Herbal Remedies For Dummies

Herbal Remedies For Dummies

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This handbook seeks to put the confusing world of remedies into perspective, informing the reader what works, what doesn't, what's dangerous and what is a waste of time and money. It avoids jargon, explaining the difference between herbal teas, tinctures and tablets, and how to use them safely and effectively. There are tips on what to take for everything, from the common cold and flu to tension and headaches. There is guidance on stocking a herbal medicine cabinet and on making a travelling first-aid kit with the ten most useful remedies to have on hand for everyday problems such as an upset stomach, nausea, heartburn and sore throats.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 180 x 228 x 22mm | 575g
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • 0764551272
  • 9780764551277
  • 504,218

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"An informative, engaging, well-researched introduction to herbalmedicine by one of the nation's leading scientific herbalists."-- Michael Castleman, Author, The Healing Herbs and Nature'sCures "A friendly, caring guide ... invaluable to all who careabout their good health." -- Jan Knight, Editor, Herbs forHealth "From echinacea to St. John's Wort, this book presents anarray of our best natural remedies." -- James A. Duke, MedicalBotanist (USDA, REt.) and Author of The Green Pharmacy

Discover Mother Nature's Best-Kept Medicinal Secrets Even if youcan't tell garlic from ginger, you'll be fascinated by thewonderful world of herbal healing. Internationally-respected healthpractitioner Christopher Hobbs brings precise instructions forwhich herbs to take for what ails you, how much to take, and howlong to take them. Millions of people all around the world areliving happier, healthier lives thanks to herbs. So, don't wait anylonger -- whether you want to get rid of that nagging cold, reduce your risk of cancer, or simply increase your energy, turn toHerbal Remedies For Dummies(R)! Includes Two GuidesOrganized A-Z by Herbs and by Symptoms!
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Table of contents

Introduction. PART I: So, What Are Herbal Remedies, Anyway? Chapter 1: Using (Not Abusing) Herbal Remedies. Chapter 2: Choosing the Best Herbal Products. Chapter 3: Aromatherapy -- Getting Well from the Smell. Chapter 4: Herbs for Everyone. PART II: Growing and Brewing Your Own Herbs. Chapter 5: Growing, Drying, and Storing Herbs. Chapter 6: Making Herbal Products at Home. Chapter 7: Kitchen Medicine -- Healing with Spices. PART III: The Part of Tens. Chapter 8: Ten Reasons to Use Herbs Every Day. Chapter 9: Ten Top Power Herbs. Chapter 10: Ten Delicious Herbal Teas. Symptom Guide. Herb Guide. Appendix A: Herb Talk Glossary. Appendix B: Herbal Dosage Guide. Appendix C: Resources. Index. Book Registration Information.
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About Christopher Hobbs

About Christopher Hobbs Christopher Hobbs, L.Ac., A.H.G., is a fourth-generation herbalist and botanist, a licensed acupuncturist, and an internationally recognized lecturer. He has published 18 books on herbal medicines and written numerous articles for magazines such as Natural Health, Vegetarian Times, and Herbs for Health.
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