This comprehensive, full-color guide provides detailed, easy-to-follow instructions for making and using approximately 250 herbal medicines at home, including practical tips and numerous effective formulas developed and tested by the authors, both expert herbalists with years of experience. Readers who appreciate the health-giving properties of herbal medicines but are discouraged by the high price of commercial products can now make their own preparations for a fraction of the cost. The authors tell you everything you need to know about harvesting, preparing, and administering herbs in many different forms, including fresh, bulk dried herbs, capsules, extracts in water, alcohol, glycerin, vinegar and oil, and even preparations like essential oils and flower essences. The book also covers topical applications of herbs as salves, lotions, poultices, tooth powders, ear drops, and more, and includes an extensive chapter on herbal hydrotherapy. The Modern Herbal Dispensary explains why different preparations of the same herb will obtain better results, demonstrating how capsules, teas, tinctures, or glycerites of the same plant will not have exactly the same effect on the body. Leading herbalists Thomas Easley and Steven Horne have tested and proven the herbal formulas they offer, along with suggestions for treating more than one hundred illnesses. They lay out the principles of herbal formulation and also provide instructions on how to prepare single herbs, a procedure that has been largely ignored in other references. More comprehensive than any other guide, thoroughly researched, beautifully illustrated, and presented with ease of use in mind, this book will take its place as the premier reference for those who want to produce all the herbal remedies they need, and to save money in the process. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Herbal Products, Nutritional Supplements, and Natural Therapies for 500 Health Conditions
Author: Steven Horne,Thomas Easley
Pubpsher: North Atlantic Books
Category: Health & Fitness
Based on decades of clinical experience by two professional herbalists, this comprehensive, practical reference equips readers with a wealth of information that empowers them to use natural remedies to treat 500 different health problems. Unlike guides that simply list natural therapies for various ailments, this book helps readers understand the root cause of problems so that they can focus on regaining their health rather than just relieving their symptoms. The authors impart dozens of basic, holistic health-building strategies based on a model called "The Disease Tree" that conveys the four root causes of disease, the six imbalances in biological terrain, and supporting the eleven body systems. They link 500 health problems to more than 200 single herbs, 50 nutritional supplements, and 1000 herbal formulas, with information that enables users to select the appropriate treatment for their own particular condition. Cross references, lists of complementary therapies, instructions on how to read and understand labels, suggestions for further education, and information on sourcing products from a wealth of suppliers make this an essential reference for anyone hoping to regain health the natural way. The natural remedies found in this book are available at a fraction of the cost of many established medical treatments, and without serious side effects of a number of prescribed medications. All major brands of herbs and supplements are covered here, and can be purchased locally at local health food stores or online.
Herbal Wisdom the Hearth Witch Way Includes more than 150 recipes for teas, infusions, tinctures, syrups, baths, salves, balms, compresses, poultices, oils, creams, potions, candles, and much more. The Hearth Witch's Kitchen Herbal is an herbal with a difference—it shows how to use the herbs and spices most of us already have in our kitchens for home remedies, personal care, spiritual practice, spells, and rituals. The follow-up to the bestselling Hearth Witch's Compendium, this practical guide includes more than 150 recipes and focuses on twenty-three common culinary herbs and spices. For each plant, you will discover magical correspondences, culinary uses, cosmetic uses, medicinal uses, notes of caution, recipes, and lore. Also discover how to combine herbs with astrology, colors, and elemental energies for powerful magical workings. From basil to turmeric and incenses to syrups, this useful kitchen herbal is designed to help you expand your Hearth Witch skills for a more natural and magical life. Basil Black Pepper Caraway Cardamom Cayenne Cinnamon Clove Coriander Cumin Dill Fennel Fenugreek Garlic Ginger Lemon Mints Oats Oregano Parsley Rosemary Sage Thyme Turmeric
Invitation to Holistic Health: A Guide to Living a Balanced Life provides solid principles and proven measures to promote optimal health and well-being using a holistic approach. Divided into three parts: Strengthening Your Inner Resources, Developing Health Lifestyle Practices, and Taking Charge of Challenges to the Mind, Body, and Spirit, this easy-to-read guide it provides how-to information when dealing with a variety of health-related issues that includes, but is not limited to, nutrition, exercise, herbal remedies, and homeopathic remedies. The Second Edition as been completely revised and includes current research on the effectiveness and safety of herbs and other complementary and alternative medicine therapies. The chapter on Menopause has been updated to reflect current thinking about the safe use of estrogen replacement, soy products, and other approaches to manage symptoms and new suggested readings and resources have been provided for further exploration into topics. -- Provided by publisher.
Identify, Harvest, and Use 112 Wild Herbs for Health and Wellness
Author: John Slattery
Pubpsher: Timber Press
Category: Health & Fitness
Wildcraft your way to wellness! In Southwest Medicinal Plants, John Slattery is your trusted guide to finding, identifying, harvesting, and using 112 of the region’s most powerful wild plants. You’ll learn how to safely and ethically forage, and how to use wild plants in herbal medicines including teas, tinctures, and salves. Plant profiles include clear, color photographs, identification tips, medicinal uses and herbal preparations, and harvesting suggestions. Lists of what to forage for each season makes the guide useful year-round. Thorough, comprehensive, and safe, this is a must-have for foragers, naturalists, and herbalists in Arizona, southern California, southern Colorado, southern Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, western and central Texas, and southern Utah.
This clinical guide and practical reference is ideal for those who use and combine liquid herbal remedies for the individual needs of the patient. With three introductory chapters, 125 monographs, and various glossaries and appendices, it covers the fundamental concepts of using liquid herbals, including how the remedies are made, quality issues, and dosage guidelines. The monographs include full prescribing information that covers actions, indications, contraindications, warnings and precautions, interactions, side effects, dosage, traditional usage, pharmacological research, clinical studies, and full references. Focuses solely on liquid herbal preparations — making it a must-have resource and the only book of its kind. Covers approximately 125 herb profiles in detail. Offers the widest range of research-backed information currently available on herbs. Begins with basic principles to give practitioners confidence in the accuracy and precision of their prescriptions. Written by one of the leading names in herbal medicine. Clinically relevant with quick access to dosage information, contraindications, and more.
Together with the Operations of Pharmacy; Illustrated and Explained According to the Principles of Modern Chemistry: to which are Added, Toxicological and Other Tables; the Prescriptions for Patent Medicines, and Various Miscellaneous Preparations
Containing the Natural, Chemical, Pharmaceutical and Medical History of the Different Substances Employed in Medicine; Together with the Operations of Pharmacy; Illustrated and Explained, According to the Principles of Modern Chemistry