Herbs for Common Ailments: How to Make and Use Herbal by Rosemary Gladstar

By Rosemary Gladstar

In this Storey fundamentals® advisor, best-selling writer and grasp herbalist Rosemary Gladstar indicates you the way to take advantage of fifty six universal herbs to securely deal with a variety of daily diseases. overlaying every thing from burns, wounds, and bruises to complications, congestion, and insomnia, Gladstar bargains dozens of easy-to-make recipes for natural treatments that may soothe your woes with out the cruel elements present in advertisement prescription drugs. hold your loved ones satisfied, fit, and secure with the traditional therapeutic energy of herbs.

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Herbs for Common Ailments: How to Make and Use Herbal Remedies for Home Health Care. A Storey BASICS® Title

During this Storey fundamentals® consultant, best-selling writer and grasp herbalist Rosemary Gladstar indicates you ways to take advantage of fifty six universal herbs to soundly handle a variety of daily diseases. overlaying every little thing from burns, wounds, and bruises to complications, congestion, and insomnia, Gladstar deals dozens of easy-to-make recipes for natural treatments that might soothe your woes with out the tough elements present in advertisement prescription drugs.

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CAUTION: If used over a period of time, goldenseal becomes an irritant to the mucous membranes, causing inflammation and irritation. Always rotate its use (for instance, 5 days on, 2 days off), and do not use for longer than 3 weeks at a time. indd 44 8/13/14 4:41 PM Hawthorn (Crataegus species) fruits, flowers, leaves Hawthorn is quite possibly the best heart tonic herb there is. It has been revered and surrounded by legend for centuries and is used as a healing plant in every country it grows in.

Raspberry leaves are rich in vitamins and minerals, particularly calcium and iron. SUGGESTED USES: The leaves, fruit, and young shoots are all used, but the leaf is most often brewed as a tea. Because of its astringent properties, raspberry leaf is valuable for helping to treat diarrhea and dysentery. It helps reduce excessive menstruation and is one of the superior tonics for pregnancy and childbirth. It also makes a good mouthwash for sore or infected gums. It can also be prepared in tincture and capsule form and can be made into a tasty syrup.

In addition, chickweed is a treasure trove of nutrients, including calcium, potassium, and iron. SUGGESTED USES: The fresh tender greens are delicious in salads. They can also be juiced; they’re particularly good blended with pineapple juice. A light infusion of chickweed is wonderfully soothing. This herb doesn’t dry or store well, so to preserve it for future use, try tincturing some of the next crop of chickweed that pops up in your garden. Rather than view it as a weed, see it as the healing, tender, and tenacious little plant it is.

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