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The Essential Guide to Building Your Natural Defenses

Bacterial infections are on the rise, and pharmaceutical antibiotics are increasingly powerless to stop them. Pathogenic bacteria are tenacious survivors; they outsmart modern medicine and become virulent "superbugs," resistant to antibiotics and increasingly deadly.

Stephen Harrod Buhner offers conclusive evidence that...
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Overview


The Essential Guide to Building Your Natural Defenses

Bacterial infections are on the rise, and pharmaceutical antibiotics are increasingly powerless to stop them. Pathogenic bacteria are tenacious survivors; they outsmart modern medicine and become virulent "superbugs," resistant to antibiotics and increasingly deadly.

Stephen Harrod Buhner offers conclusive evidence that plant medicines, with their complex mix of multiple antibiotic, systemic, and synergistic compounds, should be our first line of defense against resistant infections. His indispensable reference explains the roots of antibiotic resistance, explores the value of herbal treatments, and provides in-depth profiles of the most reliably effective herbs, giving you the confidence to identify the best herbal formulas and make medicines yourself.
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Editorial Reviews

Wise Traditions in Food
“A comprehensive introduction worthy to be on the shelf of any holistic practitioner, herbalist, farmer or parent. The book … shows an appreciation for the melding of traditional practices, tools, and wisdom with modern research and insight.”
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“In this timely book, Buhner reveals that plants are the people’s medicine, possessing attributes that pharmaceuticals never will.”

“Humans have misused antibiotics to the point that these drugs are becoming worthless. In Herbal Antibiotics, Buhner argues that by turning to plants for healing, we would be working with nature—and improving our chances of surviving the superbugs.”

“A comprehensive introduction worthy to be on the shelf of any holistic practitioner, herbalist, farmer or parent. The book … shows an appreciation for the melding of traditional practices, tools, and wisdom with modern research and insight.”

Taste For Life Magazine
“In this timely book, Buhner reveals that plants are the people’s medicine, possessing attributes that pharmaceuticals never will.”
Energy Times
“Humans have misused antibiotics to the point that these drugs are becoming worthless. In Herbal Antibiotics, Buhner argues that by turning to plants for healing, we would be working with nature—and improving our chances of surviving the superbugs.”
Wise Traditions in Food Farming and the Healing Arts
“A comprehensive introduction worthy to be on the shelf of any holistic practitioner, herbalist, farmer or parent. The book … shows an appreciation for the melding of traditional practices, tools, and wisdom with modern research and insight.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781603429870
  • Publisher: Storey Books
  • Publication date: 7/17/2012
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 480
  • Sales rank: 105,899
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 8.82 (h) x 1.14 (d)

Meet the Author

Stephen Harrod Buhner is the author of Herbal Antibiotics now in its second edition and 17 other works including Herbs for Hepatitis C and the Liver, Sacred Plant Medicine, The Lost Language of Plants, The Secret Teachings of Plants, and Ensouling Language. He travels and speaks internationally on herbal medicine, emerging diseases, complex interrelationships in ecosystems, Gaian dynamics, and musical/sound patterns in plant and ecosystem functioning. He is a tireless advocate for the citizen scientist, the amateur naturalist, and community herbalists everywhere. He lives in New Mexico.

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Table of Contents


Foreword to the First Edition by James A. Duke, PhD
Preface to the Second Edition
Prologue: Rise of the Superbugs

1 The End of Antibiotics

2 The Resistant Organisms, the Diseases They Cause, and How to Treat Them

3 About Herbal Antibiotics

4 Herbal Antibiotics: The Systemics
-Cryptolepis
-Sida
-Alchornea
-Bidens
-Artemisia

5 Herbal Antibiotics: The Localized Nonsystemics
-The Berberines
-Juniper
-Honey
-Usnea

6 Herbal Antibiotics: The Synergists
-Licorice
-Ginger
-Black Pepper (piperine)

7 The First Line of Defense: Strengthening the Immune System
-Ashwagandha
-Astragalus
-Boneset
-Echinacea
-Eleuthero
-Red Root
-Reishi
-Rhodiola

8 A Handbook of Herbal Medicine Making

9 An Herbal Formulary

Epilogue
Endnotes
Recommended Reading
Resources
Bibliography
Index
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2014

    Medicene~Healing Treaments & Mixtures

    Aching joints~ragwort leaf, juniper berry, goldenrod, and/or daisy leaf<br>Beestings~blackberry leaf<br>Broken bones~wrap in cobwebs, put on comfrey pulp, poppy to dull pain<br>Bellyache~chervil, watermynt, and/or juniper berry, trip to the dirtplace may help<br>Coughs (greencough/whitecough)~catmynt, honey, tansy, & keep away from other cats<br>Cuts in eye~trickle celandine juice into eye to ease pain<br>Deep wounds~cobwebs, marigold, and/or horsetail<br>Displaced bones~give one poppy seed, have them bite stick once in effect, push bone in place, give second poppy seed for sleep<br>Dull pain~poppy seed, when in effect performtreatment and another poppy seed for sleep<br>Hurting throat~honey or water<br>Nettle stings~dock leaf pulp, poppy seeds to dull pain & help sleep<br>Poison~if in stomach, eat yarrow leaves to vomit it onto dock leaves<br>Prevent infections & soothe burn pains~comfrey & honey<br>Poultice for achong joints~ragwort leaves, juniper berries<br>Poultice for broken bones~stingingnettle and comfrey<br>Rat bites~poultice of burdock roots with cobwebs atop and horsetail if available<br>Scratches~marigold, horsetail<br>Shock~thyme or chamomile, lick fur to comfort, give water and poppy seeds<br>Stiffness~crushed poppy seeds, marigold, and/or comfrey<br>Strengthening herbs~tansy, watermynt, feverfew<br>toothache~alder bark<br>Traveling/strengthening herbs~chamomile, burnet, daisy leaves, or sorrel, lamb's ear, & ragweed can work<br>Wrenched muscles~comfrey, nettle, and/or water therapy

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