This book contains some useful information for people who don't know about the medicinal/home remedy uses of things like honey, bicarb (baking) soda, ginger, tea tree oil and various herbs. It does have scientific studies backing up the health claims, which is good, and I was pleased to see the warning given about using bicarb on the teeth very cautiously (I have permanent gum damage from finding out too late about the abrasive nature of this product). While the information given in this book is very easily obtained on the internet, and all of it of it was already known to myself and most people I mix with, it could still have been a value for money resource had there been more information given on each of the top 12, or basic information given on many more remedies. For example, home remedies for warts (the inside of a banana peel will get rid of most warts in 2 weeks), dandruff, headlice are ones my family has been using with ourselves and our children for years, but I guess they didn't make Mr. Bryce's top 12 list. To me, this is a .99c book because of its length.
I felt the book was too short for the price as the information given is very basic, however it could be a good springboard for someone who didn't know these things and who wanted motivation to do their own research and find out more. Jim Bryce has done a good job writing a book that is a clearly laid out, easy to understand introduction to some natural home remedies.