Healing Herbs A to Z

A Handy Reference to Healing Plants

Author: Diane Stein

Publisher: Crossing Press

ISBN: 0307817806

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 264

View: 9517

An alphabetical quick reference to 200 medicinal plants, their special healing attributes, most effective applications, potential side effects, and contraindications. The popularity of commercially available herbal remedies as adjuncts to conventional medicines has made it easier than ever to turn to medicinal herbs. Stein shares her extensive knowledge and experience with healing botanicals in this quick reference. Each entry includes an accessible and detailed resume of each plant's specific healing properties.
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The A to Z Guide to Healing Herbal Remedies

Author: Jason Elias,Shelagh Ryan Masline

Publisher: Wings

ISBN: 9780517149331

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 292

View: 7828

Ancient and tried-and-true herbal remedies for everything from sunburn to sexual ennui feature detailed instructions for making more than one hundred herbal combinations and explain the benefits of the medicines.
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Prescription for Herbal Healing

Author: Phyllis A. Balch

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780895298690

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 545

View: 537

Looks at the basic principles of herbal medicine and outlines the properties of herbs and herbal combination forumlas for various kinds of ailments and alternative treatments.
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Herbal Folk Medicine

An A to Z Guide

Author: Thomas Broken Bear Squier,Lauren David Peden

Publisher: Holt Paperbacks

ISBN: 1466877375

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 256

View: 9729

Our ancestors looked to plants and herbs for relief from common ailments such as colds, bruises, stomachaches, and sore muscles. Today we can look to those same herbs for relief from the skyrocketing cost of commercial medicines. - Medieval Europeans used St., John's wort to fight melancholia. Today we call it depression, but St. John's wort is still an effective remedy for many people. - Garlic has many uses, from fighting colds and infections to repelling ticks. The people of China have called it an official medicine since the sixth century. - Plains Indians have known for centuries that echinacea can fight colds by boosting immunity. This practical A to Z guide from Squier and Peden is the perfect introduction for anyone who wants to share in the immense wealth of herbal folk medicine. You'll learn the historical and modern uses of every major medicinal herb, as well as how to prepare them and even harvest them from the wild. The engaging entries and cross-referenced appendix of ailments make Herbal Folk Medicine an excellent resource you will treasure.
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The Complete Herbs Sourcebook

An A-To-Z Guide of Herbs to Cure Your Everyday Ailments

Author: David Hoffmann

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781510709164

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 400

View: 2499

The Complete Herbs Sourcebook features more than two hundred healing herbs and clear, step-by-step advice revealing how to safely treat a wide variety of complaints from diabetes and depression to tinnitus and whooping cough--without any harmful side effects. Featured inside are herbs that benefit all parts of the body, from the circulatory, respiratory, digestive, and nervous systems to the skin, ears, nose, throat, eyes, and beyond. The herbs chosen and remedies featured were specially chosen by expert herbalist David Hoffmann, who trained with the National Institute of Medical Herbalists and has been president of the American Herbalist Guild and director of the California School of Herbal Studies, the premier school of herbal education in the United States. Also presented by Hoffmann are simple ways to diagnose ailments, gather herbs, and prepare the remedies. He reveals the parts of the herbs to be used, when and where to collect them, and the proper preparation and dosage. With The Complete Herbs Sourcebook, you can both create your own herbal medicine chest and find useful information for your family's wholeness and health. Designed as a charming green and white volume, fine line drawings of the herbs are featured throughout. An index for cross-referencing herbs is in the back of the book to ensure safety and reveal how to maximize health benefits. Tips and tricks and key information is offset throughout.
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The Healing Herbs

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

Author: Michael Castleman,Sheldon Saul Hendler

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0553569880

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 641

View: 9177

Profiles one hundred of the most frequently used medicinal plants, tracing their history, folklore, and healing properties and offering an accessible A-to-Z encyclopedia that lists remedies for common ailments. Reprint.
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The A–Z Guide to Food as Medicine

Author: Diane Kraft,Ara DerMarderosian

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 149873524X

Category: Medical

Page: 347

View: 8190

Can an apple a day keep the doctor away? The A-Z Guide to Food As Medicine addresses food folklore by exploring the scientific findings about physiological effects of over 250 foods, food groups, nutrients, and phytochemicals. Today, health care providers are fielding more questions from patients on how to help improve their nutritional health, which in turn can help to prevent disease. The guide is a dictionary-style reference intended for use by health care professionals to quickly and easily access information about the bioactive components in the foods and how diet can be manipulated for health benefits.
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Herbal Remedies A – Z

Your complete guide to natural health and beauty

Author: Infinite Ideas,Barbara Griggs

Publisher: Infinite Ideas

ISBN: 1908474459

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 128

View: 4130

Feel good and look great with this essential handbook of helpful herbs. Do you want to use more natural methods to treat everyday ailments but feel unsure where to start? Herbal remedies A – Z will guide you through the bewildering array of herbal remedies, explaining the most useful herbs to have in your medicine chest, how they work, and how to use them safely. For a wide range of ailments from acne and constipation to stress and sleeplessness, we suggest simple but effective remedies, and even let you in on a few herbal beauty secrets.
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A-Z of Herbal Remedies

Author: Emeritus Professor of Prenatal Medicine and Child Health Peter Dunn, (Wr,Peter Dunn

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781514851982


Page: 170

View: 7553

This book will provide you with herbal remedies that have been used successfully for generations to treat numerous common ailments. Remedies for 170 Health problems How to prepare Herbal Infusions and Decoctions Home and Holiday First-Aid The ailments are listed alphabetically; this book investigates each of the ailments and their causes, describes symptoms and provides herbal treatments that are cheap, safe and effective. There is a rich age-old tradition of healing human ailments with wild plants, a tradition that has not died over thousands of years. The uses of healing plants have not varied, though today, with increasing knowledge of the origins of disease and of the pharmacology of plants, their uses have become better defined and understood. Herbs are a natural medicine, part of our inheritance. An interest in plants may begin in childhood when we learn quickly to distinguish garden plants from weeds and may return from a walk in the country clutching a handful of wild flowers. Enlightened education may open our eyes to the profound wonder of plant life, and if we are more fortunate we may incorporate in this wonder an understanding of the medicinal uses of plants. We should make a study of plant remedies, although it must be said that the use of herbs is a skill and an art, and the most successful herbalist, in addition to studying intensively, must surely have some inherited gift of healing. Plants draw sustenance from the soil and manufacture chlorophyll from sunlight. They contain many constituents: essential oils which give the plant its perfume and have medicinal properties (i.e., to aid digestion, to stimulate the nervous system, or if used as liniments, to increase the flow of blood to a given area); tannins, which have an astringent action on the mucosa; glycosides, some of which are anti-inflammatory, while some have -a regulating influence on heart action; mucilage's, which are used to soothe irritation and inflammation in the digestive tract; bitter principles which stimulate the secretion of digestive juices and improve the appetite. Numerous other constituents include resins, gums, minerals (notably sodium, potassium and silica), acids, vitamins and hormone precursors."
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A Kid's Herb Book

Author: Lesley Tierra

Publisher: Author's Choice Publishing

ISBN: 9781885003362

Category: Gardening

Page: 263

View: 4796

An introduction to the world of herbs and their medicinal uses, including projects, activities, stories, and songs about herbs.
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Natural Healing for Dogs and Cats A-Z

Author: Cheryl Schwartz, D.V.M.

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 140193255X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 138

View: 7183

Natural Healing for Dogs and Cats A–Z is filled with natural and holistic practices that can return your pets to health and keep them there. Set in an A–Z format with full-color illustrations, this beautiful book makes it easy to look up any issue your pet may have. Highlights include:: healing the whole way; acupuncture and acupressure; common and scientific herb names; and homeopathy.
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The Wild & Weedy Apothecary

An A to Z Book of Herbal Concoctions, Recipes & Remedies, Practical Know-How & Food for the Soul

Author: Doreen Shababy

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 0738723339

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 384

View: 7485

Just outside your doorstep or kitchen window, hidden beneath a tall pine tree or twining through porch latticework, a wild and weedy apothecary waits to be discovered. Herbalist Doreen Shababy shares her deep, abiding love for the earth and its gifts in this collection of herbal wisdom that represents a lifetime of work in the forest, field, and kitchen. This herbalism guidebook is jam-packed with dozens of tasty recipes and natural remedies, including Glorious Garlic and Artichoke Dip, Sunny Oatmeal Crepes, Candied Catnip Leaves, Lavender Lemonade, Roseberry Tea, Garlic Tonic, Parsnip Hair Conditioner, and Dream Charms made with Mugwort. A sampling of the herbal lore, legend, and instruction found within these pages: The difference between sweet-faced flowers and flowers with attitude How to assemble a well-stocked pantry • The importance of gratitude Plant-spirit communication basics • How to use local wild herbs How to make poultices, teas, tinctures, balms, and extracts "Those who dare delve into this book may emerge with catnip on their breath, mud on their knees, wild fruit juices on their hands, and a mysterious, satisfied smile—the very image of a wild and weedy woman. Come on!" —Susun S. Weed, wild woman herbalist
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Prescription for Herbal Healing, 2nd Edition

An Easy-to-Use A-to-Z Reference to Hundreds of Common Disorders and Their Herbal Remedies

Author: Phyllis A. Balch CNC,Stacey Bell

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101580054

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 656

View: 1900

The definitive source for choosing the optimal herbal therapy- thoroughly revised and updated. Millions of Americans are turning to herbal therapies to heal what ails them-either as an alternative or as a supplement to traditional medicine. From the most trusted name in natural healing, Phyllis A. Balch's new edition of Prescription for Herbal Healing provides the most current research and comprehensive facts in an easy-to-read A- to-Z format, including: Information on more than 200 herbs and herbal combination formulas, ranging from well-known herbs, such as ginseng and St. John's Wort, to less familiar remedies, such as khella and prickly ash Chinese and ayurvedic herbal combinations Discussion of more than 150 common disorders from acne to yeast infection, and suggested herbal treatment therapies
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The Book of Herbs

An Illustrated A-Z of the World's Most Popular Culinary and Medicinal Plants

Author: Barty Phillips

Publisher: Hobble Creek Press

ISBN: 9781462112388

Category: Cooking

Page: 96

View: 4431

Mother Nature has the best herbal remedies and seasonings! Discover the health-giving benefits and flavor-enhancing properties of more than 80 versatile herbs, like eucalyptus, which can remedy your cold or relieve arthritis pain, or galangal, which can add a kick to your family's stir-fry. This reference is indispensable for your home when you want life to be more organic.
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Smart Medicine for a Healthier Child

A Practical A-to-Z Reference to Natural and Conventional Treatments for Infants and Children

Author: Janet Zand,Robert Rountree,Bob Rountree,Rachel Walton

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781583331392

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 556

View: 4774

An alphabetical listing of common childhood disorders and their treatments lists both conventional and alternative options and provides the histories and applications of each therapy.
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Secrets of Native American Herbal Remedies

A Comprehensive Guide to the Native American Tradition of Using Herbs and theMind/Body/Spirit Connection for Improving Health and Well-being

Author: Anthony J. Cichoke

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101100257

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 336

View: 6154

The modern techniques of holistic and alternative healing and natural remedies have been alive in the "old ways" of Native American medicine for centuries. This comprehensive guide introduces the Native American concept of healing, which incorporates body, mind, and spirit and stresses the importance of keeping all three in balance. Dr. Anthony Cichoke explains the philosophy behind American Indian healing practices as well as other therapies, such as sweat lodges, used in conjunction with herbs. He examines each herb in an accessible A-to-Z format, explaining its healing properties and varying uses in individual tribes. Finally, he details Native American healing formulas and recipes for treating particular ailments, from hemorrhoids to stress.
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The Essential Book of Herbal Medicine

Author: Simon Y. Mills

Publisher: Penguin Mass Market

ISBN: 9780140193091

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 677

View: 7546

This is a reference book which combines modern medical principles and traditional medicine into a modern philosophy of herbalism. Beginning with human pathology, this book shows how plants act on the body, and how research has demonstrated that herbs are viable medicines in today's scientific climate. A pharmacology describes the active constituents of plants, while a materia medica describes over 200 plants and shows how to recognize them, prepare them and use them for healing purposes.
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The Encyclopedia of Crystals, Herbs, and New Age Elements

An A to Z Guide to New Age Elements and How to Use Them

Author: Adams Media

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440591091

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 288

View: 8990

"From crystals and herbs to flowers and essential oils, this comprehensive guide shows you how to use a variety of New Age elements to enhance your life. Each page includes information on their attributes, healing properties, and how they can be applied in any situation. With detailed descriptions and an informative glossary, you can quickly discover the New Age element that best serves your purpose, whether it's promoting healing, activating creativity, or bringing about good fortune"--Amazon.com.
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The Gardener's Companion to Medicinal Plants

Author: Royal Botanic Gardens Kew,Jason Irving

Publisher: Frances Lincoln

ISBN: 9780711238107

Category: Gardening

Page: 224

View: 686

The Gardener's Companion to Medicinal Plants is a beautifully illustrated giftable gardening reference book, which combines exquisite botanical illustrations with practical self-help projects. Every day sees a discovery in the press about the new uses of plants, and it's certain that most of our most important drugs are derived from plants. From willow (used to procure aspirin) to periwinkle (used in chemotherapy to treat lymphoma) many common garden plants have provided cures in modern medicine. In this book readers can discover more than 200 life-saving plants and 25 home-grown remedies to make themselves. Each home cure is described and illustrated with step-by-step photographs to show how you can be a gardener and heal yourself.
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