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Herbal Remedies For Dummies Paperback – November 2, 1998
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From the Back Cover
Discover Mother Nature's Best-Kept Medicinal Secrets Even if you can't tell garlic from ginger, you'll be fascinated by the wonderful world of herbal healing. Internationally-respected health practitioner Christopher Hobbs brings precise instructions for which herbs to take for what ails you, how much to take, and how long to take them. Millions of people all around the world are living happier, healthier lives thanks to herbs. So, don't wait any longer whether you want to get rid of that nagging cold, reduce your risk of cancer, or simply increase your energy, turn to Herbal Remedies For Dummies®! Includes Two Guides Organized AZ by Herbs and by Symptoms!
More About the Author
The author of over 20 books, Christopher lectures on herbal medicine world-wide. He has taught at universities and medical schools such as Stanford Medical School, Yale Medical School, Bastyr University and the National School of Naturopathic Medicine. He has taught classes for the last 6 years at the University of California, Berkeley as a Ph.D. graduate student in phylogenetics, botany, plant chemistry, ethnobotany, and focuses his research on medicinal plants. His expected degree conferral is November, 2012. He is also a grateful father of Ken Hobbs and partner to Leslie Gardner.
Top Customer Reviews
'Herbal remedies for Dummies' is an overview of various herbs that have traditionally been used therapeutically which then presents tips and techniques for their use. The section on making various types of preparation (tincture, salves, etc) is not bad but there is nothing in the rest of the book to distinguish it from many others. Like far too many books on the subject, the author presents a mish-mash of vague notions drawn from an eclectic variety of sources and makes extravagant claims without qualifying them or even explaining the underlying terminology. For instance, we are told that such and such a herb will clear up 'liver congestion' without actually identifying what this is or how the herb is supposed to address the problem. There is no science here, just vague anecdotal evidence presented somewhat sloppily. In the section which indexes medical conditions and then lists the herbs that are used to treat them, it is suggested that those suffering menstrual cramps can find relief using Kava. In the next section, which indexes herbs and then lists the conditions for which they have a use, we find Kava alright, but then menstrual cramps is not listed underneath. This rather typifies the whole book in my mind.
Well, I needed something easy to read because herbs, if you don't understand them, can be dangerous to your health. This book is easy to understand, and now with the internet, so I can find the herbs, all I can say is, Great!
Just from getting back on track with what my body needs, I've lost 15lbs since Thanksgiving.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
To be honest I never opened the cover. I hate windows 8!!!!! I never hated anything as much as I hate windows 8Published 6 months ago by FREDERICK FRANZELLA
Delivered in a clean dry box. Book looked like it was caught in the rain then dried. Person who packed this had to see the poor condition.Published 7 months ago by Mr C
Not what I was looking for. Have looked through it, but it is not what I needed.Published 8 months ago by Joan M. Grenier
this is a good book if you want home remedies which works well better than the medicines with all the side effects.Published 9 months ago by Boriqua19
I attended the School of Herbal Medicine UK & find this a great adjunct to my education.Published 11 months ago by Gary W. Price
Love the references in this book. I have sense gone on to get a herbalist degree, but still use this for a quick reference.Published 16 months ago by Leslie Lawson
The "for Dummies" people have done it again. I am always skeptical about buying these books, but when I do they always far exceed my expectations. Read morePublished 20 months ago by islandgrl