Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine: The Definitive Home Reference Guide to 550 Key Herbs with all their Uses as Remedies for Common Ailments

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9780789467836: Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine: The Definitive Home Reference Guide to 550 Key Herbs with all their Uses as Remedies for Common Ailments

Helpful to enthusiasts and professionals alike, these volumes provide extensive coverage of hundreds of conditions and their remedies, including their sources and symptoms. Up-to-date research and in-depth explanations of today's most popular alternative therapies are enhanced by step-by-step photos of typical treatments, as well as symptoms charts and remedy ratings.

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Fully updated, comprehensive, and authoritative, this is a revised edition of the first completely illustrated reference guide to more than 550 medicinal herbs from the world's great herbal traditions.

USES THE LATEST RESEARCH

Based on the latest scientific research, The Encyclopedia of Medicinal Plants provides a fascinating insight into the chemistry of plants and their healing properties, explaining how and why they work as medicines within the body.

IN-DEPTH UNDERSTANDING

The major herbal traditions practiced in different regions of the world -- Europe, India, China, Africa, Australia, and the Americas -- are vividly described and reviewed from a historical perspective, revealing the intimate connection between the growth of herbal medicine and the culture in which it is used.

COMPREHENSIVE SOURCE OF INFORMATION

A unique photographic index profiles over 550 plants with detailed information on habitat and cultivation, parts used, active constituents, therapeutic properties, research, and traditional and current uses. The profiles of the 100 most common plants also include herbal preparations and recommendations for self-treatment.

PRACTICAL AND EASY TO FOLLOW

This practical section outlines how to grow, harvest, and store medicinal plants. The easy-to-follow photographic guide shows how to make different types of remedies for home use, with expert guidance on self-treatment for over 60 common ailments.

Practical and informative, The Encyclopedia of Medicinal Plants is the definitive reference guide for everyone wishing to derive benefit from the healing properties of plants.

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A completely revised and updated edition of the classic reference guide to herbs and their use in medicine, indispensable for anyone wishing to develop their knowledge of alternative health.
-- Illustrated features explore herbal traditions and the use of herbs as a form of healing around the world, from China and India to Europe and the Americas
-- An easy-to-access Home Pharmacy section shows how to make herbal preparations and recommends safe, effective remedies for a wide range of common ailments and health problems
-- An Illustrated Index of Medicinal Herbs profiles more than 550 plants, systematically detailing their history, cultivation, constituents, properties, and traditional and current uses

This accessible, authoritative, and informative reference guide provides a unique insight into the medicinal actions of herbs, based on the latest scientific research.

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