with Amanda McQuade-Crawford

Amanda McQuade Crawford, Dip. Phyto,MNIMH, MNZAMH,RH(AHG) is known around the world as a premier spokeswoman for herbs. In private practice for over 20 years, she was a founding member of the American Herbalists Guild. She served on the review committee for Pharmacist’s Letter Natural Medicine Database, and contributes to texts on natural medicine, most recently Antidiabetic Plants (CRC Press). Currently Amanda contributes to monographs for the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia. Aware of spirit in healing, she is a legendary educator.

In this DVD, Amanda discuses common women’s health issues. Women’s health today extends far beyond PMS and menopause. Tried and true approaches for common gynecological problems help providers and patients choose from the wide range of herbs to fit individual needs. Amanda cites specific examples of herbs used in clinical studies. Topics that are covered include PMS, mastalgia, fibroids, cysts, and PCOS. Herbs covered include evening primrose, cinnamon, oplopanax, eleuthero, peony root, goat’s rue, vervain, viburnums, vitex, ginkgo, St. John’s wort, ginger, pasque flower and more.

Listen to Amanda as she begins her lecture on women's health:

Length: 1hr 30min

Cost: $20.00

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"Western herbal medicine is not symptom-based, or even as reductionist as using plants with oleoresins to combat inflammation, or polysaccharides to modulate immunity, though these relationships between chemical compositions of herbs and their long term clinical indications do exist. A system of using western herbs based on physiological function, body systems, and actions of the herbs will present specific herbs and their uses within that context.

My personal approach to western herbalism, or phytotherapy, is a happy tossed salad mixing medicinal plant research, such as the recent paper explaining the antiviral activity of lectins in Sambucus (elder berries), with an enduring Euroamerican Eclectic healing philosophy that embraces vitalism."

Amanda McQuade Crawford

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