This practical handbook and reference guide is a landmark publication in its field. Planetary Herbalism is a useful tool for practitioners as well as readers with a general interest in herbology. For unprecedented usefulness in practical applications, Planetary Herbalism provides a comprehensive listing of the more than 400 medicinal herbs available in the west, classified according to their chemical constituents, properties and actions, indicated uses and suggested doses. The western herbs are cross-referenced to the Chinese and Ayurvedic (Indic) systems of herbal therapies. Appendices include:The Chemistry of Herb Energetics by Christopher HobbsHerbal Supplements for Vegetarians by Michael TierraAyurveda and Chinese Medicine, A Comparative View by David FrawleyLatin and Medical Glossaries484 pagesMichael Tierra, L. Ac. , O. M. D. , N. D. , is the author of The Way of Herbs and many other books. His eclectic background studies in American Indian herbalism, the herbal system of Dr. John Christopher, and the traditional medical systems of India and China contribute a special richness to his writing.