The Way of Herbs

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Simon and Schuster, Aug 1, 1998 - Health & Fitness - 416 pages
Fully updated with the latest developments in herbal science, this practical and useful guide offers comprehensive descriptions of herbal treatments for cancer, arthritis, colds, and influenza. It shows how to gain and maintain health through a holistic approach, with information on simple herb remedies, and descriptions of more than 140 Western herbs and 31 Chinese herbs.

The Way of Herbs is an essential manual for gaining and maintaining good health through a holistic approach, a natural path to well-being and is “the one book that should be in everyone’s library” (William McGarey, MD).

Discover:
*The three functions of herbs
*Eight traditional methods of herbal therapy
*The benefits of a balanced diet
*Herbal treatments for cancer, herpes, acne, arthritis, back pain, weight problems, colds, and flu
*Detailed descriptions, use, and dosage for more than 140 Western herbs and 31 important Chinese herbs
*How to purchase, grow, and store herbs
*A new, extensive directory of herbal health-care stores

“The first herb book that effectively blends Eastern, European, and American Indian healing traditions” (Steven Foster, director of the American Center for Herb Study).
 

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Oplopanax horridus (or horridum) is not Devil's Claw, as it says in the book, but Devil's Club. There is a big difference between the 2 plants. The information given in the book belongs to Devil's Club. Devil's Claw is Harpagophytum. That is how people get hurt. It's also how herbs get bad reputations- via bad information! 

Contents

CHINESE HERBS
OBTAINING AND STORING HERBS
MAKING AN HERBAL FORMULA
TREATMENTS FOR SPECIFIC AILMENTS
CAUTIONARY NOTES ON HERB
A BOTANICAL APPROACH TO CANCER TREATMENT
MAGNET THERAPY
PLANETHERBS ONLINE

HERBAL PROPERTIES
DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT
A BALANCED DIET
KITCHEN MEDICINES
WESTERN HERBS
TRAVELERS FIRST
SOURCES FOR HERBS AND HERB PRODUCTS
EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES
INDEX
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About the author (1998)

Michael Tierra is a pioneer in the study of traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine in the West. He is one of the forerunners of the North American Natural Health movement. His expertise comes from other thirty years of practice and study in North America, China, and India. He lives in Northern California.

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