Herbal Remedies for Beginners: Natural Ways to Treat Ailments

Herbal Remedies for Beginners: Natural Ways to Treat Ailments

by Sandra Kynes

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Overview

Quick and Easy Remedies for Holistic Health

This impressive book contains almost 200 recipes for herbal remedies that anyone can use, even if you've never worked with herbs. Expert Sandra Kynes shows how herbal remedies can treat everything from the flu to kidney stones and can be made from ingredients commonly stocked in your kitchen.

Herbal Remedies for Beginners is cleverly organized and cross-referenced so you can look up remedies by ailment or by herb, making it easy to find what you need. You'll discover how to make the remedies and a wide variety of application methods from teas and oils to balms and gels. With everything from a basil and lemongrass salve for soothing insect bites to a ginger and turmeric syrup for alleviating motion sickness, this is the perfect beginner's guide to natural wellness.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738761916
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide, LTD.
Publication date: 06/08/2020
Pages: 312
Sales rank: 825,759
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Sandra Kynes (Mid-coast, Maine) is a member of the Order of Bards, Ovates & Druids and the author of seventeen books, including Star Magic, Llewellyn's Complete Book of Correspondences, Mixing Essential Oils for Magic, and Sea Magic. Additionally, her work has been featured in Utne Reader, The Portal, and Circle Magazine. Sandra's writing also appears regularly in Llewellyn's popular almanacs and datebooks.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1 Getting Started 5

The Importance of Scientific Names 6

General Precautions 8

Sources for Herbs 9

Equipment for Making Remedies 13

Dosages 15

2 Basic Remedy Recipes and Applications 17

Tea/Tisane 18

Infusion 20

Decoction 21

Compress 22

Infused Oil 23

Ointment, Salve, and Balm 25

3 Additional Recipes and Applications 29

Gel 29

Tincture 30

Liniment 32

Poultice 33

Powders and Capsules 35

Bath Salts 36

Foot Soak 37

Medicinal Honey 37

Steam Inhalation 39

Syrup 40

4 First Aid 43

Bruises 43

Burns and Scalds 45

Cuts and Abrasions 47

Fever 49

Hangover 51

Insect Bites and Beestings 52

Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, and Poison Sumac 54

Sprains and Strains 56

Sunburn 58

Toothache 59

5 The Head, Ears, Eyes, Mouth, and Throat 63

Earache 63

Eyes 65

Head Lice 67

Headache 68

Migraine 70

The Mouth 72

Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Pain 78

6 The Respiratory System 81

Asthma 81

Bronchitis 83

Catarrh 84

Common Cold 86

Congestion 88

Cough 89

Flu 91

Hay Fever 93

Laryngitis 94

Sinusitis 95

Sore Throat 97

7 The Digestive System 99

Belching 99

Bloating 100

Colic 102

Constipation 103

Diarrhea 104

Flatulence 106

Heartburn/GERD 107

Hemorrhoids 108

Indigestion 110

Irritable Bowel System (IBS) 112

Nausea 113

Stomach Pain 114

8 The Integumentary System (Skin) 117

Acne 117

Athlete's Foot 119

Boils and Carbuncles 121

Dandruff 122

Dermatitis 124

Eczema 125

Hives 128

Jock Itch 129

Psoriasis 131

Ringworm 133

Scabies 134

Shingles 136

Warts 137

9 The Musculoskeletal System 141

Arthritis 141

Bursitis and Tendonitis 143

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome 145

Gout 147

Low Back Pain 148

Muscle Soreness or Stiffness 150

Muscle Spasm and Cramp 152

Rheumatoid Arthritis 153

Sciatica 155

Shin Splints 157

10 The Nervous System 159

Insomnia and Sleep 159

Mental Fatigue 161

Motion Sickness 163

Nerve Pain 164

Nervous Tension 166

Postpartum Blues 168

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) 169

Stress and Anxiety 170

11 The Reproductive System 173

Breastfeeding 173

Menopause 177

Menstrual Cycle 179

Prostatitis 184

Vaginitis 186

12 The Circulatory, Endocrine, and Urinary Systems 189

The Circulatory and Lymphatic Systems 189

The Endocrine System 198

The Urinary System 200

13 Common Kitchen Herbs and Spices 205

Anise 205

Basil 206

Bay Laurel 207

Caraway 208

Cayenne 209

Chamomile, German 210

Coriander 211

Dill 212

Fennel 213

Garlic 214

Ginger 215

Lemon Balm 216

Oregano 217

Parsley 218

Peppermint 219

Rosemary 220

Sage 221

Spearmint 222

Thyme 223

Turmeric 224

15 Additional Herbs and Other Ingredients 227

Angelica 227

Black Cohosh 229

Burdock 230

Dandelion 230

Feverfew 231

Hyssop 232

Lavender 233

Lemongrass 234

Mullein 235

Nettle 236

St. John's Wort 237

Valerian 238

Yarrow 239

Other Common Remedy Ingredients 240

Conclusion 247

Appendix A Herbs for Ailments, Conditions, and Support for Good Health 249

Appendix B Measurement Equivalents 265

Glossaries 267

Botanical Glossary 267

General Glossary 268

Medical Glossary 269

Bibliography 275

Index 283

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