HERBS / LIFE EXTENSION"David Hoffmann is one of the Western world's most respected clinical herbalists and, in this book, he offers the reader safe, effective, and relevant treatments for many of the ills that come with increasing age. If you are in your 50s, 60s, or 70s and want to prevent senior moments, menopausal symptoms, prostatic enlargement, and circulatory problems, some of the answers you are seeking can be found within these pages." --David Winston, RH(AHG), author of Adaptogens: Herbs for Strength, Stamina, and Stress Relief In this complete and natural-approach guide to healthy aging, medical herbalist David Hoffmann addresses the unique concerns of people approaching age fifty and older. He examines each of the body's major systems--from the muscles and bones and the digestive system to the pulmonary, cardiovascular, and reproductive organs--discussing not only how to maintain each system's natural functioning but also the specific health concerns brought about by aging. Hoffmann's herbal treatments focus on prevention and promoting longevity, but he also offers herbal remedies for specific ailments such as hypertension, insomnia, bronchitis, varicose veins, and arthritis. The book's Materia Medica includes more than 150 herbs, by both common and Latin names, and specifies which part of the plant to use, the actions and indications, preparation methods, and recommended dosages.The natural healing properties of herbs provide a welcome alternative to the unpleasant and sometimes dangerous side effects that can be brought on by synthetic drugs, and they minimize the dependence on conventional medical treatments that can have conflicting protocols and results. The remediesoffered in Herbal Prescriptions after 50 are designed to promote robust, lasting health and provide a way to age with grace. David Hoffmann, FNIMH, AHG, has been a clinical medical herbalist since 1979. A Fellow of Britain's National Institute of Medical Herbalists, he is one of the founding members of the American Herbalists Guild and the author of seventeen books, including Medical Herbalism, Holistic Herbal, and The Herbal Handbook. He teaches herbal medicine throughout the English-speaking world and lives in California.Hoffmann, David is the author of 'Herbal Prescriptions After 50 Everything You Need to Know to Maintain Vibrant Health', published 2007 under ISBN 9781594771804 and ISBN 1594771804.