A Russian Herbal: Traditional Remedies for Health and Healing

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Inner Traditions / Bear & Co, Feb 1, 1997 - Health & Fitness - 240 pages
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The first guide to the ancient traditions of Russian herbal medicine and their extensive medicinal applications today.
Drawing on a wealth of oral and written traditions, the authors examine the best-known Russian herbs (all of which are widely available in North America and Western Europe) and explain their folkways, properties, and uses. Offering time-tested advice for using herbs to maintain general well-being, they also give clear and simple recipes for treating specific health problems from asthma and migraines to influenza and high blood pressure. Blessed with a wide variety of climates, geography, and flora, early Russians developed a rich folk tradition of herbal healing that ranks among the most sophisticated in the world. Nearly every Russian medical school offers courses of study on the knowledge and application of herbs, and many maintain a special research department that investigates the properties and practical modern applications of herbal medicine.

This is the first book to examine the traditions of Russian herbal medicine.
 

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Contents

A Brief History
6
Collecting and Drying Herbs
13
Making Herbal Perpartions
17
The Digestive Organs
153
The Liver and Gallbladder
172
The Kidneys and Urinary Tract
178
The Cardiovascular
185
The Respiratory System
200
The Skin and Musculoskeletal System
211
The Immune System
219
Mental and Emotional Health
224
Glossary
229
Bibliography
233
Herbal Suppliers
235
Plant Index
239
General Index
243

The Female Reproductive System
207

Common terms and phrases

About the author (1997)

Born in Belorussia, Igor Vilevich Zevin was raised by his grandmother, an accomplished folk healer and herbalist who passed much of her knowledge to him. An engineer by profession, he has maintained his study of herbs over the years. Lilia Vasilevna Zevin was born in Lithuania and has worked as a language teacher and a translator. Herbs were a major part of her family tradition as a child. The Zevins reside in New England. Nathaniel Altman has authored and coauthored more than fifteen books, including Oxygen Healing Therapies, The Twelve Stages of Healing, and The Deva Handbook. He lives in New York City.

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