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Dosing with fresh herb tinctures for acute and chronic conditions.


After 32 years of clinical practice Linda Bates, B.A., Dip. Herb. Med., Cert. Nutrition, is dedicated to passing on her knowledge and adding to the traditional body of knowledge we inherit from our elder clinicians. As a 4th generation herbalist growing up in the UK and Europe and learning to use fresh plants from the wild they became her best friends. In the late 70's and early 80's Linda studied with Dennis Stewart and Dorothy Hall and for the last 24 years she has been manufacturing her medicines and creams with fresh plants and teaching others what she knows.

Introduction: The purpose of this talk is to offer important knowledge about dosing with fresh plant tinctures gleaned from her years of using fresh plant infusions and tinctures. This talk will also offer insights into some of the energetic differences between dried and fresh plant medicines.

Fresh-plant tinctures and fresh plants are commonly used in Western herbal medicine traditions by clinicians. Manufacturers in England, USA and Europe provide fresh-plant medicines for their clinicians. How do we interpret the differences between so many preparations used by clinicians in the documented history available to us? The dosages described in the British Pharmacopoeia in 1983 are for dried plant tinctures and were calculated by a committee of pharmacists with only one practicing herbalist sitting with them, according to the Introduction. The main consideration of their dedicated work was to protect the public and they tell us that safety was their primary concern, not efficacy. The dosing charts recommended for our students of naturopathy to use are based on this work.

Case Summary: Using a number of categories of case studies, including emergency, long-term chronic, and serious acute, which clearly demonstrate different dosage tactics used for successful outcomes.

Outcomes: Management of the body in ill health using a wide range of dosage skills depending on acute or chronic symptomology. Improved understanding of different energetic properties of dried plant tinctures and fresh plant tinctures.

Implications: An increasing number of clinicians want to use fresh plant tinctures. At last we have professionally manufactured fresh plant tinctures available to us in Australia. How do we use them?

Ms Linda Bates (1)

(1) Linda Bates Herbal Medicine, Sydney, Australia

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Title Annotation:10th International Conference on Herbal Medicine
Author:Bates, Linda
Publication:Australian Journal of Herbal Medicine
Article Type:Report
Date:Mar 1, 2017
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