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Herbal Healing for Women

Herbal Healing for Women

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Simple, Safe, and Effective Herbal Remedies for Women
For centuries women have turned to herbs to cope with a wide variety of health problems and conditions. Comprehensive and easy-to-use, Herbal Healing for Women explains how to create remedies -- including teas, tinctures, salves, and ointments -- for the common disorders that arise in the different cycles of a woman's life. Covering adolescence, childbearing years, pregnancy and childbirth, and menopause, Rosemary Gladstar teaches how herbs can be used to treat the symptoms of conditions such as acne, PMS, morning sickness, and hot flashes. A complete women's health-care manual, Herbal Healing for Women discusses:
* common disorders and the herbs that are effective for treating them;
* how to select and store herbs;
* preparation of hundreds of herbal remedies;
* an alphabetical listing of herbs, including a brief description of the herb, the general medicinal usage, and when necessary, warnings about potential side effects.
By explaining the properties of specific herbs and the art of preparation, Rosemary Gladstar demonstrates not only how to achieve healing through herbs but good health as well.
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  • Touchstone | 
  • 304 pages | 
  • ISBN 9780671767679 | 
  • November 1993
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Chapter One

An Introduction to Herbalism

If it is the greatest and highest that you seek, the plant can direct you. Strive to become through your will what, without will, it is.

Goethe

Honoring the Widows of Our Ancestors

In every culture throughout the world you will find a great body of folklore concerning the indigenous plants of that region and the wise women who used them. For thousands of years women collected plants from meadows and woodlands and used them to create healing medicines. They gathered herbs by the waning and waxing of the moon, artfully created preparations, and... see more

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