Wonders In Weeds

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Random House, Aug 31, 2011 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 192 pages

During recent years there has been a great revival in the interest of herbs for both culinary purposes and healing and this has led to the production of numerous books on these subjects, but Wonders in Weeds will be welcomed by those seeking a reliable work by a practitioner who has studied and has had the opportunity of observing the results of botanic therapy over several decades.

This book is the result of practical experience by a man who has devoted his whole life to healing, a man who is anxious to pass on his knowledge to those seeking a safe method of treatment which has no dangerous 'side' effects.

 

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Contents

WondersinWeeds
Foreword
Agrimony
Angelica
Avens
Balm
Bistort
Bladderwrack
Knapweed
Ladies Mantle
Lily of the Valley
Marigold
Marshmallow
Meadowsweet
Mountain Flax
Mullein

Bogbean
Burdock
Burnet Saxifrage
BurrMarigold
Catnep
Celandine
Centaury
Chamomile
Chickweed
Clivers
Coltsfoot
Comfrey
Cowslip
Daisy
Dandelion
Elecampane
Eyebright
Fennel
Feverfew
Garlic
Gentian
Ground Ivy
Groundsel
Holy Thistle
Horsetail
Nettles
Parsley Piert
Pennyroyal
Peppermint
Pilewort
Plantain
Red Clover
Rue
Scullcap
Shepherds Purse
Tormentil
Valerian
Violet
Wild Thyme
Wood Betony
Wormwood
Yarrow
Yellow Dock
How to Prepare Herbal Remedies
Glossary of Botanical Terms
Glossary of Medical Terms
Therapeutic Index
Index
Copyright

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About the author (2011)

William Smith has been in practice as a consulting medical herbalist practically all his life. Born in Colne, Lancashire, in 1910, he studied pre-medical subjects at Burnley Municipal College ( a branch of Manchester University), and at 17 years of age was apprenticed to an uncle who was a bonesetter and medical herbalist, also studying with Joseph Knagg a well-known medical botanist of Colne. In 1937, he qualified as a medical herbalist (by examination) with the Lancashire Association of Herbal Practitioners. Subsequently he practiced privately in Colne and Nelson until the outbreak of war, apart from an appointment as assistant to Dr Sarah A. Webb, MD (USA) and William H. Webb, both Fellows of the NATIONAL Association of Medical Herbalists, at their clinic of Scarisbrick Street, Southport.

Mr Smith studied nature cure and osteopathy at the British Naturopathic and Osteopathic Association, London, gaining diplomas in the two subjects.

He studied with the National Institute of Medical Herbalists of Great Britain, and passed their examination in 1946. Later appointed to the tutorial staff and examining board, and then to the research committee. Awarded a Fellowship in 1961 for services rendered.

He studied privately with Dr Ellis, FRMS in botanical and biological micro-technology, preparing medical slides for universities, and medical schools, and also studied and worked at Whittingham Psychiatric Hospital in the medical, surgical wards and operating theatre for two years, gaining a State Enrolled Nursing Certificate.

He was appointed a member of the Royal Institute of Public Health and Hygiene. He has contributed to health magazines in Britain and has lectured extensively.

William Smith has passed certificate examinations in Swedish massage, joint manipulations, surgical chiropody, practipedics, reflexology or zone therapy, homoeopathy and Chinese acupuncture and medical electricity.

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