The Everything Guide to Herbal Remedies
Explains the background and practical usage of herbs and herbal preparations, as well as tips on buying herbs and herbal products. Readers will also learn how to use herbs and plants to strengthen immunity, ease hormonal mood swings, and even create natural beauty products. Also features sections on… More »
Explains the background and practical usage of herbs and herbal preparations, as well as tips on buying herbs and herbal products. Readers will also learn how to use herbs and plants to strengthen immunity, ease hormonal mood swings, and even create natural beauty products. Also features sections on the use of herbal medicines for women, children, and older adults.« Less
11. Improving digestion (The details of digestion -- Acid indigestion and heartburn -- Ulcers -- Gas and flatulence -- Constipation -- Diarrhea -- Nausea and vomiting -- Food intolerances -- Chronic digestive disorders) -- 12. Strengthening immunity (Immunity and the immune response -- Immune function and disease -- Herbs : your immune system's best friend -- Sneezes, sniffles, and sore throats -- Common viral infections -- Bacterial infections -- Fungal infections -- Immunodeficiency disorders) -- 13. The herbal medicine chest (Building a better medicine chest -- Pain relievers -- Better cold and flu remedies -- Tummy treatments -- Preventing sunburns -- Beating sleeplessness -- Soothing skin inflammation -- Oral care) -- 14. Emergencies and first aid (Hurry! Do something! -- Herbal alternatives -- Bumps and bruises -- Burns and sunburns -- The travails of travel -- Scrapes, cuts, and other abrasions -- Sprains and strains -- Itching and scratching) -- 15. Self-care and beauty (How herbs can help your looks -- Healthy hair 101 -- Basic, and better, hair care -- Coloring and styling -- Dealing with dandruff -- Too oily? Too dry? -- Halting hair loss -- Acne and oily skin -- Saving face) -- 16. Diet, exercise, and weight management (Weight (and overweight) -- You do the math -- Herbs for weight loss -- Building strength and endurance -- Energy to burn -- Herbs and a healthy diet) -- 17. Safety and efficacy (Regulation : who's minding the (herb) store? -- What is, and isn't, on the label -- Research and scientific proof -- The question of standardization -- Medical concerns -- Special groups -- Actions and interactions -- The issues of allergies -- How to stay safe) -- 18. Putting herbs to work (How herbs are sold -- Many considerations -- Know what the pros know -- Smart shopping -- Working with a professional -- Putting the pieces together -- Practical advice) -- 19. Making your own herbal remedies (Homemade healing -- Therapeutic teas -- Sweet-tasting syrups -- Tinctures -- Infused oils and ointments -- Beauty blends) -- Appendix A. Common health concerns ; Appendix B. Popular herbs A-Z
Includes bibliographical references (p. 287) and index
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