For thousands of years, herbs were used as a natural remedy for many common ailments. In Herbal Cures, experienced herbalist Christine Scallan rediscovers the traditional herbal methods for healing illness, managing symptoms and improving general well-being.
In this simple, practical guide, she will show you the easy and effective ways you can use herbs to improve your health, ease ailments and enhance your moods, using herbs as a complement to conventional medical treatments.
In Herbal Cures, veteran Irish herbalist Christine Scallan will teach you all about the natural healing power of traditional Irish herbal superfoods: kelp, honey, apple cider vinegar and pollen. You will also discover the benefits of using herbs as food and flavouring as she explores:The curative properties and uses of herbsWhere they are most commonly foundHow to prepare herbal remediesMaking and using poultices, oils, infusions and decoctions. In Herbal Cures, you will learn how to use herbs such as basil, peppermint, marjoram and St John’s Wort to treat a huge range of ailments such as:SinusitisAcneDiarrhoeaDepressionMigraineAsthmaHerbal Cures will teach you the A–Z of herbs and show you how to integrate them in your daily diet, making you a happier, healthier and more vital person.
Sections on cleansings, immunity, life stages, and body systems; a complete A to Z of diseases and treatments; and a section on first aid. Instructions for making your own herbal teas, decoctions, tinctures, ointments, oils, and more.
And because the herbs used in this book are widely available in health food stores, drug stores, and grocery stores-some you'll even find growing in your own backyard-incorporating a greater range of beneficial herbs into your life will be all the more simple. Open the book to any page and you'll feel like you've stumbled upon Mother Nature's best-kept secrets.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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—including teas, tinctures, salves, and ointments—for the common disorders that arise in the different cycles of a woman's life.
Covering adolescence, childbearing years, pregnancy and childbirth, and menopause, Rosemary Gladstar teaches how herbs can be used to treat the symptoms of conditions such as acne, PMS, morning sickness, and hot flashes. 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, Rosemary Gladstar demonstrates not only how to achieve healing through herbs but good health as well.
• Offers herbal remedies for many conditions associated with aging, such as prostate enlargement, hot flashes, hypertension, insomnia, and arthritis
• Provides herbal treatments to restore and maintain function in each of the body’s major systems
• Explores more than 150 herbs and their actions on the body and mind, preparation methods, and recommended dosages
In this herbal guide to healthy aging, medical herbalist David Hoffmann discusses how to maintain the body’s vitality as we age and how to treat and prevent the health concerns brought about by aging. He provides herbal treatments to restore and protect each of the body’s major systems--from the muscles, bones, and digestive system to the pulmonary, cardiovascular, and reproductive organs--as well as herbal remedies for specific ailments such as prostate enlargement, hot flashes, hypertension, insomnia, bronchitis, varicose veins, and arthritis. He shows how herbs can help minimize dependence on conventional medical treatments and provide a safe and welcome alternative to the unpleasant and sometimes dangerous side effects of synthetic drugs.
In the materia medica, Hoffmann details more than 150 health-promoting herbs and their actions on the body and mind, preparation methods, and recommended dosages. This authoritative guide to herbal preventive medicine offers holistic treatments designed not only to promote vibrant health but also to provide a way to age with grace.
This compelling book puts emphasis on topics like:
• God’s protection our frontline of defense,
• Nutrition the Foundation of Health,
• Lifestyle and its effect on health,
• Managing a healthy weight and reducing the risks of degenerative diseases
Protection is Better than Cure equips you with knowledge and wisdom so that you can make right choices for better health.
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.
But Audrey Hepburn's beauty was more than skin deep. "You know the Audrey you saw onscreen? Audrey was like that in real life, only a million times better," says designer Jeffrey Banks. For the first time, this style biography reveals the details--fashion and otherwise--that contributed so greatly to Audrey's appeal. Drawing on original interviews with Hubert de Givenchy, Gregory Peck, Nancy Reagan, Doris Brynner, and Audrey Wilder, as well as reminiscences of professional friends like Steven Spielberg, Ralph Lauren, noted Hollywood photographer Bob Willoughby, Steven Meisel, and Kevyn Aucoin, Audrey Style brings the Audrey her family and friends loved to life.
With more than ninety color and black-and-white photographs, many of which have never before been published, and original designer sketches from Edith Head, Hubert de Givenchy, Vera Wang, Manolo Blahnik, Alexander McQueen, and others, Audrey Style gives measure to the grace, humor, intelligence, generosity, and inimitable fashion sense that was Audrey Hepburn.