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National Geographic Guide to Medicinal Herbs: The World's Most Effective Healing Plants [Hardcover]

Tieraona Low Dog M.D. , Rebecca L. Johnson , Steven Foster , David Kiefer M.D. , Andrew Weil
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March 6 2012
"Because I have long worked to make accurate information on botanical remedies available to consumers as well as to doctors, pharmacists, and allied health professionals, I am delighted to see the appearance of the National Geographic Guide to Medicinal Herbs. This excellent guide is the work of a team of highly qualified botanical and medical experts, including two of my colleagues from the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine. It offers reliable, up-to-date, practical information about 72 of the most important medicinal herbs." --Andrew Weil, M.D., from the Foreword

There is a world of health and healing all around you--in your spice rack, your backyard, and on the shelves of health food and grocery stores. This informative guide is a reference you will keep at the ready, connecting 72 of the world's most common and useful medicinal herbs with the body systems they help and heal.

Eight chapters focus on body systems:
1. Mental Health & the Nervous System
2. Respiratory System
3. Heart & Circulation
4. Digestive System
5. Joints, Muscles & Skin
6. Urinary & Male Health
7. Female Health
8. Wellness & Perception

Each chapter begins with an overview of how plants can bring health to that part of the body, with stories about traditional herbal remedies from around the world and current scientific findings on herbal remedies for specific illnesses. Then each chapter highlights nine plants, combining botanical and medical information--therapeutic uses, effectiveness, preparations, cautions, and advice, including a round-up of current science about the active ingredients in the plant. Every chapter includes a photo gallery showing how one of its herbs is cultivated and processed commercially--the story behind the contents of that bottle you buy in the store. Special features include "Over the Kitchen Counter"--quick and easy ways to use herbs in your everyday life, and time lines for every herb, showing how today's use of herbal remedies collects wisdom from the centuries and around the world. A functional appendix includes an illustrated index to all the plants in the book, an ailment-by-ailment therapeutic index, a glossary, and an index.

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“The perfect union of botanical and medical expertise. This guide is so authoritative, its aim is to educate not only consumers, but doctors, pharmacists and other health professionals as well.”      –Book Page

About the Author

TIERAONA LOW DOG, M.D. is a recognized media expert in integrative medicine--combining traditional and world healing methods with sciencebased Western medicine--and a practicing physician with a background as herbalist and midwife. Low Dog addresses thousands of people each year. She was appointed by Pres. Clinton to the White House Commission of Complementary and Alternative Medicine and served for 10 years as chair of the U.S. Pharmacopeia Dietary Supplements and Botanicals Expert Committee. She maintains a clinical practice and teaches on the faculty of Andrew Weil's Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona. She received the Martina de la Cruz medal for work with indigenous medicines in 1998; Time magazine identified her as the 2001 "Innovator in Complementary and Alternative Medicine." She maintains a website: drlowdog.com.

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By Frances
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It tells how the herbs help and if there are any underlying side affects that you need to look for with the herb. It shows how to grow and harvest. I already have a couple of great homeopathic books and really enjoy "Prescription for Nutritional Healing" that goes indepth to many of the benefits of herbs, vitamins and animo acids, but this particular book has a couple of herbs that I never heard of
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4.0 out of 5 stars Really Beautiful Reference Guide Oct. 28 2013
By Kirsten
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This is the kind of book I'll keep close by! Great reference for those SPECIFIC ailments that the herb is listed under , though the herbs in the book have more then those uses. Very beautiful illustrations. Gives you a great idea of what you are looking for. I'm just started into herbalism and am also going to buy the Desk Reference to Nature's Medicine by National Geographic which is referenced to in Medicinal Herbs as it seems to hold a broader spectrum for the plants.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Worth it! worth it! Worth it! Sept. 29 2013
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I absolutely love this book. It is a must for anyone interested in herbs. Dr. Low Dog is such a wealth of information and it is such an amazing quick reference on so many levels. Thank you.
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Amazon.com: 4.6 out of 5 stars  38 reviews
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5.0 out of 5 stars MY NEW FAVORITE BOOK!!! May 19 2012
By Julie - Published on Amazon.com
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A wonderful book and reference!!! Great photos and illustrations too!!! It is full of great information including history of the herb usage, etc... Very easy to read and understand...def recommend this book!!!!!!!!
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great book Sept. 22 2012
By Sketchy logic - Published on Amazon.com
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the best book i have read on herbs. it is easy to find out what herbs you should take for your health problems and how safe and effective each herb is.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great May 19 2013
By Audrey I. Spencer - Published on Amazon.com
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best herb book ever. Everyone should have one in their home library. Have recommended to friends and purchased for friends.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good stuff! May 10 2013
By preacherwoman777 - Published on Amazon.com
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Lots of great info on herbs their uses and how to make them. All up to date. If you're interested in herbal medicine, it's a great book to have!
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great resource! July 29 2013
By Patricia A. Silva - Published on Amazon.com
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It is an informative and interesting reference source. You can pick it up read about one particular plant and feel like an expert. The indexes provide easy access to the information presented. A must for anyone who is serious about learning more about medicinal herbs.
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