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by Michael Tierra

Fully updated with the latest developments in herbal science, this practical and useful guide offers comprehensive descriptions of herbal treatments for cancer, arthritis, colds, and influenza. It shows how to gain and maintain health through a holistic approach, with information on simple herb remedies, and descriptions of more than 140 Western herbs and 31 Chinese herbs.The Way of Herbs is an essential manual for gaining and maintaining good health through a holistic approach, a natural path to well-being and is “the one book that should be in everyone’s library” (William McGarey, MD). Discover: *The three functions of herbs *Eight traditional methods of herbal therapy *The benefits of a balanced diet *Herbal treatments for cancer, herpes, acne, arthritis, back pain, weight problems, colds, and flu *Detailed descriptions, use, and dosage for more than 140 Western herbs and 31 important Chinese herbs *How to purchase, grow, and store herbs *A new, extensive directory of herbal health-care stores “The first herb book that effectively blends Eastern, European, and American Indian healing traditions” (Steven Foster, director of the American Center for Herb Study).
Download The Way of Herbs: Fully Updated with the Latest Developments in Herbal Science epub
ISBN: 0671023276
ISBN13: 978-0671023270
Category: Fitness
Subcategory: Alternative Medicine
Author: Michael Tierra
Language: English
Publisher: Pocket Books; Revised edition (August 1, 1998)
Pages: 416 pages
ePUB size: 1639 kb
FB2 size: 1726 kb
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 250
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As a medicinal herbalist I find the most beneficial aspect of this book to be the section on the herbs themselves as I have found it to be the most concise and thorough out of all the books I use for my herbal studies and practice. I do have to mention that the range of herbs he includes is extensive but not complete as for some I had to find other sources. However, Tierra's herbal on western herbs is specific and includes relevant and beneficial information as he lists each herb by it's most common name, scientific name, other common names, plant family, parts of the herb used, the flavor and energy of the herb, body systems and organs the herb affects, the biochemical constituents in the herb, the herbal actions and properties of the herb, the standardization and dose of the herb in it different methods of application, the specific conditions the herb is used to treat and its other uses, and furthermore some history and background data on the herb as well as its safety, contraindications, and adverse effects.

In addition to my primary reason for reading and using this book, I like the included section Theory of Using herbs, which is although quite concise, very useful even as a general reminder about the simplistic but effective nature that herbs and plants have and that we can so easily utilize and attain potent earth medicine that is just as reliable as technological medicine but much more economically and environmentally sound. In conclusion The Way of Herbs is a must read and reference book to own for anyone be them a dedicated naturopathic practitioner of herbal medicine or someone just interested in a specific alternative or remedy
This is the book you need to have in your book case when you are in need for a treatment from home. It gives you lots of good information on making salves and tinctures. Some day we may need to know these things.
This book was recommended for a course I am taking. While it is not my favorite herb book it does have good information that I have not found in some of my other herb books. I would not recommend it as an only herb resource but it does make a good addition to an herbal library.
This is a great herb book! I used the older edition for a variety of conditions over the past 15 years and it has been incredibly useful! I recently bought the new revised adition and it's vastly improved over the original. The herbal formulas added to this new edition are pretty easy to follow and right on target.I can honestly say it is the best herb book I own and I'm very grateful to Mr. Tierra for his valuable work.
This book is a very welcome addition to books which are useful for herbalists and also those beginning to be more seriously interested. Michael Tierra gives good information on herbs, the systems in which they work and methods of use. His knowledge of the usage with in many different cultures is a real addition and provides the reader with greater perspective on the efficacy of herbal treatment and the longevity of its practice.
The accessibility of the information is a credit to the authors writing style but is in no way simplistic. This is a worthwhile investment for any one who wants to enrich their knowledge of the world of medicinal herbs.
Came quickly in perfect shape exactly as described. Thanks
Highly recommend if you are just getting into herbs or have been working with them for a while. This is my 'Go To' book!