Straight from nature's medicine cabinet, the latest herbal discoveries that cure hundreds of health concerns without the dangerous side effects or high cost of prescription drugs. When compared to prescription drugs, herbal healing is both safer and more cost effective. In the fourth edition of The New Healing Herbs, you get access to the latest, most up-to-date information about herbal remedies for cures to nausea, the common cold, diabetes, cancer, allergies, back pain, and more. This new edition includes five new herbs, the result of author Michael Castleman's endless research and dedication to holistic healing. Taking a folklore-meets-science approach, you'll also explore the rich history of herbal medicine traditions. Featuring 135 of the most widely used medicinal herbs, including cannabis, The New Healing Herbs shows you which herbal remedy to take for each condition, how it's taken, what interactions to watch for, and where to buy the featured herb. The easy-to-use Cure Finder organizes herbs by health condition, healing actions, and alternative uses, guiding you to the right herbal remedy for your ailment. With The New Healing Herbs, you'll find nature's remedy for health, vibrancy, and happiness.
Craft a soothing aloe lotion after an encounter with poison ivy, make a dandelion-burdock tincture to fix sluggish digestion, and brew up some lavender-lemon balm tea to ease a stressful day. In this introductory guide, Rosemary Gladstar shows you how easy it can be to make your own herbal remedies for life’s common ailments. Gladstar profiles 33 common healing plants and includes advice on growing, harvesting, preparing, and using herbs in healing tinctures, oils, and creams. Stock your medicine cabinet full of all-natural, low-cost herbal preparations.
An alphabetical quick reference to 200 medicinal plants, their special healing attributes, most effective applications, potential side effects, and contraindications. The popularity of commercially available herbal remedies as adjuncts to conventional medicines has made it easier than ever to turn to medicinal herbs. Stein shares her extensive knowledge and experience with healing botanicals in this quick reference. Each entry includes an accessible and detailed resume of each plant's specific healing properties.
National Geographic's guide to 36 "super" herbs such as aloe, echinacea, ginkgo, and peppermint includes a wealth of essential information on the history, culture, folklore, and science of traditional and contemporary herbal medicine in all major culture areas of the world. Emphasizing current research and therapeutic uses, the volume provides an A-Z listing of 36 of the more than 80,000 known medicinal plants around the world. Information about each plant includes traditional and current medicinal uses, common and Latin names, description, habitat, cultivation and preparation, research, and caution alerts. Additional essays on the healing plants of Africa, Australia and New Zealand, Central and South America, China, Europe, India, North America, the Middle East, and Oceania provide insightful glimpses into the fascinating range and diversity of local health practices while also revealing the multifaceted roles that herbalists, healers, and herbal-medicine practitioners play in the lives of their patients.
Dig into the world of herbal medicine with this complete guide to cultivating and harvesting plants with healing properties. For thousands of years, people have been utilizing herbs and cultivating weeds found to speed the healing of wounds, soothe skin irritations, calm uneasy stomachs, and ward off illnesses. In these pages, you’ll learn the basics of gardening in your backyard—or on your windowsill or porch—including instructions for: Garden design Composting Garden maintenance Harvesting Recipes for salves, lotions, and poultices And more! You’ll also find profiles of useful herbs that are easy to grow or wildcraft, along with inspiring stories, medicine-making instructions, and recipes for your home medicine chest. Known to boost immunity, reduce blood pressure, aid digestion, and relieve arthritis among other medicinal properties, powerful plants such as garlic, Echinacea, yarrow, elderflower, mint, elecampane, and many more are included in this illustrated guide.
This reference to all the herbs and flowers associated with Edward Bach's remedies contains flower essences prepared by the Bach method. It contains photographs of the flowers, and details how the remedies can be made and show which plants are used, and where and when they can be found in the wild.
Recipes that reflect the vibrant taste that only fresh culinary herbs can give. Some of the most medicinally potent herbs and spices sit within arm's reach -- on your kitchen spice rack. This book will undoubtedly pique your interest in herbs, both culinary and medicinal. There's growing scientific evidence for the medicinal value of herbs and this in turn is putting herbal remedies into mainstream consciousness. The recipes in this book are designed to give you many ways to present wholesome, healthy food into your everyday meals and which feature fresh herbs. Home cooks will discover how fresh herbs not only fill the flavor gap but provide many healing and holistic benefits and will learn to prepare food that contains vitality, is seasonal and indigenous to our environment. Herbs are more than just medicinal plants -- they also happen to be delicious! Here you'll find 115 vegetarian recipes -- ranging from soups and starters to desserts and beverages. All incorporate whole, natural ingredients with a wide variety of healing herbs. The recipes are easy, accessible, and full of appetizing tastes and textures. Sensational recipes include Three-Bean Enchiladas with Green Tomato and Apple Salsa, Fettucine with Fiddleheads in Thyme Vinaigrette, Leek, Onion and Garlic Tart, Fall Vegetable Paella, and Ginger-Echinacea Jam. But that's not all. In addition to the delicious recipes, The Healing Herbs Cookbook provides a wealth of useful information on preserving and cooking with herbs, as well as a comprehensive reference on over 30 herbs and their medicinal properties. From Elder and Echinacea, to Garlic, Licorice and Thyme -- discover how to recognize them, grow them, their healing properties, availability, uses in cooking and even folklore. With a list of herbal organizations, mail-order sources, glossary and herb specific recipe index, this is the ideal book for people who want to bring the benefits of healing herbs into the kitchen.
Straight from nature's medicine cabinet, the latest herbal discoveries that cure hundreds of health concerns without the dangerous side effects or high cost of prescription drugs. The New Healing Herbs by Michael Castleman uses the latest studies to offer guidelines on dosages, drug interactions, and results for herbal healing. Included are herbal prescriptions to treat ailments ranging from the common cold, allergies, and back pain to more serious conditions such as diabetes and cancer. Featuring hundreds of cures and therapies proven to work, this book shows you which herbal remedy to take for each condition, how it's taken, what interactions to watch for, and where to buy the featured herbs. The easy-to-use Cure Finder organizes herbs by health condition, healing actions, and alternative uses, guiding you to the right herbal remedy for your ailment.
Once, every doctor was also an astrologer because knowledge of the zodiac was essential for diagnosing and curing illness. Healing Herbs and Health Foods of the Zodiac reclaims that ancient tradition. It covers the illnesses most often associated with each zodiacal sign, along with the herbs attributed to healing them. For example, common problems with Leos are heart affections, sore eyes, and cramping. The best-known plants associated with Leo include eyebright and marigold which can be used for sore eyes, and mistletoe, a tonic for nervous hearts. - Discover the healing properties of seventy herbs and learn to identify them by sight. - Purify and refine your physical body with the "cell salt" for your sign. - Follow the correct steps for preparing teas, tinctures, cough drops, and salves. - Learn the proper way to harvest and use dozens of different herbs. This book also covers the cell salts for each zodiacal sign. Found in various fruits and vegetables, cell salts are necessary for health. For example, the cell salt of Libra is Sodium Phosphate. Found in celery, spinach, and figs, it maintains the balance between acids and alkalis. Healing Herbs and Health Foods of the Zodiac by Ada Muir is a complete introduction on how to use herbs and plants for healing. Filled with illustrations of dozens herbs, this book is informative to read, delightful to look at, and a pleasure to own.
Rainforests contain an amazing abundance of plant life—over half of the planet's vegetation. For centuries, tribal shamans have successfully used these botanicals as remedies for various health disorders. Now, scientists have begun to uncover the medicinal qualities of these plants, which offer new approaches to health and healing. The Healing Power of Rainforest Herbs is a unique guide to these herbs and their uses. Detailing more than seventy rainforest botanicals, this book presents the history of the herbs' uses by indigenous peoples and describes current usage by natural health practitioners throughout the world. Discover Amazon healers' traditional knowledge, as well as the clinical studies that support what shamans have known for ages. Essential dosage and preparation methods are provided, while at-a-glance tables help you locate the best botanicals for each disorder. Here is a unique book that offers a blend of ancient and modern knowledge in an accessible reference format.
Fight Colds and Flu Lower Cholesterol Beat Depression Banish Fatigue Enhance Memory Lose Weight And More! An ancient Chinese legend: Once there was a man who knew 100,000 healing properties of herbs. He taught his son 80,000 secrets. On his deathbed, he told his son to visit his grave in five years, and there he would find the other 20,000 secrets. When the son went to his father's grave, he found, growing on the site, the tea shrub.... Teas are the gentle, natural, most beneficial way to absorb the healing properties of herbs--easily and inexpensively. A simple cup of tea not only has the power to soothe and relax but to deliver healing herbal agents to the bloodstream more quickly than capsules, tinctures, or infusions. Feeling tired? Rose hip tea will rev you up and beautify your skin. Need some help with your diet? Ginger tea will provide the boost you need and help aching joints too. Hot or iced, these pure and simple drinks offer delicious ways to stay healthy and revitalize you from the inside out. This unique guide offers: An A-Z listing of common ailments followed by the teas best used to treat them Instructions on how to create your own medicinal kitchen Advice on creating your own tea blends Descriptions of the top 100 herbs and their secret healing properties And much, much more!