Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine

Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine

Book - 2016 | Third American edition.
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With 550 key herbs and their uses as natural remedies for nearly 200 common ailments, Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine is the definitive home reference to healing with the world's oldest form of medicine. From ginger to lavender and thyme to dandelion, learn about the chemistry of plants and how and why they work as medicines within the body.

Information on habitat and cultivation, parts used, active constituents, therapeutic properties, and traditional and current uses are described in a unique photographic plant index, and instructions on growing, harvesting, and processing your own home treatments are detailed. With its jargon-free text, fantastic photography, and focus on safety, this guide enables ease of understanding no matter what your level of herbal expertise.

Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine is the ultimate reference for anyone interested in exploring the healing benefits of plants and who wants to take control of their health with alternative natural treatments. Now updated to reflect the latest research.

Publisher: New York, New York : DK Publishing, 2016.
Edition: Third American edition.
ISBN: 9781465449818
Branch Call Number: 615.3203 Che 2016
Characteristics: 336 pages : colour illustrations ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: DK Publishing, Inc. - Publisher
Alternative Title: Herbal medicine


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PimaLib_SusannahC Sep 24, 2016

Learn more about Herbal Medicine in this comprehensively updated reference book. The author shares a broad history of herbal medicine and explores various regions around the world. The text detailing each herb is comprehensive, including traditional and current uses, research, folklore and habitat. For any keen gardeners, there is information about planting, cultivation and preparation. As with most books published by DK Publishing, the photographs are lovely and generously sprinkled throughout the book.

This book is always available in the PlaneTree Health Information Center @ Cupertino Library. EA 400 C 2000

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