The Practice of Aromatherapy: A Classic Compendium of Plant Medicines and Their Healing Properties

Overview

This classic manual provides detailed evidence for the efficacy of plant medicine. Valnet effectively bridgesthe gap between the tradition of healing with herbs and the advances of modern medicine, showing, in scientific terms, why plant medicine works, and making an impassioned plea for curtailing our use of dangerous chemical therapies. 
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Overview

This classic manual provides detailed evidence for the efficacy of plant medicine. Valnet effectively bridgesthe gap between the tradition of healing with herbs and the advances of modern medicine, showing, in scientific terms, why plant medicine works, and making an impassioned plea for curtailing our use of dangerous chemical therapies. 
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"Aromatherapy is one of the hottest trends in the natural foods industry."
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"Flowers and herbs have long been noted for their healing properties. Discover the wonders of floral remedies and some very unconventional, but often effective, medicine."
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"Flowers and herbs have long been noted for their healing properties. Discover the wonders of floral remedies and some very unconventional, but often effective, medicine."

"Aromatherapy is one of the hottest trends in the natural foods industry."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780892813988
  • Publisher: Inner Traditions/Bear & Company
  • Publication date: 6/28/1982
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 280
  • Sales rank: 302,760
  • Product dimensions: 5.38 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

A medical doctor and practitioner of aromatherapy for more than 30 years, Jean Valnet is regarded as one of the world's foremost authorities on essential oil therapy. 
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Table of Contents

The Practice of Aromatherapy
A Classic Compendium of Plant Medicines and Their Healing Properties

Foreword
English and Botanical Names of Plants
Part One
1 The Healing Power of Plants
2 The Facts About Essential Oils
3 Nature's Antiseptics
4 Some Drawbacks of Modern Medication
5 A Multitude of Uses
Part Two
1 (A) Essences Classified by their Principal Properties
(B) Principal Indications
2 Studies of Individual Essences; Botanic Name and Genus; Principal Known Constituents; Properties; Indications; Methods of Use; Formulae and Recipes, Ancient and Modern; Additional Notes
3 Therapeutic Index of Ailments and the Aromatic Essences used in their Treatment
4 Some Formulae for Prescriptions in Current Use
5 Some Case Histories: Essences used on their own and in association with Phytotherapy (herbalism), Clay, Trace Elements, Fresh Cells and Diet
6 Some Fromulae for Medicinal Wines and Vinegars, Elixirs and Compound Preparations, Medicinal Wines
7 How to Gather and Preserve Aromatic Plants, Using Plants in Infusions or Decoctions, Definitions of the Various Methods of Preparing Plants, and their Uses
8 Conclusions
9 Glossary of Medical Terms used in this Book
Appendices
Bibliography
Where to obtain Essential Oils

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