The Encyclopedia of Medicinal Plants

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DK Pub., 1996 - Medical - 336 pages
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Based on the latest scientific research, The Encyclopedia of Medicinal Plants provides a fascinating insight into the chemistry of herbs and their healing properties, explaining how and why they work as medicines within the body.
The major herbal traditions practiced in different regions of the world - Europe, India, China, Africa, Australia, and the Americas - are vividly described and reviewed from a historical perspective, revealing the intimate connection between the growth of herbal medicine and the culture in which it is used.
A unique photographic index profiles more than 550 plants with detailed information on habitat and cultivation, parts used, active constituents, therapeutic properties, research, and traditional and current uses. The profiles of the 100 most commonly used plants also explain herbal preparations and give recommendations for self-treatment.
A practical section outlines how to grow, harvest, and store medicinal plants. The easy-to-follow photographic guide shows how to make different types of remedies for home use, with expert guidance on the self-treatment of more than 60 common ailments.

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Review: Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine

User Review  - Kate - Goodreads

I've spent hours with this one already, and I'm pretty certain it will become as worn as my other encyclopedias by DK. The first chapters include a brief description of active constituents in all ... Read full review

A Must Have for herb lovers

User Review  - thinkering - Walmart

After i had borrowed this book from a friend, i knew it had to be in my library. The reason it is so useful: herbs are arranged alphabetically, many helpful color photos, gives important data on herbs ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
ii
Early Origins to the 19th Century
16
Other Medicinal Plants
154
Herbal Remedies for Home Use
283
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About the author (1996)

Andrew Chevallier, FNIMH, is an experienced medical herbalist and lecturer in herbal medicine. He is a member of Herbalists on Columbia Road (HCR) in London, a think tank of herbalists, doctors, chemists and toxicologists that collect and distribute informaiton on herbal remedies in the only country in which herbal medicine is legal.

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