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The Art of Aromatherapy
The Healing and Beautifying Properties of the Essential Oils of Flowers and Herbs
Paperback ISBN: 0892810017
Often called the father of modern aromatherapy, Tisserand introduced the use of essential oils in healing in this seminal bestseller. Includes a glossary and therapeutic index.
Aromatherapy for Women
A Practical Guide to Essential Oils for Health and Beauty
Paperback ISBN: 0892816287
Extracted from flowers and herbs, aromatic essential oils have been used for centuries to heal and beautify, offering a gentle yet effective alternative in the treatment of illness, stress, and imbalance. Maggie Tisserand brings a wealth of practical experience to this book, focusing on women and their particular health and beauty concerns. She shows how the unique properties of specific essences can be used to maintain healthy hair and skin, ease minor complaints, and assist in treating more serious health problems. The author shares her techniques for enhancing general well-being and sensual satisfaction with massage. She also gives advice on how to use aromatherapy during pregnancy and childbirth, and includes a chapter on remedies for children's illnesses. Tisserand's knowledge of aromatherapy is both accessible and comprehensive, providing the reader with excellent guidance to the healing benefits of aromatic essences. Revised and expanded edition of the aromatherapy bestseller. Includes recipes for preparing your own oils, baths, perfumes, masks, compresses, and other remedies. A resource section directs you to reputable suppliers.
Miracle Medicines of the Rainforest
A Doctor's Revolutionary Work With Cancer And AIDS Patients
Paperback ISBN: 0892817461
A doctor's astounding story of promising new treatments from the rainforests of Brazil for diseases that compromise the immune system. During a working visit to Brazil, Dr. Thomas David was given a packet of leaves and bark by a native patient as thanks for his work, and a shaman gave him a recipe for a tea used by the rainforest people to treat a variety of ailments. Dr. David began using these plants in his clinical research in Europe and soon discovered that they were producing amazing results among patients suffering from cancer, AIDS, and other diseases that compromise the immune system. Preliminary studies performed at Stanford and Harvard have substantiated his findings, bringing Dr. David international attention for his groundbreaking work. Dr. David's story is significant not only for its account of research that may herald a major breakthrough in curing diseases that have been the scourge of the modern world, but also for its emphasis on the vast and largely unrecognized pharmacopoeia of the rainforest that is in imminent danger of being lost forever.
A World Tour of the Healing and Visionary Powers of Cannabis
Paperback ISBN: 0892819332
The most complete visual record of cannabis culture ever published, this book explores the therapeutic, historical, and cultural uses of this plant in traditions around the world.
The Antibiotic Alternative
The Natural Guide to Fighting Infection and Maintaining a Healthy Immune System
Paperback ISBN: 0892818778
Avoid the dangerous overuse of antibiotics by using natural herbal remedies to strengthen your own immune defenses. • Protect yourself and your family from the misuse of antibiotics. • Learn how to control and overcome infections with natural remedies. • Maintain a vibrant and healthy immune system without antibiotic dependency. When antibiotics were discovered they were hailed as the magic bullet that would put an end to the threat of infectious disease. In fact, in 1969 the U.S. Surgeon General stated that "the war against infectious disease has been won." But in the last fifteen years we have faced an alarming increase in cases of bacterial infections that will not respond to antibiotics. What is more, the use of antibiotics in agricultural feeds and the widespread overprescription of antibiotics has deepened the threat of resistant bacteria to potentially epidemic proportions. Even when appropriately prescribed, antibiotics weaken the immune system by altering the body's natural bacterial balance. While antibiotics have their place in treating acute life-threatening conditions, The Antibiotic Alternative shows how the best defense against infectious disease is to strengthen your own immune system. With advice on stress management and diet and complete monographs of a dozen readily available herbs, Dr. Jones shows you how to ward off infectious disease naturally without antibiotic overdependence. She provides directions for making herbal teas, salves, and tinctures and includes specific herbal recommendations for more than twenty common ailments ranging from acne to wound treatment.
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
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
Immune Power from the Rain Forest
Paperback ISBN: 0892814977
Once again, the South American rain forest yields up a healing treasure--the bark of the pau d'arco tree. The author describes its value in treating allergies and immune system disorders, and gives directions for preparation and dosage.