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Holistic Herbal: A Safe and Practical Guide to Making and Using Herbal Remedies [Paperback]

David Hoffmann
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Book Description

19 Aug 1990

New jacket edition of this classic herbal by internationally renowned herbalist David Hoffman. Easy to use, the herbal is hugely popular with herbalists and laypeople worldwide

The Holistic Herbal covers everything you need to know about growing, gathering, preparing, using and taking herbal medicines to improve and maintain health.

With simple b/w line drawn herb illustrations throughout, the book is extremely attractive and contains:-

a simple introduction to health, well-being and how your body works.
• a guide to specific health problems and concerns (you don’t need to be sick to take a herbal cure!) and ‘which herb’ for a range of conditions.
• A–Z herbal, covering over 200 different medicinal herbs and plants.This section comprises the main part of the book and is full of detailed information about each herb.


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Product details

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Thorsons; New Ed edition (19 Aug 1990)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007145411
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007145416
  • Product Dimensions: 19 x 24.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 83,577 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A safe and practical guide to making and using herbal remedies

This is the most comprehensive and authoritative guide to the use of herbal medicine in healing. Clear, step-by-step advice shows you how to diagnose and safely treat a wide range of complaints – from acne and depression through to tinnitus and whooping cough – without any harmful side effects. David Hoffman offers a unique, holistic approach that will enable you to restore and maintain your well-being.

• A-Z herbal reference section
• How to diagnose and treat a wide range of ailments
• Simple ways to gather herbs and prepare remedies
• Clear explanation of the body's systems
• Practical and fascinating handbook for the body and soul

David Hoffman trained with the National Institute of Medical Herbalists and ran a successful practice in Wales for many years. He is now President of the American Herbalist Guild and Director of the California School of Herbal Studies, the premier school of herbal education in the USA.

About the Author

David Hoffmann is President of the American Herbalist Guild, and Director of the California School of Herbal Studies.


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61 of 61 people found the following review helpful
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A great Herbal!

This book ~ known to me as the 'New Holistic Herbal'~ is an excellent book. Writen by an author who obviously knows his subject in great depth, and is also able to convey the wisdom which goes beyond his own thorough knowledge to the wisdom contained by the herbs themselves; in a clear and engaging manner & with great integrity.

It covers all aspects of Herbal medicine needed to begin quickly to gain both your own instinctive knowledge of the subject, as well as the factual necessities to understand how to treat yourselves and others. The one and only shortcoming I found, was the relatively short encyclopedia of herbs at the end section of the book, which left me wanting for more. It is an extremely good introduction to Herbal medicine and natural healing / healing in harmony with our bodies/ nature (holistic healing/medicine in other words!). It also touches upon other forms of plant therapy such as use of essential oils, a good introduction to the use of flower remedies, & one or two examples of Eastern Herbal uses.

What more could you ask for? A book with depth, integrity & easy to understand by the lay person.. A great book & obviously a work of love, which will foster any latent passion for herbal medicine and natural forms of healing (and infact for this reason DID leave me wanting for more!). An uplifting read, and an indespensible Health directory, which will give you knowledge not only of the herbs needed to treat almost any ailment, but also an understanding, in great depth, of the workings of the human body and its systems, as well as touching, not insignificantly, on our place within 'the system' as a whole.

Many thanks to David Hoffman for the indespensible knowledge his book has conveyed to me, as well as the 'unbelievably' succesful applications I have experienced through his guidance over a period of over 10 years during which I have refered to this book constantly.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Informative and not intimidating 2 July 2012
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Book is attractive and informative and I found myself fascinated by the different uses of the herbs.The writing is open and easy to read; I ended up reading a lot more than intended as it flowed so easiy.The book was recommended to me by a homeopath but also stands on its own. Great choice!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Useful herbal resource 4 Jun 2014
By Ms John
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This book is a useful guide to areas of health concerns and possible remedies. The strongest part of this book looks at how to produce your own herbal remedies, tinctures etc, using the prescribed herbs. The only reason I give 4 stars is that this herbal is limited as to numbers of herbs described, therefore I would recommend using a more comprehensive herbal in tandem with this book.
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