The New Healing Herbs: The Classic Guide to Nature's Best Medicines Featuring the Top 100 Time-Tested Herbs

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Rodale, Apr 21, 2001 - 480 pages
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An Essential Update of the Classic Herb Reference With Over 1 Million Copies in Print!

The New Healing Herbs

A decade ago, The Healing Herbs set the standard for consumer guides to herbal medicine. This newly revised, expanded edition takes you to the cutting edge of herb research-- and shows you how to get the most from nature's oldest remedies.

Whether you're a first-time herb user or experienced in herbal medicine, The New Healing Herbs provides essential information for making medicinal plants part of your self-care regimen. Inside you'll find...

* Groundbreaking discoveries about the therapeutic benefits of popular herbs such as echinacea, ginkgo, and St. John's wort
* In-depth profiles of up-and-coming herbs-- including 12 not featured in the original edition
* Clear, concise dosage instructions and safe-use guidelines
* Valuable advice for buying, storing, and preparing herbal remedies
* Fascinating facts from the 5,000-year history of herbal medicine
* A comprehensive cure-finder chart for more than 100 common conditions

The New Healing Herbs provides a 21st-century perspective on a time-honored therapeutic tradition. It's the only resource you need to answer all your questions about herbal medicine and to use herbs with confidence.

About The Author

Michael Castleman is an award-winning health journalist with more than 30 years' experience reporting on conventional and alternative medicine. He is the author of 10 books-- including Blended Medicine: The Best Choices in Healing, Nature's Cures, and Before You Call the Doctor-- as well as numerous articles for publications and online information services.

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Contents

FR0M MAGIC T0 MEDICINE
3
Chapter 2
38
STORING AND PREPARING HEALING HERBs
45
HEALING HERBS
55
Bayberry
76
Bilberry
79
Blackberry
82
Black Cohosh
87
Eucalyptus
177
Evening Primrose
180
Fennel
184
Fenugreek
188
Feverfew
192
Garlic
196
Gentian
203
Ginger
206

Black Haw
91
Blue Cohosh
94
Boneset
97
Buchu
100
Buckthorn
102
Burdock
104
Caraway
107
Cascara Sagrada
110
Catnip
113
Cats Claw
116
Celery
119
Chamomile
123
Chapparal
127
Chaste Tree
130
Cinnamon
133
Clove
136
Cocoa Chocolate
139
Coffee
144
Comfrey
152
Cranberry
155
Dandelion
158
Dill
162
Echinacea
165
Elecampane
170
Ephedra
173
Ginkgo
211
Ginseng
216
Goldenseal
225
Gotu Kola
230
Hawthorn
233
Hop
236
Horehound
240
Horse Chestnut
243
Horsetail
246
Hyssop
249
Juniper
252
Kava
256
Kola
259
Lavender
262
Lemon Balm
266
Licorice
270
Marshmallow
276
Mate
279
Meadowsweet
282
Milk Thistle
286
Mistletoe
289
Usme THE HEALING HERBS
420
Healing Actions of Herbs 4 3 5
455
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
465
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Michael Castleman is an award-winning health journalist with more than 30 years' experience reporting on conventional and alternative medicine. He is the author of 10 books-- including Blended Medicine: The Best Choices in Healing, Nature's Cures, and Before You Call the Doctor-- as well as numerous articles for publications and online information services.

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