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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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Bella
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).
StrangeBedfellows
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
Jan 24, 2008 Anjie Brown rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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.
Renee Marie
Nov 03, 2014 Renee Marie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
Kimberly
Sep 03, 2008 Kimberly rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Comprehensive, gives studies to back up claims, talks about history, describes various treatments. A great reference book for anyone granola or not.
Maggie Fout
Aug 16, 2013 Maggie Fout rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is an awesome guide! Really easy to understand and very encompassing!
Jamie
Oct 06, 2012 Jamie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Probably the best and most extensive guide to herbs I've ever read.
Kadrina
Jul 10, 2012 Kadrina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is great for the beginner in working with herbs.
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