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The Everything Guide To Herbal Remedies : An Easy-to-use Reference For Natural Health Care (2009, original release: 2009)

Call Number 615.321/CONNORS,M

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Published: Avon, Mass. : Adams Media, [2009] ©2009
Series: Everything series.
Description:  xii, 292 pages ; 24 cm
ISBN/ISSN: 9781598699883 (pbk.), 1598699881 (pbk.),
Language:  English

Top ten ways to ease herbs into your health care routine -- Introduction -- I. What is herbal medicine? Principles and traditions -- Chemistry of plants -- Evolution of herbal medicine -- How herbs can complement conventional medicine -- Other healing (herbal) modalities -- Healing foods -- Why herbal medicine works) -- Herbs and their actions Tonics and adaptogens -- Analgesics : natural pain relief -- Fighting inflammation -- Infection-fighting antimicrobials -- Herbal antioxidants -- Herbs to aid digestion -- Natural cough relief -- Sedatives and stimulants -- Mood boosters) -- Herbs for women Herbs for women's health -- Breast health -- Menstrual issues -- Female-specific infections -- Sexual health and fertility -- Pregnancy -- Menopause) -- Herbs for men Men's herbalism -- Sexual functioning -- Fertility and infertility -- Prostate health -- Sleep problems) -- Older adults Seniors and health -- Cardiovascular concerns -- Maintaining your vision -- Healthy bones and joints -- Keeping your mind sharp) -- Caring for kids Common kids' concerns -- Bringing up Baby -- Children's skin conditions -- Tips for toddlers -- Emotional and behavioral problems -- Kids, colds, and flu -- Other childhood infections -- Grade school years -- Teenagers) -- Chronic diseases and conditions How herbs can help -- Cardiovascular disease -- Epidemic of diabetes -- Liver disease -- Cancer -- "Mystery" diseases) -- Treating aches and pains Herbal helpers -- Chronic inflammation -- Back pain -- Muscle aches, sprains, and strains -- Headaches) -- Taming allergies and asthma Allergic response -- Allergic rhinitis -- Skin allergies -- Food allergies -- Asthma) -- Managing psychological and emotional issues Mind/body connection -- Conventional versus herbal treatment -- Handling stress -- Halting anxiety -- Depression and other mood disorders -- Attention difficulties -- Alcohol and other addictions) -- 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Improving digestion Acid indigestion and heartburn -- Ulcers -- Gas and flatulence -- Constipation -- Diarrhea -- Nausea and vomiting -- Food intolerances -- Chronic digestive disorders) -- Strengthening immunity Immune function and disease -- Herbs : your immune system's best friend -- Sneezes, sniffles, and sore throats -- Common viral infections -- Bacterial infections -- Fungal infections -- Immunodeficiency disorders) -- Herbal medicine chest Pain relievers -- Better cold and flu remedies -- Tummy treatments -- Preventing sunburns -- Beating sleeplessness -- Soothing skin inflammation -- Oral care) -- Emergencies and first aid Herbal alternatives -- Bumps and bruises -- Burns and sunburns -- Travails of travel -- Scrapes, cuts, and other abrasions -- Sprains and strains -- Itching and scratching) -- Self-care and beauty Healthy hair 101 -- Basic, and better, hair care -- Coloring and styling -- Dealing with dandruff -- Too oily? Too dry? -- Halting hair loss -- Acne and oily skin -- Saving face) -- Diet, exercise, and weight management You do the math -- Herbs for weight loss -- Building strength and endurance -- Energy to burn -- Herbs and a healthy diet) -- Safety and efficacy What is, and isn't, on the label -- Research and scientific proof -- Question of standardization -- Medical concerns -- Special groups -- Actions and interactions -- Issues of allergies -- How to stay safe) -- Putting herbs to work Many considerations -- Know what the pros know -- Smart shopping -- Working with a professional -- Putting the pieces together -- Practical advice) -- Making your own herbal remedies Therapeutic teas -- Sweet-tasting syrups -- Tinctures -- Infused oils and ointments -- Beauty blends) -- Appendix A. Common health concerns ; Appendix B. Popular herbs A-Z 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19.

(The history of herbal healing -- (Types of herbs -- (Women are different -- (Men are different -- (Living longer, and better? -- (Children and herbal remedies -- (The problem of chronic disease -- (The anatomy of an injury -- (What's behind the symptoms? -- (A complex problem --

(The details of digestion -- (Immunity and the immune response -- (Building a better medicine chest -- (Hurry! Do something! -- (How herbs can help your looks -- (Weight (and overweight) -- (Regulation : who's minding the (herb) store? -- (How herbs are sold -- (Homemade healing --

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Herbs -- Therapeutic use.
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Additional Credits:
Altshuler, Larry, 1950-

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