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Kerry Bone

BSc(Hons), Dip Phyto, Associate Professor School of Health UNE, ANTA Fellow, FNIMH, FNHAA, MCPP

Kerry is the Co-Founder and Director Research & Development, MediHerb.

Kerry's Seminar Presentations

View Kerry's Seminar presentations via the ANTA eLearning Centre.

  • Herbs for Insomnia and Anxiety
  • Echinacea: Myth and Reality - A Personal Journey
  • Chaste Tree Update: The Science and The Practice
  • Key Herbs and Nutrients for Functional Hormone Resistance
  • Phytotherapy for Children’s Respiratory Disorders
  • Managing Upper Digestive Problems with Herbs: Recent Developments & New Insights
  • A Fresh Look at Cardiovascular Disease and Natural Ways to Address them

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Kerry Bone's Books

Posted February 2013
Principles of Practice and Phytotherapy
Principles and Practice of Phytotherapy

Second edition A core must-have textbook

Kerry Bone MCPP, FNHAA, FNIMH, DipPhyto, BSC(Hons), Head of Research and Development, MediHerb Pty Ltd, Warwick Queensland, Principal Australian College of Phytotherapy, Australia and Simon Mills MCPP, FNIMH, MA, Director, Centre for Complementary Health Studies, University of Exeter, Exeter, UK.

The first edition of Principles and Practice of Phytotherapy published in 2000 was the first authoritative, comprehensive modern textbook for western herbal medicine, covering all the major aspects of the field from fundamental concepts, traditional use and scientific research through to safety, effective dosage and clinical applications. It became the central textbook for students of phytotherapy in many English-speaking countries and was widely used by natural therapists, researchers, and professionals in the manufacturing industry from Australia, the US, Canada, New Zealand, Europe and beyond.

Now the long-awaited second edition brings a complete revision of the material in the first, with 50 fully up-to-date evidence-based monographs including 7 new herbs. Written by herbal practitioners with active experience in clinical practice, education, manufacturing and research, the textbook is both practical and evidence based.


  • Extensive revision of the pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics of archetypal herbal constituents (Chapter 2) including a comprehensive, updated discussion of important fundamental concepts such as the role of secondary metabolites, synergy and additive effects, polyvalent or multifaceted activity and herbs as pharmacologically “intelligent” mixtures.
  • A comprehensive revision of vital safety data, including an extensive herbdrug interaction chart, evaluated from the perspective of experienced herbal clinicians, which informs the reader in a user-friendly fashion of the key safety issues relevant to herbal practice and helps them to differentiate between the false scares and the real concerns.
  • Despite its strong scientific focus, the book does not neglect the philosophical/ traditional foundations of western herbal therapy, with an extensive discussion of these important grounding considerations in Chapters 1 and 3 and elsewhere throughout the dosage and therapeutic chapters and the herbal monographs. In particular, the approach of using herbs to correct internal dysfunction as well as focussing on symptoms is emphasised.
  • Chapter 8 includes major rewrites of topics including the role of herbs in malignant diseases (with a review of the recent clinical evidence) and inflammatory and autoimmune diseases, with a focus on new information and hypotheses.
  • Chapter 9 includes new sections on the herbal management of skin and endocrine diseases together with updated herbal protocols informed by the latest research into the aetiology and treatment of most common health disorders. Important new topics such as metabolic syndrome, thyroid disorders, gout, erectile dysfunction and even herbs for healthy longevity are included. Worked case histories and example formulations are used to illustrate the phytotherapeutic approach.
  • Fifty herbal monographs exhaustively researched and compiled include vital research information that is difficult to find elsewhere. The relevant literature has been rigorously reviewed using evidence-based criteria. New herbs covered include gotu kola, willow bark, bugleweed, butcher’s broom, Boswellia, myrrh and Tribulus. The already extensive pharmacology, clinical trial and safety data have been comprehensively updated, reviewing all the relevant primary publications.

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The Ultimate Herbal Compendium

A Desktop Guide for Herbal Practitioners

The most comprehensive, accurate and up-to-date desktop herbal prescribing reference

Kerry Bone BSc(Hons), Dip Phyto, FNIMH, FNHAA, MCPP

The Ultimate Herbal Compendium is a reliable ready reference designed for the busy health practitioner. It contains up-to-date, easily-found information on a wide range of herbs and conditions, including doses for herbs in tablet form as well as liquids. Careful research of all the available herbal information, combined with Kerry Bone’s many years of clinical practice, ensures that all valid herbal treatment options can be considered.

Healthy Children: Optimising children’s health with herbs

Healthy Children has been written with the special needs of children in mind. The benefi ts, risks and requirements for herbal therapy in children diff er from those in adults. This book outlines the key principles that govern herbal practice for this special patient group. A well-researched text, written by Rob Santich and Kerry Bone who together have almost 50 years of clinical practice, this book provides a comprehensive treatise on the common health problems encountered by children. Sound, practical information based on clinical experience as well as evidence-based research, provides a balanced and authoritative approach to children’s health.

Tel: 07 4661 9653
Fax: 07 4667 0107 

Rob Santich & Kerry Bone - The first of the new “Phytotherapy Essentials” series
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