20,000 Secrets of Tea: The Most Effective Ways to Benefit from Nature's Healing Herbs

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Random House Publishing Group, Dec 23, 2009 - Health & Fitness - 272 pages
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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!

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User Review  - jcrben - LibraryThing

Gift from my mother. I'm skeptical of the purported remedies, but I am quite intrigued by pharmacognosy (deriving medicines from natural substances) so I skimmed it. Includes some things which are ... Read full review

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User Review  - faithful_scientist - LibraryThing

An excellent guide to have at your fingertips if you, like me, brew a pot of echinacea at the first sign of a cold, chop up ginger root for tummy troubles, etc.--if you would rather have an ounce of ... Read full review


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Victoria Zak is an award-winning writer, researcher, and co-author of The Fat to Muscle Diet and The Dieter's Dictionary and Problem Solver. Her work has appeared in many national publications, including Ladies' Home Journal, Prevention, Shape, USA Today, The Boston Globe, and Glamour.  She lives in Massachusetts and has been featured in Who's Who in the East.

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