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The Complete Woman's Herbal: A Manual of Healing Herbs and Nutrition for Personal Well-Being and Family Care (Henry Holt Reference Book) [Paperback]

Anne McIntyre
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Dec 1994 Henry Holt Reference Book
More and more women are discovering herbal medicine as a natural and effective treatment for everyday health problems. This book provides guidance for every woman on the care of herself and her family. This manual gives an in-depth holistic approach to herbal treatments, with 71 different herbs and their uses described, including 20 whole-page profiles. It provides a reference to diet and nutrition, essential oils, Bach flower remedies and a chart for matching herbs with ailments. Part one provides an introduction to herbs which acknowledges the need to treat the underlying cause, as well as the symptoms of an ailment, and encourages the recognition and understanding of the body-mind relationship. Part two guides the reader, from puberty through fertility and motherhood, to the menopause and the later years. It describes herbal treatments that heal and relieve mental and physical problems associated with the natural cycle of hormone levels in women. Part three features herbal remedies for many common ailments - from treatments that alleviate gynaecological problems to first aid for everyday accidents. A wide range of other uses for the herbs presented include tips on beauty care and a range of housekeeping ideas. Anne McIntyre is the author of "Herbs for Common Ailments" and "Folk Remedies for Common Ailments".
--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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  • Paperback: 287 pages
  • Publisher: Henry Holt & Company; First Printing edition (Dec 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0805035370
  • ISBN-13: 978-0805035377
  • Product Dimensions: 24.4 x 19.3 x 2.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 346,219 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Reference Book 20 Oct 2007
By Nubian
This book offers advice, that is very easy to understand. It is a great reference book, and Ms McIntyre, breaks things down in a easy to read format.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The most useful herbal I've come across. 11 Aug 1998
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I use this book on a weekly basis. Especially helpful are the recipes for salves, teas and other household items. The salves we've made based on their recipes have been GREAT. The format of the book is easy to read for pleasure as well as on the spot referencing. I just wish there was a companion version focused on children's herbal care. Very recommended.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Complete Women's Herbal 5 Feb 2000
By Mary - Published on
This book is a wonderful sourse of information about health,illness,herbs and their properties. Many helpful recipes. It does lack a guide as to how much of the herbs to use for body mass - which is critical in not over or under using the herb as a medicine.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A wealth of information superbly presented 6 Aug 2001
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This is one of the best herb books I've come across. The pictures and drawings of the herbs are excellent. The information is organized according to the seasons of a woman's life--puberty, motherhood, menopause, etc. There is also a lot of information on herbs for children and a section for general family care. A table at the end summarizing which herbs are useful for which ailments is a huge help when you are in a big hurry to find a remedy. Any woman who uses herbs at all should have this book. It's well worth the money.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My A-Z guide on how to heal myself! 18 Sep 2000
By K. D. Anglin - Published on
This book has saved me hundreds of dollars in medical bills for the past 6 months. I have monthly urinary track infections, which cost money I rather spend somewhere else. This book gave me the remedy I needed to cure myself and save my wallet. I recommend this book to any woman who suffers like I do, it's great!
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I HAD NO PAIN AFTER CHILDBIRTH! 10 Aug 2001
By Colorgirl - Published on
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When I had my first child, I was in bed for 2 weeks hardly able to walk from the pain. It took me a whole year before I did not feel some kind of pain now and then if I walked a lot.
My friend loaned me this fantastic book and after following the childbirth recommendations for herbs, I can say with certainty, that 10 minutes after giving birth, I was up and around without any pain at all- EVER! Not even with an episiotomy!
My daughter was just as large as my son was too.
This book is a very thorough reference book with a LOT of information for women-specific problems.
Each herb has a color photo of it along with in depth descriptions of the herb, history and uses.
I found this book to be fabulous and a very important book to have. The delivery of my daughter was a shock to me- NO AFTER PAIN!
By the way, the birth pains were still strong- just the after pains were not there at all.
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