Practical Herbal Medicine Handbook: Your Quick Reference Guide to Healing Herbs & Remedies

Practical Herbal Medicine Handbook: Your Quick Reference Guide to Healing Herbs & Remedies

by Althea Press
Practical Herbal Medicine Handbook: Your Quick Reference Guide to Healing Herbs & Remedies

Practical Herbal Medicine Handbook: Your Quick Reference Guide to Healing Herbs & Remedies

by Althea Press

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Overview

Harness the healing powers of herbal medicine with this handy reference guide for beginners.

Learn how to grow your own herbs and make plant-based remedies with the definitive guide to herbal wellness. The Practical Herbal Medicine Handbook teaches you to make your own natural medicines with over 100 DIY herbal treatments, a directory of over 44 healing herbs, and photo-illustrated step-by-step techniques.

Inside, you’ll learn to practice herbal medicine at home with:

  • A searchable index of herbs, their uses, properties, and other useful notes.
  • Treatments for preventative care for seasonal allergies, common ailments like acid reflux, and mental health concerns like anxiety.
  • Tips to work around common mistakes and debunk common misconceptions.
  • Step-by-step techniques for buying, growing, and making herbal medicine

Make your own powerful herbal medicines with The Practical Herbal Medicine Handbook.



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781623153717
Publisher: Callisto Media
Publication date: 11/30/2014
Pages: 310
Sales rank: 60,426
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 11

Introduction 13

Part 1 Herbal Medicine Essentials

Chapter 1 What Is Herbal Medicine? 19

History of Herbal Medicine 20

Herbal Medicine Today 26

FAQ 28

Chapter 2 Nature's Medicine 33

What Are Medicinal Herbs? 34

Herbs, Plants, and Essential Oils: What's the Difference? 35

Herbal Medicine vs. Allopathic Medicine 36

Why Use Herbal Medicine? 41

Do You Need an Herbal Doctor? 42

Top Ten Reasons for Using Herbal Medicine 44

Chapter 3 Buy, Make, and Grow 49

Buying Herbal Medicine 51

Making Herbal Medicine 54

Growing Herbal Medicine 58

Chapter 4 Basic Tools and Methods 65

Essential Tools 66

Internal vs. External Medicines 71

Herbal Remedies Basics 71

Part 2 Nature's Apothecary

Chapter 5 Healing Herbs 91

Aloe Vera 92

Arnica 94

Basil 96

Block Cohosh 98

Boswellia 100

Calendula 102

Cayenne 104

Chamomile 106

Cinnamon 108

Dandelion 110

Echinacea 112

Eucalyptus 114

Feverfew 116

Garlic 118

Geranium 120

Ginger 122

Ginkgo 124

Ginseng 126

Goldenseal 128

Hibiscus 130

Hops 132

Horse Chestnut 134

Hyssop 136

Juniper 138

Kava 140

Lavender 142

Lemon Balm 144

Licorice 146

Milk Thistle 148

Mullein 150

Passionflower 152

Peppermint 154

Raspberry Leaf 156

Rosemary 158

Sage 160

Slippery Elm 162

St. John's Wort 164

Tea Tree 166

Thyme 168

Turmeric 170

Uva Ursi 172

Valerian 174

Willow 176

Witch Hazel 178

Part 3 Natural Herbal Remedies

Chapter 6 Herbal Remedies for Common Ailments 183

Acid Reflux, Nausea, and Heartburn 184

Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, and Rheumatism 185

Athlete's Foot 186

Bronchitis 187

Bruises 188

Burns 190

Canker Sores 191

Cold 192

Cough 193

Cuts and Scrapes 195

Diaper Rash 197

Earache 198

Fever 199

Flu 200

Gingivitis 202

Headache 203

Heartburn and Gastric Reflux 204

Hemorrhoids 205

Hives 206

Insect Bites and Bee Stings 207

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) 208

Jock Itch 209

Laryngitis 210

Leg Cramps 211

Muscle Aches 212

Nasal Congestion 213

Nausea 214

Pinkeye 215

Poison Ivy 216

Ringworm 217

Seasonal Allergies 218

Sinus Infection 219

Sore Throat 220

Swimmer's Ear 221

Teething 222

Thrush 224

Toothache 226

Ulcers 227

Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) 228

Yeast Infection 229

Chapter 7 Herbal Remedies for Mental Health and Wellness 231

Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) 232

Addiction Recovery Support 233

Agitation 235

Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia 236

Anger 237

Anxiety 239

Depression 241

Exhaustion and Fatigue 242

Grief 243

Insomnia 245

Memory 246

Menopause 247

Mental Clarity 248

Mood Enhancement 249

Nervousness 250

Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) 251

Restlessness 253

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) 254

Social Impairment 255

Stress 256

Chapter 8 Herbal Remedies for Skin and Beauty 269

Acne 260

Acne Scars 261

Body Odor 262

Cellulite 264

Chapped Lips 266

Dandruff 268

Dry Skin 270

Eczema 272

Healthy Hair Growth 273

Nail Fungus 275

Psoriasis 276

Skin Toning 277

Stretch Marks 278

Varicose Veins 279

Warts 280

Wrinkles 281

Appendix A Healing Herbs Quick Reference Guide 282

Appendix B Herbal Product Sources and Resources 285

Glossary 287

References 289

Resources 291

Ailments Index 293

Herbs Index 296

Index 300

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