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Title:
The herbal drugstore : the best natural alternatives to over-the-counter and prescription medicines!
Author:
White, Linda B. (Linda Blachly)
Publication Information:
Emmaus, PA : Rodale , [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
xiii, 610 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Added Author:
Added Uniform Title:
Herbs for health.
ISBN:
9781579541347
Format :
Book

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Summary

By one estimate, Americans are spending upward of $3 billion a year on herbs and herb products. More and more people are turning to herbal medicine for solutions to their health concerns because they believe that herbs are gentler, safer, and more affordable than pharmaceuticals. Yet how can they be sure of what really works and what is right for them? Despite the glut of information on herbs, these remedies have rarely been compared objectively with drugs. That's just what consumers need, so they can rest assured that the decisions they make will help them get well-- not harm them. The Herbal Drugstore sifts through all the studies, facts, and opinions to provide objective, concise profiles of more than 280 drugs and drug categories, along with their herbal alternatives. For each health problem, you can weigh the functions and side effects of the most common pharmaceutical treatments against the benefits and cautions of the best-known herbal remedies. You also get: * Accurate dosage instructions for using herbs safely and effectively * Essential information about potential herb-drug and herb-herb interactions * A comprehensive chart that lists drugs and their herbal alternatives side by side for easy reference * In-depth profiles of nearly 60 herbs, with explanations of herb sources, uses, and safety issues * A shopper's guide for choosing among various herb forms and brands * Detailed instructions-- for making your own herbal remedies * A resource directory-- of herbal products, practitioners, and publications Whether you're a newcomer to herbal medicine or you've been using herbs for years, The Herbal Drugstore arms you with clear, concise, impartial information that puts you in control of your health. Now you can feel confident that when choosing between herbal and pharmaceutical therapies, you have the power of The Herbal Drugstore behind you.


Table of Contents

Forewordp. xi
Part I Finding your Way Around the Herbal Drugstore
Introduction: Welcome to the Herbal Drugstorep. 3
Chapter 1 What Is Herbal Medicine?p. 7
Chapter 2 Understanding Herbal Remediesp. 18
Chapter 3 Buying and Using Herbal Productsp. 28
Chapter 4 Making Your Own Productsp. 37
Part II Drugs and Their Herbal Alternatives
The Remedies at a Glancep. 47
Part III Exploring Your Treatment Options
Acnep. 67
Altitude Sicknessp. 72
Anginap. 77
Anxietyp. 82
Arthritisp. 91
Asthmap. 100
Bladder Infectionsp. 107
Blistersp. 112
Body Odorp. 115
Breast Cystsp. 117
Breast Painp. 121
Breastfeeding Problemsp. 124
Bronchitisp. 127
Bruisesp. 133
Burnsp. 137
Bursitis and Tendonitisp. 141
Canker Soresp. 146
Cardiac Arrhythmiasp. 149
Carpal Tunnel Syndromep. 154
Cataractsp. 157
Cervical Dysplasiap. 160
Chronic Fatigue Syndromep. 166
Cold Soresp. 171
Colds and Flup. 175
Constipationp. 188
Cuts and Scrapesp. 191
Dandruffp. 197
Depressionp. 199
Diabetesp. 205
Diarrheap. 211
Diverticulosisp. 216
Ear Infectionsp. 220
Eczemap. 224
Endometriosisp. 230
Eyestrainp. 237
Fatiguep. 242
Fibroidsp. 248
Fibromyalgiap. 252
Flatulencep. 256
Fungal Skin Infectionsp. 260
Gallstonesp. 263
Genital Wartsp. 267
Glaucomap. 270
Goutp. 273
Gum Diseasep. 279
Hangoverp. 282
Hay Feverp. 287
Headachesp. 293
Heart Diseasep. 300
Heartburnp. 309
Hemorrhoidsp. 313
Herpesp. 317
High Blood Pressurep. 321
High Cholesterolp. 328
Hivesp. 333
Hypothyroidismp. 337
Indigestionp. 340
Insect Bites and Stingsp. 345
Insomniap. 351
Intermittent Claudicationp. 357
Intestinal Parasitesp. 361
Irritable Bowel Syndromep. 365
Kidney Stonesp. 370
Libido Problemsp. 376
Liver Diseasep. 383
Lyme Diseasep. 388
Macular Degenerationp. 392
Memory Lossp. 395
Menopausep. 400
Menstrual Problemsp. 408
Morning Sicknessp. 416
Motion Sicknessp. 419
Multiple Sclerosisp. 423
Nauseap. 425
Nerve Painp. 429
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorderp. 434
Osteoporosisp. 437
Overweightp. 444
Parkinson's Diseasep. 449
Pinkeye and Stiesp. 453
Pneumoniap. 456
Poison Ivy, Oak, and Sumacp. 464
Prostate Enlargementp. 468
Raynaud's Phenomenonp. 473
Scabiesp. 478
Shinglesp. 481
Sinus Infectionsp. 487
Smoking Addictionp. 492
Sore Throatp. 498
Sports Injuriesp. 503
Stressp. 508
Strokep. 517
Sunburnp. 522
Toothachep. 524
Ulcersp. 527
Vaginal Infectionsp. 533
Varicose Veinsp. 537
Wartsp. 541
Part IV Herb Profiles
A Close-Up Look at the Most Common Herbsp. 547
Aloe Verap. 548
Arnicap. 548
Astragalusp. 549
Bearberryp. 549
Bilberryp. 550
Black Cohoshp. 550
Burdockp. 551
Calendulap. 551
Cascara Sagradap. 551
Cat's Clawp. 552
Cayennep. 553
Chamomilep. 553
Cranberryp. 554
Dandelionp. 554
Dang Guip. 555
Echinaceap. 555
Elderberryp. 556
Elecampanep. 556
Ephedrap. 557
Evening Primrosep. 557
Fennelp. 558
Fenugreekp. 558
Feverfewp. 559
Flaxseedp. 559
Garlicp. 560
Gentianp. 560
Gingerp. 560
Ginkgop. 561
Ginsengp. 561
Goldensealp. 562
Gotu Kolap. 563
Hawthornp. 563
Horehoundp. 563
Horse Chestnutp. 564
Horsetailp. 564
Kava-Kavap. 565
Licoricep. 565
Lindenp. 566
Marshmallowp. 566
Motherwortp. 567
Mulleinp. 567
Oatsp. 567
Peppermintp. 568
Plantainp. 568
Psylliump. 569
Red Cloverp. 569
Red Raspberryp. 570
Reiship. 570
Rosemaryp. 570
Saw Palmettop. 571
Schisandrap. 571
Siberian Ginsengp. 572
Skullcapp. 572
St.-John's-Wortp. 573
Tea Treep. 573
Turmericp. 574
Valerianp. 574
Vitexp. 574
Resources
Directory for Buying Herbs and Herbal Productsp. 579
Contributing Writersp. 583
Indexp. 585

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