The Complete Idiot's Guide to Herbal Remedies for Canadians

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Author: Paul Saunders
Published: July 1, 2001
Publisher: Prentice Hall Cda
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Product Description:

A beginner’s guide to herbs and other natural agents for healing–

Herbal remedies–you’ve heard about them, seen them on TV, and may even have a few in your medicine cabinet. But are all herbs safe for everyone? And when, how, and in what ways can you use herbs and get the results you want? The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Herbal Remedies for Canadians is written to answer those questions and more.

This comprehensive guide to the vast number of varied herbs and natural agents includes:

  • an easy-to-understand overview of how herbs work and how to adjust them to your needs
  • a comprehensive A-to-Z directory of ailments matched with the herbal therapies that treat them
  • important guidelines for safely combining herbal therapies with pharmaceutical medicine
  • useful tips for herbal therapy for children, the elderly, pets, and during pregnancy
  • common sense advice on working with a herbalist to design a regimen of preventative therapies

This book offers a discussion on virtually every aspect of using medicinal plants. It not only equips the herbal novice with an essential ready-reference, but offers seasoned practitioners invaluable information as well.

About the Authors

Paul Saunders, PhD, ND, DHANP, CCH, is Associate Dean, Naturopathic Medical Affairs, The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. He is also Chair of Materia Medica (Botanical and Homeopathic Medicines), professor of Clinical Medicine, editor of The Canadian Journal of Herbalism, and has a private practice.

Frankie Avalon Wolfe, author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Reflexology (0-02-863187-0), holds a doctorate in holistic nutrition and a masters in holistic healing. A member of the American Holistic Health Association, she lives in Boise, Idaho.