcare today. If you practice herbal medicine, or want to dive in deeply with a master in the field, these books will be in a prized place on your shelves.”—Bevin Clare, professor, Maryland University of Integrative Health; president, American Herbalists Guild
“Over the five volumes of Herbal Formularies for Health Professionals, Jill Stansbury has shown us what a remarkable practitioner she is, presenting nuanced therapeutic protocols for a wide array of conditions that exemplify cutting edge medical knowledge and are firmly rooted in a deep understanding of plants and traditional herbalism. Amazingly, all of this is done in a highly accessible manner that conveys the personal knowledge that Jill has gained over decades of practice. There is, quite frankly, nothing else like it, and no one else like Jill.”—jim mcdonald, herbalist and founder, herbcraft.org
“There are many herb books, but few address the fine points of clinical herbal prescribing. To remedy this deficiency, Dr. Jill Stansbury, ND, has written perhaps the best herbal formulary since the days of the renowned Eclectic physicians. . . . Each section and page clearly shows the skill, experience, and expertise of the author and will help even the seasoned naturopathic physician or herbalist improve their clinical practice and success in treating their patients.”—David Winston, RH (AHG), dean, David Winston’s Center for Herbal Studies; founder, Herbal Therapeutics Research Library
“Fabulous! This book is an outstanding resource. Dr. Jill Stansbury, one of the most respected herbalists and naturopathic doctors of our time, has created an up-to-date formulary that combines the best of traditional formulas with modern research and her own extensive clinical experience.”—Rosemary Gladstar, herbalist; founder, Sage Mountain Herbal Retreat Center
“Herbal Formularies for Health Professionals is a gift to all healthcare practitioners seeking to heal their patients through a natural medicine approach. The expertise of Dr. Stansbury is extraordinary. This text is not a simple guide; it is a fascinating educational read and treatment formulary that is practical and evidence-based.”—Mimi Guarneri, MD, president, Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine
“Herbal Formularies for Health Professionals is an essential reference set for all practitioners who use, or aspire to use, botanical medicine. The coverage is comprehensive, from the first volume on digestion and elimination through to this ultimate volume on immune, EENT, and musculoskeletal conditions. I appreciate as well the book’s opening chapter on the art of formulation, which provides an excellent description of how to best address the precise presentation of a patient, rather than a general diagnosis or condition. Thank you Dr. Stansbury for providing this much needed reference!”—Linnea Wardwell, cofounder, Herbal Educational Services, BotanicalMedicine.org
“Accomplished naturopathic physician Dr. Jill Stansbury brings her vast clinical experience, deep knowledge, commitment, and passion for herbs to this exciting modern-day formulary. There is no other formulary as comprehensive or as accessible to the clinician; this book truly fills an empty space in the list of current herbal clinical education publications.”—Dr. Mary Bove, ND, author of Encyclopedia of Natural Healing for Children and Infants
“Jill Stansbury is a quintessential medicine woman in today’s world. Her rich experience as a clinician and professor of naturopathic medicine is palpable, and she writes with a compassionate knowing that the mental health field so keenly deserves. She grounds this formulary through her deep respect and dedication to indigenous wisdom that she has experienced and supported through her work in the Peruvian Amazon as well as with other wisdom keepers. Herbal Formularies for Health Professionals are the texts my clinic students have been waiting for.”—Kat Maier, author of Energetic Herbalism, director, Sacred Plant Traditions
“Herbal Formularies for Health Professionals, Volume I is simply the best text available for the modern clinical practice of Western herbal medicine. It’s likely to become an instant classic and essential book for any student of herbal medicine, as well as seasoned practitioners.”—Christopher Hobbs, PhD, LAc, fourth-generation herbalist
“Esteemed clinical herbalist and naturopathic physician Jill Stansbury shares thirty years of experience with botanical medicines from all over the globe in this incredibly helpful text, which is part guidebook, part materia medica, and part recipe-based formulary, laced with an enthusiastic appreciation of all things herbal. It will no doubt be a frequently referenced text in the library of any herbal practitioner.”—Timothy Miller, ND, MAc, LAc, RA; founder, Naturopathic CE
“Dr. Stansbury is a prescient, loving steward of the Standing Green Nation. Deeply loved by herbalists globally, her mentoring and clinical mastery powerfully manifest in this set of formularies. It is at once classic, complete, and enduring, offering herbal medicine savvy and deep research through articulate narratives and formulations for many conditions. The volumes themselves are beautiful objects whose rich content and elegant design are exemplary and respectful of this hard-earned, cumulative wisdom.”—David J. Schleich, PhD, president emeritus, National University of Natural Medicine
“Dr. Jill Stansbury’s Herbal Formularies for Health Professionals is a formidable accomplishment and historic contribution to the rapidly developing field of botanical medicine. Herbal Formularies is practical and immediately usable for anyone interested in the applications of herbal medicine. Its depth will satisfy senior clinicians, academic researchers, and medical educators, while its accessibility will greatly further the education of students and the serious lay person.”—David Crow, LAc, founder, Floracopeia Aromatic Treasures
“Reading Dr. Stansbury’s formulary has quickly supported us in updating and filling in gaps in our dispensary stock to better serve our customers. I believe this book will similarly inform the dispensing practices of practitioners of all experience levels. Previous efforts have been predominately geared toward licensed acupuncturists or naturopathic physicians, but these volumes will speak to a broader, dynamic audience. This book offers mature templates for improvisation to treat a myriad of complex health conditions with botanical medicines.”—Benjamin Zappin, LAc, herbalist; cofounder, Five Flavors Herbs
“Formulation is one of the key elements of a clinical herbalist’s practice. It is also an aspect that intimidates many practitioners, especially those newer to herbal medicine. Jill Stansbury’s book is a valuable guide to formulation that will lend a strong guiding hand for herbalists of all skill levels. Her language is clear, instructive, and easy to read. She gives multiple examples drawn from her extensive practice, and her explanations offer direction for working with individual patients.”—7Song, director, Northeast School of Botanical Medicine; director, Holistic Medicine, Ithaca Free Clinic