Herbs That Heal: Natural Remedies for Good Health

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Orient Paperbacks - Health & Fitness - 414 pages

Herbs act in almost magical and astonishing ways. Since early Neanderthal man, plants and herbs have been used for healing purposes and maintaining good health. Even as medical science has progressed, methods and ideas based on herbal healing have sustained and grown in different countries, across different cultures, often being used in exactly the same way.

The book covers more than one hundred herbs, most of which are readily available (some even in your kitchen) or easily obtainable, and describes their specific healing properties, how the herb is useful in alleviating or preventing specific ailments; in most cases, the method of making and using herbal preparations is also explained. Herbs have been arranged alphabetically, according to their English names in most cases, and by trade name in a few cases, where they are more popular by trade names than their English names.

Index of ailments which can be treated by herbs makes the book specially useful.

‘His books are read all world over; his forte is nature cure, a much sought after alternative to allopathic medicine. He is acknowledged as an expert on the topic.’ — Times of India


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H.K. Bakhru enjoys countrywide reputation as an expert naturopath and a writer on the subject. His well researched articles on nature cure, health, and nutrition appear regularly in the media.

He began his career in the Indian Railways with a first class first postgraduate degree from Lucknow University. He retired, in 1984, as the Chief Public Relations Officer of the Central Railways, after 35 years of distinguished service in the Public Relations Organisation of the Indian Railways and the Railway Board.

A diploma holder in naturopathy, he is a member of the Nature Cure Practitioners’ Guild in Mumbai. He has made extensive studies on naturopathy and herbalism. He spends his retired life propagating and practising nature cure and is always willing to offer advice to those who seek his help.

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