The Healing Herbs: The Ultimate Guide to the Curative Power of Nature's Medicines

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The Healing Herbs provides the information you need to use the earth's wonderful bounty of medicinal plants confidently, effectively, and above all, safely. It examines 100 of the most widely used, most easily available, most familiar, and most fascinating medicinal plants, tracing their history, folklore, and healing properties, and summarizing the latest scientific research on their many benefits. The Healing Herbs also explains where to find the herbs, how to take them, store and prepare them, even how to grow them.

The Healing Herbs also includes an easy-to-use A-to-Z herb encyclopedia, plus a section titled Prevention and Treatment: A Fast-action Guide to Using the Healing Herbs, including: Conditions--from ear infection to stress, A-to-Z conditions and the herbs you can use to treat and prevent specific symptoms and diseases; Healing Actions--from antibiotic to sedative, an A-to-Z list of medicinal uses with herbs as a natural alternative to certain medicines; Other Uses--some unusual uses for the healing herbs, for example as insect repellent or memory improvement. Both Conditions and Healing Actions include special precautions about certain herbs, whether in preparation, long-term use, or short-term effects.
 

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Perhaps not the best book on herbs, but definitely an informative resource. Easy to navigate, this book contains a huge listing of herbs and their properties, preparation notes, cautionary notes, and ... Read full review

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A complete manual for the use of herbs for every dimension of life. Read full review

Contents

PART
7
Chapter 2
30
Storing and Preparing Healing Herbs
40
PART
51
The Caribbean Cure
58
An Angel of an Herb
66
The LicoriceFlavored Cough Remedy
72
Honey of a Healer
82
Enjoy It with Kitty
148
Pretty Flowers Potent Medicine
158
Chaparral CavityPreventive Mouthwash
164
Your Dentist Loves It
172
Beyond the Boost
182
Worlds Oldest Cough Remedy
190
The Biblical Antiseptic
324
Herb for the Wise
462

Pesto Versus Parasites
92
AllAmerican Fever Treatment
102
The Indians Were Right 1 11
116
For Colds and Flu
124
Relieves Constipation
132
Digestive Aid Since Ancient Egypt
140
Tasty Cough Syrup
541
Chapter 6
555
Healing Actions
579
Other Uses
588
Index
619
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About the author (1995)

Michael Castleman writes about health and sexuality. For thirty-five years, his journalism focused on health defined broadly, including optimal wellness, mainstream medicine, alternative therapies, nutrition, fitness, and sexuality. Castleman also writes mystery novels set in San Francisco.

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