"A-Z Guide to Drug-Herb-Vitamin Interactions" Paperback BOOK
"A-Z Guide to Drug-Herb-Vitamin Interactions" by Alan R. Gaby
Know the Side Effects and Protect Your Health
If you’re among the millions of people taking prescription and over-the-counter drugs, as well as vitamins and natural medicines, you need to know which combinations are potentially helpful and which can be extremely dangerous. The A–Z Guide to Drug-Herb-Vitamin Interactions is an essential resource to understanding the interactions that may affect your health.
From the experts at Healthnotes, this revised and updated edition contains the newest information on thousands of drugs and supplements, based on studies published in the leading medical journals. Reliable and easy to use, this book is sure to become a trusted reference in your home.
MORE THAN 18,000 DRUG-HERB-VITAMIN INTERACTIONS
Find out about:
• Drugs that can deplete your body’s nutrients
• Supplements that can interfere with drug absorption
• Side effects of common drug-herb-vitamin combinations
• Supplements that can help your prescriptions work better
• Combinations that should never be taken together
• With a foreword by Dr. Bob Arnot
Paperback, 338 pages, English, Harmony, 2006
"Butterfly Miracles w/ Essential Oils" Paperback BOOK
"Butterfly Miracles with Essential Oils" by LaRee Westover
Butterfly Miracles is a book with a hands-on approach to the use of essential oils in day to day living. It's easy-to-use format gives both the beginner and the more experienced practitioner a clear picture of the efficacy of essential oils. This second edition includes a comprehensive index, making the book even more user-friendly.
"Complete Medicinal Herbal: A Practical Guide to the Healing Properties of Herbs" by Penelope Ody
Here is a full-color guide to the healing properties of herbs, with more than 120 medicinal herbs and their therapeutic properties included. Penelope Ody’s guide is essential for natural healthy enthusiasts and herbalists.
All the parts of the plants that can be used medicinally are shown, from fresh flower petals or leaves to the root, bark, and juice. Each entry details the plant's chemical constituents, its actions, and its therapeutic applications—from exotic ma huang, used in China to treat asthma for 5,000 years, to humble cabbage, which has been effective against stomach ulcers in clinical tests. Here are more than 250 safe treatments to help alleviate common complaints and ailments:
Aches & Pains
Headaches and Migraines
Male Reproductive Problems
And much more!
A special how-to section explains the preparation of herbal remedies. There is even a section on the historical uses of these herbs.
Paperback, 280 pages, English, Skyhorse, 2017
"Healing Yourself During Pregnancy" Paperback BOOK
"Healing Yourself During Pregnancy" by Joy Gardner
Joy Gardner, author of The New Healing Yourself, offers a great text about natural remedies during pregnancy and labor. Starting with preconception (including natural ways of regulating ovulation) through all the common complaints of pregnancy, Gardner offers ways of preventing problems, as well as curing them. She recommends herbal and natural cures for problems including -swelling of hands and feet -the common cold -varicose veins -frequent urination -infections Even if you're not completely into natural remedies, this is a useful book because it explores how to cure yourself if the drug you would normally take is dangerous during pregnancy. A great primer and resource to have around.
"Medicinal Herbs: A Beginners Guide" by Rosemary Gladstar
Craft a soothing aloe lotion after an encounter with poison ivy, make a dandelion-burdock tincture to fix sluggish digestion, and brew up some lavender-lemon balm tea to ease a stressful day. In this introductory guide, Rosemary Gladstar shows you how easy it can be to make your own herbal remedies for life’s common ailments. Gladstar profiles 33 common healing plants and includes advice on growing, harvesting, preparing, and using herbs in healing tinctures, oils, and creams. Stock your medicine cabinet full of all-natural, low-cost herbal preparations.
224 Pages, English, Storey Publishing LLC, 2012
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"Naturally Healthy Babies & Children" Paperback BOOK
"Naturally Healthy Babies & Children: A Commonsense Guide to Herbal Remedies, Nutrition, and Health" by Aviva Jill Romm
Committed to finding natural ways to care for their children, many parents seek techniques that do not require the invasive procedures and medications often associated with Western medicine. In Naturally Healthy Babies and Children midwife and herbalist Aviva Romm offers a comprehensive handbook that addresses the common health issues of children, from newborns to preadolescents.
Aviva's whole-child approach integrates herbal remedies, nutrition, hygiene, and alternative health techniques with supportive, informed parenting. From anemia to whooping cough, each entry includes herbal, dietary, and general recommendations, including tips on when to pursue professional medical care. Naturally Healthy Babies and Children is indispensable reading for families seeking safe, effective ways to practice healing techniques at home.
"Wise Woman Herbal for the Childbearing Year" Paperback BOOK
"Wise Woman Herbal for the Childbearing Year" by Susun Weed
Simple, safe remedies for pregnancy, childbirth, lactation, and newborns.
Now in its 24th printing. A confirmed favorite with pregnant women, midwives, childbirth educators, and new parents. Packed with clear, comforting, and superbly helpful information.
Beginning with the two months before pregnancy, herbs are enlisted to provide safe, effective birth control, or to help ensure pregnancy, even in the most difficult of situations. A special list of teratogens, including herbs to avoid before pregnancy, is included, as is a section on herbs to improve the father's fertility and reduce the risk of birth defects.
Once pregnancy has occurred, herbs are safe and beneficial allies in reducing the distress of pregnancy, including hemorrhoids, high blood pressure, morning sickness, emotional changes, anemia, muscle cramps, bladder infections, and preclampsia. Tasty recipes and clear directions make use easy and fun.
Herbs take a starring role in labor and delivery -- whether initiating labor, increasing energy, diminishing pain, or staunching postpartum bleeding -- and in postpartum care of the mother's perineum, breasts, and emotions, and the infants umbilicus, skin, scalp, digestive system, and immune system.
Humorous, tender, and detailed, this classic text is supported by illustrations, references, resource lists, glossary, and index.
Includes herbs for fertility and birth control. Foreword by Jeannine Parvati Baker.
Paperback, 171 pages, English, Ash Tree Publishing, 1996
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"Working the Roots" Paperback BOOK
"Working the Roots: Over 400 Years of Traditional African American Healing" by Michele E. Lee
African American traditional medicine is an American classic that emerged out of the necessity of its people to survive. It began with the healing knowledge brought with the African captives on the slave ships and later merged with Native American, European and other healing traditions to become a full-fledged body of medicinal practices that has lasted in various forms down to the present day.
Working the Roots: Over 400 Years Of Traditional African American Healing is the result of first-hand interviews, conversations, and apprenticeships conducted and experienced by author Michele E. Lee over several years of living and studying in the rural South and in the West Coast regions of the United States. She combines a novelist's keen ear for storytelling and dialogue and a healer's understanding of folk medicine arts into a book that makes for both pleasant, interesting reading, and serves as a permanent household healing guide.
Divided between sections on interviews of healers and their stories and a comprehensive collection of traditional African American medicines, remedies, and the many common ailments they were called upon to cure, Working The Roots is a valuable addition to African American history and American and African folk healing practices.