Natural and herbal medicines have been around for as long as humans have walked the earth. Though disregarded for many years by a medical establishment more enamored with pharmaceuticals and surgery, natural remedies are being promoted by forward-thinking healthcare professionals more than ever before. In this age of heightened environmental consciousness, one fact has become very clear: Many of today's common health complaints can be handled safely and effectively using a variety of easily available, 100% natural, therapeutic approaches.
The complete guide to natural cures
is a comprehensive, easy-to-use, A-to-Z listing of natural treatments and chemical-free strategies for dealing with a wide range of health issues and problems—from allergies to back pain to vertigo; from angina to fibromyalgia to ulcers. Included also is valuable information on the effective uses of diet change, herbs, hydrotherapy, yoga, and various physical treatments such as chiropractic, acupressure, massage, and reflexology to treat and/or prevent nearly 100 common ailments—making The Complete Guide to Natural Cures the ultimate handbook for living a healthy, natural life.
This new Third Edition of Leung's Encyclopedia of Common Natural Ingredients: Used in Food, Drugs, and Cosmetics arrives in the wake of the huge wave of interest in dietary supplements and herbal medicine resulting from both trends in health and the Dietary Supplement and Health Education Act of 1994 (DSHEA). This fully updated and revised text includes the most recent research findings on a wide variety of ingredients, giving readers a single source for understanding and working with natural ingredients.
The Encyclopedia continues the successful format for entries listed in earlier editions (consisting of source, description, chemical composition, pharmacology, uses, commercial preparations, regulatory status, and references). The text also features an easily accessible alphabetical presentation of the entries according to common names, with the index cross-referencing entries according to scientific names.
This Third Edition also features:
More than 50 percent more information than the Second Edition, reflecting the greatly increased research activity in recent years
A new section on traditional Indian medicine, with information on nine commonly used herbs
More than 6,500 references
Two new appendices explaining and illustrating the botanical terminology frequently encountered in the text
A revised and expanded index
Leung's Encyclopedia of Common Natural Ingredients: Used in Food, Drugs, and Cosmetics, Third Edition will continue to provide a comprehensive compilation of the existing literature and prominent findings on natural ingredients to readers with an interest in medicine, nutrition, and cosmetics.
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
The health conditions? Everything from heart disease, cancer, and migraines to insomnia, PMS, and allergies. The remedies? Fish oils, peppermint, lavender, blueberry yogurt, and old-fashioned vitamin C. This is a complete reference book for readers who want scientifically researched recommendations for the best all-natural treatments for specific conditions presented in an easy-to-follow format.
- Covers complaints and ailments from high blood pressure to bug bites
- Each treatment based on the latest scientific research
- Includes natural remedies from herbs and supplements to traditional Chinese Medicine
- Arranged by specific ailment or disorder