Alt: Plant Remedies
Hemp for Health
The Medicinal and Nutritional Uses of Cannabis Sativa
Paperback ISBN: 0892815396
Describes the healing powers of hemp in relieving the symptoms of certain illnesses, provides recipes for adding hemp into one's diet, includes information on cannibis therapy, and explains the potential dangers one may face with this therapy
Wheatgrass Nature's Finest Medicine
The Complete Guide to Using Grass Foods & Juices to Help Your Health
Paperback ISBN: 1878736981
Here is everything you need to know about this wonder plant and its miracle cures. Get step by step, detailed information on how to grow wheatgrass and use it for maximum therapeutic benefit in a total health restoration program.Includes real life testimonies by real people who have used wheatgrass to heal themselves after the medical establishment had given up on them.
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.
The Book of Herbal Wisdom
Using Plants As Medicine
Paperback ISBN: 1556432321
Drawing on the healing traditions of Native Americans, Quakers, and the English, as well as botanical literature and his own observations, the author explains the medicinal uses of thirty-six herbs for alleviating a variety of ailments. Original. IP.
Medicinal Plants of the Desert and Canyon West
A Guide to Identifying, Preparing, and Using Traditional Medicinal Plants Found in the Deserts and C
Paperback ISBN: 0890131821
This classic work on medicinal herbs of the Western uplands is an authoritative presentation of more than 100 species. Unsurpassed as a field guide for its authoritative information on collection and medicinal preparation. Focuses on the plant life of rocky and arid lands of the West, and includes detailed information on the preparation and use of these vital herbs.
India's Miraculous Healing Plant
Paperback ISBN: 0892818379
â€¢ A comprehensive look at the many therapeutic and ecological uses of neem. â€¢ Used in India for over 4,000 years, neem is one of the most popular therapeutic plants in the Indian pharmacopoeia. â€¢ Effective in the treatment of fever, malaria, skin diseases, dental problems, diabetes, arthritis, and jaundice. â€¢ A natural pesticide hailed by many for its diverse ecological benefits. In India--where it has been used for more than 4,000 years--the neem tree has such a variety of medical applications that it is sometimes referred to as the village pharmacy. Now modern research is proving what has been long known by Ayurvedic medicine practitioners: neem is one of the most effective plant medicines in the world. An extremely powerful blood purifying agent and detoxicant, neem is also effective in the treatment of fever, malaria, skin diseases, dental problems, diabetes, tumors, arthritis, and jaundice. It has gained particular attention from scientists seeking a cure for AIDS, not only for its antiviral properties, but also because it boosts the immune system on all levels without destroying beneficial bacteria, unlike synthetic antibiotics.Â In addition to its numerous uses as a healing agent, neem has been receiving much attention for the ecological benefits it provides. For centuries Indians have been mixing neem leaves with stored grains to prevent insect infestation. But neem is not simply a natural alternative to pesticides; increasingly it is being used to reverse desertification and to reduce erosion and deforestation, making it an important weapon in the fight against global warming. Neem's many practical applications make it of enormous interest to anyone concerned about health and ecology. Included are recipes and practical tips that let you enjoy the many benefits of this miraculous plant.Â
Medicinal Plants and Their History
Paperback ISBN: 0486231038
From the ancient Chinese treatment of hay fever to modern extraction of essential plant oils, here is a wealth of history, myth, and scientific information. "Here is a fascinating story of how plants have played a fundamental role in the history of the healing arts." — California Garden.
Earl Mindell's New Herb Bible
A Complete Update of the Bestselling Guide to New and Traditional Herbal Remedies - How They Can Help Fight Depression and Anxiety, Improve Your Sex
Paperback ISBN: 0743225481
The Bestselling Guide to Herbal Remedies -- Completely Revised and Expanded ince its original publication in 1992, Earl Mindell's Herb Bible has become the definitive guide to the world of herbal remedies. Recognized as today's leading trend in self-care, herbs can help you heal faster, live longer, and look better. In this completely updated edition, one of the world's foremost authorities on nutrition and natural remedies demystifies the language and lore of herbs and shows you how to choose and use herbs and herbal treatments -- from the traditional favorites to those on the cutting edge. Here is new and valuable information on how herbs can treat depression and anxiety, boost energy, improve your sex life, combat aging, prevent illness, and speed healing. Highlights include: - Thirty new "Hot Hundred" herbs - A new section devoted specifically to anti-aging herbs - New and completely updated information on the fastest selling herbs: St. John's Wort, kava kava, grapeseed extract, and green tea - Special updated chapters on "A Man's Body" and "A Woman's Body" - And much more