From Library Journal
The popularization of herbal therapy has produced a bounty of general resources, but few recent works focus on the child. Medicinal herb enthusiasts and alternative-minded parents can now turn to this guide for help in home-based herbal treatments. Unlike other similar resources, this easy-to-read book is written by a physician and a certified herbalist. The authors are careful to stress the importance of the complementary nature of herbal therapy, and each chapter includes a highlighted section indicating when a doctor should be consulted. In addition to chapters on common childhood health conditions, the book includes introductory material on preparation and dosage guidelines, taste ratings for each herb, and preventive health strategies, as well as a glossary and resource list. Herbal recipes and highlighted health tips accompany the general information presented, all of which is referenced by an impressive array of clinical research articles. Recommended for public libraries and consumer health collections.AAndy Wickens, Univ. of Illinois-Chicago Lib. of the Health Sciences
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