Herbal Remedies Handbook – Book Review

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This handy, quick-reference handbook contains herbal remedies for more than 50 common conditions and detailed profiles for more than 150 plants.

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Herbal Remedies Handbook. Cover. DK Canada. Book Review by Rhondda Mol at Oombawka Design

Title: Herbal Remedies Handbook
Author: Andrew Chevallier
Published By: Dorling Kindersley, August, 13, 2018
ISBN: 978-1-4654-7465-0

Herbal Remedies Handbook

The Herbal Remedies Handbook includes more than 140 medicinal plant profiles and easy-to-use remedies for more than 50 common conditions.

Find out how to make and use herbal remedies safely.  A detailed look at the pros and cons of different types of remedies are also included.

Depending on the how the herbal remedy is prepared, it will contain different levels of active ingredients. Teas, infusions, decoctions, juices, smoothies, tinctures, syrups, capsules, tablets, fixed oils, freeze-dried extracts, powders, ointments, creams and essential oils are compared.

Dosage information is provided for adults, children and adults over 70 years of age.

An “A-Z”of Herbal Remedies is included. Color images and explanations about the herbs are provided, along with safety information, dosage information and other uses for the plant.

Take a closer look inside the book here: Herbal Remedies Handbook

The common health problems are separated into sections:

  • Head
  • Throat, chest and lungs
  • Digestion
  • Circulation and heart
  • Blood, metabolic
  • Bladder and urinary tract
  • Joints, muscles and bone
  • Skin
  • Women’s health problems
  • Men’s health problems
  • Mental and emotional problems
  • Promoting health and performance
  • Supporting immune function
  • Children’s common health problems

This section includes a chart that lists the Condition, the herbs that can be used to treat it and in what preparation. There is a key on page 258 that lists the preparation types: T for tea, D for Decoction, Tr for Tincture, C for capsule or tablet, S for syrup, G for gargle and EO for essential oil and L for local use (like a cream). Recommended adult dosages are also listed in this section.

Remedies for Home Use. Herbal Remedies Handbook. DK Canada.

This book is a good size to tuck into your bag and take with you on the go. It includes helpful information in an easy-to-reference chart so you can explore different herbal remedies for common conditions quickly.

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  1. I haven’t seen this before. My mom likes reading and using herbal remedies for some things. This will be a great book to get her for her birthday. Thank you for reviewing it!

  2. Very informative! Like the way it is put in catagories to make it easier to find.

  3. This really looks like an informative book. I would love to have it myself.

  4. This sounds like just what I’ve been searching for! I love E.O.s and herbs, and would love to know which, and how to use them best for different situations. Until now, I haven’t been able to find 1 book that compared the different types and explained why certain forms were better for certain conditions. I am definitely going to check this book out! Thank you for sharing this knowledge with us!

  5. How interesting! It sounds like anything you’d want to know about Herbal remedies. I’m very interested in the book.

  6. I like that you mention the handy size of the book. It would be great to carry along when shopping OR while hiking and foraging.