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The way of herbs : fully updated --with the latest developments in herbal science

Author: Michael Tierra
Publisher: New York : Pocket Books, 1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Blends eastern, European, and American Indian healing traditions. Shows the three functions of herbs; eight traditional methods of herbal therapy; the benefits of a macrobiotic diet; herbal treatments for cancer, herpes, acne, arthritis, back pain, weight problems, colds and flu; detailed descriptions, use and dosage for over 140 western herbs and 31 important Chinese herbs; and how to purchase, grow and store herbs.
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Genre/Form: Popular Works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Tierra
ISBN: 0671724037 9780671724030
OCLC Number: 22472671
Notes: Previous edition: Santa Cruz, Calif. : Unity Press, 1980.
"Complete, easy-to-use information on simple herbal remedies-for natural health and healing"--Cover.
Description: xxxiii, 378 pages ; 18 cm
Contents: Balance : the key to health --
Theory of using herbs --
Herbal therapies --
Methods of application --
Herbal properties --
Diagnosis and treatment --
A balanced diet --
Kitchen medicines --
Western herbs --
Chinese herbs --
Obtaining and storing herbs --
Making an herbal formula --
Treatments for specific ailments --
Cautionary notes on herb use --
Appendix 1 traveler's first aid --
Appendix 2 where to buy herbs and herb products.
Responsibility: Michael Tierra.

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Blends eastern, European, and American Indian healing traditions. Shows the three functions of herbs; eight traditional methods of herbal therapy; the benefits of a macrobiotic diet; herbal treatments for cancer, herpes, acne, arthritis, back pain, weight problems, colds and flu; detailed descriptions, use and dosage for over 140 western herbs and 31 important Chinese herbs; and how to purchase, grow and store herbs.

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