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Herbal medicine is enjoying a much deserved revival with more and more people turning to its safe, natural remedies which are free from harmful side-effects. The most comprehensive and authoritative guide available, this herbal offers clear, step-by-step advice on the use of herbal medicine for the safe treatment of a wide range of complaints. Its unique holistic approach enables you to restore and maintain wellbeing by treating the body as a whole. Beautifully illustrated with over three hundred full-color ...
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Overview

Herbal medicine is enjoying a much deserved revival with more and more people turning to its safe, natural remedies which are free from harmful side-effects. The most comprehensive and authoritative guide available, this herbal offers clear, step-by-step advice on the use of herbal medicine for the safe treatment of a wide range of complaints. Its unique holistic approach enables you to restore and maintain wellbeing by treating the body as a whole. Beautifully illustrated with over three hundred full-color pictures, it covers treatment of a wide range of complaints and diseases, gathering herbs and preparing remedies, A-Z herbal featuring more than 200 herbs, and Clear explanations of the body's systems.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781852308476
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 4/28/1996
  • Pages: 256

Table of Contents

How to Use This Book 6
Pt. 1 The Holistic Approach 9
Herbs and Health 10
Wholeness and Prevention 12
Pt. 2 Practical Herbalism 19
Gathering Herbs 20
The Preparation of Herbs 22
The Chemistry of Herbs 32
The Action of Herbs 36
Fighting Off Invaders 40
Herbs of Infections and Infestations 42
A Therapeutic Index 46
Herbal Remedies in the Home 49
Pt. 3 The Herbal 51
Pt. 4 Systems of the Body 167
The Circulatory System 168
The Lymphatic System 175
The Respiratory System 176
Ears, Nose, Throat and Eyes 182
The Digestive System 188
The Nervous System 202
The Skin 212
The Musculo/Skeletal System 218
The Glandular System 226
The Reproductive System 230
The Urinary System 240
Pt. 5 Useful Information 245
Glossary 248
Further Reading and Useful Addresses 251
Index 252
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