Some good practical herbalism resources?
I've lurked on these forums for some time and I am interested in herbalism, but there is a lot of unsubstantiated nonsense about the subject. I don't see herbal medicine as a replacement for modern medicine but I think that modern doctors have a tendency to treat diseases instead of patients and focus on curing diseases instead of preventing them and promoting overall health.
Can anyone provide a reading list for a herbalism newbie with special emphasis on including specific herbs or vegetables in ones normal diet to promote better health the prevention of specific conditions/illness?
Eric_oh, I am particularly interested in any books you might suggest, because of your particular views on the subject of scientifically substantiated herbalism. Though, any resources anyone can provide will be helpful and much appreciated.