For centuries women have turned to herbs to cope with a wide variety of health problems and conditions. Comprehensive and easy-to-use, Herbal Healing for Women explains how to create remedies for the common disorders that arise in the different cycles of a woman's life. Covering adolescence, childbearing years, pregnancy and childbirth, and menopause, author Rosemary Gladstar teaches how herbs can be used to treat the symptoms of conditions such as acne, PMS, morning sickness and hot flashes. She includes remedies ranging from teas and tinctures to salves and ointments. A complete women's health-care manual, Herbal Healing for Women discusses:
- Common disorders and the herbs that are effective for treating them
- How to select and store herbs
- Preparation of hundreds of herbal remedies
- An alphabetical listing of herbs, including a brief description of the herb, the general medicinal usage, and when necessary, warnings about potential side effects
By explaining the properties of specific herbs and the art of preparation, Gladstar demonstrates not only how to achieve healing through herbs but good health as well.