The Way of Herbs
Blends eastern, European, and American Indian healing traditions. Shows the three functions of herbs; eight traditional methods of herbal therapy; the benefits of a macrobiotic diet; herbal treatments for cancer, herpes, acne, arthritis, back pain, weight problems, colds and flu; detailed descriptions, use and dosage for over 140 western herbs and 31 important Chinese herbs; and how to purchase, grow and store herbs.
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The Key to Health
Theory of Using Herbs
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