Many plants growing in your backyard or nearby meadow have unprecedented medicinal properties. Here is a starter list of books that can empower you to heal naturally!
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Prescription for Herbal Healing– Phyllis A. Balch, CMC, 2001
Easy to access and understand, this is an in depth herbal remedy guide for over 150 different disorders that are common today.
Explains the basic healing properties that different types of herbs carry, and the basic principles of herbal healing. Covers the most common disorders in health today, in alphabetical order, and discusses herbal remedies that can be used to help heal these disorders. Covers everything from yeast infections and menopause, to thyroid concerns, acne, ADHD and much more. Includes a section on other alternative Therapies. Self-diagnostic tests are highlighted throughout the book.
The Way of Herbs– Michael Tierra, 1990
This book covers a great beginners mix of Eastern, Western, and Ayurvedic herbal remedies. A large section of this book is an herb-by-herb rundown of medicinal properties of these plants. Includes everything from cancer and herpes treatments, to back problems and weight gain, plus cold and flu. Also covers the benefits of a macrobiotic diet.
A Modern Herbal, Volumes 1&2– Margaret Grieve, 1931, 1971
A long-time classic. Beyond scientific properties and uses of herbs, fungi, shrubs, and grasses, this book includes folklore behind these herbs. In addition, medicinal cosmetic culinary and economic properties of the herbs are discussed, plus cultivation.
Aromatherapy Workbook– Marcel Lavabre, 1990
Want to learn how to heal with essential oils in an easy-to-understand manner? This book covers not only the science and art of aromatherapy, but also the history and folklore, and different schools of thinking behind it. Learn how to effectively combine different essential oils, and the various ways to use them to better your health and well-being with this book.
The Complete Book of Essential Of Essential Oils– Valerie Ann Worwood, 2016
800 recipes! Create Better Health and emotions. Maintain a cleaner healthier household without chemicals. This book covers advice for everyone from women and children to athletes and pets.
Adaptogens– David Winston and Steven Maimes, 2007
This book discusses a specific group of herbs called adaptogens. Adaptogens are non-toxic herbs that help our body’s response to many types of stesses become more normalized and powerful. In other words, they help our bodies adapt to daily stress and respond appropriately. These herbs also help us age more healthfully and increase daily energy and stamina.
Herbal Anti-Virals– Stephen Harrod Buhner, 2013
It’s well understood that traditional medications are becoming less and less effective against modern super-viruses. This book covers natural remedies that have proven highly capable of fighting off many resistant and dangerous viruses. Not only can they fight off viruses when used properly, but they can also strengthen your immune system to keep you healthy into the future.
Medical Herbalism– David Hoffman, 2003
This one gets pretty technical and scientific, and its actually made for medical practitioners. This textbook covers more than just identifying and using medicinal plants- it also includes discussions about the artistic and scientific sides of making your own herbal medicine. You will learn about determining dosage for every different individual. This book even includes a reasonable history of Western herbalism, and the pros and cons of different types of herbal remedy techniques.
A-Z guide to Drug-Herb-Vitamin Interactions– Alan Gaby, 2006
If you are in need of Western drugs, and want to also incorporate nutritional and herbal healing into you program, you will need to know whether or not the herbs and vitamins you choose will interact with your medication. This is a simple to use book that will help you with that!