Herbal Antibiotics 2020
Antibiotic-resistant infections are alarmingly on the rise in the U.S. and hospital-acquired resistant infections have been estimated as the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S. Buhner explains the roots of antibiotic resistance, explores herbal treatments, and provides in-depth profiles of 30 valuable herbs, noting their antibiotic properties, dosages, and potential side effects.
Our immune systems are becoming increasingly burdened, and we desperately need the complexity and synergy of plant-based medicine to help restore the microbial balance in our bodies. This valuable resource helps you know what to use, how, and when. – Jeff Wulfman, MD, Integrative Functional Family Physician, Asst. Clinical Professor of Family Medicine, University of Vermont
The frightening truth you won’t find in the Journal of the American Medical Association: We are running out of weapons in the war on germs. –James Duke, PhD, author of The Green Pharmacy
Level 2 & 3 CPE
Suggested Performance Indicators: 2.1.3, 2.1.8, 4.1.2, 4.2.1, 4.2.2, 4.2.5, 4.2.6, 4.2.7, 6.1.2, 6.1.5, 6.1.8, 6.2.3, 6.2.5, 6.3.8, 8.1.1, 8.1.5, 8.3.1, 8.3.3, 8.3.4, 8.3.5, 8.3.7, 10.2.9, 10.2.11
CPE Type: 720 for Printed/Paper Tests, 740 for Web-based/Online Tests
Upon successful completion, the users will be able to:
1. Discuss three reasons why there is concern about the growing prevalence of antibiotic resistant bacteria.
2. Describe three known ways pathogenic bacteria become antibiotic resistant.
3. Identify the main vector for the spread of resistant organisms in the general population.
4. Explain the significance of a bacteria being gram-positive or gram-negative and the ability to kill it.
5. Define synergist and explain how it works.
6. List two actions of licorice and berberine.
7. Identify the herb used to treat vancomycin-resistant enterococcal infections.
8. List a medical use for each of the following herbs: piperine, echinacea, goldenseal and yarrow.
9. Define and explain the function of systemic antibacterials.
10. Identify four herbs that should not be given to a pregnant woman.
11. Describe two medical uses of cryptolepsis.
12. List two antiparasitic herbs.
13. Explain why honey is used in wound healing and infections.
14. Describe two functions and two precautions with the use of ginger.
15. Discuss how herb doses can be determined for a child.
Why we chose this book
Herbs are classified as a food. They have both culinary and medicinal properties, and this area of study and practice is growing in interest for many dietitians. This author is well-respected for his herbal knowledge and expertise. He appreciates the need for evidence-based research in this area and he offers over 50 pages of endnotes, resources, and bibliography for further reading.
About the author
Stephen Harrod Buhner, one of the world’s leading voices in promoting the benefits of herbal medicine, and the award-winning author of fourteen books. A great writer who can take very complex medical and physiological concepts and explain them so readers understand.