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Excellent introduction to the world or Herbal Medicine,
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This review is from: Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine (DK Natural Health) (Hardcover)I've bought many copies of this wonderfully readable and easy to understand book, as it is such a beautifully illustrated and comprehensive introduction to Herbal Medicine. When friends and relatives have shown interest in learning more about my field, this book has always been my 1st choice as an introduction for them. Chevallier gives just enough scientific research to back up his claims but sadly does not reference these well, which limits this books usability for students. However, Chevallier is established enough to stand as a reference himself having earned the accolade of "Fellow" of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists, founded in 1864.
The comprehensive and detailed illustrations throughout serve as an invaluable aid to recognising and identifying many of the plants which are included, and the section "Herbal Remedies for Home Use" makes the knowledge accessible to everyone who cares to try some simple remedies. Thoroughly recommended and excellent value for money too.