on 24 March 1999
Another excellent book by Susan Curtis covering the use of Aromatherapy, the Bach Flower Essences, Herbs, and Homoeopathy. The Introductory chapter includes: a short lesson in herbology with gathering herbs, making infusions, decoctions, tinctures, compresses and poultices; a brief discussion of Classical Homoeopathy; the use of essential oils through massage, inhalations, compresses, baths, with some background in Aromatherapy; and information on how to use the flower essences and Resque Remedy. The major portion of this book is a Repertory of A-Z ailments (from abrasions to wrinkles) and references in each catagory for Aromatherapy, Bach Flowers, Herbal, and Homoeopathic remedies (first aid potencies only). A list of suppliers is included; as well as, contacts in the U.K. and U.S.A. for further information. Her Bibliography references some very qualified aromatherapists, herbalists, homoeopaths and Bach Flower authors. I had Neal's Yard Natural Remedies 24 hours when a relative called asking about chickenpox; I grabbed this book and was able to read to them 4 different methods of alternative care. I have always liked Susan Curtis' books, this is no exception. A great book for the beginner and those advanced in their knowledge of healthcare issues.
on 30 October 2009
I have used books from Neal's Yard before, and this one did not disappoint. As ever it is full of recipes, and natural tips, very usefull in this somewhat polluted world. It makes trying to be "greener" easy and fun, and ecomnical. Great little book.