The Gaia Complete Herbal Tutor
By Anne McIntyre
Popular interest in treating yourself with natural remedies is proven by strong TV viewing figures and book sales for properties such as Grow Your Own Drugs. Contains an illustrated directory of over 150 herbs, describing in detail their properties, active ingredients and traditional uses. Provides an easy-reference guide for using herbal remedies to relieve a wide range of common health problems. Expertly written with advice on professional practice, how to treat others and formulating herbal prescriptions.
Herbal medicines have been used for many centuries to treat illnesses and restore health, and today herbalism still remains the most widely-practiced form of medicine around the world.Written by a leading Medical Herbalist, The Complete Herbal Tutor provides in-depth knowledge of the practice and theory of herbal medicine, including everything you need to know about its history, how it works, how to grow, gather and prepare herbs, and how to use them to create a herbal prescription. The rigorously-researched and illustrated materia medica contains over 150 herbs, with clear explanations of their properties, active ingredients and the latest scientific developments on their uses. There is also a clear explanation of how herbs can be used to treat each of the body's systems, with advice on using remedies for healing a range of specific conditions. Clear, concise and easy to use, this book is the 21st-century bible for students, professionals and home herb users alike.
Anne McIntyre is a Fellow of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists (FNIMH) and has been practicing herbal medicine for over 25 years, as well as teaching gynaecology, obstetrics and paediatrics and Ayurvedic medicine. She lectures extensively on herbal medicine and Ayurveda in the UK, US and Europe to practitioners, students and the general public. She is currently the President of The Herb Society.
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30 Aug 2010
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