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

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Random House Publishing Group, 2002 - 684 pages
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Discover how to get the most from nature’s oldest remedies

In this revised edition, The New Healing Herbs provides up-to-date profiles of 100 of the most widely used medicinal plants, detailing the therapeutic benefits and healing properties of each of these amazing natural cures. Inside you’ll find:

• Valuable advice for buying, storing, and preparing herbal remedies

• Clear, concise dosage instructions and safe-usage guidelines

• A comprehensive cure-finder chart with treatments for more than 100 common conditions--Ginkgo to improve and even reverse symptoms of macular degeneration...Cinnamon to treat cuts and scrapes...Marshmallow to boost immunity...St. John’s wort to speed healing...Coffee for weight loss...Ginger for colds...Apples as a source of first aid...And much more!
 

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Contents

FROM MAGIC TO MEDICINE 3
20
Chapter 2
56
STORING AND PREPARING HEALING HERBS
67
Chapter 4
73
HEALING HERBS
79
Aloe
86
Angelica
92
Apple
98
Hawthorn
342
Hop
347
Horehound
352
Horse Chestnut
356
Horsetail
360
Hyssop
364
Juniper
369
Kava
374

Astragalus
103
Barberry
106
Bayberry
111
Bilberry
115
Blackberry
119
Black Cohosh
126
Black Haw
132
Blue Cohosh
136
Boneset
140
Buchu
144
Buckthorn
147
Burdock
150
Caraway
155
Cascara Sagrada
159
Catnip
163
Cats Claw
168
Celery
172
Chamomile
178
Chaparral
184
Chaste Tree
189
Cinnamon
193
Clove
197
Cocoa Chocolate
201
Coffee
208
Comfrey
220
Cranberry
224
Dandelion
229
Dill
235
Echinacea
239
Elecampane
247
Ephedra
252
Eucalyptus
258
Evening Primrose
263
Fennel
268
Fenugreek
274
Feverfew
280
Garlic
286
Gentian
297
Ginger
301
Ginkgo
308
Ginseng
316
Goldenseal
330
Gotu Kola
337
Kola
378
Lavender
382
Lemon Balm
388
Licorice
393
Marshmallow
402
Mate
406
Meadowsweet
410
Milk Thistle
416
Mistletoe
421
Motherwort
427
Mullein
431
Myrrh
435
Nettle
439
Papaya
445
Parsley
449
Passionflower
455
Pennyroyal
460
Peppermint and Spearmint
465
Psyllium
472
Raspberry
477
Red Clover
482
Red Pepper
487
Rhubarb
495
Rose
499
Sage
508
St Johns Wort
514
Sarsaparilla
521
Scullcap
530
Shepherds Purse
538
Soybean
546
Tarragon
552
Tea Tree
562
Turmeric
570
UvaUrsi
576
Valerian
582
Vervain
588
Witch Hazel
600
Chapter 6
610
Healing Actions of Herbs
632
Other Uses of Herbs
639
INDEX
649
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Michael Castleman writes about health and sexuality. For thirty-five years, his journalism focused on health defined broadly, including optimal wellness, mainstream medicine, alternative therapies, nutrition, fitness, and sexuality. Castleman also writes mystery novels set in San Francisco.

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