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- 150 Herbal Remedies to Heal Common Ailments -

Anne Kennedy


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 Pages
 296 p
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 ISBN
 Print 978-1-62315-749-4
 eBook 978-1-62315-750-0 
 Copyright©   
 2017 by Althea Press,
 Berkeley, California

Resources
■ Popular Brands
When you start shopping for convenient herbal remedies, such as
premade tinctures and capsules, you’ll notice that there are many
brands available. Here is a short list of some of the most popular,
reliable ones. Conduct research before purchasing supplements from a
brand you don’t recognize, and be suspicious if prices for prepared
products seem too low. Unscrupulous manufacturers often cut corners and use fillers.
Carlson Labs Dr. Mercola Gaia Herbs Herb Pharm Irwin Naturals Kirkland
Mountain Rose Herbs Natrol Nature Made New Chapter Nordic Naturals
NOW Foods Puritan’s Pride Rainbow Light Nutritional Systems Schiff
Trader Darwin’s

■ Books
Visit your local bookstore or library, and you’ll probably find plenty
of informative books that can help you deepen your knowledge of
herbal medicine. Here are five to consider: The Complete Medicinal
Herbal by Penelope Ody Prescription for Herbal Healing by Phyllis
A. Balch and Stacy Bell Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine by Andrew
Chevallier The Herbal Apothecary by J. J. Pursell Rosemary
Gladstar’s Medicinal Herbs by Rosemary Gladstar

Websites
You can find many excellent sources for bulk herbs and supplies
online. Here is a list of some of the most popular, best-stocked sites.
Bulk Apothecary www.bulkapothecary.com
Jean’s Greens www.jeansgreens.com
Living Earth Herbs www.livingearthherbs.com
Mountain Rose Herbs www.mountainroseherbs.com
Pacific Botanicals www.pacificbotanicals.com
Starwest Botanicals www.starwest-botanicals.com

Continuing Education
There are many ways to expand your knowledge of medicinal herbs
and their uses for natural healing. For example, you can probably find
a local wildcrafting class by conducting a quick online search.
If formal education is your goal, then you can seek out a local
herbal medicine program to gain a wealth of practical information by
learning in person. In the event that you don’t have access to an herbal
medicine program, or would prefer to take online courses or conduct
your own research, you’ll find this list of resources helpful.
HerbMed—This electronic database includes a public site with evidencebased
information about 20 of the most common herbs. A subscription to
HerbMed Pro provides access to a database of information on 255 herbs.
You can choose an inexpensive pay-per-day option if you prefer.
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health: Herbs at a
Glance—An extensive site with free downloadable fact sheets and an ebook,
this resource provides common names, scientific information, precautions,
and additional resources for learning about more than 50 popular herbs.
American Herbalists Guild—This site provides an impressive menu of
offerings. Free professional herbalist training webinars are a good place to
Learning Herbs—This user-friendly site provides an ample amount of free
information, plus some paid content including HerbMentor, a community
filled with articles, herbalism courses, reference materials, video tutorials,
Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism—Classes, training programs,
and a library of resources, including informative articles, are just some of the
offerings you’ll find here.
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Introduction
Herbal medicine has been used for thousands of years; in fact, its
history goes back much further than that of today’s pharmaceuticals.
It is a major component of alternative medicine, and is useful in
preventing and treating a number of common ailments.
Nature’s pharmacy is extensive, filled with herbs that possess
powerful medicinal properties. With guidance and knowledge,
everyone has the ability to use herbs to ease discomfort and promote healing.
Growing up in the mountains of Montana, I would hear stories
about how Native Americans healed all kinds of illnesses using
remedies made with some of the wild plants that grew just outside our
family’s door. It wasn’t until adulthood, though, that I began to
experiment with anything beyond the simplest peppermint and
chamomile teas. Today I delight in growing an abundance of fragrant
herbs in my garden and in the hardwood forest behind my home. I
take great pleasure in walking through the woods and along
riverbanks, spotting plants with medicinal properties, and marveling at
their beauty and efficacy while breathing in their fragrances. On those
rare occasions when I’m not feeling well, I am often able to take care
of myself by using plants I’ve harvested and prepared.
Some herbal remedies involve using plant parts in their fresh,
natural state. Others call for store-bought extracts, and still others for
compounds made in the comfort of your own kitchen. By conducting
a bit of research, ensuring that a specific herb is right and safe for me,
and following any applicable precautions, I’ve been able to easily take
charge of my own health and treat minor ailments before they worsen
and require medical intervention. Now you can, too.
While it was once difficult to buy medicinal herbs, it is now very
easy to find the most popular ones at well-stocked pharmacies and
even on the shelves of big-box stores. Health food stores offer an
extensive selection of whole herbs, along with tinctures, teas,
ointments, and other products that make it easy to skip pharmaceuticals.

It may come as a surprise to learn that a number of conventional
pharmaceuticals have their roots firmly planted in herbal medicine.
Aspirin comes from willow bark, and morphine is carefully
compounded from opium poppies. Quinine, a vital drug for the
treatment of malaria, comes from the bark of the cinchona tree, and
digoxin, a potent drug used in cardiac cases, comes from the beautiful
but poisonous foxglove. Many other pharmaceuticals are plant based
or are synthesized using compounds that are identical to those found in nature.

Still, mainstream medicine prefers synthetic drugs for their
standardization, purity, and ease of use. Understandably, prescription
pharmaceuticals have earned a coveted status. It is not the intent of
this book to downplay their importance. However, it’s equally
important to remember that in the United States, herbs are considered
to be dietary supplements, and when sold commercially, they’re
regulated as such. Therefore, when you make the decision to treat an
ailment the natural way, you don’t need to obtain a prescription—as
you would with a synthetic drug—to use an herbal poultice, apply a
simple cream or oil, or take a tincture or tea.

While herbs are powerful, most do not have the lingering side
effects that often accompany drugs. They do not inhibit the body’s
natural healing process; instead, they boost our ability to recover,
particularly when paired with rest. Many herbs help boost the immune
system, too, making it easier for the body to use its natural defenses
against viruses and infections.
Cataloguing the world’s medicinal plants would take an immense
effort, and, even then, it would be nearly impossible to cover all the
properties offered by each and every plant. While there are many
wonderful and extensive guides detailing hundreds of herbs, it can be
difficult to decide what to use—especially when there are so many
options available.

This book is different. Within these pages, you’ll find a guide to
using some of the world’s most common and effective medicinal
herbs. All of them are easy to find online or at your local health food
store. It’s also quite likely that you can find some of them growing
within a short distance of your front door. A few may even be hiding
inside your spice cabinet! Whether you are new to the world of herbal
medicine or have already begun experiencing the healing power of
plants, you’ll find this book useful. The main section of the book
covers 75 common ailments, along with treatments for each. The final
chapter features profiles of 40 herbs, including important precautions
and notes for identifying and even growing them if you like.
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Table of Contents
Introduction
CHAPTER 1
Taking the Old and Making It New
CHAPTER 2
The Herbal Kitchen
CHAPTER 3
Remedies and Recipes
Abscess
Fresh Yarrow Poultice
Echinacea and Goldenseal Tincture
Acne
Calendula Toner
Agrimony-Chamomile Gel
Allergies
Feverfew-Peppermint Tincture
Garlic-Ginkgo Syrup
Asthma
Ginkgo-Thyme Tea
Peppermint-Rosemary Vapor Treatment
Athlete’s Foot
Fresh Garlic Poultice
Goldenseal Ointment
Backache
Passionflower–Blue Vervain Tea
Ginger-Peppermint Salve
Bee Sting
Fresh Plantain Poultice
Comfrey-Aloe Gel
Bloating
Peppermint-Fennel Tea
Dandelion Root Tincture
Bronchitis
Rosemary–Licorice Root Vapor Treatment
Goldenseal-Hyssop Syrup
Bruise
Fresh Hyssop Poultice
Arnica Salve
Burn
Chickweed-Mullein Compress
Fresh Aloe Vera Gel
Canker Sore
Calendula-Comfrey Poultice
Goldenseal Tincture
Chapped Lips
Aloe-Calendula Balm
Comfrey-Hyssop Lip Balm
Chest Congestion
Hyssop-Sage Infusion
Angelica-Goldenseal Syrup
Chicken Pox
Comfrey-Licorice Bath
Calendula-Goldenseal Gel
Cold
Thyme Tea
Herbal Cold Syrup with Comfrey, Mullein, and Raspberry Leaf
Cold Sore
Garlic Poultice
Echinacea-Sage Toner
Colic
Chamomile Infusion
Herbal Gripe Water with Fennel, Ginger, and Peppermint
Conjunctivitis
Quick Chamomile Poultice
Goldenseal Poultice
Constipation
Aloe Vera Juice
Dandelion-Chickweed Syrup
Cough
Fennel-Hyssop Tea
Licorice-Thyme Cough Syrup
Cuts and Scrapes
Fresh Comfrey Poultice
Plantain Salve
Dandruff
Echinacea Spray
Rosemary Conditioner
Diaper Rash
Chamomile-Echinacea Gel
Comfrey-Thyme Salve
Diarrhea
Agrimony Tea
Catnip–Raspberry Leaf Decoction
Dry Skin
Chickweed-Aloe Gel
Calendula-Comfrey Body Butter
Earache
Blue Vervain Infusion and Poultice
Garlic-Mullein Infused Oil
Eczema
Calendula-Goldenseal Spray
Comfrey Salve
Fatigue
Feverfew Tincture
Licorice-Rosemary Syrup
Fever
Feverfew Syrup
Blue Vervain–Raspberry Leaf Tincture
Flatulence
Peppermint–Angelica Tea
Fresh Ginger–Fennel Decoction
Flu
Catnip-Hyssop Tea
Garlic, Echinacea, and Goldenseal Syrup
Gingivitis
Calendula-Chamomile Mouth Rinse
Goldenseal-Sage Oil Pull
Hair Loss
Ginger Scalp Treatment
Ginkgo-Rosemary Tonic
Halitosis
Peppermint-Sage Mouthwash
Ginger-Mint Gunpowder Green Tea
Hangover
Feverfew-Hops Tea
Milk Thistle Tincture
Headache
Blue Vervain–Catnip Tea
Skullcap Tincture
Heartburn
Fresh Ginger Tea
Fennel-Angelica Syrup
Hemorrhoids
Calendula–Witch Hazel Spray
Chickweed-Goldenseal Ointment with St. John’s Wort
High Blood Pressure
Angelica Infusion
Dandelion-Lavender Tincture
Hives
Licorice-Chamomile Spray
Rosemary-Comfrey Salve
Indigestion
Chamomile-Angelica Tea
Ginger Syrup
Insect Bites
Fresh Basil-Mullein Salve
Peppermint-Plantain Balm
Insomnia
Valerian Tea with Hops and Passionflower
Chamomile-Catnip Syrup
Jock Itch
Infused Garlic Oil
Calendula, Chamomile, and Goldenseal Spray
Keratosis Pilaris
Chickweed Scrub
Calendula-Chamomile Body Butter
Laryngitis
Mullein-Sage Tea
Ginger Gargle
Menopause
Fennel-Sage Decoction
Black Cohosh Tincture
Mental Focus
Ginseng-Rosemary Tea
Ginkgo Biloba Tincture
Mental Wellness
St. John’s Wort Tea
Chamomile-Passionflower Decoction
Muscle Cramps
Rosemary Liniment
Ginger Salve
Nausea
Peppermint Decoction
Chamomile-Ginger Tea
Oily Skin
Rosemary Toner
Peppermint Scrub
Poison Ivy
Herbal Spray with Calendula, Chickweed, Chamomile, and Comfrey
Licorice Root Powder
Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
Dandelion-Ginger Tea
Black Cohosh Syrup
Prostatitis
Hops Tea
Turmeric–Saw Palmetto Tincture
Psoriasis
Licorice Root Spray
Goldenseal, Chamomile, and Comfrey Salve
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Blue Vervain–Comfrey Liniment
Ginger-Licorice Salve
Ringworm
Fresh Garlic Compress
Goldenseal Balm
Rosacea
Chamomile-Aloe Scrub
Licorice-Feverfew Mask
Shingles
Licorice Salve
Goldenseal-Comfrey Spray
Sinus Infection
Horseradish Shot
Peppermint-Echinacea Tea
Skin Tag
Ginger Poultice
Fresh Dandelion Sap
Sore Muscles
Ginger-Fennel Massage Oil
Peppermint–St. John’s Wort Salve
Sore Throat
Peppermint Tea with Comfrey and Sage
Agrimony-Licorice Gargle
Sprain
Arnica Gel
Comfrey-Ginger Balm and Compress
Stiff Joints
Peppermint-Comfrey Massage Oil
Horseradish Salve
Sunburn
Comfrey Spray
Hyssop-Infused Aloe Vera Gel
Tendinitis
Ginger-Turmeric Tea
Peppermint Salve
Travel Sickness
Chamomile Syrup
Candied Ginger
Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
Horseradish Tea
Dandelion Tincture
Warts
Fresh Basil Compress
Garlic Oil
Weight Loss
Dieter’s Tea Blend with Chickweed, Dandelion, and Fennel
Ginseng Tincture
Wrinkles
Calendula Toner
Aloe Gel Facial
Yeast Infection
Garlic Suppository
Chamomile-Calendula Douche with Echinacea
CHAPTER 4
Herbs to Know
Agrimony
Aloe
Angelica
Arnica
Basil
Black cohosh
Blue vervain
Catnip
Chamomile
Chickweed
Comfrey
Dandelion
Echinacea
Fennel
Feverfew
Garlic
Ginger
Ginkgo biloba
Ginseng
Goldenseal
Hops
Horseradish
Hyssop
Licorice
Milk thistle
Mullein
Passionflower
Peppermint
Plantain
Raspberry
Rosemary
Sage
Saw palmetto
Skullcap
St. John’s wort
Thyme
Turmeric
Valerian
Witch hazel
Yarrow
Appendix
Glossary
Resources
Ailments and Remedies Quick Reference Guide
References


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