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A Russian Herbal: Traditional Remedies for Health and Healing

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The first guide to the ancient traditions of Russian herbal medicine and their extensive medicinal applications today.
Drawing on a wealth of oral and written traditions, the authors examine the best-known Russian herbs (all of which are widely available in North America and Western Europe) and explain their folkways, properties, and uses. Offering time-tested advice for using herbs to maintain general well-being, they also give clear and simple recipes for treating specific ...

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A Russian Herbal: Traditional Remedies for Health and Healing

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Overview

The first guide to the ancient traditions of Russian herbal medicine and their extensive medicinal applications today.
Drawing on a wealth of oral and written traditions, the authors examine the best-known Russian herbs (all of which are widely available in North America and Western Europe) and explain their folkways, properties, and uses. Offering time-tested advice for using herbs to maintain general well-being, they also give clear and simple recipes for treating specific health problems from asthma and migraines to influenza and high blood pressure. Blessed with a wide variety of climates, geography, and flora, early Russians developed a rich folk tradition of herbal healing that ranks among the most sophisticated in the world. Nearly every Russian medical school offers courses of study on the knowledge and application of herbs, and many maintain a special research department that investigates the properties and practical modern applications of herbal medicine.

This is the first book to examine the traditions of Russian herbal medicine.

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Editorial Reviews

Rosemary Jones
"The entries are also unusually detailed as to the exact methods of preparation as well as the parts of the plant that should be used. Potential dangers and other contraindications for use are clearly set out from the text in bold-faced type - a feature that I'd like to see copied in more herbals! Zeven with his co-authors, Nathaniel Altman and Lilia Vasilevna Zevin, have ceated a highly interesting and unusual herbal, detailing a tradition that we don't hear about enough."
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"The entries are also unusually detailed as to the exact methods of preparation as well as the parts of the plant that should be used. Potential dangers and other contraindications for use are clearly set out from the text in bold-faced type - a feature that I'd like to see copied in more herbals! Zeven with his co-authors, Nathaniel Altman and Lilia Vasilevna Zevin, have ceated a highly interesting and unusual herbal, detailing a tradition that we don't hear about enough."
owner of Healing Pages Bookstore Rosemary Jones
"The entries are also unusually detailed as to the exact methods of preparation as well as the parts of the plant that should be used. Potential dangers and other contraindications for use are clearly set out from the text in bold-faced type - a feature that I'd like to see copied in more herbals! Zeven with his co-authors, Nathaniel Altman and Lilia Vasilevna Zevin, have ceated a highly interesting and unusual herbal, detailing a tradition that we don't hear about enough."
From the Publisher

"The entries are also unusually detailed as to the exact methods of preparation as well as the parts of the plant that should be used. Potential dangers and other contraindications for use are clearly set out from the text in bold-faced type - a feature that I'd like to see copied in more herbals! Zeven with his co-authors, Nathaniel Altman and Lilia Vasilevna Zevin, have ceated a highly interesting and unusual herbal, detailing a tradition that we don't hear about enough."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780892815494
  • Publisher: Inner Traditions/Bear & Company
  • Publication date: 2/28/1997
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Born in Belorussia, Igor Vilevich Zevin was raised by his grandmother, an accomplished folk healer and herbalist who passed much of her knowledge to him. An engineer by profession, he has maintained his study of herbs over the years. Lilia Vasilevna Zevin was born in Lithuania and has worked as a language teacher and a translator. Herbs were a major part of her family tradition as a child. The Zevins reside in New England. Nathaniel Altman has authored and coauthored more than fifteen books, including Oxygen Healing Therapies, The Twelve Stages of Healing, and The Deva Handbook. He lives in New York City.

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Table of Contents


Part 1: Foundations

Introduction
Collecting and Drying Herbs
Making Herbal Preparations

Part 2: A Russian Materia Medica


Part 3: Complex Herbal Formulas

The Digestive Organs
The Liver and Gallbladder
The Kidneys and Urinary Tract
The Cardiovascular System
The Respiratory System
The Female Reproductive System
The Skin and Musculoskeletal System
The Immune System
Mental and Emotional Health

Glossary

Bibliography

Herbal Suppliers

Plant Index

General Index

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