- Series: Eyewitness Companion
- Paperback: 288 pages
- Publisher: Dorling Kindersley (2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1405312823
- ISBN-13: 978-1405312820
- Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.8 x 8.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,475,426 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Herbal Remedies (Eyewitness Companions) Paperback – 2007
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Use of herbs to address ills of one sort or another goes way back in time. And such natural medicine is widespread in many parts of the world. The purpose of the book: ". . .'Herbal Remedies' aims to provide you with the essential information to answer [a series of basic questions], to choose safe and appropriate herbal remedies, and to put them to good use."
The book is divided into several chapters--Chapter 1 addresses what herbal medicine is; Chapter two focuses on how to use herbal remedies; the third chapter explores safety and quality; Chapter 4 may be the heart of the book, an A--Achillea millefolium (Yarrow) to Z--Zingiber officinalis (Ginger). The final chapter outlines which herbs go with what maladies (e.g., for a migraine, try Feverfew, Butterbur, or Lavender).
For me, the heart of the book is the enumeration of herbal palliatives. A few examples to illustrate. . . . The miracle of garlic! For medicinal use, the clove is the part used. The clove has several medicinal effects--antibiotic, blood-thinner, antifungal, counters cough and respiratory ailments, decreased blood pressure, lowers cholesterol, and nurtures useful intestinal flora. Dosage? One clove a day. Caution: if already taking blood thinners, take garlic only on the advice of an herbal or medical practitioner. The book also notes that there is a fair amount of research testifying to the utility of garlic treatments.
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The book starts off with some general information on herbal medicine and its preparation. Then it gives exact details on about 140 plants, each accompanied by full colored pictures and details of their therapeutic properties. At the end of the book there is a long chapter on common health problems, and the suggested herbs to use for treatment.
Even though some of the herb listings are a little brief, it's a great starter book and gives you a good overview of the most common herbs.
The book is easy to read for the layman and useful to the professional herbalist, and it is very comprehensive. There should be a copy in every home where the people are interested in a natural approach to medicine.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
In very good condition. Very easy for reference purposes. My 10 year old daughter loves it too.Published 9 months ago by Heather Boutin
The book was in way better condition then I expected and very informative.Published 9 months ago by Daryl Allen
Excellent guide to many different types of herbs and how to use them for a great price!!!Published 12 months ago by Lisa
Great book at an excellent price. It is among my favorite reference books for herbal remedies. I recommend it for anyone!Published 13 months ago by Rhodes Creations
Definitely Enjoyed this book. Very well taken care of and arrived on schedule. I would buy from this Buyer if you want old books you can't find for a decent price.Published 15 months ago by Seth