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A 2-volume complete, up-to-date, and scientific encyclopedia, the Encyclopedia of Medicinal Plants is based on rigorous botanical, pharmaceutical and chemical research.

  • More than 470 plants botanically and medically described and classified by diseases
  • Natural treatments explained and illustrated in simple and clear language. Now the healing virtues of medicinal plants and their practical applications are in reach of everyone.
  • Instructions on the therapeutic preparation of fomentations, compresses, poultices, infusions, ointments, baths, cold extracts, and more...
  • Numerous charts describing the most frequent disorders of each part and system of the body, and the plants that have the active ingredients to heal them
  • Detailed explanation of the complex vegetable world, how to identify medicinal plants, and what parts of the plants to use medicinally.
  • Practical step-by-step instructions for the preservation and administering of medicinal herbs and medicinal plants
  • Beautifully illustrated and photographed throughout
  • Includes artists renditions of most plants, and actual in-the-wild pictures of most plants.
  • Includes synonyms and alternate names for most plants, as well as Spanish and French names for each plant.
  • Includes warnings and special considerations for any plants that need them, including interaction precautions, sensitivity and substitution advice, and dosage restrictions.

Volume 1 - Generalities

  • The vegetable world
  • Gathering and preservation
  • Methods for preparing and using plants
  • Active principles
  • Caution: Plant toxicity
  • From the plant to the medicine

Volume 2 - Descriptions

  • Plants for each body system
  • Plants for each organ
  • Plants for the skin
  • Plants for the metabolism
  • Plants for infectious disease
  • Plants for other ailments
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9788472081574
  • Publisher: Home Health Education Services
  • Publication date: 8/28/2004
  • Series: Education and Health Library Series
  • Edition description: 2 Volume Set with DVD
  • Pages: 795
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

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