If you're in search of natural remedies for common ailments, this comprehensive guide has over 550 healing herbs to promote health and well-being. Invite Mother Nature into your garden! Learn how to cultivate, harvest and make your own treatments with this definitive reference book for medicinal plants. From ginger to lavender, thyme, and even the little dandelion, this book is a complete encyclopedia of herbs, plants and their healing properties. Learn about the chemistry of the plants and how they act as a medicine. Create alternative treatments for nearly 200 common health concerns in the comfort of your home. Treat yourself with the most natural medicine and become your own herbalist. The helpful instructions are easy to follow so you can start your own medicinal garden with the best know-how. Create the ideal habitat for planting, practice careful cultivation and know the best time to harvest. The well-thought-out format of the book means you can look up information by plant names or by ailments. There are 550 essential herbs with a beautiful photographic plant index discussing their different uses. Learn how to safely and effectively process the correct parts of the plants to encourage holistic and healthy healing. Traditional Medicine with Modern Research A treasure trove of information on the history of natural remedies and the many uses of plants. An essential index for any level of herbal expertise and supportive advice for beginners. - Extensive photographic index of over 550 herbs and plants. - Description of the plants, their active constituents and therapeutic properties. - Advice on how to cultivate your own herb garden.

Author Andrew Chevallier
Isbn 1465456759
Genre Health & Fitness
Year 2016-07-19
Pages 336
Language English
File format PDF

Did you know that fresh parsley leaves contain more vitamin C than oranges, lavender can be used for eczema, or that red raspberries help with morning sickness? This book is different because it provides step-by-step instructions for extracting the medicinal properties within herbs and plants. It also shows you how to use those properties to improve your health. Included with the 393 individual herb and plant profiles are “how to” chapters for creating individualized herbal products and quick reference sections for alternative solutions to medical ailments. Also provided within the pages are the precautions, safety guidelines, and recipes for treatment applications. The ability to ease suffering, shorten the duration, or eliminate an affliction is a desire shared by everyone. You will use this book more often than any cook book or medical hand book. Good health to you and yours.

Author Marla Purcelley
Isbn 1681391112
Genre Health & Fitness
Year 2015-06-12
Pages 1048
Language English
File format PDF

Discover the therapeutic properties of more than 140 medicinal herbs such as turmeric, elderflower, and ginger root with Herbal Remedies Handbook. Take charge of your health and wellness naturally with tried-and-tested plant-based home remedies. Reliable, authoritative, and accessible, it's packed with expert advice and know-how on essential herbal remedies, including crucial safety and dosage information you can trust. If you've ever wondered how to treat a cold with Echinacea tea or boost your brainpower with ginkgo biloba, then let Herbal Remedies Handbook be your guide. Learn how to prepare effective remedies at home with step-by-step instructions for making herbal teas, decoctions, and tinctures. Identify how to treat more than 50 common conditions including headaches, hay fever, and the symptoms of menopause with at-a-glance charts on remedies for home use. Compact and easy to understand, it's the guide every home herbalist needs - let it be your trusted companion on your journey to natural health and wellness.

Author Andrew Chevallier
Isbn 074403017X
Genre Health & Fitness
Year 2018-08-14
Pages 288
Language English
File format PDF

The definitive, full-color guide to making and using approximately 250 herbal medicines at home, with instructions for everything from harvesting to administering low-cost, DIY remedies. This comprehensive, full-color guide provides detailed, easy-to-follow instructions for making and using approximately 250 herbal medicines at home, including practical tips and numerous effective formulas developed and tested by the authors, both expert herbalists with years of experience. Readers who appreciate the health-giving properties of herbal medicines but are discouraged by the high price of commercial products can now make their own preparations for a fraction of the cost. The authors tell you everything you need to know about harvesting, preparing, and administering herbs in many different forms, including fresh, bulk dried herbs, capsules, extracts in water, alcohol, glycerin, vinegar and oil, and even preparations like essential oils and flower essences. The book also covers topical applications of herbs as salves, lotions, poultices, tooth powders, ear drops, and more, and includes an extensive chapter on herbal hydrotherapy. The Modern Herbal Dispensary explains why different preparations of the same herb will obtain better results, demonstrating how capsules, teas, tinctures, or glycerites of the same plant will not have exactly the same effect on the body. Leading herbalists Thomas Easley and Steven Horne have tested and proven the herbal formulas they offer, along with suggestions for treating more than one hundred illnesses. They lay out the principles of herbal formulation and also provide instructions on how to prepare single herbs, a procedure that has been largely ignored in other references. More comprehensive than any other guide, thoroughly researched, beautifully illustrated, and presented with ease of use in mind, this book will take its place as the premier reference for those who want to produce all the herbal remedies they need, and to save money in the process.

Author Thomas Easley,Steven Horne
Isbn 162317080X
Genre Health & Fitness
Year 2016-11-29
Pages 376
Language English
File format PDF

Find your route to natural wellness with Neal's Yard Remedies' expert guide to using medicinal herbs. Essential Herbs offers expert advice and know-how you can trust in this detailed guide, which features an illustrated directory of 100 key herbs, including hemp, lavender, thyme, aloe vera, and lemongrass. Discover the treatment potential for each plant, and how you can prepare and use them to best effect. Alongside the directory, the book features more than 70 recipes designed to heal the body from the inside out, all of which can be prepared in your own kitchen. Try a fennel and chamomile tea to aid digestion, a cranberry and apricot power bar to boost energy levels, or a beeswax and calendula balm to combat stretch marks. With this easy-to-use treatment guides to help you find the herbs you need at a glance, Essential Herbs is a comprehensive guide to staying healthy the natural way.

Author Neal's Yard Remedies
Isbn 0744030897
Genre Health & Fitness
Year 2020-07-07
Pages 352
Language English
File format PDF

Herbs are quite literally everywhere; it is only our ability to recognise their value that has been lost. Vicky and Kim explore the traditional uses of herbs combined with a modern and scientific understanding of a truly holistic approach so that you can use herbs to treat ailments and improve your general wellbeing. The book contains fascinating information about herbs and with suggestions of what each herb can be used for. Did you know that daisies infused in oil can be used to reduce bruises? That roses can help grieving and anxiety? Or that elderflower cordial can bring down a temperature? There is also an introduction to each of the body's systems (nervous, respiratory etc.) and which herbs are best for treatments. And of course, the book is peppered with vinegars, balms, oils, tinctures, creams, lotions and syrups to create your own little herbal health kit. Vicky and Kim also encourage people to reconnect with their local environment in addition to growing herbs in their gardens or windowsills. An all-encompassing guide for the beginner, The Handmade Apothecary is filled with guidance, useful tips and tried-and-tested recipes that will inspire people to make their own remedies.

Author Kim Walker,Vicky Chown
Isbn 0857835866
Genre Health & Fitness
Year 2018-06-25
Pages 192
Language English
File format PDF

Craft a soothing aloe lotion after an encounter with poison ivy, make a dandelion-burdock tincture to fix sluggish digestion, and brew up some lavender-lemon balm tea to ease a stressful day. In this introductory guide, Rosemary Gladstar shows you how easy it can be to make your own herbal remedies for life’s common ailments. Gladstar profiles 33 common healing plants and includes advice on growing, harvesting, preparing, and using herbs in healing tinctures, oils, and creams. Stock your medicine cabinet full of all-natural, low-cost herbal preparations.

Author Rosemary Gladstar
Isbn 1603428291
Genre Gardening
Year 2012-04-30
Pages 224
Language English
File format PDF

There’s never been a better time to “be prepared.” Matthew Stein’s comprehensive primer on sustainable living skills—from food and water to shelter and energy to first-aid and crisis-management skills—prepares you to embark on the path toward sustainability. But unlike any other book, Stein not only shows you how to live “green” in seemingly stable times, but to live in the face of potential disasters, lasting days or years, coming in the form of social upheaval, economic meltdown, or environmental catastrophe. When Technology Fails covers the gamut. You’ll learn how to start a fire and keep warm if you’ve been left temporarily homeless, as well as the basics of installing a renewable energy system for your home or business. You’ll learn how to find and sterilize water in the face of utility failure, as well as practical information for dealing with water-quality issues even when the public tap water is still flowing. You’ll learn alternative techniques for healing equally suited to an era of profit-driven malpractice as to situations of social calamity. Each chapter (a survey of the risks to the status quo; supplies and preparation for short- and long-term emergencies; emergency measures for survival; water; food; shelter; clothing; first aid, low-tech medicine, and healing; energy, heat, and power; metalworking; utensils and storage; low-tech chemistry; and engineering, machines, and materials) offers the same approach, describing skills for self-reliance in good times and bad. Fully revised and expanded—the first edition was written pre-9/11 and pre-Katrina, when few Americans took the risk of social disruption seriously—When Technology Fails ends on a positive, proactive note with a new chapter on "Making the Shift to Sustainability," which offers practical suggestions for changing our world on personal, community and global levels.

Author Matthew Stein
Isbn 1603580956
Genre House & Home
Year 2008-08-18
Pages 493
Language English
File format PDF

Community and Public Health Nursing: Promoting the Public’s Health, 10th Edition delivers an engaging introduction to the principles of public health nursing and employs a highly visual, student-friendly approach to guide students in developing the understanding and skills to confidently promote health, foster disease prevention, and protect at-risk populations — including older adults, homeless populations, veterans, refugees, and the LGBTQ community — whether practicing in acute care or community and public health settings. Extensively revised and featuring a wealth of real-world examples, this updated edition reflects today’s most prominent public health issues and empowers students to provide the most effective nursing care wherever they may choose to practice.

Author Cherie Rector,Mary Jo Stanley
Isbn 1975123050
Genre Medical
Year 2020-12-22
Pages 920
Language English
File format PDF

Cyanotype is the most accessible and frequently used of all the alternative photographic processes. When utilized properly, it has the potential to rival other processes when it comes to detail and tonal range, but its Prussian blue color isn’t always suitable for the final photograph. Throughout history, cyanotype prints have been toned not only with various—and at times hazardous—chemicals but also with more natural ingredients like tea and coffee. Since the cyanotype itself is non-toxic, Cyanotype Toning will champion an innovative process, developed by the author, of toning cyanotypes with natural material. This process, which is easy and reliable, offers a much broader range of possible colors and even beautiful black and whites. Even duotone or tricolor prints can be attained. The book consists of two parts. Part One is a step-by-step how-to section including all the information that a student at any level needs to achieve a successfully toned print. Easy-to-understand background information is provided on how and why the process works so that readers can venture on their own into the world of natural colors. The first part also has a detailed section on all the factors that can influence the outcome, like paper choice, water quality, properties of the plants, temperature of the bath and the duration of the toning. Part Two is devoted to contemporary artists who have explored toning with botanicals and integrated the process into their creative practice. The book includes: A list of equipment and supplies needed. In depth information about useful plants and the specific properties that make them suitable for toning cyanotypes. Concise step-by-step instructions for printing cyanotypes successfully. A chart of more than 60 tested papers with recommendations on paper choice. Step-by-step generic instructions on toning with botanicals. Troubleshooting toning with botanicals. More detailed recipes for specific colors with information about the plants. Step-by-step instructions on how to print duotone and tricolor prints. A range of creative ideas on how to use the process in classrooms and with different age groups. A comprehensive list of more than 380 tested parts of plants and possible color outcomes. Using botanicals to tone cyanotypes broadens the color spectrum, enlarges creative possibilities and makes the cyanotype process even more versatile. The process is not cut and dried science but a limitless field for discovery and surprises. Cyanotype Toning provides accessible information and instructions for readers at all levels. It is comprehensive and explanatory, so that readers can expand on the subject on their own, as did the contemporary artists who share their experiences and the works they have created using this innovative toning process.

Author Annette Golaz
Isbn 1000430421
Genre Photography
Year 2021-09-30
Pages 284
Language English
File format PDF

A fully revised and updated edition of the self-sufficiency classic. Packed with practical information and expert advice on everything from gardening to cooking, and from health and beauty to raising livestock, this is the indispensable guide to living more sustainably, whether you live in a city apartment block or on a rural smallholding. "A treasure-trove of brilliant ideas and easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions" - Adam Henson, BBC One's Countryfile In our current era of pandemic and environmental crisis, self-sufficiency is a means of taking control of our lives and safeguarding for the future - and this new, fully updated edition of the sustainability classic will help every householder do just that. You'll find all the practical information and expert guidance you need on every aspect of self-sufficiency, from gardening and baking through health, beauty and cleaning to foraging and livestock, whatever your needs, circumstances and resources. This means that the gardening chapter, for example, is appropriate both for people with an urban back yard or a more substantial plot of land. Written in a down-to-earth, engaging and often amusing style, and charmingly illustrated with line drawings, the book will appeal to anyone who wants to be more creative, resourceful and independent, who wants to rediscover their inner hunter-gatherer, to single people as much as to large families, and to parents looking to equip their children with basic life skills.

Author Simon Dawson
Isbn 1786785412
Genre House & Home
Year 2021-02-09
Pages 368
Language English
File format PDF

'Anne Heigham has brought the ancient, timeless wisdom of Ayurveda into these energizing recipes that nourish the doshas.Anne Heigham has brought the ancient, timeless wisdom of Ayurveda into these energizing recipes that nourish the doshas.' Vasant Lad, BAM&S, MASc, Ayurvedic Physician 'Let food be your first medicine and the kitchen your first pharmacy.' Taittiriya Upanishad By using the principles of Ayurveda, which is one of the fastest growing health practices, and a little vision, transform your kitchen into a space that nourishes your body, mind and soul. With this beautiful introduction to Ayurveda, learn how to use your kitchen as a natural pharmacy to improve your health and prevent imbalances with key Ayurvedic ingredients, 80 perfectly balanced vegetarian recipes and simple home remedies. Ayurveda aims to bring health back into balance, nourishing agni (metabolic fire) and prana (life force), while clearing ama (metabolic waste or 'sludge'). Just imagine fresh, vibrant herbs growing, seeds sprouting and pickles fermenting. Discover how to perform a kitchen sadhana at the beginning of each season, mix your own spice blends and balance recipes according to what you need and how you feel. Sections include: Introduction to Ayurveda Ayurveda and seasonal eating The kitchen pharmacy Recipes from the Ayurveda kitchen Recipes include: Sweet potato and pea tortilla Nourishing spiced pumpkin soup Refuelling rice and red lentil balls Carrot and beetroot celebration cake

Author Anne Heigham
Isbn 1783254378
Genre House & Home
Year 2021-04-01
Pages 208
Language English
File format PDF

Americans spend $34 billion dollars annually on alternative medical therapies and products. Not only are we seeking out natural remedies for ourselves—increasingly, we're also looking for ways to cut down on the amount of medication given to our children. In 100 Natural Remedies for Your Child, pediatric naturopath Dr. Jared Skowron shows parents how to prevent and treat their children's illnesses, from common ailments such as upset stomach, headaches, and minor infections to more serious problems like food allergies, diabetes, and asthma. While there is a time and place for conventional medicine, natural solutions, especially diet can be effective strategies for treating many of our children's' ailments. 100 Natural Remedies for Your Child includes: • FOODS THAT HEAL: Dietary change is the core lifestyle modification in naturopathic medical practice. Dr. Skowron shows parents the power of nutrition and reveals how foods can help prevent and treat disease. • TOXIC DETOX: From pesticides to plastics, natural medicine offers safe and proven methods for removing environmental toxins from our children's bodies. • SUPPLEMENTATION: Parents will learn which supplements are helpful for alleviating symptoms or preventing illness and what dosages are safe and effective. • ALTERNATIVE REMEDIES: Instead of heading to the drugstore for an over-the-counter remedy when their child is ill, parents will learn how to use homeopathic remedies that save money and heal their child naturally.

Author Jared M. Skowron
Isbn 1609611160
Genre Health & Fitness
Year 2011-08-02
Pages 368
Language English
File format PDF

Disasters often strike without warning and leave a trail of destruction in their wake. Yet armed with the right tools and information, survivors can fend for themselves and get through even the toughest circumstances. Matthew Stein's When Disaster Strikes provides a thorough, practical guide for how to prepare for and react in many of life's most unpredictable scenarios. In this disaster-preparedness manual, he outlines the materials you'll need-from food and water, to shelter and energy, to first-aid and survival skills-to help you safely live through the worst. When Disaster Strikes covers how to find and store food, water, and clothing, as well as the basics of installing back-up power and lights. You'll learn how to gather and sterilize water, build a fire, treat injuries in an emergency, and use alternative medical sources when conventional ones are unavailable. Stein instructs you on the smartest responses to natural disasters-such as fires, earthquakes, hurricanes and floods-how to keep warm during winter storms, even how to protect yourself from attack or other dangerous situations. With this comprehensive guide in hand, you can be sure to respond quickly, correctly, and confidently when a crisis threatens.

Author Matthew Stein
Isbn 1603583238
Genre Reference
Year 2011-11-16
Pages 400
Language English
File format PDF

Focusing on new reference sources published since 2008 and reference titles that have retained their relevance, this new edition brings O’Gorman’s complete and authoritative guide to the best reference sources for small and medium-sized academic and public libraries fully up to date.

Author Jack O'Gorman
Isbn 0838919758
Genre Language Arts & Disciplines
Year 2014-02-25
Pages 312
Language English
File format PDF

Ghid complet de tratament pentru cele mai răspândite boli ale copilăriei În 100 de remedii naturale pentru copilul tău, dr. Jared M. Skowron, medic pediatru și specialist în medicina naturistă, le arată părinților cum să prevină și să trateze bolile copiilor, de la cele mai banale, ca indigestia, durerile de cap și infecțiile minore, la unele mai grave, cum sunt alergiile alimentare, diabetul și astmul. În cartea de față vei găsi recomandări referitoare la: Alimente vindecătoare: În medicina naturistă, schimbările de regim alimentar constituie modificarea esențială a stilului de viață. Dr. Skowron le arată părinților valoarea și influența nutriției și cum să folosească alimentele pentru prevenirea și tratarea bolilor.Detoxifiere: De la pesticide la materiale plastice, toxinele din mediu afectează organismul copiilor noștri, iar medicina naturistă oferă metode sigure și eficiente pentru a le elimina.Suplimente alimentare: Află ce suplimente sunt utile pentru ameliorarea simptomelor sau pentru prevenirea îmbolnăvirilor și care sunt dozele sigure și eficiente.Remedii alternative: Înlocuiește medicamentele cu remedii homeopate, care te ajută să-ți vindeci natural copiii. „Dr. Skowron a creat o colecție strălucită și originală de remedii sigure și eficiente pentru cele mai răspândite probleme de sănătate care apar la copii. La obiect, de încredere și bazată pe date științifice, dar totodată foarte accesibilă și limpede scrisă, cartea de față își găsește cu siguranță un loc de cinste pe rafturile multor biblioteci ale familiilor cu copii și nepoți. O recomand cu căldură!“ – Dr. Peter D’Adamo, Eat Right for Your Type (bestseller New York Times)

Author Dr. Jared M. Skowron
Isbn 6068309967
Genre Health & Fitness
Year 2014-05-13
Pages N.A
Language English
File format PDF

The fifth-year anniversary of the book ushers in a new phase of treatment and information, including protease inhibitors (which have been so successful in treating HIV), split-liver transplants, and prophylactic and therapeutic vaccines for HCV. Bruce and Montanarelli also offer updated information on medications that are toxic to the liver; Eastern and Western approaches to healing; nutrition guides; the types of hepatitis that have been identified and what is known; and living with coinfection (HCV and HIV, HBV, and HAV). Alarming statistics: Hepatitis C is the most common bloodborne virus: It has infected 300 million people worldwide (4.1 million in the U.S.) and kills 8,000 to 10,000 Americans each year. About 26,000 people in the U.S. are infected yearly. Chronic hepatitis C is the number one cause of liver transplants. Key lifestyle issues: The book offers emotional support for newly diagnosed patients, helps them navigate and overcome insurance obstacles, as well as providing suggestions for making necessary changes in diet, exercise, drinking habits, drug use, dating, and sex life. Bruce and Montanarelli also debunk common myths and offer ideas for coping with depression, fatigue, and the side effects of medications.

Author Cara Bruce,Lisa Montanarelli
Isbn 0786732660
Genre Health & Fitness
Year 2009-04-29
Pages 368
Language English
File format PDF

The Journey Through Cancer is an essential guide for all cancer patients, their families, and their loved ones. As a board-certified oncologist, with more than ten years of experience serving as physician, guide, mentor, coach, and friend to thousands of cancer patients and their families, Dr. Jeremy Geffen has learned how cancer often challenges the mind, heart, and spirit of patients and their families as deeply --- if not more deeply --- than it challenges the physical body. Yet this simple truth is often overlooked by Western medicine as it aggressively pursues the best ways to diagnose and treat cancer. Too often physicians focus almost exclusively on the physical dimensions of the disease, rather than caring for the whole person who has the disease. Dr. Geffen presents a groundbreaking seven-level program, used at his cancer center in Florida, that addresses every dimension of the person with cancer--physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual: Education and Information, giving patients answers to questions about their disease and their treatment options. Psychosocial Support, focusing on the need for and benefits of a strong support network. The Body as Garden, exploring the vast array of alternative and complementary therapies. Emotional Healing, helping patients and families deal with the often overwhelming emotional challenges of cancer. The Nature of Mind, exploring how patients' thoughts and beliefs profoundly influence their journey. Life Assessment, showing patients how to discover their life's deepest meaning and purpose. The Nature of Spirit, connecting patients to the profoundly healing spiritual aspect of life we all share. In The Journey Through Cancer, Dr. Geffen presents a revolutionary model of healing based on the best treatments available from every culture and paradigm of medicine, one that respects and explores every possible avenue and resource for healing and transformation, blending East and West, body and mind, heart and technology, science and spirit.

Author Dr. Jeremy Geffen
Isbn 0307422119
Genre Health & Fitness
Year 2007-12-18
Pages 352
Language English
File format PDF