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Title:
Herbal gold : healing alternatives : the complete guide to the use, lore and application of over 90 essential medicinal herbs
Author:
Compton, Madonna, 1947-
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
St. Paul, Minn. : Llwellyn Publications, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
348 pages ; 23 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781567181722
Format :
Book

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Summary

Learn ancient lore and modern scientific discoveries, along with explicit ways to prepare and use over 90 essential medicinal herbs, in Herbal Gold by Madonna Sophia Compton.

The author is a resident herbalist at the Sonoma Holistic Center, a member of the Herb Research Foundation, and teaches at the Graduate School for Holistic Studies at John F. Kennedy University in California. In Herbal Gold , she presents the traditions and latest research to help you achieve optimum health in the new millennium.

In the pages of Herbal Gold , you will learn how to use the right herbs in the right combinations to:

Boost your immune system
Increase longevity
Cure nutritional deficiencies
Reduce stress
Improve your spirit
Foster resilience in all areas of your life

In Herbal Gold , you will also discover:

A complete herbal, with the history, common names, recent research, gathering instructions, and correspondences for more than 90 herbs
Current research on the amazing qualities of herbs such as cat's claw and pine bark
Histories of famous herbalists and an interview with famed herbalist, Rosemary Gladstar
Must-have herbs for your herbal first-aid kit

Herbal Gold is about more than healing, it is also about living a healthy life. In today's world, that is becoming more and more difficult. The level of toxic chemicals in our food and water seems to rise yearly. Food is grown in soil that has been depleted of essential minerals, so the value of traditionally nutrient-rich food is shrinking. In spite of all the money spent on research, cancer is on the rise. Cattle are raised on hormone disrupters and steroids. Many Westerners are overweight, yet nutritionally deficient.

The answer may be simple: go back to the basics. Use herbs to cleanse, heal, and protect yourself. It's not enough to pop a multivitamin-to combat toxicity, you must choose the right herbs and take them in the right combinations. Let Herbal Gold show you how. Get your copy now.


Author Notes

Madonna Sophia Compton (California) is a resident herbalist at the Sonoma Holistic Center. She is a member of the Herb Research Foundation and teaches at the Graduate School for Holistic Studies at John F. Kennedy University in Orinda, CA.


Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Part I
1 The Emergence of Herbal Goldp. 3
2 Apocalyptic Scenarios and What You Can Do About Themp. 11
3 Our Devastated Soil and the Magic That's Missingp. 41
4 The Only Solution Leftp. 51
5 Herbal versus Medical Approaches to Healthy Livingp. 65
6 Free Radicals and Inexpensive Lifesaversp. 83
7 Latest Research on Adaptogens and Antioxidantsp. 93
8 A Millennium Herbal First-Aid Kitp. 123
Part II The Herbalp. 130
Alfalfa
Aloe
Arnica
Astragalus
Bayberry
Bilberry
Black Cohosh
Blessed Thistle
Bloodroot
Boneset
Buchu
Burdock
Butcher's Broom
Cascara Sagrada
Catnip
Cat's Claw
Cayenne
Chamomile
Chaparral
Chickweed
Cleavers
Clove
Comfrey
Cramp Bark
Damiana
Dandelion
Dong Quai
Echinacea
English Walnut
Eyebright
False Unicorn Root
Fenugreek
Garlic
Gentian
Ginger
Ginkgo
Ginseng
Goldenseal
Gotu Kola
Ground Ivy
Hawthorn
Hops
Horehound
Hyssop
Irish Moss
Juniper
Kava-kava
Lavender
Licorice
Lobelia
Ma-huang
Marshmallow
Milk Thistle
Motherwort
Mugwort
Mullein
Myrrh
Oatstraw
Oregon Grape
Pau d'Arco
Pennyroyal
Peppermint
Pine Bark
Plantain
Prickly Ash
Queen of the Meadow
Raspberry
Red Clover
Rose Hips
Rosemary
Rue
Sage
Saint John's Wort
Sarsaparilla
Sassafras
Saw Palmetto
Shepherd's Purse
Skullcap
Slippery Elm
Spirulina and Seaweeds
Stinging Nettle
Suma
Tea Tree
Thyme
Turmeric
Uva Ursi
Valerian
Vervain
Vitex (Chasteberry)
White Willow
Wild Yam
Yarrow
Yellow Dock
Part III The Chartsp. 319
Glossary of Herbal Actionsp. 327
Bibliographyp. 333
Indexp. 337