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Title:
The herbal healing bible : discover traditional herbal remedies to treat everyday ailments and common conditions the natural way
Author:
Britton, Jade.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York, New York : Chartwell Books, Inc., [2012]

©2012
Physical Description:
224 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Summary:
A guide to plant-based healing with treatments for common ailments and conditions, this book contains traditional medicine and remedies. Read about herbal traditions, from those of the Sumerians and the ancient Egyptians, to Chinese and Western herbalism today. The herbal directory includes a selection of herbs that can be used to treat a wide range of common ailments in a gentle but effective way. From herbs that relieve throat and ear infections to calming drinks and inhalations, find out how herbs can fight illness and enhance your general well-being. Following step-by-step instructions, learn how to make your own healing tinctures, decoctions, infused oils, ointments and creams, syrups and vinegars. -- From back cover.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Contents:
Thinking holistically -- How to use the book -- Herbal methods -- The body and how to treat it -- Healing herbs -- Herbal directory -- Addditional herbs -- Kitchen remedies -- A family remedy chest.
ISBN:
9780785829652
Format :
Book

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Summary

Plant medicine has been used in a therapeutic fashion since antiquity in the healing of the body, mind, and spirit. This philosophy is our heritage. Herbal medicine uses a holistic approach to healing and shows ways of enhancement, rather than just treating symptoms. Symptoms are our body's way of signalling that something is wrong and needs attention.

Herbalism is the use of plants as medicines for healing. Its traditions are as old as mankind itself, and until the 18th century it was used as the most common form of medical treatment in Europe and North America. Today, in tribal cultures and among countries with Eastern traditions, such as China and India, medicinal herbs are still widely used. In more conventional medicine, pharmaceutical companies and doctors rely on plants as the basis of many drugs.

The Herbal Healing bible is divided into three main sections. You may choose to read parts of it for general interest, or consult it for treatment for different ailments. It is a reference for herbs that may be used simply and effectively to treat a wide variety of complaints. It seeks to give you a greater understanding of how the body works, and how to use herbal medicine.


Author Notes

Jade Britton is a practicing medical herbalist based in London, UK, and a member of the National Institute of Herbal Medicine.


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