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Natural first aids aplenty
on July 9, 2004
This helpful book explores the other option: safe, easy to use, inexpensive and effective natural medicines. It explains how homeopathy, herbs, diet, essential oils, flower essences, nutritional supplements, reflexology and gem therapy can provide wonderful healing benefits without the risk of serious side effects.
The top ten first aid natural remedies include Arnica, Rescue Remedy, Echinacea, a herbal healing salve, Lavender essential oil, Tea Tree essential oil, Peppermint oil and balm, Aloe Vera, Activated Charcoal and homeopathic Belladonna. Other valuable natural remedies are Cayenne, Ginger, Eucalyptus oil and St John's Wort tincture.
The main body of the book lists 102 common conditions, from abscesses, acne and allergies to viral infections and warts, and how to deal with them. The next section takes an in-depth look at the various therapies: essential oils, flower essences, food therapy, herbal medicines, homeopathy, nutritional supplements, reflexology and stone/crystal therapy.
The Endnotes section includes extensive bibliographic references under the aforementioned conditions from A to Z. This valuable reference work concludes with an index.