Herbs for Health and Healing

 
9780875962931: Herbs for Health and Healing

This safe and practical guide brings herbalism into the 21st century--an authoritative handbook to using herbs in one's life, from the kitchen to the medicine cabinet to the dressing table. The emphasis in this book is on hands-on remedies that readers can easily make in their kitchens. Each chapter provides recipes, along with detailed information on why each ingredient is used. Illustrations.

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"...an easy-to-read, neatly organized sourcebook for safe herbal treatment for most of ails of modern humanity."--James A. Duke, Ph.D. "One of the most delightful herbal medicine books out there. The author's breadth of knowledge is extraordinary and her writing style remains entertaining and informative throughout. I'll be recommending this book to patients and fellow holistic physicians for years."-David Edelberg, M.D., medical director, American Holistic Centers

"...an amazing job of pulling together the best information avaiable in a book that is both highly practical and highly readable."-Christopher Hobbs, author of Handbook for Herbal Healing "Herbs for Health and Healing will help establish Kathi Keville in her well-deserved and rightful place as one of America's premier herbal authors." --Mark Blumenthal, executive director, American Botanical Council "Kathi Keville combines the best of what works in traditional herbal healing systems with a modern scientific understanding of how herbs work. Of the dozens of popular herb guides available today, this will the first that I will turn for my own family's health needs."--Steven Foster, author of Herbal Renaissance

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Keville, director of the American Herbalist Association, delivers an entertaining compendium of herbal medicine. Clearly and enthusiastically writing about the benefits of natural healing, Keville limits her coverage to those herbs that are safe; for the novice, she includes simple instructions for making herbal preparations as well as guidelines for buying them. Grouping ailments by body system?respiratory, digestive, etc.?she provides recipes for remedies that she has found effective in her 30 years of studying herbalism. Separate sections on men's, women's and children's health problems offer treatments for conditions ranging from baldness and impotence to menstrual cramps and teething pain. There's even advice on putting together an herbal first-aid kit and a list of beauty tips for women. This guide, however, is not for those who require scientific proof, for although Keville sometimes cities studies supporting use of particular herbs, her evidence is largely anecdotal. Personal stories of successful healing abound in the text, and, along with the history and folklore, are what make the text enjoyable.
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