Prescription for Herbal Healing

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Penguin, Jan 1, 2002 - Health & Fitness - 545 pages
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The popularity of herbal medicine has exploded during the past decade, with herbal remedies becoming increasingly available in such conventional outlets as drugstores and even supermarkets. Prescription for Herbal Healing brings to herbal medicine the same in-depth, easy-to-understand information and accessible style that Prescription for Nutritional Healing successfully brought to diet and nutritional supplements.

This book is divided into three parts for easy reference. Part I discusses the basic principles of herbal medicine and outlines the properties and characteristics of some one hundred sixty single herbs and sixty herbal combination formulas. Part II describes more than one hundred fifty common disorders, conveniently arranged in alphabetical order from acne to yeast infection, and names the herbal therapies that can be used in the treatment of those conditions. Part III is a guide to using various kinds of herbal and other alternative therapies. In addition, it includes self-diagnostic tests and boxed insets throughout, which offer detailed information on a wide variety of topics.

Complete coverage of Chinese and Ayurvedic herbs make this volume entirely comprehensive, and thorough scientific references lend it an authority not found in any other herbal book. Prescription for Herbal Healing is the definitive herbal resource and is a necessity for any health-conscious consumer.

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User Review  - sandjands - Borders

This book is an absolute must for anyone who is interested in learning about different herbs and what to use them for. It is easy to use as it is broken up into 2 sections: the first is an ... Read full review

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If you prefer to treat your ailments naturally this is a must have book. I bought this for myself and my father. Read full review

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About the author (2002)

Phyllis Balch, CNC, was a leading nutritional counselor and advocate of natural therapies for more than two decades.
Stacey J. Bell, D.SC., is a registered dietitian and has worked as a nutritional researcher while on the faculty at Harvard Medical School, where she also counseled patients on how to eat in the face of disease. She has worked with Tom Robbins and Dr. Andrew Weil, coauthored more than one hundred scientific articles, and lectured extensively around the world on most aspects of nutrition.

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