Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine: The Definitive Home Reference Guide to 550 Key Herbs with all their Uses as Remedies for Common Ailments Hardcover – December 1, 2000
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Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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USES THE LATEST RESEARCH
Based on the latest scientific research, The Encyclopedia of Medicinal Plants provides a fascinating insight into the chemistry of plants and their healing properties, explaining how and why they work as medicines within the body.
The major herbal traditions practiced in different regions of the world -- Europe, India, China, Africa, Australia, and the Americas -- are vividly described and reviewed from a historical perspective, revealing the intimate connection between the growth of herbal medicine and the culture in which it is used.
COMPREHENSIVE SOURCE OF INFORMATION
A unique photographic index profiles over 550 plants with detailed information on habitat and cultivation, parts used, active constituents, therapeutic properties, research, and traditional and current uses. The profiles of the 100 most common plants also include herbal preparations and recommendations for self-treatment.
PRACTICAL AND EASY TO FOLLOW
This practical section outlines how to grow, harvest, and store medicinal plants. The easy-to-follow photographic guide shows how to make different types of remedies for home use, with expert guidance on self-treatment for over 60 common ailments.
Practical and informative, The Encyclopedia of Medicinal Plants is the definitive reference guide for everyone wishing to derive benefit from the healing properties of plants.
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Lastly, I only found it with one plant, but it had a very tiny detail wrong. It said it wasn't edible when it actually is and is enjoyed to this day in italy as a common side. But again me being nit picky. I really love this book it is my go-to. It's really wonderful that's why, even with my complaints, I gave it 4 stars. I would give it 4 and a half if I could.
I bought this book for school, and found I use it almost daily for personal use. The pictures are very detailed, and I was able to use the pictures and the very detailed descriptions to identify some of these herbs growing in my own yard! I have also been able to find some new uses for many of the herbs I already had at home. The book is easy to use, you can look up herbs with several different indexes by herb itself or for intended uses such as if you want to see what herbs you can use for a stomach ache. I have recommended it to friends who are also looking into more natural means of health and health support.
Top international reviews
The comprehensive and detailed illustrations throughout serve as an invaluable aid to recognising and identifying many of the plants which are included, and the section "Herbal Remedies for Home Use" makes the knowledge accessible to everyone who cares to try some simple remedies. Thoroughly recommended and excellent value for money too.