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If you don't believe the 80% of the world's population who depend on herbal remedies to treat common ailments, there is now a wealth of scientific research to substantiate the claims. If used properly, herbal medicine is powerful, effective and simple. THE HEALING POWER OF HERBS draws on scientific research to corroborate what many have known for years: herbs are the key to a longer, more healthful life. Inside you will find a directory to 37 common medicinal plants along with recommendations for treating 34 common health problems.
Discover:
• How licorice can be used to heal canker sores
• How ginkgo biloba can be used to delay the effects of Alzheimer's disease
• How garlic can be used to improve cholesterol levels
• How green tea can be used to help prevent cancer
• How bromelain can be used to heal athletic injuries

Some of the most powerful preventatives to modern ailments are not located in prescription drugs or vitamin pills but on a common spice rack. In this most up-to-date and carefully researched book, Dr. Murray shares the latest scientific findings about the power and efficacy of medicinal herbs.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780517223215
  • Publisher: Random House Value Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/1/2004
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 432
  • Product dimensions: 7.46 (w) x 9.45 (h) x 1.37 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael T. Murray, N.D., is one of the leading researchers and lecturers in the field of natural medicine. He is the author of the bestselling books. Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine, The Healing Power of Foods Cookbook, and Arthritis from the GETTING WELL NATURALLY series.
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Table of Contents

Contents
Foreword to the Second Edition
Foreword to the First Edition
Preface

Section I: Introduction
Herbal medicine: A modern perspective
The history of herbal medicine
Herbal preparations

Section II: Materia Medica
1. Aloe vera
2. Angelica species
3. Bilberry
4. Bromelain
5. Cayenne pepper
6. Coleusforskohlii
7. Dandelion
8. Echinacea
9. Ephedra
10. Feverfew
11. Garlic
12. Ginger
13. Ginigo biloba
14. Goldenseal and other berberine-containing plants
15. Gotu kola
16. Grape seed extract and other sources of procyanid oligomers
17. Green tea
18. Gugulipid
19. Hawthorn
20. Kava
21. LaPacho
22. Licorice
23. Lobelia
24. MiLk thistle
25. Mistletoe
26. Onion
27. Panox ginseng
28. Peppermint and other mints
29. Pygeum
30. St. John's wort
31. Sarsaparilla
32. Saw palmetto
33. Siberian ginseng
34. Tea tree oil
35. Turmeric
36. Uva ursi
37. Valerian

Section III: Recommended Herbs for Some Specific Health Conditions
Angina
Anxiety
Arthritis
Asthma and hayfever
Atherosclerosis
Bladder infections
Boils
Canker sores
Cold sores
Common cold
Diabetes
Diarrhea
Eczema
Gallstones
Gout
Hemorrhoids
Hepatitis
Herpes
High blood pressure
Impotence
Insomnia
Irritable bowel syndrome
Kidney stones
Macular degeneration
Menopause
Multiple sclerosis
Osteoarthritis
Premenstrual syndrome
Prostate enlargement
Prostatitis
Psoriasis
Rheumatoid arthritis
Ulcers
Varicose veins

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Index
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