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Encyclopedia of herbal medicine


With 550 key herbs and their uses as natural remedies for nearly 200 common ailments, this is the definitive home reference to healing with the world’s oldest form of medicine. From ginger to lavender and thyme to dandelion, learn about the chemistry of plants and how and why they work as medicines within the body.

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Discover how to make and use natural remedies from home-grown herbs to improve your health and wellbeing.

In recent years, more people than ever have turned to natural remedies for general health and wellbeing, and for help with ailments, from the common cold to arthritis. This comprehensive book of expert advice teaches you how to grow your own herbs, harvest plants from the wild, and process ingredients to create your own cabinet of natural remedies, all with safety in mind.

In this updated, expanded, and fully redesigned edition of his bestselling classic, author Andrew Chevallier – a fellow and former president of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists – combines the latest scientific research with the traditional and folkloric use of the plants to give detailed information about the benefits and constituents of more than 560 herbs, from aloe vera and cardamom through to witch hazel and yarrow.

Dive deep into the pages of this nature book to discover:

– An unrivalled and expanded range of herbs, showcasing more than 560 plants and their properties, as well as remedy lists for almost 150 ailments, from stress to skin problems.
– Written by bestselling author Andrew Chevallier, an experienced medical herbalist and healer.
– Combines detailed images with an accessible writing style, making herbal healing and home remedies applicable for all.
– Updated throughout to include the latest scientific research, including 11 new key herbs.

Clear imagery will help you identify and distinguish between the different healing plants, while a detailed self-help section shows you how to treat more than 150 common ailments, including with practical herbal remedies you can make at home: learn how to create delicate tea infusions, strong tinctures, sweet syrups, infused oils, powdered poultices, and more.

Whether you’re a natural health newbie or an experienced herbalist, the Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine is the unrivalled guide to natural healing, with practical recipes and advice you can trust.

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Weight 1.739 kg
Dimensions 28.3 × 23.9 × 2.8 cm










Fourth edition


615.32103 (edition:23)


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