Although today we have become increasingly dependent on physicians and an overstretched healthcare system, years ago families took personal responsibility for their health, turning first to the garden or the larder to treat ailments and minor medical emergencies. While not intended to replace a doctor's care, this treasury of natural methods is a handy home reference for those of us who wish to take our health back into our own hands.
Dipping into holistic medicine for an arsenal of home remedies to combat and prevent illnesses, the book includes four sections:
Home Therapies, describing herbalism, homeopathy, flower essence, & aromatherapy
The Ailments, listing common illnesses & injuries
The Remedy Sources, cataloguing plant & animal sources; elements, compounds & minerals; food & drink
Practical Matters & Useful Information, including tips on first aid, stocking a home medicine chest, more. 7 3/4" x 12". Color & b&w illus. 256pp.
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