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Herbal Remedies: A Quick and Easy Guide to Common Disorders and Their Herbal Remedies

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An essential reference to herbal remedies for the most common ailments.

Sharing twenty-five years of clinical expertise, Dr. Asa Hershoff has written a highly accessible and useful guide to hundreds of herbs and their uses for specific conditions. The book's unique format helps readers quickly assess health conditions. Margins on each page depict icons of body parts for very easy reference. An alphabetical listing of ailments provides ...

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Overview

An essential reference to herbal remedies for the most common ailments.

Sharing twenty-five years of clinical expertise, Dr. Asa Hershoff has written a highly accessible and useful guide to hundreds of herbs and their uses for specific conditions. The book's unique format helps readers quickly assess health conditions. Margins on each page depict icons of body parts for very easy reference. An alphabetical listing of ailments provides information on each herb's source, dosage, and possible contraindications.

Integrating the best of herbal tradition and science, this authoritative book is an essential guide for tapping the healing power of herbs.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780895299499
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/22/2000
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 301,469
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Asa Hershoff, N.D., D.C., is a chiropractor, naturopathic physician, and homeopath with practices in Los Angeles and New York City.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2014

    Medicene~Herbs part two

    Dock~a plant similar to sorrel, chew the leaves & apply to wounds to soothe them<p>Dried oak leaves~collected in the autumn & stored in a dry place, stops infection<p>Echinacia~used to ease infection<p>Elders leaves~used to help sprains<p>Feverfew~a small bush with daisylike flowers, leaves can be eaten to cool body temperature, particularly for cats with chills/fever<p>Funnel~thick, spiky leaves, found in numerous places especially dry soil near water sources, stalks are broken & juice is squeezed into the cat's mouth to help pain in the hips<p>Ginger~used for asthma & coughs when eaten<p>Goldenrod~tall plant with bright yellow flowers, heals wounds when in a poultise<p>Goosegrass~helps stop bleeding<p>Heather nectar~bell-shaped flowers best grown in shady ares, included in herbal medicenes & makes swallowing easier, sweetens mixtures<p>Honey~sweet, golden liquid created by bees, difficult to collect without getting stung but great for soothing infections or the throats of cats whom breathed smoke<p>Horn beam~good for depression<p>Horsetail~tall plant with bristly stems that grows in marshy areas, leaves are used to treat infected wounds<p>Ivy leaves~leaves from ivy vines, grows in wet caves, used to store herbs<p>Juniper berries~a bush with spiky dark green leaves & purple berries, the berries soothe bellyaches & cats having trouble breathing<p>Lady's mantle~stops bleeding<p>Lamb's ear~soft fuzzy green plant common in the mountains, gives cats strength<p>Lavender~small purple flowering plant, cures fever<p>Lily~common twoleg plant in their gardens, stem is chewed into a pulp d spread on wounds to soothe pain<p>Lotus~common in warm climates, petals help internal wounds & the roots calm<p>Mallow~large fuzzy, 3nubbed leaves from shrubs with sweet rose scent, found near shore, collect at sunhigh when they're driest, prevents infection especially with bee/wasp stings<p>Marigold~bright orange/yellow flower hat grows low to the ground, petals & leaves are chewed into a pulp & applied to wounds to prevent infection<p>Mouse bile~bad-smelling liquid in mice, only remedy for ticks, dab moss in it & place on tick for it to fall off, wash paws thouroughly afterwards<p>Nettle~leaves bring down swelling, keys can cure some poisons<p>Parsley~long stemmed plant with ragged edges, grows in most well drained soils in the sun, stops milk production & cures bellyaches<p>Poppy seeds~small black key shaken from dried poppy heads, fed to cats to calm & help sleep, especially for the distressed, not for nursing queens<p>Ragweed~ragged leaved plant resembling a fern, common in the mountains, ised to give strength & energy<p>Ragwort~tall shrub with yellow flowers, found everywhere, mainly in cool areas with high rainfall, they keep strength up, leaves help aches & stiffness<p>Raspberry~soft with jagged edges, found on raspberry bushes, leaves are painkillers & help stop bleeding<p>Rosemary~tall with needle like leaves & purple flowers, grow in forest & twoleg gardens, for flavouring herbs<p>Rush~lang narrow leaves & lavender coloured headstalks, grows in fertile soils with wide range of moisture conditions, used to bind broken bones & hold broken limbs in place (splint)<p>Snakeroot~found in cool to warm areas, roots cure snake bites when chewed into a poultise & spread on a wound<p>Sorrel~similar to dock, found near twoleg nests, used as a traveling herb for strength

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    Posted January 21, 2010

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