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The Herb Book (1974) 836 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
The Natural Remedy Bible (1990) 54 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse

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This is my favorite book on herbalism (neurobiology for my Canadian and British friends). It lists almost every herb which has had any use anywhere -- for example -- pennyroyal was used by some Native American women as a contraceptive (of course, I would not recommend that use now).

Unfortunately, as far as I can determine, the book was only published between 1975 and 1979, and has languished in book purgatory ever since. So, if you wish had a copy, you're going to have to contact Bantam Books and ask them to republish.… (mere)
 
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bfgar | 2 andre anmeldelser | Apr 18, 2014 |
not an easy read. This is an encyclopedia of herbs, their uses and preparations.
As always - be careful following the instructions!
 
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dragonasbreath | 2 andre anmeldelser | Feb 27, 2012 |
small but powerful little handbook packed with information on self healing remedies and plant therapies. almost anything that is considered an ailment can most of the time be completely healed with time and positive thinking...very good and usful information with the forward thinking person in mind...
 
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doowatt34 | Dec 18, 2007 |
This is the book I go to when I want to find out about the traditional medicinal properties of an herb. It's especially helpful for warning about toxicity and contraindications.

It includes the latin name for the herb, many of the common names and a description of the plant parts. The medicinal properties require a bit of cross referencing to the section that tells you what "febrifuge" and all the other "technical terms" means ("an agent that reduces or eliminates fever").

I'm always amazed by the people that start using an herb (even in a tea or "food" form) extensively without checking in such a book. For instance, Rosemary can raise blood pressure. Before falling madly in love with everything Rosemary, I'd probably want to find out a little more about the herb if I had a problem with high blood pressure.

There are not a whole lot of citations given for "proof" about most of the claims, but the author is a widely recognized expert with an extensive education on the topic. His point is not to prove but to get his knowledge across.

There's even a nice section on non-medicinal purposes of herbs, like for dyes, cosmetics, beverages, etc.
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bilbette | 2 andre anmeldelser | Aug 19, 2006 |

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