The Healing Power of Rainforest Herbs: A Guide to Understanding and Using Herbal Medicinals

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Rainforests contain an amazing abundance of plant life—over half of the planet’s vegetation. For centuries, tribal shamans have successfully used these botanicals as remedies for various health disorders. Now, scientists have begun to uncover the medicinal qualities of these plants, which offer new approaches to health and healing. The Healing Power of Rainforest Herbs is a unique guide to these herbs and their uses.

Detailing more than seventy rainforest botanicals, this book ...

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Overview

Rainforests contain an amazing abundance of plant life—over half of the planet’s vegetation. For centuries, tribal shamans have successfully used these botanicals as remedies for various health disorders. Now, scientists have begun to uncover the medicinal qualities of these plants, which offer new approaches to health and healing. The Healing Power of Rainforest Herbs is a unique guide to these herbs and their uses.

Detailing more than seventy rainforest botanicals, this book presents the history of the herbs’ uses by indigenous peoples and describes current usage by natural health practitioners throughout the world. Discover Amazon healers’ traditional knowledge, as well as the clinical studies that support what shamans have known for ages. Essential dosage and preparation methods are provided, while at-a-glance tables help you locate the best botanicals for each disorder. Here is a unique book that offers a blend of ancient and modern knowledge in an accessible reference format.

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Editorial Reviews

Making Scents Magazine
The Healing Power of Rainforest Herbs - "Extraordinarily well researched, superbly written and absolutely the best reference work on rainforest herbs."
Library Journal
The uses of herbal medicine among indigenous peoples of rainforest regions are presented here, along with their applicability to Western medicine. (LJ 4/1/05)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780757001444
  • Publisher: Square One Publishers
  • Publication date: 11/28/2005
  • Pages: 528
  • Sales rank: 325,870
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.13 (h) x 1.25 (d)

Meet the Author

Leslie Taylor, ND, survived a rare form of leukemia by following alternative and herbal medicinal therapies. A practicing herbalist and naturopath, Dr. Taylor has been researching, studying, and documenting herbal medicine

for more than twenty years. She is the founder of Raintree Nutrition Inc., a company dedicated to making rainforest botanicals available while preserving the forests from destruction. Dr. Taylor lectures and teaches classes worldwide in naturopathic medicine, herbal medicine, ethnobotany, and environmental and sustainability issues.

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