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Herbs Plain & Simple
The Only Book You'll Ever Need
Marlene Houghton
ISBN: 9781571747662
Book (Paperback)
Hampton Roads Publishing Company
5 1/2 x 8
176 pages
April 1, 2017


"Houghton crams a lot of herbal history, philosophy, and even politics into the brief opening chapter of this tome, then follows it with a short summary of how herbal healing works. After that she gets right down to the business of disseminating information as concisely, thoroughly, and efficiently as possible. Aside from turning the pages and using the table of contents instead of search, itís like goggling herbology. Houghtonís mission is not to fight disease. Itís to empower people to create ongoing wellness in safe and affordable ways." --Anna Jedrziewski, Retailing Insight

Over 100 Recipes for Health and Healing

There have been many books written on herbal medicine. This book differs from most because it is based on the empowerment model, which aims to help people take responsibility for their own health.

Houghton helps readers tackle everyday ailments and takes the guesswork out of using herbs to keep them feeling well. Herbal medicine is useful for a range of common complaints, and gentle and effective herbs can offer benefit where conventional medicine sometimes fails.

Included is this concrete and practical primer are all the essentials you need to know about healing herbs and their properties. Among the topics covered are:

  • A brief history of herbalism
  • An overview of how herbs heal
  • An herb glossary that includes how to use herbs and the benefits of each
  • The bodyís systems and the herbs that make them work better
  • An herb dictionary

In a world that is becoming more and more illness and disease focused, it is clearly important for individuals to learn about natural therapies and take their health into their own hands. By educating yourself in the use of traditional herbalism, you can attain a high level of wellbeing, and you will only need to consult a conventional doctor when you have a problem that only a medically qualified professional can handle.

Marlene Houghton, PhD, is a nutritional counselor, educator, author, and lecturer on natural therapies and the historical use of herbs who teaches people how to stay well. She lives in London
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