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Little Herb Encyclopedia: The Handbook of Natures Remedies for a Healthier Life Spiral-bound – December 31, 1995


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Product Details

  • Spiral-bound: 404 pages
  • Publisher: Woodland Publishing; 3rd edition (December 31, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1885670281
  • ISBN-13: 978-1885670281
  • Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 8.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #274,747 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Dr. Ritchason has been in the health field since 1963 and has lectured nationally and internationally on herbs, vitamins, minerals, nutrition, and Iridology. He graduated as a Naturopathic Doctor from the Arizona College of Naturopathic Medicine. He has his PH.D. in Nutrition from Donsbach University. He has been involved as a teacher for 30 years.

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Very easy to use and understand.
Trailwinder50
This book lists the bodily influences each herb has on the body and gives a long list for the uses of each herb.
dusty
My friend and neighbor gave me an older paperback copy of this book, which I have practically worn out from use.
Just Terry

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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Joanna Daneman #1 HALL OF FAMETOP 10 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on March 11, 2001
Format: Paperback
This little book (400 pages in paperbound volume) is so handy. It is such a good herbal reference because it lists individual herbs, herbal combinations, Chinese herbs and combinations (which is important, as Chinese herbs are almost always used in combination.) Common herbs as well as less familiar ones used in Western herbal medicine are included with much helpful detail.
The Chinese herbal section is better than those I have seen in many other books including ones solely on Chinese herbs. This section gives the Chinese and common name, alternative names, the action and the yin/yang (dry, moist) type of action. While not a comprehensive Chinese herbal and not a substitute for years of education in TCM (traditional Chinese medicine) the section on Chinese herbs is a very helpful reference.
There is a lot of information packed into this book. Highly recommended.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Trailwinder50 on September 11, 1998
Format: Paperback
As a practicing Herbalist I have found this to be my most favored book of the many I have. (Purchased in 1993) I had used this book so much within the first 4 months after I purchased it the binding began to seperate . I had to take it to a place that would do a spiral binding. I used this book all through out my herbal apprentice with Rosemary Gladstar.

Very easy to use and understand. I recommend this book when I give herbal lectures.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 9, 1999
Format: Paperback
This is the best basic medicinal herb information book I've come across in 15 years as an herbalist. I recommend this book to all my customers and clients. The combinations are a bit "out there" sometimes but study of the individual herbs will make it possible for even a beginner to put together a tea that will work for him or her.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Happyme on July 31, 2009
Format: Spiral-bound Verified Purchase
Book is spiral bound - easy to use, well laid out for each herb, aka names are given, uses of each herb are alphabetically laid out, and main uses are CAPITALIZED, at a glance, information is accessible and easy to understand. I have already used this book over and over. Other reviewers are right, this is the best handy herb book. Definitely the spiral bound version is the one to get. Vendor was great, flawless transaction. Anybody interested in natural things should GO SEE THE MOVIE FOOD INC., real eye opener. Apparently, only showing in one theater in Las Vegas (Red Rock), rumor is there are powers to be trying to yank this movie before too many people see the truth behind the food we put on our tables.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Carolyn C. Nelson on March 17, 2006
Format: Spiral-bound Verified Purchase
There are many herbs not in the book. Explanations are a bit on the hazy side. No ideas on how to use the herbs...BUT...it's great for what it does have, tells of many things each herb can be used for. Just wish it were more complete!

With all this, I still have had no thought of returning the one I bought for myself at the store. Bought one from Amazon for a friend who works much with herbs, etc., as she said it was on her wish list.

p.s...get the spiral bound one...much easier to use.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By feemeister VINE VOICE on September 16, 2003
Format: Paperback
This book is absolutely the best one I have seen when it comes to being thorough for the different uses of each herb. It has listings of primary and secondary conditions affected by the herbs, after a write up of usually close to a page on each one. In the write up it elaborates on many of the uses, and often gives historical uses. I find it a vital reference guide and refer to it VERY often!!! Is easy to understand, contains warnings about the herbs that need it, and is really the most informative guide to herbal usage.
I bought the new, soft paperbound book, and it fell apart on the way home from the store. After using it for a while I decided it was invaluable and ordered (YEAY!) a spiral bound book from Amazon.com. I definitely recommend the spiral bound as the way to go if you can get it! But even if you get a paperbound copy and it should fall apart, it is worth 50 times the money, and worth the extra care you need to take of the book. (Hopefully everyone is not as physically "hard" on books as I am!)
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Jana Parkman on December 26, 2000
Format: Paperback
This book lists the most prevalent health problems and their herbal treatments. It also lists herbs and how they should be used. This book is a QUICK reference and answers most common herb questions. Further, it gives excellent herbal combinations for common problems like sinuses, Pms, pain relief, cold/flu/fever, female problems, etc. This book is an wonderful resource on how herbal nutrition can enhance your health.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Herbal Designs on May 27, 2011
Format: Paperback
Every family and individual who is searching for a natural path to good health, should have this book on hand. This is truly a must have, must use text book.
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