- Series: Medicinal Herb Guide
- Paperback: 144 pages
- Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC; 1 edition (January 8, 1999)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1580171486
- ISBN-13: 978-1580171489
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.4 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 87 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #729,784 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Herbal Antibiotics: Natural Alternatives for Treating Drug-Resistant Bacteria (Medicinal Herb Guide) Paperback – January 8, 1999
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From the Back Cover
-- James A. Duke, Ph.D., author of The Green Pharmacy
The era of the penicillin miracle is over. Through our indiscriminate use of pharmaceutical antibiotics in hospitals and factory farms, humans have created "Superbugs" -- tenacious and virulent bacteria that develop resistance to solitary antibiotic compounds at an alarming speed.
In this empowering book, Stephen Buhner offers conclusive evidence that plant medicines, with their complex mix of multiple antibiotic compounds, are remarkably effective against drug-resistant bacteria. You'll learn how antibiotic herbs such as aloe, garlic, and grapefruit seed extract represent our best defense against bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus, E. coli, and Salmonella -- and how their use will ensure that, in the future, antibiotic drugs will still be there when we really need them.
About the Author
Stephen Harrod Buhner is the author of Herbal Antibiotics now in its second edition and 17 other works including Herbs for Hepatitis C and the Liver, Sacred Plant Medicine, The Lost Language of Plants, The Secret Teachings of Plants, and Ensouling Language. He travels and speaks internationally on herbal medicine, emerging diseases, complex interrelationships in ecosystems, Gaian dynamics, and musical/sound patterns in plant and ecosystem functioning. He is a tireless advocate for the citizen scientist, the amateur naturalist, and community herbalists everywhere. He lives in New Mexico.
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Herbal antibiotics is perhaps one of the most difficult topics to cover in today's rapidly changing climate of virulent, antibiotic-resistant bacteria, and I certainly applaud the author for his attempt - but old is old, and outdated is outdated.
I sincerely look forward to receiving, and reviewing, the 2nd edition... herbal antibiotics may very well be humankind's saving grace from extinction.
UPDATE: I received the newest edition - and it is excellent. About double in size and much more in-depth, the author included most (but not all) of the herbs he was criticized for omitting from this edition, and the chapter added on honey is one of the best and most informative sections of this new edition. More up to date information on the newer super bugs has been added as well. Fantastic book, well worth the extra $5 - I will review it on the appropriate page.
This book is very brief overview but it will get your feet wet and is a great resource and jumping off point. It is definitely something everyone looking for health to look into. Antibiotics will only continue to do more harm if you keep on that cycle.
find natural alternatives to prescription antibiotics, which - unlike the latter - don't cause resistance in the types of bacteria which live in the human body.
Buhner also lists a large number of herbal remedies which when used as prescribed, can be utilized to effectively treat virtually any illness.
This book was a benchmark when it was published in 1999 and has only become more important since that time,
since all allopathic antibiotics are destined to become useless in the future because of the antibiotic resistance
which they create when treating aggressive antibiotic infections such as pseudomonas and clostridium difficile.
Highly recommended reading.