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Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine: The Definitive Home Reference Guide to 550 Key Herbs with all their Uses as Remedies for Common Ailments

Andrew Chevallier

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ISBN 10: 0789467836 / ISBN 13: 9780789467836
Published by DK Adult, 2000
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Title: Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine: The ...

Publisher: DK Adult

Publication Date: 2000

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Used: Good

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An illustrated guide to 550 medicinal plants offers readers the most up-to-date scientific data on these miraculous gifts of nature, as well as information on how to prepare remedies to treat more than sixty common ailments.

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Fully updated, comprehensive, and authoritative, this is a revised edition of the first completely illustrated reference guide to more than 550 medicinal herbs from the world's great herbal traditions.


Based on the latest scientific research, The Encyclopedia of Medicinal Plants provides a fascinating insight into the chemistry of plants and their healing properties, explaining how and why they work as medicines within the body.


The major herbal traditions practiced in different regions of the world -- Europe, India, China, Africa, Australia, and the Americas -- are vividly described and reviewed from a historical perspective, revealing the intimate connection between the growth of herbal medicine and the culture in which it is used.


A unique photographic index profiles over 550 plants with detailed information on habitat and cultivation, parts used, active constituents, therapeutic properties, research, and traditional and current uses. The profiles of the 100 most common plants also include herbal preparations and recommendations for self-treatment.


This practical section outlines how to grow, harvest, and store medicinal plants. The easy-to-follow photographic guide shows how to make different types of remedies for home use, with expert guidance on self-treatment for over 60 common ailments.

Practical and informative, The Encyclopedia of Medicinal Plants is the definitive reference guide for everyone wishing to derive benefit from the healing properties of plants.

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