Herbal Remedies: Eyewitness Companions
DK Publishing, 2007 (2007)
Reviewed by Kerrily Sapet
tepping into the world of homeopathic and herbal medicines can be a daunting task. There are hundreds of herbs to choose from and many nagging questions. What is the difference between a tisane and a decoction? How much is too much of a good thing? And what should one take when suffering from a headache or an upset stomach?
o clarify these questions, and more, Andrew Chevallier has written the book
. An herbal practitioner with years of experience, Chevallier has created an easily understandable, yet detailed, herbal textbook.
explains why more people are turning to natural cures, and addresses concerns about the safety of such remedies. Chevallier also covers such topics as herbal medicine around the world, the making and buying of medicines, and tips for home use. The heart of the book is an A to Z listing of herbal remedies, followed by suggestions of cures for common ailments for adults and children.
n a typical page Chevallier describes the herb and its primary uses, along with giving safety ratings and ways to use the remedy. Liberally scattered through the book are beautiful photographs, illustrating the herbs and preparation processes.
provides a wonderful handbook for beginners ready to dive into the world of herbs. Whether suffering from a toothache, flu, or fever Chevallier offers thorough help.
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