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on April 23, 2015
Very cool book! A must have!
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TOP 500 REVIEWERon December 17, 2011
This book contains useful information on some 15 herbal remedies that may help to defend the body against bacteria that have become resistant to antibiotics. The top 15 antibiotic herbs listed in this book are: acacia, aloe, cryptolepsis, echinacea, eucalyptus, garlic, ginger, goldenseal, grapefruit seed extract, honey, juniper, licorice, sage, usnea, and wormwood. The author also offers alternatives to these herbs in case that you can find them, or that you can't take them for some reason.

In the second part of the book, the author goes over the herbs that can help you to strengthen your immune system like ashwagandha, astragalus, boneset, red root, siberian ginseng, as well as alternatives.

You'll find suggestions on how to prepare herbs, as well as recipes for making herbal teas (infusions and decoctions), oils, tinctures, salves, herbal powders, herbal sprays, even herbal soups.
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on July 29, 2011
Firstly, I do not support Mr. Buhners belief in evolution, so I do not in any way endorse that, however that did not take away my interest in this book. I quite enjoyed reading through this short book and brewed up one of his recommended tinture remedies. I was very excited to put it to use in our home and with family, and have had great success. That to me is success, and naturally without all the side effects that man made antibiotics give. I am converted to Gods given herbs on this earth. Thank you Mr Buhner, for sharing you herbal remedy recipes!
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on April 13, 2011
Its very concise and interesting, but many of the plants there are not native to america and come from asia, but it is STILL a must to have big weapons against resistant bacteria!
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on December 19, 2002
Using leading-edge scientific research author Stephen Buhner reveals the little-known world of bacteria and their amazing ability to develop defenses to pharmaceutical antibiotics. Citing many of the world's leading bacteriologists he shows how bacteria will eventually develop immunity to most antibiotics - that the window of opportunity we have had as a species during the antibiotic era is almost over. He then comprehensively explores the most recent scientific research on the plant compounds that have been found in in vivo, in vitro and in human trial to be effective in treating antibiotic-resistant microorganisms. The book looks at the ten primary antibiotic-resistant disease organisms and those plants that have been found in clinical trial to be effective for their treatment. This book is a must have! It begins a long overdue exploration of more ecologically sustainable approaches to the treatment of disease with substances that are ecologically sustainable. The author's firm grasp of his subject matter and the comprehensive nature of his treatment of the subject make this a book that will continue to be useful for years to come. Highly recommended!
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on December 10, 2002
It seems that Mr. Buhner is not particularly well versed in the basics of bacteriology and microbiology. I found it particularly perverse when he claims that bacteria have true intelligence and premeditated cooperative abilities in that they "learn" how to live in antibiotic environments. Further, the idea that the use of ground up plants will stop bacterial infection goes against sound reason.
1. Bacteria survive because they are opportunistic, id est, they reproduce quickly and successfully because they are small and can exploit natural resources before other organisms can.
2. Bacteria survive because they are variablistic: they are not intelligent or premeditative, they are a simple algorithm which permutates often, but randomly. When something works it survives to reproduce.
This second statement supports the idea that plant extracts cannot be used as antibiotics any more effectively than a synthetic antibiotic like chlorampheticol. Plants as a general group of organisms rely on the opposite evolutionary strategy to survive: invest in your stake (resources and physical individual) in order to make it successful by making it unavailable for use by opportunistic organisms. While this sounds like it may support the use of herbal antibiotics, it actually indicates that plants choose stability over variability and therefore don't change as quickly as bacteria...nor do the biosynthetic products they produce. Any such product would, if it was antibiotic in the first place, be subject to the very same forces of selective bacterial reproduction as a synthetic drug, rendering it useless in short time.
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on January 23, 2000
the only book that explain why and how the natural herbs are succesful of beating the bad and unfriendly germs.he (the author)is talking about the herbs in a very detail-way that show and explain why and how these herbs work (and they are)in fighting against the bad germs.the book is explained in a very methodical- way, wich gives you the public, the need to say: :it is a remarkable book in every sence of the way.
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on November 30, 1999
Stephen Buhner continues the run of great books he has been giving us with one of the best overviews in print of why bacteria develop resistance to antibiotics. The book is extremely user friendly and the herbs can be searched individually or searched by resistant bacteria. Scientific studies show how each herb has been tested against particular resistant bacteria. Dosages, preparation and use are all easy to find. A truly great book in an important field. I highly recommend it!
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