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National Geographic Guide to Medicinal Herbs

National Geographic Guide to Medicinal Herbs

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Written by Tieraona Low Dog, M.D.Author Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Tieraona Low Dog, M.D. , Rebecca L. JohnsonAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Rebecca L. Johnson , Steven FosterAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Steven Foster and David Kiefer, M.D.Author Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by David Kiefer, M.D.
Foreword by Andrew WeilAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Andrew Weil

  • Format: Hardcover, 400 pages
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  • Publisher: National Geographic
  • On Sale: March 6, 2012
  • Price: $40.00
  • ISBN: 978-1-4262-0700-6 (1-4262-0700-X)
about this book

There is a world of health and healing all around you--in your spice rack, your backyard, and on the shelves of health food and grocery stores. This informative guide is a reference book that shows the connections between 72 of the world’s most common and useful medicinal herbs with the body systems they help and heal.

Eight chapters focus on body systems:
1. Mental Health & the Nervous System
2. Respiratory System
3. Heart & Circulation
4. Digestive System
5. Joints, Muscles & Skin
6. Urinary & Male Health
7. Female Health
8. Wellness & Perception

Each chapter begins with an overview of how plants can bring health to that part of the body, with stories about traditional herbal remedies from around the world and current scientific findings on herbal remedies for specific illnesses. Then each chapter highlights nine plants, combining botanical and medical information--therapeutic uses, effectiveness, preparations, cautions, and advice, including a round-up of current science about the active ingredients in the plant. Every chapter includes a photo gallery showing how one of its herbs is cultivated and processed commercially--the story behind the contents of that bottle you buy in the store. Special features include “Over the Kitchen Counter”--quick and easy ways to use herbs in your everyday life, and time lines for every herb, showing how today’s use of herbal remedies collects wisdom from the centuries and around the world. A functional appendix includes an illustrated index to all the plants in the book, an ailment-by-ailment therapeutic index, a glossary, and an index.