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Hardcover Home Herbal Book

ISBN: 1564588637

ISBN13: 9781564588630

Home Herbal

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A lovely book

Dorling Kindersley's Home Herbal is a lovely book containing information on 60 commonly used herbs and how to use them in health remedies. The book outlines common health problems encountered at various stages of the life cycle from babies to teenagers to pregnant women to old age. The herbs are presented with beautiful photos and easy-to-understand instructions how to prepare remedies such as decoctions and poultices. There is also an alphabetical list of health problems, including what herbs to use and how to treat those problems. Another winning book from DK.

Herbal remedies for maintaining health

From babies to the elderly Penelope Ody addresses the seven stages of life and how to care for ourselves at each one. Her emphasis is on taking charge of one's own day to day health. She teaches us how to make and use syrups, infusions, decoctions, tinctures, tonic wines, capsules, compresses, poultices, hot and cold infused oils, massage oils, ointments, creams, lotions, emulsions, eyewashes, mouthwashes and more. There are full color photos of how she makes these as well as of the plants she uses. There is a remedies for common aliments section that lists the herbs used for specific problems and which way of using it is preferable. I am sure when Shakespeare wrote of the seven ages of man he had no idea how stressful life would be in the 21st century and how necessary health maintenance would be. Penelope Ody has it figured out though. Thank Goodness.

An easy to read, pratical guide to herbal medicine

This was a very practical, down to earth guide to preparing and using herbal medicines. Seldom do you find such a straightforward easy to follow handbook on the proper preparation, storage and usage of both homegrown and purchased herbs. An extremely valuable tool to minister to the health of the whole family, young and old. Attractive full color photos and easy to follow descriptions make for a very pleasant reading experience. Fun and interesting, Ms. Ody includes instructions and cautions to ensure correct usage of these herbs, and avoid unpleasant side effects or complications of existing health conditions. I highly recommend this book for anyone interested in herbal medicine for the home.

Wonderful detail , current information and easy to follow

This is a very good book for beginers and people who want to make their own herbal remedies. The pictures are clear and beautifuly done. The instructions make it very understandable for everyone. Also included are treatments for a mixture of common ailments and a good "How To" instruction on the preparation of remedies. There is alot of very helpful info. in this book.

Great book for beginners

This book was my first introduction to herbal medicine. Ody makes everything understandable, easy to read and easy to do. All the basics, including herb description, pictures, measurments, equipment needed and dangers associated with each herb, are right here.
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