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31.

HERBAL HEALING FOR WOMEN

Rosemary Gladstar
Paperback

Price: $16.99

For centuries women have turned to herbs to cope with a wide variety of health problems and conditions. Comprehensive and easy-to-use, Herbal Healing for Women explains how to create remedies for the …

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For centuries women have turned to herbs to cope with a wide variety of health problems and conditions. Comprehensive and easy-to-use, Herbal Healing for Women explains how to create remedies for the common disorders that arise in the different cycles of a woman's life. Covering adolescence, childbearing years, pregnancy and childbirth, and menopause, author Rosemary Gladstar teaches how herbs can be used to treat the symptoms of conditions such as acne, PMS, morning sickness and hot flashes. She includes remedies ranging from teas and tinctures to salves and ointments. A complete women's health-care manual, Herbal Healing for Women discusses:

  • Common disorders and the herbs that are effective for treating them
  • How to select and store herbs
  • Preparation of hundreds of herbal remedies
  • An alphabetical listing of herbs, including a brief description of the herb, the general medicinal usage, and when necessary, warnings about potential side effects
By explaining the properties of specific herbs and the art of preparation, Gladstar demonstrates not only how to achieve healing through herbs but good health as well.

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BREVERTON'S COMPLETE HERBAL

Terry Breverton
Hardcover

Price: $19.95

Nicholas Culpeper's The English Physitian: or an Astrologo-Physical Discourse of the Vulgar Herbs of This Nation is more commonly known as "Culpeper's Complete Herbal." It was first printed in Septemb…

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Nicholas Culpeper's The English Physitian: or an Astrologo-Physical Discourse of the Vulgar Herbs of This Nation is more commonly known as "Culpeper's Complete Herbal." It was first printed in September 1653 (Culpeper died in January 1654) and immediately became a classic reference that is as fascinating today as it was more than 350 years ago. Breverton's Complete Herbal is a reworking of that classic text for a modern-day audience. The book identifies each of Culpeper's herbs and spices, with a description of their appearance and Latin name/family, plus descriptions of the herbs' uses in medicine, dyeing and/or cuisine from the Greeks to the present day. Informative and entertaining, this book is packed with interesting facts associated with herbs. For example, most herbs have their uses attached to their old names: Lungwort cured lung illnesses, Fleabane was strewn to get rid of fleas, Wolfbane poisoned wolves, and Henbane killed chickens. Arranged alphabetically, Breverton's Complete Herbal describes 250 herbs and spices while containing feature sidebars and spreads on scented herb/medicinal gardens, the great herbalists, and New World herbs.

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KITCHEN MEDICINE

Julie Bruton-Seal/Matthew Seal
Hardcover

Price: $24.95

The kitchen is the room that's most likely to hold the remedies for household emergencies or even common ailments, and years ago, every household practiced kitchen medicine. Doctors were expensive and…

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The kitchen is the room that's most likely to hold the remedies for household emergencies or even common ailments, and years ago, every household practiced kitchen medicine. Doctors were expensive and people were self-reliant-even when it came to health care.

Today, doctors are more expensive and we've become much less self-reliant. Now Kitchen Medicine revives that lost tradition of the kitchen as pharmacy.

Learn how:

  • Fennel wards off symptoms of menopause
  • Garlic reduces cholesterol levels
  • Lemon relieves rheumatism
  • Ginger treats a cold
  • An olive oil purge can eliminate gallstones
  • Sore joints are eased with mustard
With superb photography, foolproof recipes and fascinating insights into the history of these household ingredients, Kitchen Medicine gives you the medicinal intelligence to create your own remedies and cures from the treasures found sitting in your kitchen right now.

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MOTHER EARTH NEWS GUIDE TO HEALING HERBS, 3RD EDITION


Paperback

Price: $6.99

Looking for natural, healthier ways to cure those common ailments or take preventative measures for fighting off heart disease, cancer and other serious health problems? The MOTHER EARTH NEWS Guide to Healing Herbs, 3rd Edition is filled with more than 131 herbs for growing, cooking and healing. You'll learn 21 recipes for better health, read about in-depth plant profiles, make your own cough drops, find cancer-fighting herbs and more.

With cold and flu season upon us we need to arm ourselves with the best information possible on healing herbs. Broken into sections, Guide to Healing Herbs offers information on health basics, cold and flu, heart health, stomach soothers, pain relief, cancer prevention, skin soothers and more. This guide includes more than 20 articles on herbal remedies. Read the plant profile on Eleuthero to boost your immunity and combat stress. Read "Herbs for Good Digestion" to help regulate your digestion with stomach-soothing herbs. Or read "Calm Skin With Homemade Salves" to help with those day-to-day rashes, cuts, bruises, chapped lips and much more.

Articles include:
Healing With Honey: Soothe an aching throat with this ancient remedy.
Immunity-Boosting Plants: Stave off the cold by supporting your immune system with herbs, selected supplements and plant extracts.
Herbs for Arthritis: This ready Q&A explains how you can ease joint pain from arthritis.
Natural Skin Solutions: Our experts answer questions about herbal solutions for two common skin ailments: eczema and varicose veins.
Berries for Health: Berries are stock full of phytochemicals and dietary fiber. Pick the best for your health at the peak of their season.
And more!

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BACKYARD MEDICINE

Julie Bruton-Seal
Paperback

Price: $14.95

Packed with nearly 300 color photographs and more than 120 herbal remedies that you can make yourself, Backyard Medicine will fascinate any readers wanting to improve their health in the same way huma…

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Packed with nearly 300 color photographs and more than 120 herbal remedies that you can make yourself, Backyard Medicine will fascinate any readers wanting to improve their health in the same way humankind has done for centuries. This beautiful book provides a fascinating insight into the literary, historic and worldwide application of 50 common plants. It's the sort of work you can enjoy as an armchair reader or use to harvest and make your own herbal remedies from local wild plants and herbs.

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MOTHER EARTH NEWS GUIDE TO FAMILY HEALTH

Mother Earth News
Paperback

Price: $6.99

Keeping your family healthy all year long is one of the toughest jobs, and it's made all the more difficult by the effects of ingredients and chemicals in over-the-counter medicine and household clean…

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Keeping your family healthy all year long is one of the toughest jobs, and it's made all the more difficult by the effects of ingredients and chemicals in over-the-counter medicine and household cleaners. MOTHER EARTH NEWS Guide to Family Health offers helpful articles that will help you take control of your family's health. Covering everything from homemade remedies to first-aid kit essentials, this 100-page guide contains natural wellness tips, information on which food additives to avoid, and much more.

Read how to keep seasonal illness and chronic disease at bay by using natural methods to boost your immune system. Learn how to grow a healing garden and enjoy the benefits of herbs growing right outside your front door. Discover new beauty products - whether store bought or homemade - that are healthier and safer for you. Make your home a healthy home by following simple recipes for household cleaners (and avoid using harsh chemicals).

Articles in the guide include:

  • Simple Soaps: Making your own soap is simple with the right tools. Create your own soap bars at home - all without lye.
  • 3 Most Dangerous Toxins in Your Home: With thousands of chemicals in home products, eliminating them all is no small task. Reduce these most-toxic chemicals.
  • Safe Spaces for Your Baby: Create a safe space for your baby, using these tips for designing a nontoxic nursery.
  • Why It's Still Smart to Buy Organic: Despite recent highly publicized headlines that claim the contrary, eating organic really is better for our health.
  • Stress Less: Improved habits and herbal remedies can reduce your stress load.
  • Naturally Pain-Free: Over-the-counter pain relievers can cause medical problems. Forgo pharmaceuticals in favor of natural options.

37.

THE HOME APOTHECARY

Stacey Dugliss-Wesselman
Paperback

Price: $24.99

With the resurgence of small-batch, locally crafted boutiques and brands that mimic heritage brand ideals, today's consumers are looking for a product with an emphasis on locally sourced production an…

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With the resurgence of small-batch, locally crafted boutiques and brands that mimic heritage brand ideals, today's consumers are looking for a product with an emphasis on locally sourced production and ingredients. They are already stocking their pantries and fridges with natural, whole foods and relying on real ingredients for better health. The Home Apothecary offers fresh ideas for caring for the body on the outside, too. It features a bounty of recipes: more than 75 original, natural and absolutely chemical-free body care products from face masks to bug repellent to soothing lotions. Author Stacey Dugliss-Wesselman, who launched a line of nationally recognized green-luxury beauty and home goods, in this book teaches formulas in such a way that readers will soon be experimenting on their own.

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GROW IT HEAL IT

Chris Hobbs, Leslie Gardner
Paperback

Price: $21.99

Where there's a symptom, there's also a homegrown cure. With just a windowsill, container or small space, it's easy to grow an instant herbal remedy.

Whether it's a cough, heartburn, join…

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Where there's a symptom, there's also a homegrown cure. With just a windowsill, container or small space, it's easy to grow an instant herbal remedy.

Whether it's a cough, heartburn, joint pain or neuralgia, the 40 ailments and conditions in this book can be treated using herbs and herbal preparations that readers can easily grow and make themselves. With inspiration found in science, tradition and modern herbalistic practices, Grow It, Heal It touts the healing power of more than 50 herbs-from anise hyssop to yerba mansa. Christopher Hobbs and Leslie Gardner, two of the nation's premier herbalists, share growing, harvesting and healing advice in this easy-to-use and friendly guidebook for herbal newbies, featuring teas, tinctures, salves, poultices, compresses and aromatherapy.

Among the many benefits of growing do-it-yourself remedies, readers will discover the convenience of preparing healing potions and salves when they're most needed; the advantage of having organic, fresh and high-quality herbs they've nurtured themselves; and how empowering it is to engage in self-care and why that's important to the healing process. Growing herbs at home allows readers to take an active role in their own health care.

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HOME REMEDIES FROM A COUNTRY DOCTOR

J. Heinrichs, D. Heinrichs
Paperback

Price: $14.95

Got a cough you can't cure? An insatiable craving for a candy bar? A hangover you can't shake? This is the book for anyone who wants quick, simple, time-proven cures for anything that ails you. Collec…

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Got a cough you can't cure? An insatiable craving for a candy bar? A hangover you can't shake? This is the book for anyone who wants quick, simple, time-proven cures for anything that ails you. Collected from more than 250 country doctors, herbalists, nurses, midwives, dentists and other medical professionals, here are more than 1,400 drug-free, country-tested remedies for warding off a backache, curing a cough with licorice, relieving neck pain with a hot-pepper cream, cooking a breakfast that will ward off a headache, curing a dizzy spell with potato chips, and much more. These "house-call cures" are tried and true and should be available in every home.

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HERBAL ANTIVIRALS

Stephen Harrod Buhner
Paperback

Price: $24.95

Take control of your health! Emerging viruses are becoming more virile and aggressive, and traditional medications are becoming less effective against them. In Herbal Antivirals, his companion to the …

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Take control of your health! Emerging viruses are becoming more virile and aggressive, and traditional medications are becoming less effective against them. In Herbal Antivirals, his companion to the best-selling Herbal Antibiotics, Stephen Harrod Buhner offers in-depth instructions on how to prepare and use herbal formulations to strengthen the immune system and treat viral infections such as SARS, influenza and encephalitis.

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