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National Geographic Guide to Medicinal Herbs: The World's Most Effective Healing Plants

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"Because I have long worked to make accurate information on botanical remedies available to consumers as well as to doctors, pharmacists, and allied health professionals, I am delighted to see the appearance of the National Geographic Guide to Medicinal Herbs. This excellent guide is the work of a team of highly qualified botanical and medical experts, including two of my ...more
Hardcover, 400 pages
Published March 6th 2012 by National Geographic (first published January 1st 2010)
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Sep 09, 2012 Nancy rated it it was amazing

This book was very interesting. I didn't read the whole thing but rather just looked at what each item was used for, then read more if it looks interesting. I thought it was a very informative book, well laid out, organized, and easy to understand.

I actually have several of these plants growing in the garden. What I did find a little sad is that many of these plants were added to, the removed from, the US Pharmacopeia and have now been replaced with chemically synthesized versions of the same
Anne Tuu
Nov 15, 2015 Anne Tuu rated it liked it
Handy to have. I pull it from my shelf every once in awhile. I do wish they included more SCIENTIFIC aspects of the herbs, such as the chemical compositions, molecular interactions, etc. That would help a reader understand a lot more about each herb.
Feb 02, 2014 Julie rated it it was amazing
I think this is my new favorite herbal. I loved the sections explaining the science of how they think the herbs work.
Andrea Marley
May 05, 2012 Andrea Marley rated it liked it
This reference book makes me feel Spring and Summery!.
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Jan 31, 2015 Heidi Kuchta rated it it was amazing
Shelves: herbals
This is a beautiful book, with full page illustrations of each medicinal plant, recipes, historical tidbits and more! I got it from the library but wouldn't mind owning a copy for my reference. If you just want a field guide or a remedy how-to book, this particular volume might be overkill. It is big and bulky - not something you will want to put in a backpack and go outside with. One thing I particularly enjoyed about this book was its pictures of the plant close up, but also en masse at harves ...more
Aug 17, 2015 Emily rated it really liked it
This book is really informative and beautifully laid out. It includes exquisite pictures and great recipe ideas. I loved the logical format and found it very easy to read in spite of the fact it wasn't on a crazy exciting topic. Definitely would recommend for anyone looking to learn more about herbs and medicinal plant uses.
 Barb Bailey
May 25, 2014 Barb Bailey rated it it was amazing
This is a beautiful, well organized and cross referenced book. Not only does this book relay medicinal uses of herbs but how to grow them and medical studies results on each herb. I did not read the whole book but read sections on heart health, woman's health and skin, and bones and joints. Fortunately this book is carried at my local library and I will be able to reference it again if needed. Informative and helpful !
Angela M.
Oct 18, 2015 Angela M. rated it it was amazing
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Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Provided lots of info about the herbs!
Jan 27, 2015 Alicia rated it really liked it
Good reference book with pictures, dosages, and research evidence.
Jun 12, 2015 Keishua rated it it was amazing
easy to read. good reference book.
Sep 23, 2012 Carol rated it really liked it
Loved this one, I might even have to buy it. It reads like an encyclopedia for herbs. I really like that you can either look up an herb to see what it's health benefits are or you can look up an ailment and it will tell you what herbs to take. It also has pretty pictures, which I always appreciate.
joy *the clean-reader extraordinaire*
one of the best overall guides of its type:
gorgeous photos
useful information for gardening and health
includes research citations, suggested preparations, and sensible warnings

lovely. i'll definitely refer back to this one again.

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