Helpful herbs for health and beauty: Look and feel great, naturally

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Infinite Ideas, Jun 9, 2008 - Health & Fitness - 256 pages
Herbs have a myriad of uses, and not just for cooking. Herbs are also incredibly useful for healing the minor medical miseries of life (and some of the major ones too) and in many cases, they are more effective than the pharmaceutical alternative. Nothing zaps a sore throat faster than Propolis, sorts out a painful gum infection more efficiently than a shot of Marigold or takes the sting out of sunburn better than Aloe Vera. For as long as people have been able to pick berries and forage for food, herbs have been used for medicinal purposes. There is even evidence to suggest that Neanderthal Man knew about and used herbs. Country people the world over have always relied on them, especially when no other doctoring was available. And you don't need to be a trained herbalist to be able to use them. It’s simple. All that is needed is information, inspiration and a little savvy and that’s where Helpful herbs for health and beauty comes in! Discover the many medical uses of nature's bounty, and also find out the canny natural beauty tricks that really work. Simply brilliant!
 

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Contents

1 Getting started
1
2 Tired all the time
5
3 The moody blues
11
4 Working wonders when youre wound up like a clockwork toy
15
5 The aching brow
19
6 Losing the plot
23
7 Saturday night fever
27
8 Counting sheep
31
29 Atishoo
123
30 Nose block
127
31 Knotty problems
131
32 Piling on the pressure
135
33 Hearty health
139
34 Flustruck
143
35 Viral load
147
36 Horrible herpes
151

9 Quit your bellyaching
35
10 Irritable bowel syndrome
39
11 Dodge the Delhi belly
43
12 Bunged up
47
13 Damned spots
53
14 Scratching the itch
57
15 Pimpled youth
61
16 Detox and thrive
65
17 Mad dogs and Englishmen
69
18 What your best friend wont tell you
75
19 Ugh unwelcome guests
79
20 Not tonight Josephine
83
21 Maybe baby
87
22 Time of the month
91
23 All change
95
24 Male misery
101
25 Winter woes
105
26 Rasping in the rib cage
109
27 Throaty
113
28 A bad wheeze
117
37 Getting over it
155
38 Down in the mouth
159
39 Waterworks
165
40 Out of joint
169
41 Pains strains sprains
173
42 The baby herbal
177
43 Herbal healing for kids
181
44 The green traveller
185
45 Pets in peak form
189
46 The herbal spa
193
47 Grow your own
197
48 Soothing storms with a teacup
201
49 Good hair days
205
50 Great skin
209
51 Nice footwork
213
52 The family medicine chest
217
The end
233
Index
235
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Barbara Griggs, a renowned journalist and researcher in the field of herbalism, is also the author of "The Green Witch Herbal". She lives in London.

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