Author(s): NAN SHAW
Herbal medicine is probably the oldest form of natural therapy and its popularity is as strong as ever as interest in alternative health continues to grow. It can be applied in a number of ways including infusions, ointments, compresses and poultices, and can be used to treat a wide range of ailments from cuts and bruises to more serious complaints. An illustrated handbook to the effective curative properties of herbal medicines. This introduction to the subject covers methods of treatment, common ailments, a comprehensive list of healing herbs, and guidelines for creating a home herbal medicine chest.
What is herbal medicine?; how herbs work; visiting a practitioner; taking herbal remedies; materia medicia; herbal medicine at the home; a home herbal medicine chest; common ailments.