Icelandic Herbs and Their Medicinal Uses

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North Atlantic Books, Mar 1, 2016 - Health & Fitness - 300 pages
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This beautifully illustrated, full-color guide provides everything readers need to know about the medicinal powers of 90 native herbs of Iceland--85 of which also grow in North America. Anna Rosa Robertsdottir describes the history, uses, harvesting, drying, and storage of the plants, and includes a wealth of detailed instructions for their preparation--including infusions, decoctions, tinctures, and syrups. Generous color photographs of both the leaves and flowers facilitate plant identification, allowing both amateur and professional herbalists to use the guide to full advantage. User-friendly layout, meticulous research, a wealth of detailed information, and an extensive bibliography make this an essential, one-of-a-kind reference for anyone interested in the subject.
 
For each herb, sidebars describe:
Habitat
Parts used
Harvesting
Constituents
History
Action
Uses
Research
Dosage


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Contents

Foreword
Alpine Bistort
Bearberry
Biting Stonecrop
Butterwort
Coldweather Eyebright
Cow Parsley
Cuckooflower
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About the author (2016)

Anna Rosa Robertsdottir studied medical herbalism at the College of Phytotherapy in the UK and is a member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists. She has a ITEC Diploma in massage and a B.Sc. degree in business from the University of Reykjavik. For the past two decades she has run her own herbal practice and has taught many courses on medicinal herbs and their uses. She produces her own creams, ointments, and tinctures, which are sold in most pharmacies and health shops in Iceland.


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