A basic introduction, the book describes the whole cycle from farm to final compound, backed up by case studies drawn from industry and research applications. It broadens the scope of applications and draws upon examples from various sources. Natural products chemistry, as taught today, draws its examples mainly from marine chemistry or plant chemistry; however, there is also a fascinating and rich world of fermented (microbial and algal) products leading to complex structures. Thus, the book draws upon examples from the microbial world and from insects too. Therefore, this is a source of bioactive metabolites, not traditionally available in academic settings, more the mainstay of the pharmaceutical industry.
Providing a roadmap of the process of collecting a compound from nature, isolating the active ingredient, and determining the chemical structure, this book provides a unique approach to the world of natural products.
Completely updated essential oils book: The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy might be the best aromatherapy book available anywhere. And, it just got better!
If you liked Modern Essentials, you’ll love this essential oils favorite: The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy, Revised and Expanded is a necessary resource for anyone interested in alternative approaches to healing and lifestyle. This new edition contains more than 800 easy-to-follow recipes for essential oil treatments from Valerie Ann Worwood, a consultant and expert on the clinical uses of essential oils internationally.
Explore the multitude of benefits of essential oils and aromatherapy: In her clear and positive voice, Worwood provides tools to address a variety of health issues, including specific advice for children, women, men, and seniors. This aromatheraphy book also covers self-defense against microbes and contaminants, emotional challenges, care for the home and workplace, and applications for athletes, dancers, travelers, cooks, gardeners, and animal lovers. Worwood also offers us her expertise in the use of essential oils in beauty and spa treatments, plus profiles of 125 essential oils, 37 carrier oils, and more.
An essential oils book classic for 25 years: Since the publication of the first edition of this book 25 years ago, the positive impact of essential oil use has become increasingly recognized, as scientific researchers throughout the world have explored essential oils and their constituents for their unique properties and uses.
You don’t have to identify with the goddess or Earth Mother labels to get going with holistic treatments for your everyday health needs. If you already buy organic produce, make an effort to eat whole foods, and tend to choose Method products over Windex, it only makes sense that that you’d approach your health, wellness, and beauty regimen with a similarly all-natural approach.
Do-It-Yourself Herbal Medicine inspires you to easily and affordably take charge of how you look and feel by sharing simple and fun recipes that use Mason jars, sauce pans, and even your French press in creative ways. In these pages, you’ll find:
• Down-to-earth info on the exploding popularity of essential oils and why they’re so effective
• In-depth profiles of 5 must-have herbs to kick off your herbal medicinal projects, as well as 30 additional herbs to get to know and use
• Over 200 recipes for face and hair care, body and skin care, intimate care, mental health and wellness, common ailments, home cleaning products, and self-care for the day common occurrences, from a hangover to a Netflix binge watch
Improve your health and empower yourself today with these simply, powerful remedies.
From the world-renowned naturopathic doctors and bestselling authors of The Encyclopedia of Healing Foods comes the authoritative third edition of the classic reference work, revised and expanded to include the latest cutting-edge natural therapies for the most common ailments. Michael Murray and Joseph Pizzorno focus on promoting health and treating disease with nontoxic, natural therapies. This groundbreaking book—the leader in its field—shows you how to improve your health through a positive mental attitude, a healthy lifestyle, a health-promoting diet, and supplements, along with plenty of practical tips.
Murray and Pizzorno present an evidence-based approach to wellness, based on firm scientific findings. They aim to dispel the notion that natural medicine isn’t “real medicine,” offering examples and studies that show the efficacy of a holistic approach to patient care. This book grounds the reader in the seven major tenets of natural medicine and covers important topics in health care today, including cancer prevention, detoxification, and internal cleansing. Written in an easy-to-follow A–Z format, The Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine offers holistic approaches for treating more than 80 common ailments, including diabetes, celiac disease, endometriosis, and more. Furthermore, it gives you:
-Ways to prevent disease through enhancing key body systems
-The major causes and symptoms of each condition
- The therapeutic considerations you need to be aware of
- Detailed treatment summaries that include the most effective nutritional supplements and botanical medicines
And much more
This groundbreaking text is a perfect introduction to the world of natural medicine, providing clear guidance in the use of the best natural remedies for all kinds of illnesses, big and small. The Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine is a valuable health reference and essential reading for anyone seeking to better their health.
DID YOU KNOW?
A cancer-related checkup is recommended every 3 years for people aged 20 to 40 and every year for people aged 40 or older. This exam should include health counseling and, depending on a person’s age and gender, might include examinations for cancers of the thyroid, oral cavity, skin, lymph nodes, testes, or ovaries, as well as for some nonmalignant diseases.
A high dietary intake of vitamin C has been shown to significantly reduce the risk of death from heart attacks and strokes, as well as all other causes including cancer.
Many clinical and experimental studies have clearly demonstrated that stress, personality, attitude, and emotion are etiologic or contributory in suppressing the immune system as well as leading to the development of many diverse diseases.
Regular exercise has been demonstrated to provide benefit to individuals with immunodeficiency diseases, particularly through stress alleviation and mood enhancement. HIV-positive individuals had increases in CD4, CD8, and natural killer (NK) cells immediately following aerobic exercise.
Melatonin exerts significant anticancer effects, especially against breast cancer. Vitamin E not only improves insulin action, it also exerts a number of beneficial effects when taken at dosages ranging from 400 to 800 IU, which may aid in preventing the long-term complications of diabetes.
Find out all of this and more in The Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine!
More and more people are exploring the healing possibilities of plant-based medicines, and health shops across the country now stock their shelves with natural remedies, but treatments can easily be made at home. The Herbal Apothecary profiles 100 of the most important medicinal plants with striking photographs and step-by-step instructions for making herbal teas, tinctures, compresses, and salves to treat everything from muscle strain to the common cold or anxiety. This holistic guide also includes advice for the home gardener on growing and foraging for medicinal plants.
Incorporating traditional wisdom and scientific information, The Herbal Apothecary provides an accessible and comprehensive introduction to plant-based medicine. With the guidance of naturopath JJ Pursell, herb enthusiasts can learn how to safely create their own remedies using plants they know and love.
Millions of Americans are turning to herbal therapies to heal what ails them-either as an alternative or as a supplement to traditional medicine. From the most trusted name in natural healing, Phyllis A. Balch's new edition of Prescription for Herbal Healing provides the most current research and comprehensive facts in an easy-to-read A- to-Z format, including:Information on more than 200 herbs and herbal combination formulas, ranging from well-known herbs, such as ginseng and St. John's Wort, to less familiar remedies, such as khella and prickly ash Chinese and ayurvedic herbal combinations Discussion of more than 150 common disorders from acne to yeast infection, and suggested herbal treatment therapies
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Health ailments and injuries are bound to interrupt your day-to-day life when you least expect it. Home Remedies Rx offers safe and effective treatments when you them most.
Whether you are battling insomnia, a headache, chapped lips, a bee sting, or acid reflux, Home Remedies Rx offers tried-and-true solutions to help alleviate everyday aches and pains, as well as tips for enhancing beauty and wellness. From the natural healing experts who brought you the New York Times bestseller Essential Oils for Beginners, Home Remedies Rx will help you treat today’s ailments with time-tested wisdom.
Home Remedies Rx offers effective, natural remedies at your fingertips, with:
• An easy-to-navigate A-to-Z reference guide to natural home remedies
• Profiles of more than 60 healing foods, household products, and essential oils
• Effective home remedies to treat more than 100 common ailments and address your beauty and wellness needs
• DIY treatments for prenatal, infant, and child-age ailments
• Natural home remedies to help your pets stay healthy too
Save time, money, and trips to the doctor’s office with this handy guide to home remedies.
Lavender, peppermint, rosemary, and other healing plants are likely right at your fingertips, or just beyond at a nearby garden. Now unlocking their healing powers is, too. Essential Oils and Aromatherapy: An Introductory Guide offers all the techniques, tools, and tips you need to start creating natural, toxic-free medicine and everyday household products from the comfort of your home.
Everything You Need to Know to Get Started with Essential Oils
• Enjoy Your Personal Apothecary, which includes profiles of more than 60 essential oils
• Learn to measure, dispense, and blend essential oils like a seasoned aromatherapist
• Discover the 25 most effective essential oils for natural healing
• Master techniques for massage, acupressure, inhalation, and more
• Study safety tips for pregnant women, children, babies, and pets
Over 300 Natural Recipes for Every Household
• Apply everyday remedies for common ailments such as acne, migraines, nausea, and stress
• Use toxic-free household items, from lavender laundry detergent and all-purpose cleaner to air fresheners
• Enjoy calming beauty treatments, including face masks, body butter, and soothing bath salts
Does inflammation of your joints or arthritis keep you from doing the activities that you desire? Does it restrict how you are living your life? Do you feel like you aren't thinking as clearly as you once did as you age? Is the potentially protecting yourself and your family from heart disease and cancer important to you?
For those searching for an all-natural way to delay ageing...
For years, I have studied natural remedies, from essential oils to the latest superfoods, always searching for that supplement that would help prevent a variety of ailments. Finally on a trip to India, I found a herb that would change my life: turmeric. This simple spice has amazing health benefits, including relieving arthritis and inflammation, improving brain functioning, helping to prevent heart disease and cancer, as well as being shown to be effective in preventing and treating Alzheimer's Disease.
I have made it my goal to introduce this amazing herb to people, confident in its abilities to help them live a better, and healthier, life. For the first time, my extensive research into turmeric and curcumin has been collected into one place, helping you to understand how you can now protect yourself and your family with this wondrous natural herb.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Herbal remedies have been around for years and many people count on them every day. Some carry a strong belief that there is no need to rely on medications. Among the alternative medicine approaches, essential oils are used for a number of different conditions and offer a variety of benefits.
After a stress filled day, it would be nice to come home and just relax. Some have found that they can get fast relaxation by taking a warm bath using essential oils. A mix of the oils and the aromas can relax one so much that it puts the client to sleep.
Because essential oils are extracted from plant material, they often contain the nutritional essence of the plants themselves. In concentrated form, they can impart huge health benefits, when they are ingested into the body.
Essential Oils will guide you through the various uses and benefits of essential oils, highlighting how to use them to lose weight, relieve pain, maintain your skin, as well as strengthen your hair. The various uses of essential oils is nearly limitless. Come discover what many others have: that there is now a safer, more natural way to protect yourself and your family.
In The Green Pharmacy Guide to Healing Foods, Dr. Duke turns to the broader and even more popular subject of food as medicine, drawing on more than thirty years of research to identify the most powerful healing foods on earth. Whether he is revealing how to beat high cholesterol with blueberries, combat hot flashes with black beans, bash blood sugar spikes with almonds, or help relieve agonizing back pain with pineapple, Dr. Duke's food remedies help treat and prevent the whole gamut of health concerns, from minor (such as sunburn and the common cold) to more serious (like arthritis and diabetes).
Dr. Duke has assigned a rating to each remedy, according to his evaluation of the available scientific studies and anecdotal reports. Many of the healing foods recommended here are proving so effective that they may outperform popular pharmaceuticals—minus the risk (and cost).
This book will guide you through the step-by-step process of learning about and growing your own healing herbs, starting with the basics of what each herb can do and proceeding to show you everything you need to cultivate them yourself. The first things you will learn in this guide are the basics of all healing herbs, starting with a complete breakdown of the numerous healing herbs known to be easily cultivated in temperate climates. Matching the right herbs to your region, you will then be able to start learning about how herbs grow, what they need from the soil, water, the weather, and feeding.
You will learn which pests are most likely to appear with each herb plant and which planting conditions are best for your herbs, from indoor potting to outdoor containers, or in ground fields. You will learn which plants grow best together and which style of herbs are going to be best for selling and which are best for personal growing. Experts in the field of healing herbs have provided their insights into issues such as how to harvest the healing herbs best and how to dry or preserve them for use as healing materials. Learn how you can make a number of common treatments for various ailments with your herbs and how you can benefit best from your new found gardens. This book is a complete guide for anyone who has ever wanted to try something different and grow it themselves.
Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company presidentâe(tm)s garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advice. Every book has resources, contact information, and web sites of the products or companies discussed.
In this fully revised and updated edition, authors Jeanine Davis and W. Scott Persons show how more than a dozen sought-after native species can generate a greater profit on a rugged, otherwise idle woodlot than just about any other legal crop on an equal area of cleared land. With little capital investment but plenty of sweat equity, patience, and common sense, small landowners can preserve and enhance their treed space while simultaneously earning supplemental income. Learn how to establish, grow, harvest, and market:Popular medicinal roots such as ginseng, goldenseal, and black cohosh; Other commonly used botanicals including bloodroot, false unicorn, and mayapple The nutritious wild food, ramps, and the valuable ornamental galax.
Packed with budget information, extensive references, and personal stories of successful growers, this invaluable resource will excite and inspire everyone from the home gardener to the full-time farmer.
Jeanine Davis is an associate professor and extension specialist with North Carolina State University. Her focus is helping farmers diversify into new crops and organic agriculture.
W. Scott Persons is the author of American Ginseng: Green Gold and an expert in growing and marketing wild-simulated and woods-cultivated ginseng.
More than 260 detailed line drawings help readers identify a wide range of plants -- many of which are suited for cooking by following the more than thirty recipes included in this book. There are literally hundreds of plants readily available underfoot waiting to be harvested and used either as food or as a potential therapeutic. This book is both a field guide to nature's bounty and a source of intriguing information about the plants that surround us.
You're about to enter a completely different kind of drugstore. One where herbal medicines are offered right alongside conventional pharmaceuticals. Where bottles of feverfew stand next to bottles of aspirin, and echinacea has its place among other cold and flu remedies.
The Herbal Drugstore is the only place where you can compare mainstream drug treatments and their herbal alternatives for close to 100 common health problems. You'll find herbs that have the same healing powers as many prescription and over-the-counter medications--only they're cheaper and gentler, with few or no side effects.
Whether you need fast first-aid or long-term relief, The Herbal Drugstore has a remedy for you. Here's just a sampling:
* Immobilized by arthritis? Rub on capsaicin cream, a natural pain reliever made from hot peppers
* Can't sleep? Start snoozing with valerian--it's as effective as Valium, but it isn't addictive
* Want to lose a few pounds? Get a helping hand from psyllium, an herbal alternative to appetite suppressants
* Feeling stressed? Calm jangled nerves with ginseng--it won't undermine alertness
* Battling bronchitis? Clear up that cough with licorice, a natural expectorant
* Need help with high blood pressure? Turn to hawthorn--it has much in common with beta blockers, except for the side effects
The Herbal Drugstore features these and many more herbal remedies--712 in all! They're profiled right next to their pharmaceutical counterparts, so you can make your own comparisons and decide which treatments are best for you.
Neem Paste for Skin Diseases
Preparing a Soothing Eyeliner
Irritation in Your Eyes
For Stroke Victims
Flatulence and Dyspepsia
Malaria and Periodic Fever Cure
My Natural Oil Remedy
Different Uses of Neem
Fodder for Poultry
The Neem- Azadirachta Indica – Margosa was an indigenous plant found in the Indian subcontinent, but thanks to more and more people all over the world knowing all about its miraculous long-term curative properties, it is being used as an alternative medicine cure by naturopaths globally.
This book is going to tell you all about some known and some lesser-known remedies which you can use as an organic fertilizer, as a pesticide, and also to cure yourself.
It has been estimated that if we collect all the seeds produced by all the neem trees in the world annually, we are going to get 4,018,000 tons of valuable seed. The market value of the seeds themselves is about $50 million. Apart from that, the wood can bring in another $20 million.
Nevertheless, we would prefer our neem trees flourishing in our gardens, and providing us with shade, seeds and leaves to keep us and our family healthy. It is also going to provide a natural air purifier for us and ours.
Herbal skin Soap from the neem seeds is normally made with neem seed oil extract. The leftover husk remaining after the oil has been extracted is used as an organic fertilizer, as well as fodder for farm animals.
• Reveals how these conditions often go undiagnosed, complicate Lyme treatment, and cause a host of symptoms--from arthritis to severe brain dysfunction
• Outlines natural treatments for both infections, with herbs and supplements for specific symptoms and to combat overreactions of the immune system
• Reviews the latest scientific research on Bartonella and Mycoplasma coinfections and how treatment with antibiotics is often ineffective
Each year Harvard researchers estimate there are nearly 250,000 new Lyme disease infections--only 10 percent of which will be accurately diagnosed. One of the largest factors in misdiagnosis of Lyme is the presence of other tick-borne infections, which mask or aggravate the symptoms of Lyme disease as well as complicate treatment. Two of the most common and damaging Lyme coinfections are Bartonella and Mycoplasma. Nearly 35 million people in the United States are asymptomatically infected with each of these pathogens, and at least 10 percent will become symptomatic every year--with symptoms ranging from arthritis to severe brain dysfunction.
Distilling hundreds of peer-reviewed journal articles on the latest scientific research on Bartonella, Mycoplasma, and Lyme disease, Stephen Buhner examines the complex synergy between these infections and reveals how all three can go undiagnosed or resurface after antibiotic treatment. He explains how these coinfections create cytokine cascades in the body--essentially sending the immune system into an overblown, uncontrolled response in much the same way that rheumatoid arthritis or cancer can. Detailing effective natural holistic methods centered on herbs and supplements, such as the systemic antibacterial herb Sida acuta, which acts to protect blood cells from invading organisms, he reveals how to treat specific symptoms, interrupt the cytokine cascades, and bring the immune system back into balance as well as complement ongoing Lyme disease treatments.
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, 2nd Edition 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.
Nootropics come in different forms and shape; they’re built different and their action on the brain and nervous system varies greatly. Unless you give yourself the time to get familiar with each category of smart drugs available out there and with their mechanism of action, you won’t be able to make the best choice when choosing a particular product or a list of nootropics to stack for boosting your brain’s performances.
Most nootropics are obtained from ingredients found in plant components – beans, barks, herbs and roots, in foods or from “raw materials” produced inside the human body through the breakdown of other substances. Nootropics are available in grocery stores and health food stores, can be found as dietary supplements or as prescription drugs, if we refer to smart drugs used for treating Alzheimer’s disease, retardation, dementia or Parkinson’s disease for example.
All these drugs and naturally occurring nootropics can be used in cognitive enhancement regimens, some of them working gradually and more subtle while others produce immediate and profound effects. Some nootropics are virtually free of side effects and non-toxic, while others can become addictive when used for too long or in higher than recommended doses.
For getting the most of a nootropic regimen and avoiding the unpleasant effects some of these smart drugs can generate, an in-depth understanding of the topic is required. But with all the different categories and types of nootropics known today, it can be overwhelming for a beginner to gather all the needed information on this topic.
Reading this book is an excellent way to get familiar with the functioning of your brain as well as with the internal and external factors that can affect your mental performance and cognitive potential. It’s a very helpful step in understanding the changes that need to be done in order to restore your brain’s balance and eliminate the culprits for memory loss, attention deficit and other cognition-related problems.
Once you know how nootropics work and what they can do for your body and brain, you can make a wiser decision and choose exactly the smart drugs that can help you achieve your specific goal!
Nootropics are scientifically proven to be effective in enhancing brain’s functioning, cognition and communication between nervous cells, in protecting brain against degenerative processes and in treating conditions like schizophrenia, dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease.
They are effective in reducing physical and mental stress, enhancing energy levels for improve physical and psychical performances, in improving coordination, alertness, memory and focus. Motivation, reaction time, mental clarity, learning abilities and general intelligence can be enhanced with nootropics.
Some smart drugs can be taken constantly, for very long periods of time, without putting one’s health at risk. Others have to be cycled as they can become addictive or increase the organism’s tolerance to certain ingredients and become ineffective in the long run. Some nootropics can be successfully incorporated in brain-boosting stacks while others shouldn’t be mixed with other drugs as they can interfere with one another, altering the body’s internal equilibrium.
Role of this book is to inform and guide you in choosing the best nootropics for your body’s needs and your goals. Written in a very comprehensive manner and providing an important amount of well researched data, this book is an excellent source for anyone trying to get started with a smart drug regimen.
This book is different because it provides step-by-step instructions for extracting the medicinal properties within herbs and plants. It also shows you how to use those properties to improve your health.
Included with the 393 individual herb and plant profiles are “how to” chapters for creating individualized herbal products and quick reference sections for alternative solutions to medical ailments. Also provided within the pages are the precautions, safety guidelines, and recipes for treatment applications.
The ability to ease suffering, shorten the duration, or eliminate an affliction is a desire shared by everyone. You will use this book more often than any cook book or medical hand book.
Good health to you and yours.
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The Gut Health Protocol outlines natural approaches to tackling dozens of stomach and intestinal health issues using only scientifically studied natural herbs, supplements and diet. Supplements commonly available in local health foods stores and at your favorite online retailer. Many common ailments often have gut issues as their underlying cause, conditions such as: recurring stomach aches, diarrhea, constipation, heartburn, IBS, acid reflux, nausea, eating disorders, eczema, obesity, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and even major depression have all been linked to gut issues. The root of many of these problems can often be traced quite convincingly to Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO), intestinal candida albicans, h.pylori bacteria overgrowth in the stomach, bacterial dysbiosis throughout the gut or other secondary conditions that these infections cause. The Gut Health Protocol, and The Gut Health Diet, can usually resolve these issues, and without damaging antibiotics or steroids. Even if you choose to go the antibiotic route The Gut Health Protocol can make the treatment more effective and can help prevent serious complications.
The Gut Health Protocol contains over 1200 published scientific studies summarized and explained in easy to understand language, over 500 pages on paper, and reviews of several treatment options. Unlike many self-help books nearly everything in the book is based on science, not opinion. The author takes all of this brilliant research and translates it to the practical application of healing and caring for our gut.
The book is written in such a way as allow your doctor to easily look up the scientific studies to validate the claims and treatment suggestions. No need to take the author’s word for anything, you and your doctor can read the research. It is recommended that everyone works with a doctor to determine a treatment plan.
Though everyone’s condition is different, you can be feeling much better in as little as 2 weeks, naturally and without risky antibiotic treatments.
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Pacific Northwest Medicinal Plants is an accessible introduction to finding and using wild plants for health and wellness. Beginners seeking reliable advice and experienced practitioners on the hunt for new information alike will delight in the plant profiles, color photographs, step-by-step instruction for essential herbal remedies, and seasonal foraging tips. This indispensable guide to finding, harvesting, and using wild plants is for wildcrafters in Alaska, Oregon, Washington, northern California, and British Columbia.
An ancient Chinese legend: Once there was a man who knew 100,000 healing properties of herbs. He taught his son 80,000 secrets. On his deathbed, he told his son to visit his grave in five years, and there he would find the other 20,000 secrets. When the son went to his father's grave, he found, growing on the site, the tea shrub....
Teas are the gentle, natural, most beneficial way to absorb the healing properties of herbs--easily and inexpensively. A simple cup of tea not only has the power to soothe and relax but to deliver healing herbal agents to the bloodstream more quickly than capsules, tinctures, or infusions. Feeling tired? Rose hip tea will rev you up and beautify your skin. Need some help with your diet? Ginger tea will provide the boost you need and help aching joints too. Hot or iced, these pure and simple drinks offer delicious ways to stay healthy and revitalize you from the inside out. This unique guide offers:
An A-Z listing of common ailments followed by the teas best used to treat them
Instructions on how to create your own medicinal kitchen
Advice on creating your own tea blends
Descriptions of the top 100 herbs and their secret healing properties
And much, much more!
From the Paperback edition.
Herbalist Doreen Shababy shares her deep, abiding love for the earth and its gifts in this collection of herbal wisdom that represents a lifetime of work in the forest, field, and kitchen. This herbalism guidebook is jam-packed with dozens of tasty recipes and natural remedies, including Glorious Garlic and Artichoke Dip, Sunny Oatmeal Crepes, Candied Catnip Leaves, Lavender Lemonade, Roseberry Tea, Garlic Tonic, Parsnip Hair Conditioner, and Dream Charms made with Mugwort.
A sampling of the herbal lore, legend, and instruction found within these pages:
The difference between sweet-faced flowers and flowers with attitude
How to assemble a well-stocked pantry • The importance of gratitude
Plant-spirit communication basics • How to use local wild herbs
How to make poultices, teas, tinctures, balms, and extracts
"Those who dare delve into this book may emerge with catnip on their breath, mud on their knees, wild fruit juices on their hands, and a mysterious, satisfied smile—the very image of a wild and weedy woman. Come on!" —Susun S. Weed, wild woman herbalist
• Planting guides for medicine wheel gardens in every zone, from desert Southwest to northern woodlands
• A beautifully illustrated encyclopedia of 50 key healing herbs, including propagation needs, traditional and modern uses, and cautions
• Easy-to-follow herbal recipes, from teas and tonics to skin creams and soaps--plus delicious healing foods
• Ideas for herbal crafts and ceremonial objects, including smudge sticks, wind horses, prayer ties, and spirit shields
• Seasonal rituals, offerings, and meditations to bless and empower your garden and your friends, and much more
Practical, beautiful, and inspiring, The Medicine Wheel Garden leads us on a powerful journey to rediscovering the sacred in everyday life as we cultivate our gardens . . . and our souls.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Modern medicine is truly a blessing. Advances are made with astonishing speed every day, using both science and technology to make our lives longer and healthier. But if the era of modern medicine began less than two hundred years ago, how did people treat sickness and poor health before then? This book holds the answer.
Researched and written by a practicing medical herbalist and natural healer, Backyard Medicine is the basis for a veritable natural pharmacy that anyone can create. Featuring over 120 easily made herbal home remedies and fully illustrated with nearly three hundred color photographs, this book offers fascinating insights into the literary, historic, and global applications of fifty common wild plants and herbs that can be used in medicines.
Anyone who wants to improve his or her health in a completely natural way will find this book to be an absolute must-have for their home—and garden.
• Filled with valuable, practical and proven alternative treatments
• Stop Taking Worthless Prescription Drugs and Overhyped Supplements that Sabotage Your Health
Americans are under attack. Obesity, lethargy, diabetes, heart disease, and cancer are ghastly epidemics. Worse, most drugs can make you even more sick! Why is this happening? Because no one tells you the truth: Millions of dollars are made by keeping this forbidden knowledge from you. Not anymore!
Shane Ellison-known as The People's Chemist by his thousands of readers-knows the truth. A former chemist for Big Pharma, he quit when he discovered that the drugs he was creating for drug companies were nothing but toxins, and that the real cures could be found on every supermarket and superstore shelf-for a fraction of the cost and without a prescription!
Over-the-Counter Natural Cures is your insider guide to the inexpensive, easy ways to dramatically boost your health in less than 30 days...and stay fit and lean forever!Wake Up with Younger-Looking Skin and a Stronger Heart Learn the Healthiest Alternative to Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs Get the $8 Cure to Deadly Blood Clots and Poor Cardiovascular Function Stop Fearing High Blood Pressure Defy Obesity and Diabetes Fast
Aromatherapy offers countless uses for balancing body, mind, and spirit. Drawing on 75 combined years of experience in botanical therapies, Keville and Green provide a complete resource for students and practitioners. This encyclopedic guide, with more than 90 formulas, details cosmetics, perfumes, and botanical therapies that will help you harness the healing power of plants to enhance your beauty, health, and overall well-being.
Sharing twenty-five years of clinical expertise, Dr. Asa Hershoff has written a highly accessible and useful guide to hundreds of herbs and their uses for specific conditions. The book's unique format helps readers quickly assess health conditions. Margins on each page depict icons of body parts for very easy reference. An alphabetical listing of ailments provides information on each herb's source, dosage, and possible contraindications.
Integrating the best of herbal tradition and science, this authoritative book is an essential guide for tapping the healing power of herbs.
Over the last two decades, The Natural Pregnancy Book has ushered thousands of women through happy and healthy pregnancies. Addressing women's health from conception to birth, Dr. Romm describes herbs that can promote and maintain a healthy pregnancy, and allays such familiar concerns as anxiety, fatigue, morning sickness, and stretch marks. She also discusses the components of a healthy diet, with an emphasis on natural foods. New to this edition is integrative health advice based on Dr. Romm's new credentials as a Yale-trained physician, combined with her twenty years of experience as a midwife and herbalist.
Dr. Anthony Cichoke explains the philosophy behind American Indian healing practices as well as other therapies, such as sweat lodges, used in conjunction with herbs. He examines each herb in an accessible A-to-Z format, explaining its healing properties and varying uses in individual tribes. Finally, he details Native American healing formulas and recipes for treating particular ailments, from hemorrhoids to stress.
The Cannabis Spa at Home contains more than seventy-five cannabis spa recipes free of preservatives and major allergens that can be prepared in the home kitchen or professional spa with wholesome herbal ingredients.
Cannabis spa isn’t new—cannabis has been used for thousands of years for external use in the traditional health practices of Eastern cultures. In locations where cannabis has renewed legal status today, cannabis spa potions such as lotions, salves, poultices, scrubs, and baths are being rediscovered as a healthy alternative for managing pain, soothing irritated skin, and enhancing the spa experience.
In The Cannabis Spa at Home, you’ll discover which spa preparations provide local healing—and which have potential for a more euphoric experience. You’ll also learn how to make:
Refrigerated and shelf-stable cannabis lotions, creams, balms, and masks
Emulsions, cannabis base oils, cannabis herbal poultices, aromatherapy essence water, cannabis bath salts, and foot and hand soaks
Edible treats such as luscious spa nosh, hemp smoothies, and cannabis bhang
This may come as a surprise to you: eczema is one of the most treatable skin conditions known to man.
A big percentage of eczema sufferers feel that their skin condition will be bothering them forever - this is simply not true. When you know how to identify the triggers of eczema and how to remove these common triggers, the eczema actually heals on its own.
Here Are Three Good Reasons To Why You Can Start Curing Your Eczema Naturally Today
ONE: Eczema can be caused by both internal and external factors - examples of external factors include the use of detergents and even the weather.
TWO: Simple lifestyle changes can actually resolve your eczema.
THREE: Key changes in your diet can have an immense, beneficial effect on your eczema.
Here is something dermatologists don't want you to know: naturally remedying eczema is extremely simple. You just need to know what to do, and how to do it! Even if you're a total beginner and haven't got a clue where to start, you can start treating your eczema at home within the day!
There are essentially 3 main things you need to know about naturally curing eczema:
1. How to identify the actual symptoms of eczema and how to differentiate eczema from more serious skin conditions
2. How to identify the key triggers of eczema
3. How to remove the key triggers so that your eczema will resolve on its own
"Eczema No More" covers all of this, and a lot more. And when you read it, you'll be BLOWN AWAY with how simple it really is to naturally treat your eczema.
Here's just a taste of what you'll discover...
- How to identify the symptoms of eczema with these 3 simple techniques...
- 3 little known, yet simple ways to distinguish eczema from other skin conditions...
- 6 time tested and proven strategies for clearer and healthier skin - free from itching and soreness...
- Secret of expert skin care that few people ever know about...
- 3 proven steps to improve your skin care regimen at home...
- How to create the perfect environment for your skin during bathtime...
- 2 simple keys (that are right in front of your eyes) to avoid triggering an eczema outbreak...
- WARNING: 3 things you should never do when it comes to your own diet...
- How to cure eczema in children...
- You'll discover in just a few short minutes how to modify your daily diet for overall better skin...
- 7 everyday but often overlooked tips and tricks for improving your lifestlye so it won't exacerbate your eczema...
- And much more...
For centuries, Chinese martial arts masters have kept their highly prized remedies as carefully guarded secrets, calling such precious and powerful knowledge "a tooth from the tiger's mouth." Now, for the first time, these deeply effective methods are revealed to Westerners who want alternative ways to treat the acute and chronic injuries experienced by any active person.
While many books outline the popular teachings of traditional Chinese medicine, only this one offers step-by-step instructions for treating injuries. Expert practitioner and martial artist Tom Bisio explains the complete range of healing strategies and provides a Chinese first-aid kit to help the reader fully recover from every mishap: cuts, sprains, breaks, dislocations, bruises, muscle tears, tendonitis, and much more.
He teaches readers how to:
Examine and diagnose injuries
Prepare and apply herbal formulas
Assemble a portable kit for emergencies
Fully recuperate with strengthening exercises and healing dietary advice
Comprehensive and easy to follow, with drawings to illustrate both the treatment strategies and the strengthening exercises, this unique guidebook will give readers complete access to the powerful healing secrets of the great Chinese warriors.
An expert in combining both traditional and alternative medicine, Dr. Teitelbaum explains that tackling nine wholly preventable causes is the key to long-term, real relief from nagging health concerns.
Real Cause, Real Cure unearths the underlying causes of more than 50 health problems, steering readers toward cost-effective, safe, and easy remedies to combat woes ranging from acne and food allergies to diabetes and cancer. Readers will discover how getting a full night's rest can combat heart disease, diabetes, depression, heartburn, weight gain, and chronic pain; how adding exercise to one's daily routine not only prevents an expanding waistline, but also wards off Alzheimer's, fibromyalgia, insomnia, and stroke; and how drugs taken to improve our health are a major culprit in why we keep getting sick.
This user-friendly guide takes the confusion out of personal health care so readers can enjoy a life free of needless prescriptions, doctors' offices, and irritating health issues.
In Health and Healing, Harvard-trained physician Andrew Weil explores the full spectrum of alternative healing practices available today, including holistic medicine, homeopathy, osteopathy, naturopathy, chiropractic, Chinese medicine, Shamanism, mind cures, faith healing, psychic healing, and outright quackery. He investigates what works and what doesn’t, what these practices have in common, how they differ from conventional medicine, and how they can be integrated into a complete approach to healing for the twenty-first century.
Health and Healing draws on Dr. Weil’s vast clinical and personal experience, as well as on case studies from around the world.
“An amiable, open-minded guide to alternative systems of healing.” —The New York Times
“Incisive and illuminating . . . There is something for everyone in this book.” —TheWashington Post
“A sound theoretical exploration, personably set forth.” —Kirkus Reviews
“A pioneer in the medicine of the future.” —Deepak Chopra
“A warm and clear-cut spectrum of health and healing. I recommend this book to all who are involved in or interested in wellness.” —Dr. Bernie Siegel, author of Love, Medicine & Miracles
“Read this book.” —Dean Ornish, MD