Herbs for Home Treatment: A Guide to Using Herbs for First Aid and Common Health Problems

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This comprehensive guide to the use of herbal remedies to cure common ailments has advice on how to improve general health. It includes tips on preventing and treating common illnesses; creating your own tinctures, oils, and ointments; maintaining your energy levels and increasing your mental and physical stamina; basic herbs to have at home, and those that are useful but not essential; assembling a first-aid kit for traveling, both in Europe and more remote areas; where to buy good-quality herbal products; and ...

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Overview

This comprehensive guide to the use of herbal remedies to cure common ailments has advice on how to improve general health. It includes tips on preventing and treating common illnesses; creating your own tinctures, oils, and ointments; maintaining your energy levels and increasing your mental and physical stamina; basic herbs to have at home, and those that are useful but not essential; assembling a first-aid kit for traveling, both in Europe and more remote areas; where to buy good-quality herbal products; and find a professional herbalist. There are detailed sections on the common problems of the digestive, respiratory, circulatory, and nervous systems, as well as chapters on slowing down the ageing process, reviving libido, and recovering from a serious illness. If you want to look after your own health, Herbs for Home Treatment gives you all you need to do so in a user-friendly way and will inspire you to create your own medicines from your own herbs.

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Editorial Reviews

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“This book inspires and instructs with clarity and accuracy.”  —Jekka McVicar, author, New Book of Herbs

“This book is brilliant! Clear, concise and can be dipped into when specific information is required.”  —Brian Hay, MD, Culpeper UK

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781900322423
  • Publisher: UIT Cambridge
  • Publication date: 10/13/2009
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Anna Newton studied Herbal Medicine at the University of Wales, and runs a successful herbal medicine practice in Cheltenham. She is a member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists and the College of Practitioners of Phytotherapy.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 8

Part 1 Opting for Herbs

Chapter 1 Why herbs? 11

Chapter 2 How to get the best from this book 15

Chapter 3 General precautions 16

Chapter 4 Herbs and the environment 18

Chapter 5 Tea, tincture or tablets? 21

Chapter 6 Dosage 25

Chapter 7 Choosing the right herbs for the situation 28

Chapter 8 How to combine herbs 30

Chapter 9 What if it doesn't work? 32

Part 2 Ailments and Treatments

Chapter 10 The circulatory system 34

Chapter 11 The digestive system 46

Chapter 12 The muscular and skeletal systems 68

Chapter 13 The nervous system 80

Chapter 14 The respiratory system 94

Chapter 15 The skin 113

Chapter 16 The urinary and reproductive systems 135

Part 3 Improving Your Vitality

Chapter 17 Maintain good energy levels 151

Chapter 18 Increase your mental and physical stamina 155

Chapter 19 Revive your libido 158

Chapter 20 Feel motivated and happy 160

Chapter 21 Defy the ageing process 162

Chapter 22 Make a full recovery from a serious illness 164

Part 4 Creating Your own Home Apothecary

Chapter 23 Buying from reputable sources 167

Chapter 24 Growing your own herbs 169

Chapter 25 Drying herbs 173

Chapter 26 Making your own tinctures, infused oils, syrups and ointments 175

Part 5 Herbal First-Aid Kit for Traveling

Chapter 27 Travelling in Western countries 181

Chapter 28 Travelling in remote and exotic places 183

Appendix 1 List of common and Latin herb names 185

Appendix 2 Glossary of actions 189

References 191

Bibliography 193

Resources 195

Index 197

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