The Complete Medicinal Herbal: A Practical Guide to the Healing Properties of Herbs

The Complete Medicinal Herbal: A Practical Guide to the Healing Properties of Herbs

by Penelope Ody

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The Complete Medicinal Herbal: A Practical Guide to the Healing Properties of Herbs by Penelope Ody

Complete Medicinal Herbal is a fully illustrated practical guide to the healing properties of herbs. The book includes more than 120 medicinal herbs with important therapeutic properties and a section on their historical uses, The Complete Medicinal Herbal is a must for every home book shelve. All the parts of the plants that can be used medicinally are shown, from fresh flower petals or leaves to the root, bark, and juice. Each entry details the plant's chemical constituents, its actions, and its therapeutic applications—from exotic ma huang, used in China to treat asthma for 5,000 years, to humble cabbage, which has been effective against stomach ulcers in clinical tests. A special how-to section explains the preparation of herbal remedies. There are more than 250 safe treatments to help alleviate common complaints—from ordinary coughs, colds, and headaches to special treatments for skin conditions, digestive problems, and children's illnesses — even detailed lists of herbs for the elderly.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781510711570
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date: 05/30/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 280
Sales rank: 711,087
File size: 13 MB
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About the Author

Penelope Ody is a member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists in the UK and is the editor of Herbal Society magazine. She lives in the UK.

Table of Contents

Introduction vii

Herbs Past & Present 1

Origins of Western Herbalism 2

A Science of Life 3

Chinese Herbal Medicine 5

Out of the Dark Ages 9

North American Traditions 10

From Plants to Pills 12

Medicinal Meals 13

A-Z or Medicinal Herbs: Arranged by Latin name, a visual directory of more than 100 herbs 17

Ayurvedic Herbs 128

Bush Herbs 130

Fungi 132

South American Herbs 134

Herbal Remedies 139

Harvesting & Drying Herbs 140

Making Herbal Remedies 142

Other Herbal Remedies 148

Herbal First Aid 150

Home Remedies 152

Aches & Pains 154

Headaches & Migraines 159

Infections 162

Respiratory Problems 165

Ears, Eyes, Mouth & Throat 170

Skin & Hair 174

Heart, Blood & Circulation 180

Digestive Problems 185

Allergic Conditions 194

Urinary Disorders 197

Nervous Disorders 200

Gynecological Problems 208

Pregnancy & Childbirth 213

Male Reproductive Problems 219

Problems of the Elderly 222

Endocrine & Glandular Problems 225

Children's Complaints 229

Ayurvedic Tonics 238

Chinese Tonics 242

Qi Tonics 242

Blood Tonics 243

Yang Tonics 245

Yin Tonics 246

Western Tonics 247

Energy Tonics 248

Nerve Tonics 249

Mind Tonics 250

Other Medicinal Herbs 253

Consulting an Herbalist 257

Glossary 259

Index 262

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