Let's Get Natural with Herbs

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Ozark Mountain Publishing, 2007 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 676 pages
A BOTANICAL MASTERPIECE THE MOST COMPLETE A TO Z REFERENCE GUIDE TO UTILIZING HERBS FOR HEALTH AND BEAUTY. THE HERBAL BIBLE EVERY REFERENCE LIBRARY SHOULD HAVE ON THEIR SHELF. A much needed comprehensive reference guide to ensure the safe and effective use of herbs and their preparations. Millions of people use vitamins or herbs along with prescription drugs and over the counter (OTC) medications. Find out which herbs and other nutritional supplements can help prescriptions work better or reduce adverse reactions. And which combinations are dangerous and should never be taken together. Great attention to detail for the professional herbalist as well as the novice. For anyone interested in learning about the many uses of healing plants. A welcome addition to the bookshelves of herbalists, plant enthusiasts and botanists. * Separates fact from fiction concerning herbal medicine * Information on more than 400 botanicals ranging from well-known herbs such as Chamomile and Ginseng to less familiar herbs such as Kava and Muirapuama. * Botanical remedies that enhance the body s ability to heal itself. These safe, non-invasive therapies are proving to be more powerful than the often harmful drugs and surgeries that comprise the modern medicines of today. * Appropriate precautions, adverse reactions, and possible prescription drug and over the counter (OTC) interactions with the use of herbs and other nutritional supplements. * The only natural health reference book that is both comprehensive and user-friendly. Healing Food, Chemicals and other Natural Supplements. Make Your Own Fragrances. Non-Toxic Household Cleaners. Natural Insect Repellents. Pet Care. ...and MUCH MORE.


Contains an alphabetized listing of over 45 of the most popular dispensing forms with concise
Profiles are organized alphabetically by common name and contain information on over 450 medicinal
medical ailments ranging from abscess to yeast infection are organized alphabetically and
Body packs facial rinses lotions skin cleansers and moisturizers for dry normal and oily skin
Instructions on preparing plants for use in dyeing materials needed and a list of plants and their
Glossary of Medical Terminology
Botanical Index
General Index
References for Additional Reading

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2007)

Debra J. Rayburn has over 20 years experience in the alternative health field with an emphasis on Phytotherapy as well as the use of other nutritional supplements including amino acids, vitamins, and minerals. She has spent numerous years researching natural approaches to health and wellness, and has collected extensive information about the medicinal properties of plants as well as other natural, noninvasive modalities that enhance the body's natural healing powers. Debra is an accomplished sculptor, a gifted writer of poetry, and a practitioner of various therapeutic modalities including aromatherapy, meditation, relaxation therapy, healing touch, and reflexology, as well as other wellness therapies to include art, music, and color. Her interest in the plant kingdom has stemmed since childhood. Exploring field and forest, she would stop to closely examine the wide variety of plants and flowers she would come across. A miracle indeed, that a creation of such beauty and simplicity can be utilized in the health and wellness of all. Debra currently lives in the Rocky Mountain region.

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