Nature's Immune Enhancer
Paperback ISBN: 0892813865
The plant group Echinacea (common name, purple coneflower) is known as a non-specific stimulant to the immune system. A native of this continent, it was highly valued in Native American medicine, where it had more applications than any other plant. Today, research shows clear scientific reasons for its effectiveness. Foster, a widely respected herbalist, provides both a contemporary and historical look at this important herb and its healing properties, and makes a plea for conserving and protecting it in the wild. A portion of the author's proceeds will go to support Echinacea conservation efforts at the Ozark Beneficial Plant Project in Brixey, Missouri.
Nature's Original Remedy
Paperback ISBN: 0892817259
Garlic has been renowned for centuries as a healing food. Now current research is showing garlic to be an effective preventive against cardiovascular disease, cancer, and bacterial and fungal infections. Here is the latest research, explaining how garlic works and how to get the most benefit from it. Garlic is the complete guide to this remarkable natural medicine.
Prickly Pear Cactus Medicine
Treatments for Diabetes, Cholesterol, and the Immune System
Paperback ISBN: 0892811498
The first complete guide to natural healing properties and uses of the prickly pear cactus â€¢ Examines the scientific research promoting the cactus as a natural diabetes and cholesterol medication as well as its use in the treatment of obesity, gastrointestinal disorders, skin ailments, and viral infections â€¢ Explores the healing uses of prickly pears from the perspective of doctor, chemist, ethnobotanist, cook, and layman â€¢ Includes 24 cactus recipes--from Prickly Pear Bread to Cactus Candy The prickly pear cactus--a plant that has the distinction of being a vegetable, fruit, and flower all in one--is destined to be the next big herbal superstar, following in the footsteps of St. John's wort and Echinacea, according to author Ran Knishinsky. One of the driving forces behind its popularity is that each part of this plant functions as both food and medicine. It has been a staple in the diets of the people of the southwestern portion of the United States, the Middle East, parts of Europe and Africa, and Central and South America for hundreds of years. Traditionally, the prickly pear cactus has been used as a panacea for over 100 different ailments. More recently, it has been the subject of blood cholesterol research trials sponsored by the American Heart Association. In addition to the results of this research, Knishinsky includes scientific studies on the antiviral properties of the cactus to treat herpes, influenza, and HIV, as well as its use in treating obesity, gastrointestinal disorders, and skin ailments. A resource section details the natural food companies that supply prickly pear cactus and a chapter of recipes offers 24 traditional and modern dishes using the pads and fruit of the cactus.
In Search of Nature's Healing Secrets
Hardcover ISBN: 0670869376
A worldfamous ethnobotanist scours the planet in search of new natural cures, unveiling the healing power in snake venom, leech saliva, rainforest frogs, and other natural sources. 22,500 first printing.
Natural Alternatives for Treating Drug-Resistant Bacteria
Paperback ISBN: 1580171486
A noted herbalist presents fifteen herbs that can be used effectively in treating a range of drug-resistant ailments--such as pneumonia, ear infections, and meningitis--along with tips on making and using infusions, tinctures, teas, and salves from aloe, echinacea, garlic, and other natural sources. Original.
The Herbal Drugstore
The Best Natural Alternatives to Over-The-Counter and Prescription Medicines!
Hardcover ISBN: 1579541348
Two herbal experts discuss the merits of herbs as healing agents, featuring more than seventy medicinal herbs and covering more than one hundred common ailments.
The Warrior As Healer
A Martial Arts Herbal for Power, Fitness, and Focus
Paperback ISBN: 0892817968
A comprehensive and easy-to-use guide to the herbal formulas traditionally used in martial arts for healing injuries, increasing vitality, and focusing meditation.Â â€¢ Over 100 authentic Chinese formulas.Â â€¢ Complete instructions for preparing your own decoctions, medicinal wines, pills, and salves.