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Posted February 15, 2010
This is one of the best herbal books and well worth the price. I was expecting this book to be rather expensive when I looked through it when grabbing it from the shelf and looking through the pretty detailed quality information, but the price is beyond amazing. Even though I was a little disappointed that it didn't have many pictures in it, I took that as a good thing because you could always find the pictures on the internet if you looked hard enough for the right information. Overall, amazing if you're into herbs and using them and wanting to be sure that you're careful when using them alone. Of course a doctor's advice helps if you're unsure (especially on your personal diet and body type when using the herbs listed), but if you don't have access to one or are too lazy, this book can be almost as good.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
I'd love to someday find an even larger version of this book with just as much information on each herb given, maybe more.
Posted January 30, 2010
I am a norse shaman who makes herbal tea infusions, poultices, etc and I believe strongly in a mix of spirituality and medicinal logic to heal many common maladies. I was disappointed when I had originally set out to find some type of herbal encyclopedia and found mostly fluffy wiccan drivel about the 'powers' of plants. This book was written with non nonsense involved, and is very useful even giving recommended dosages and warnings against using herbs in ways that may damage your health instead of improving it! I was impressed beyond belief, and I highly recommend this book to EVERYONE who even considers trying to use herbal remedies.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 19, 2003
Very Useful Book
The Complete Guide to Herbal Medicines is an easy to read, easy to follow, good, useful reference book. Unlike many books on this subject, this one is well researched and doesn't make sweeping claims of miracle cures. Anyone who is interested in botany, medicine, health, gardening would probably enjoy owning this excellent book. This is one that deserves to be on the shelf of people who appreciate plants, and who are interested in alternative medicine. A very useful addition to the field of botanical medicine.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 3, 2000
This book has the most detail I have found yet
If you are looking for a book that offers not only information about the indivual history of herbs and their uses, but a complete listing of common doses, it side effects, drug interations, other names the herbs are known by, and important things to remember than this is the book. Here is an example of how this book is helpful.I had made a tea for water retention and had used horsetail in the mix. Shortly after I started using my tea I experienced some palpitation. Since horsetail was an herb I had never used before and was the only new herb in my tea blend, I went into the book looked up horsetail and saw under side effect 'irregular heart beat'. I have since looked at other books to find more info and have yet found any as exact as this book. I highly recomend it for anyone dabling or seriously considering treating themselves or there families with herbs. Herbalism is serious business and should not be taken lightly. It is much better to be as informed as possible before undertaking the art of Herbal Healing.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.