Healing Herbs: The Ultimate Guide to the Curative Power of Nature's Medicine
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Healing Herbs: The Ultimate Guide to the Curative Power of Nature's Medicine

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Suddenly herbs and how-to herbals are popular again. But while other books tend to rehash traditional uses of herbs and old wives' tales, this book reviews world-wide scientific literature on which herbs really work and how to use them safely. 7 photographs; 100 illustrations.
Hardcover, 436 pages
Published April 1st 1991 by Thorsons (first published 1991)
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Great resource. Only thing is that I couldn't find the lavender. Other that, I love it and want to buy a copy (my version was from the library).
Perhaps not the best book on herbs, but definitely an informative resource. Easy to navigate, this book contains a huge listing of herbs and their properties, preparation notes, cautionary notes, and more. I'm not always happy with the images and physical descriptions, but I've always been glad I purchased this.
Anjie Brown
This one is really good as a reference book. It has an encyclopedia-like section that gives detailed descriptions of what each herb can be used for and bunches of recomendations. I got it from the library, but I'm going to buy my own copy.
Comprehensive, gives studies to back up claims, talks about history, describes various treatments. A great reference book for anyone granola or not.
Maggie Fout
This is an awesome guide! Really easy to understand and very encompassing!
Probably the best and most extensive guide to herbs I've ever read.
This book is great for the beginner in working with herbs.
Renee Marie
no-nonsense (nearly) complete catalog of herbs, their history, uses, and contraindications. For those of us who need a 'dummy' book on herbs, I recommend reading this oldie but goodie.
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Michael Castleman is the author of three previous Ed Rosenberg novels: The Lost Gold of San Francisco, Death Caps, and A Killing in Real Estate. He lives in San Francisco.
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