Herbal Remedies for Dummies
Herbal Remedies for Dummies  -     By: Christopher Hobbs
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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 388
Vendor: For Dummies
Publication Date: 1998
Dimensions: 9.27 X 7.37 X 0.84 (inches)
ISBN: 0764551272
ISBN-13: 9780764551277
Series: For Dummies

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People have been using herbs to fight disease and promote wellnesssince prehistoric times. In recent years, science has gotten intothe act and amassed quite a respectable body of evidence to supportwhat healers the world over have been saying for centuries –herbal remedies work. Experiencing the heartbreak of psoriasis? Alittle dandelion root can clear it up. Grandpa’s sciaticaacting up again? St. John’s Wort ought to put the spring backin his step. Got a bad case of poison ivy? Stop the itch withechinacea. Ginger tames the morning sickness beast – lavenderand peppermint leaf also work well. Use licorice, chamomile, andwild yam root to pacify an irritable bowel.

If you’re one of the millions of people who feel let downby conventional health care, or who’ve experienced unpleasantor harmful side effects from modern medicines, Herbal RemediesFor Dummies is a book you’ll want to have. Written byfourth-generation herbalist Christopher Hobbs, it gets you up tospeed on what you need to know to:

  • Choose safe and effective herbal products
  • Treat scores of common ailments and conditions
  • Find specific herbal remedies for women, men, and kids
  • Grow and harvest herbs
  • Create herbal products at home

Chris clears up much of the confusion surrounding herbalmedicines. He anticipates just about every question you’relikely to have about herbal medicine, and he provides concise,interesting answers laced with fascinating details from history andfolklore. From alfalfa to yerba santa, he describes an array ofbest natural remedies, and he supplies:

  • Easy-to-follow instructions on how to select the best herbalproducts
  • A Symptom Guide – simple and easy herbal remedies formore than 80 common conditions, listed alphabetically bysymptom
  • An Aroma Guide – an A-to-Z guide to 100 easy-to-findmedicinal herbs
  • More than fifty recipes for healing teas, oils, tonics, andmore

This friendly, caring, and accessible introduction to the worldof herbal medicine is an important resource for anyone looking fora safe, easy-to-use alternative, or supplement, to conventionalmedicine.

Author Bio

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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