Alt: Plant Remedies
Kava Medicine Hunting in Paradise
The Pursuit of a Natural Alternative to Anti-Anxiety Drugs and Sleeping Pills
Paperback ISBN: 0892816406
Kava, Piper Methysticum, is the most effective relaxing and stress-relieving plant in all of nature. Plant researcher Chris Kilham's investigations into this plant, and his far-ranging explorations in the South Pacific, take the reader on an adventurous journey through the mystical native legends, outlandish history, and exciting science surrounding this potent plant.
Dr. Bach's Flower Remedies
Tapping into the Positive Emotional Qualities of the Chakras
Paperback ISBN: 190536704x
Offering an understanding of Dr Bach's flower remedies in relation to the positive emotional qualities of the chakras, this book provides a learning tool for the trained professional practitioner, as well as for the many people interested in Dr Bach's flower remedies. This technique enables us to derive the maximum benefit from these remedies.
Planting the Future
Saving Our Medicinal Herbs
Paperback ISBN: 0892818948
Planting the Future shows how land stewardship, habitat protection, and sustainable cultivation are of critical importance to ensure an abundant renewable supply of medicinal plants for future generations.
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
Herb Contraindications & Drug Interactions
With Appendices Addressing Certain Conditions & Medicines
Paperback ISBN: 1888483113
The increase in patients' use of herbal medicines has led to concern about their possible interactions with traditional prescribed drugs, as well as with over-the-counter medications. In this book, author Brinker (N.D., National College of Naturopathic Medicine, Portland, Oregon) warns against combinations that may cause health problems. Half the book consists of herbs listed alphabetically by common name, with species and genus also given, and contraindications or limitations (such as in cases of pregnancy or high blood pressure), and drug interactions. Over 1,000 references in books and medical journals are given. Four appendices list herbs that require caution, herb/drug interactions, herbs inappropriate for mothers and children, and vitamin/mineral/drug interactions. Thoroughly indexed. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Scent and Psyche : Using Essential Oils for Physical and Emotional Well-Being
Paperback ISBN: 0892815302
Aromatic oils have been used for thousands of years not only for their fragrance but for culinary, therapeutic, ritual, and spiritual purposes. More than a fashionable trend, aromatherapy is coming into its own as a body of knowledge and practice with specific applications that have a solid scientific base. Drawing on research and clinical studies, Peter and Kate Damian look at many applications from treating viral infections with garlic or black pepper oil to using rose oil to relax patients undergoing chemotherapy; from aromatic massage to the "environmental fragrancing" of subways and supermarkets.Â Explores: â€¢ How scent interacts with emotion, memory, mental acuity, and sleep â€¢ Why specific scents are so effective in therapeutic and ritual settings â€¢ Antiseptic and antimicrobial properties of essential oils How men and women differ in their responses to odors â€¢ Provides a thorough exposition of the ancient practice of aromatics in China, India, Persia, and Egypt â€¢ Details our modern scientific understanding of the physiology and psychology of scent.Â â€¢ Includes annotated profiles for forty-four essential oils and specific instructions for creating essential oil blends.Â