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.