The Little Book of Medicinal Plants

The Little Book of Medicinal Plants

This little book, illustrated with charming vintage pictures, takes you on a journey to explore more than 70 types of medicinal plants and explains their origins, features and therapeutic properties.

Author: Elisabeth Trotignon

Publisher: Hachette Livre (Acc)

ISBN: 281231981X

Category: Herbals

Page: 176

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- A compact encyclopedia of the most well-known medicinal plants, explaining their origins and therapeutic properties - Beautifully packaged - hardback, foam filled, with gilt edging - Richly illustrated with vintage postcard-sized images How did aspirin originate from the Willow? What is an alternative name for catnip? Where does Eucalyptus come from? What benefits are there from drinking Chamomile tea? With which affliction does cornflower water help? What is the use of slipping hop cones into your pillow case? Why is a dandelion detox treatment recommended after winter? This little book, illustrated with charming vintage pictures, takes you on a journey to explore more than 70 types of medicinal plants and explains their origins, features and therapeutic properties.
Categories: Herbals

The Little Book of Roses

The Little Book of Roses

* This little book, beautifully illustrated with antique prints, tells the story of roses of all colours from the perspective of botany, history, literature, poetry and songs, among others * A charming gift book illustrating heirloom and ...

Author: Michel Beauvais

Publisher: Hachette Livre Editions Du Chene

ISBN: 2379640815

Category:

Page: 176

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- This little book, beautifully illustrated with antique prints, tells the story of roses of all colours from the perspective of botany, history, literature, poetry and songs, among others - A charming gift book illustrating heirloom and modern roses, with botanical and historical information on each variety - Beautifully packaged - hardback, foam filled, with gilt edging Why don't scented roses last as long as scentless ones? Who has sung about roses? How do you make rose water? What does a white rose symbolise? Where does the Provins rose come from? What are the most beautiful rose gardens in France? Why do people give pink roses on Mother's Day? What is rose essential oil used for? When did the tradition of the rose queen begin? This compact, delightfully illustrated compendium of the history, lore, and meanings of roses has a page devoted to each flower, with information that combines the factual and the fascinating. In 79 vintage chromolithographs, it depicts both heirloom and modern varieties and describes how different kinds of roses have been used over the centuries in medicine, food, confectionary, and fragrance. This charming gift book answers questions about the language and symbolism of roses, and explains how they became closely associated with romance and romantic love.
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The Little Book of Symbols

The Little Book of Symbols

What does a snail shell mean? And a hand? What's the sacred meaning of mistletoe? What is the significance of the sapphire? And the ruby? This book explains 80 esoterical, magical or mystical symbols, alongside beautiful illustrations.

Author: Christine Barrely

Publisher: E/P/A Editions

ISBN: 2379641064

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 176

View: 458

- A wide variety of subjects related to each symbol are covered through 78 thematic spreads - A great mix between historical facts and popular myths surrounding a variety of symbols - Richly Illustrated with beautiful lithographs - Beautifully packaged - hardback, foam filled, with gilt edging Why is the bee a symbol of immortality? How did a lamb come to symbolize Jesus? What does a snail shell mean? And a hand? What's the sacred meaning of mistletoe? What is the significance of the sapphire? And the ruby? This book explains 80 esoterical, magical or mystical symbols, alongside beautiful illustrations. Also available in the series: The Little Book of Cats ISBN 9782812317408 The Little Book of Dogs ISBN 9782812318580 The Little Book of New York ISBN 9782812315329 The Little Book of Paris ISBN 9782812313318 The Little Book of Birds ISBN 9782812316364 The Little Book of Versailles ISBN 9782812317804 The Little Book of Roses ISBN 9782379640810 The Little Book of Medicinal Plants ISBN 9782812319815 The Little Book of The Language of Flowers ISBN 9782812318924 The Little Book of The Moon ISBN 9782379641046 The Little Book of Trees ISBN 9782379641039
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Llewellyn s Little Book of Herbs

Llewellyn s Little Book of Herbs

If you don't have garden space or don't want to create a garden plot, you can still enjoy growing edible and medicinal plants in pots. Many plants grow well ...

Author: Holly Bellebuono

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 9780738762784

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 264

View: 543

Featuring recipes, helpful exercises, practical gardening tips, stories, and advice for creating herbal medicines, this fun, hardcover book is an ideal resource for gardeners and aspiring herbalists. Discover the secrets of planting and growing herbs, identifying the best ones for your goals, and more. Drawing from twenty-six years of experience, herbalist Holly Bellebuono presents a refreshing approach to learning about and using these versatile plants. You'll find lists of herbs suitable for beginners, unusual yet noteworthy herbs, wild herbs to allow to grow, and herbs to avoid planting. This convenient book shows you the wonders of herb use from beginning to end—from seeds and stalks to teas and salves.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Little Book of Gardening Tips

The Little Book of Gardening Tips

With this guide's plethora of facts, hints, and tips about lawns, flowers, soil, pots, and everything green-fingered, readers will learn how to tell the difference between soil that will kill azaleas and soil that will give life to old ...

Author: William Fortt

Publisher: Absolute Press

ISBN: 1904573355

Category: Gardening

Page: 112

View: 148

With this guide's plethora of facts, hints, and tips about lawns, flowers, soil, pots, and everything green-fingered, readers will learn how to tell the difference between soil that will kill azaleas and soil that will give life to old-fashioned roses. The right time to sow lawn seed and the wrong time to prune yew hedge is also included in this book that helps make short work of a long job and shows how the professionals go about their business.
Categories: Gardening

Encyclopedia Of Herbal Medicine

Encyclopedia Of Herbal Medicine

If you're in search of natural remedies for common ailments, this comprehensive guide has over 550 healing herbs to promote health and well-being.

Author: Andrew Chevallier

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 9780241282465

Category: Reference

Page: 336

View: 633

Are you using natural remedies to reduce stress or improve your health? With the fully updated and revised Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine, you can join the ever-increasing numbers that are. Written by Andrew Chevallier, a fellow of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists, the Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine is the unrivalled guide to home healing and herbal medicine. With entries showcasing 550 medicinal herbs including aloe vera, sage, and nettle, and nearly 200 remedy lists, you can learn how to treat a wide variety of common ailments from the comfort of your own home. The Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine details the properties of each medicinal herb, with a strong focus on safety to ensure safe natural healing for the whole family. Learn how to grow, harvest, and process your own ingredients to create natural remedies and improve your health - naturally. Previous ISBN 9780751312096
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The Little Book of Witches

The Little Book of Witches

- Richly Illustrated with beautiful lithographs, this volume presents the history of witches and witchcraft through 78 thematic spreads - Beautifully packaged - hardback, foam filled, with gilt edging How does one become a witch?

Author: Dominique Foufelle

Publisher: E/P/A Editions

ISBN: 2379641056

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 176

View: 871

- Richly Illustrated with beautiful lithographs, this volume presents the history of witches and witchcraft through 78 thematic spreads - Beautifully packaged - hardback, foam filled, with gilt edging How does one become a witch? What is the difference between white and black magic? What does a witch look like? Why do witches get together for a sabbath? What do they put in their potions? Why do we associate them with black cats? How were witches punished in the Middle Ages? Beautifully illustrated, this little album is a pocket-sized encyclopedia, presenting the stories of witches and witchcraft through history. Also available in the series: The Little Book of Cats ISBN 9782812317408 The Little Book of Dogs ISBN 9782812318580 The Little Book of New York ISBN 9782812315329 The Little Book of Paris ISBN 9782812313318 The Little Book of Birds ISBN 9782812316364 The Little Book of Versailles ISBN 9782812317804 The Little Book of Roses ISBN 9782379640810 The Little Book of Medicinal Plants ISBN 9782812319815 The Little Book of The Language of Flowers ISBN 9782812318924 The Little Book of The Moon ISBN 9782379641046 The Little Book of Trees ISBN 9782379641039
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Little Book of Aromatherapy

The Little Book of Aromatherapy

supply of fragrant herbs, you may want to experiment.) Aromatherapy differs from herbalism because it employs only fragrant herbs.

Author: Kathi Keville

Publisher: Crossing Press

ISBN: 9780307785848

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 176

View: 946

Aromatherapy. The word conjures up images of luxurious spas, flower petals, and scented candles. But aromatherapy is more than just indulgence–it’s also the key to improving complexion, boosting emotions, and healing a multitude of health disorders. In The Little Book of Aromatherapy, Kathi Keville invites you to explore the healing power of essential oils–potent aromatic substances extracted from fragrant plants. She provides not only emotional applications, but also some seriously pragmatic fixes for everyday challenges, from insect-repelling candles to carpal tunnel relief–even natural flea collars for your furry friends. With more than 50 formulas for skin and hair care treatments, medicinal remedies, and alternatives to toxic household cleaning products, this updated guide will help you harness aromatherapy for beauty, health, and peace of mind.
Categories: Health & Fitness

Medicinal Plants

Medicinal Plants

Indeed, the Aztecs frequently used certain plants with hallucinogenic powers ... de Medicinalibus Indorum Herbis (Little Book of the Medicinal Herbs of the ...

Author: M. K. Rai

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781466507951

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 650

View: 234

This volume provides a contemporary overview of new strategies for traditional medicine development. It emphasizes the importance of cataloging ethnomedical information, determining the active principles, and examining the genetic diversity and range of actions of traditional medicines. It discusses the challenges of using traditional medicines for diseases where access to modern medicine is limited, and the research areas needed to improve quality, safety, and efficacy for enhancing healthcare. Affirming the importance of traditional medicines as an essential and integral component of healthcare systems, it explores the vast opportunities for their evidence-based development.
Categories: Health & Fitness

Therapeutic Medicinal Plants

Therapeutic Medicinal Plants

... provide examples of the use of medicinal plants from the viewpoint of the Aztecs in works such as Libellus de Medicinalibus Indorum Herbis (Little Book ...

Author: Marta C.T. Duarte

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781482254044

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 421

View: 192

Medicinal plants have been used in the prevention, diagnosis, and elimination of diseases based on the practical experience of thousands of years. There is a pressing need to initiate and transform laboratory research into fruitful formulations leading to the development of newer products for the cure of diseases such as AIDS, cancer, and hepatitis
Categories: Health & Fitness

Hispanic American Religious Cultures

Hispanic American Religious Cultures

The natives of the Americas cultivated vast gardens of medicinal plants. The Aztec manuscript Libellus de Medicinalibus Indorum Herbis (Little Book of the ...

Author:

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781598841398

Category: Hispanic Americans

Page: 394

View: 999

Categories: Hispanic Americans

The Duchess of Northumberland s Little Book of Poisons Potions and Aphrodisiacs

The Duchess of Northumberland s Little Book of Poisons  Potions and Aphrodisiacs

Combining the fascinating archive of the first Duchess of Northumberland with the expertise of Jane, the present duchess and the creator of the famous Poison Garden at Alnwick Castle, this gift book contains a collection of wonderful ...

Author: The Duchess of Northumberland

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780752497259

Category: History

Page: 128

View: 865

Combining the fascinating archive of the first Duchess of Northumberland with the expertise of Jane, the present duchess and the creator of the famous Poison Garden at Alnwick Castle, this gift book contains a collection of wonderful medicinal recipes passed down through generations. The reader will learn the secrets of the poisonous and curative properties of these plants and the more unusual varieties that have been cultivated and planted for centuries, and will discover how ‘to make teethe whyte’ and how ‘to make heare growe’. Beautifully illustrated, The Duchess of Northumberland’s Little Book of Poisons, Potions and Aphrodisiacs is the ideal gift for those with an interest in the wild plants of Britain, and for those with an interest in poisons and potions... The Duchess of Northumberland was responsible for the £35 million restoration of the 12 acres of walled garden at Alnwick Castle, which now includes the largest treehouse in the world and the famous Poison Garden. The Poison Garden remains one of the few places to have obtained permission from the Home Office to grow cannabis, opium poppies and catha edulis for display.
Categories: History

A Little Book of Latin for Gardeners

A Little Book of Latin for Gardeners

plants were identified for their medicinal value, which meant that anything that could not be used to treat or cure illnesses tended to be sidelined.

Author: Peter Parker

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781408706152

Category: Gardening

Page: 336

View: 811

How did the delphinium get its name? Which parts of the body lend their names to auriculas and orchids? Who are the gentian, lobelia and heuchera named after? Why are nasturtiums and antirrhinums connected? What does an everlasting pea have to do with Indian miniature paintings? These are some of the questions answered in Peter Parker's adventurous exploration of the mysteries of Botanical Latin. Evolved over many centuries and often thought to belong to the rarefied world of scholars and scientists, this invented language is in fact a very useful tool for everyday gardening. It allows us to find our way around nurseries; it sorts out confusions when two plants have the same English name; and it gives us all kinds of information about how big or small a plant will grow, what shape or colour it will develop, and what habitat it prefers. In his lively survey, Parker agues that Botanical Latin is not merely useful, but fun. The naming of plants draws upon geography, social and medical history, folklore, mythology, language, literature, the human body, the animal kingdom and all manner of ancient beliefs and superstitions. The book, beautifully illustrated with old woodcuts, explains how and why plants have been named, includes handy lists of identifying adjectives, and takes the reader down some of the stranger byways of human endeavour and eccentricity.
Categories: Gardening

The Little Book of Going Green

The Little Book of Going Green

How can we reduce our carbon footprint in the office? Filled with facts, theories, and tips on how we can do our bit for the planet, this is your one-stop guide to making every aspect of your life earth-friendly.

Author: Harriet Dyer

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781510741744

Category: Nature

Page: 212

View: 401

“We have forgotten how to be good guests, how to walk lightly on the earth as its other creatures do.” —Barbara Wood The Little Book of Going Green aims to shed light on the ways humans are harming the environment, from pollution and deforestation to industrial production and farming methods. Before we can fix a problem, we must have a basic understanding of what brought us there in first place. Dyer explores past events and actions before directing our attention to the future through the exploration of how climate change has been affected by: Plastics Fossil Fuels Industrial Agriculture Deforestation Human Population In addition, Dyer explores how we can easily practice sustainability and conservation on both individual and corporate levels, creating habits at home that we can then bring to our workplaces. How can we reduce plastic waste in our homes? How can we reduce our carbon footprint in the office? Filled with facts, theories, and tips on how we can do our bit for the planet, this is your one-stop guide to making every aspect of your life earth-friendly.
Categories: Nature

The Little Book of Big Explorations

The Little Book of Big Explorations

... ways of indigenous tribes in the hope of finding cures to deadly diseases, Linnaeus had been tasked with studying how the Sami used medicinal plants.

Author: Jheni Osman

Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books

ISBN: 9781789290806

Category: History

Page:

View: 439

This is a book about expedition, adventure, our thirst for knowledge and pushing the limits of human endurance. From the navigational instruments that have led us through unknown lands, to the advanced engineering that carried us into the depths of the ocean, to the rocket science that propelled us into space, science and adventure have always been inextricably linked. Both are at the heart of everything we now know about the complex universe we find ourselves in. From the groundbreaking sea voyage in 1735 that settled the debate raging between Descartes and Newton about the shape of the earth to the balloon ride that led to the discovery of cosmic rays, we have pushed the limits of what's possible, both on our planet and beyond the clouds. The Little Book of Big Explorations is a collection of some of the most daring and eye-opening adventures in history that have changed the way we view the world, as well as a look at what's still to be discovered. Our insatiable curiosity has driven our survival as a species and can be charted through the centuries by these incredible voyages of discovery.
Categories: History

Medicinal Plants of the World Volume 3

Medicinal Plants of the World  Volume 3

This book offers an unprecedented collection of vital scientific information for pharmacologists, herbal medicine practitioners, drug developers, medicinal chemists, phytochemists, toxicologists, and researchers who want to explore the use ...

Author: Ivan A. Ross

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781592598878

Category: Medical

Page: 648

View: 268

An extraordinary compendium of information on herbal medicine, Medicinal Plants of the World, Volume 3 comprehensively documents the medicinal value of 16 major plant species widely used around the world in medical formulations. The book's exhaustive summary of available scientific data for the plants provides detailed information on how each plant is used in different countries, describing both traditional therapeutic applications and what is known from its use in clinical trials. A comprehensive bibliography of over 3000 references cites the literature available from a wide range of disciplines. This book offers an unprecedented collection of vital scientific information for pharmacologists, herbal medicine practitioners, drug developers, medicinal chemists, phytochemists, toxicologists, and researchers who want to explore the use of plant materials for medicinal and related purposes.
Categories: Medical

The Little Book of Ketamine

The Little Book of Ketamine

PLANTS l DRUGS MIND c, SPIRIT FREEDOM It LAW ACTS 4 SCIENCES A free online library of information about psychoactive chemicals and plants, medicinal herbs, ...

Author: Kit Kelly

Publisher: Ronin Publishing

ISBN: 157951121X

Category: Social Science

Page: 96

View: 169

Ketamine, also called K, Special K, and Kit Kat, causes bizarre experiences unlike any other psychedelic drug. The Little Book of Ketamine describes the recreational and spiritual use of Ketamine, including: What K is, how it is made, and how it is used; How K affects the brain; Hallucinations, near-death and out-of-body experiences; Spiritual enlightenment through K and afterlife experiences; Dosages, administration, and safety precautions; Accounts of K-Trips by experienced users; How it feels to go to K-Land; Ketamine and the law. The Little Book of Ketamine reviews the history of Ketamine from its discovery to its use in night clubs and raves, as well as describing extraordinary stories of Ketamine's effects while being mindful of what is myth and what is reality. "Ketamine is a very odd and intriguing entheogen, outpacing all others in sheer range of experience and utter strangeness. It unlocks powers so intense and improbable it is hard to believe such a substance could even exist." —James Kent TRP
Categories: Social Science

Herbal Medicine in Depression

Herbal Medicine in Depression

Keywords Medicinal plants • Antidepressant compounds • Flavonoids ... de Medicinalibus Indorum Herbis (Little Book of the Medicinal Herbs of the Indians).

Author: Clara Grosso

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319140216

Category: Medical

Page: 585

View: 456

This book is written for researchers, undergraduate students and postgraduate students, physicians and traditional medicine practitioners who develop research in the field of neurosciences, phytochemistry and ethnopharmacology or can be useful for their practice. Topics discussed include the description of depression, its biochemical causes, the targets of antidepressant drugs, animal and cell models commonly used in the research of this pathology, medicinal plants and bioactive compounds with antidepressant activity used in traditional medicine, advances in nanotechnology for drug delivery to the brain and finally the future challenges for researchers studying this pathology.
Categories: Medical

Contemporary Phytomedicines

Contemporary Phytomedicines

According to a recent review of medicinal plants popularly used in Spain, ... 1.4.18 The bedianus codex It is known as 'The Little Book of Herbs'.

Author: Amritpal Singh Saroya

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781315349947

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 366

View: 372

The term phytomedicine was coined by French physician Henri Leclerc in 1913. Till recently phytomedicine has remained in the background. But due to emerging challenges to the conventional pharmaceutical industry (cost effectiveness and potency of the drugs), phytomedicine has made a dramatic comeback. Phytomedicine has witnessed several changes and several new concepts have been introduced. Phytomedicine, although, a separate discipline, is strongly linked to Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology. As the title suggests the book is an attempt to bridge the gap between fundamental and emerging concepts in this field of medicine. The book has been divided into two parts. Part A deals with core issues of the phyto-pharmaceutical drug industry. The book begins with an introductory chapter dealing with basic definitions with phytomedicine. Chapters 2-5 narrate emerging subjects such as Phytopharmacovigilance, Phytopharmacoeconomics, Phytopharmacoepidemiology and Phytopharmacogenomics. Chapter 6 discusses ethical issues in phytomedicine. Chapter 7 covers recent advances in drug delivery systems in phytomedicine whereas Chapter 8 is about application of nanotechnology in the field of phytomedicine. The further chapters cover metabolomics, regulatory and legal aspects of the phyto-pharmaceutical drug industry. The chapter on herbal bioavailability enhancing agents is the salient feature of Part-A. Part B is related to applied research in the field of phytomedicine. Experimental findings on phyto-bioactive agents such as withanolides, steroidal alkaloids, phytosteroids and phytocannabinoids have been elaborated. Nine annexures related to herbal drug registration are included.
Categories: Health & Fitness

When Technology Fails

When Technology Fails

HerbalAntibiotics is an excellent little book that presents current information about antibiotic-resistant microbes and the herbs that are most effective in ...

Author: Matthew Stein

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 9781933392455

Category: Reference

Page: 493

View: 524

"Matthew Stein's comprehensive guide to sustainable living skills gives you the tools you need to fend for yourself and your family in times of emergency or disaster. It also goes a step further, giving sound instructions on how to become self-reliant in seemingly stable times and for the long term by adopting a sustainable lifestyle"--Cover, p. 4.
Categories: Reference