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Riassunto: This guide offers a way of looking at these seasonings. It presents them as individual health products each complete with the same types of nutritional, chemical and medical benefits and side effects found in any vitamin supplement, prescription drug, or over-the-counter product. This revised edition includes: a new section on herbs, spices, and condiments used as remedies rather than seasonings; current information on herbal health products; and information on hazardous herbs, spices, and condiments. Presented in an A-Z format, each entry includes: basic information about the plant; how it is used as flavouring; how it affects your body; benefits and adverse effects of using the herb spice or condiment; how to use the herb, spice, or condiment properly; plant/drug interactions; and information for women who are pregnant or nursing.
From Booklist: This new edition of a title first published in 1990 pulls together an unusual group of ingestible substances to explain how they affect the human body. Along with popular healing herbs and food supplements such as echinacea and St. John's wort, entries summarize the good and bad effects of such substances as allspice, coffee, lemon, salsa, and soy sauce. The text concludes with an appendix of herbs, like foxglove, that are used in commercial drugs and a listing of such toxic plants as blue flag and wormwood.
Arrangement is alphabetical by the names used in The Complete German Commission E Monographs, Therapeutic Guide to Herbal Medicine. Each entry provides a summary chart of vital information on the plant or condiment, followed by a profile of the substance as food or drink, a description of the effects on the body, and recommended safe uses. The text offers succinct commentary on the practical worth of each substance--for example, spearmint and chives as insect repellents, sesame as cooking oil, turmeric as a cheap substitute for saffron. Most helpful is information for pregnant and nursing women. The index groups entries under such headings as appetite stimulants, fabric dyes, and protein sources.
The 34 postage-stamp-sized line drawings of such familiar plants as parsley and basil do little to particularize the plants as they appear in nature or to introduce less familiar entries, such as buchu and celandine. Omitted from the text and index are corn starch, a common remedy for prickly heat, and arthritis, one of the most pervasive focuses of alternative healing methods from ancient times to the present.
Other books, such as The Complete Book of Herbs (Dorling Kindersley, 1988) and the old faithful handbook Magic and Medicine of Plants (Reader's Digest, 1986), are enhanced by color illustrations, history, peripheral commentary, and folklore. Though not as appealing, Rinzler's book is beautifully organized, suitably priced, and more current. Libraries that found the first edition useful will want this update. RBB
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Titolo: The New Complete Book of Herbs, Spices, and ...
Casa editrice: Checkmark Books
Data di pubblicazione: 2001
Condizione libro: very good
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