Healing Plants: Herbal Remedies from Traditional to Anthroposophical Medicine

Healing Plants: Herbal Remedies from Traditional to Anthroposophical Medicine

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Overview

Rosemary, mint and onions are commonly found in kitchens, but physician Markus Sommer argues that cooking only makes use of one aspect of plants like these. In this illustrated, readable book he vividly describes their full characteristics, helping the reader to understand their true nature.

He discusses the properties of over thirty plants. For example, did you know that St John's Wort is not only good for depression, but also heals wounds? Plantain is good for coughs, but is also effective in treating strokes and multiple sclerosis. Dr Sommer demonstrates the deep connection between the character of the plant and the nature of the conditions they can cure or alleviate.

More than just a simple guide to herbal remedies, this book lifts the lid on the powerful secrets of the plant world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781782500575
Publisher: Floris Books
Publication date: 08/15/2014
Pages: 424
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Markus Sommer, born in 1966, studied medicine in Munich and is a general physician there. His experience includes internal medicine, pediatrics, geriatry, neurology and the practical application of homeopathic and anthroposophical medicine. He is the author of several medical books.

Table of Contents

Preface 11

1 Our Inner Herbal Garden 17

2 Bulbs 26

3 Yarrow 34

4 Dandelion 42

5 Peppermint 58

6 Daisy 65

7 Birch 70

8 Cowslip 82

9 Pasque Flower 92

10 Wild Strawberry 103

11 Greater Celandine 109

12 Chamomile 127

13 Plantain 138

14 Horsetail 146

15 St. Johns Wort 158

16 Starry Elder 169

17 Lime (Linden) 177

18 Thistle 183

19 Coneflower, Echinacea 192

20 Lemon balm (Melissa) 201

21 Rosemary 210

22 Rose 219

23 Arnica and Calendula 228

24 What Bees Tell Us 243

25 Yellow Gentian 256

26 Monkshood 265

27 Chicory 275

28 Stinging Nettle 282

29 Bilberry and Cranberry 296

30 Grapevines 302

31 Bryophyllum 308

32 Ivy 314

33 Blackthorn 320

34 Incense 330

35 Mistletoe 340

36 Christmas Rose 357

37 Ginger and Horseradish 365

38 Gold 375

Acknowledgements 389

Photo credits 393

Notes 394

Useful Organisations 405

Bibliography 406

Plant families 408

Index of Healing Plants 413

Index of Ailments 416

About the Author 424

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