I have purchased about eight copies of this book because someone is always asking if they can borrow mine. I am down to only one of my own now :).
This is one of the last books written that still has some realistic natural advice. So many books now are sterilized reading because the authors don't want to get in trouble with the powers-that-be - the advice in many newer books is somewhat feeble.
I have used this book for countless remedies in my family. Often, this book had the answer when other, more traditional, sources did not. I believe in using this book as a complement to regular medical care. Always seek medical advice when you are dealing with a potentially serious issue, but a book like this is very helpful to have in your home, especially for common complaints (like eczema, acne, yeast infections, annoying coughs, and hundreds more.