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The Herbal Drugstore: The Best Natural Alternatives to Over-The-Counter and Prescription Medicines!

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Publisher Comments:

By one estimate, Americans are spending upward of $3 billion a year on herbs and herb products. More and more people are turning to herbal medicine for solutions to their health concerns because they believe that herbs are gentler, safer, and more affordable than pharmaceuticals.

Yet how can they be sure of what really works and what is right for them? Despite the glut of information on herbs, these remedies have rarely been compared objectively with drugs. That's just what consumers need, so they can rest assured that the decisions they make will help them get well-- not harm them.

The Herbal Drugstore sifts through all the studies, facts, and opinions to provide objective, concise profiles of more than 280 drugs and drug categories, along with their herbal alternatives. For each health problem, you can weigh the functions and side effects of the most common pharmaceutical treatments against the benefits and cautions of the best-known herbal remedies. You also get:

* Accurate dosage instructions for using herbs safely and effectively
* Essential information about potential herb-drug and herb-herb interactions
* A comprehensive chart that lists drugs and their herbal alternatives side by side for easy reference
* In-depth profiles of nearly 60 herbs, with explanations of herb sources, uses, and safety issues
* A shopper's guide for choosing among various herb forms and brands
* Detailed instructions-- for making your own herbal remedies
* A resource directory-- of herbal products, practitioners, and publications

Whether you're a newcomer to herbal medicine or you've been using herbs for years, The Herbal Drugstore arms you with clear, concise, impartial information that puts you in control of your health. Now you can feel confident that when choosing between herbal and pharmaceutical therapies, you have the power of The Herbal Drugstore behind you.

Linda B. White, M.D., received her bachelor's and master's degrees from Stanford University and her doctoral degree from the University of California, San Diego. She has written about natural health for numerous publications, including Health, Mothering, Nutrition Science News, and Natural Pharmacy. She resides in Golden, Colorado.

Steven Foster is one of America's most respected authorities on natural health. An author, photographer, and consultant specializing in medicinal and aromatic plants, he is a frequent contributor to Herbs for Health and The Herb Companion and lectures internationally on medicinal herbs. He resides in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Synopsis:

Here is the first Rodale book to replace specific conventional medications with herbal equivalents. Arranged by ailment, herbal alternatives are offered for more than 500 prescription and over-the-counter drugs. 100 two-color illustrations.

Synopsis:

Ease Symptoms, Fight Disease, and Supercharge Immunity-- All without Drugs or Chemicals!

The Herbal Drugstore

You're about to enter a completely different kind of drugstore. One where herbal medicines are offered right alongside conventional pharmaceuticals. Where bottles of feverfew stand next to bottles of aspirin, and echinacea has its place among other cold and flu remedies.

The Herbal Drugstore is the only place where you can compare mainstream drug treatments and their herbal alternatives for close to 100 common health problems. You'll find herbs that have the same healing powers as many prescription and over-the-counter medications-- only they're cheaper and gentler, with few or no side effects.

Whether you need fast first-aid or long-term relief, The Herbal Drugstore has a remedy for you. Here's just a sampling:

* Immobilized by arthritis? Rub on capsaicin cream, a natural pain reliever made from hot peppers (page 96)

* Can't sleep? Start snoozing with valerian-- it's as effective as Valium, but it isn't addictive (page 352)

* Want to lose a few pounds? Get a helping hand from psyllium, an herbal alternative to appetite suppressants (page 448)

* Feeling stressed? Calm jangled nerves with ginseng-- it won't undermine alertness (page 509)

* Battling bronchitis? Clear up that cough with licorice, a natural expectorant (page 129)

* Need help with high blood pressure? Turn to hawthorn-- it has much in common with beta blockers, except for the side effects (page 326)

The Herbal Drugstore features these and many more herbal remedies-- 712 in all! They're profiled right next to their pharmaceutical counterparts, so you can make your own comparisons and decide which treatments are best for you.

Synopsis:

By one estimate, Americans are spending upward of $3 billion a year on herbs and herb products. More and more people are turning to herbal medicine for solutions to their health concerns because they believe that herbs are gentler, safer, and more affordable than pharmaceuticals.

Yet how can they be sure of what really works and what is right for them? Despite the glut of information on herbs, these remedies have rarely been compared objectively with drugs. That's just what consumers need, so they can rest assured that the decisions they make will help them get well-- not harm them.

The Herbal Drugstore sifts through all the studies, facts, and opinions to provide objective, concise profiles of more than 280 drugs and drug categories, along with their herbal alternatives. For each health problem, you can weigh the functions and side effects of the most common pharmaceutical treatments against the benefits and cautions of the best-known herbal remedies. You also get:

* Accurate dosage instructions for using herbs safely and effectively

* Essential information about potential herb-drug and herb-herb interactions

* A comprehensive chart that lists drugs and their herbal alternatives side by side for easy reference

* In-depth profiles of nearly 60 herbs, with explanations of herb sources, uses, and safety issues

* A shopper's guide for choosing among various herb forms and brands

* Detailed instructions-- for making your own herbal remedies

* A resource directory-- of herbal products, practitioners, and publications

Whether you're a newcomer to herbal medicine or you've been using herbs for years, The Herbal Drugstore arms you with clear, concise, impartial information that puts you in control of your health. Now you can feel confident that when choosing between herbal and pharmaceutical therapies, you have the power of The Herbal Drugstore behind you.

About the Author

Linda B. White, M.D., received her bachelor's and master's degrees from Stanford University and her doctoral degree from the University of California, San Diego. She has written about natural health for numerous publications, including Health, Mothering, Nutrition Science News, and Natural Pharmacy. She resides in Golden, Colorado.

Steven Foster is one of America's most respected authorities on natural health. An author, photographer, and consultant specializing in medicinal and aromatic plants, he is a frequent contributor to Herbs for Health and The Herb Companion and lectures internationally on medicinal herbs. He resides in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781579541347
Subtitle:
The Best Natural Alternatives to Over-the-Counter and Prescription Medicines!
Author:
White, Linda B.
Author:
Herbs for Health Staff
Author:
White, Linda B.
Author:
Foster, Steven
Publisher:
Rodale Books
Location:
S.l. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Alternative Therapies
Subject:
Alternative medicine
Subject:
Herbs
Subject:
Herbal Medications
Subject:
Therapeutic use
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
7
Publication Date:
20030405
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
100 two-color illustrations
Pages:
624
Dimensions:
9.33x6.71x1.50 in. 2.13 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Here is the first Rodale book to replace specific conventional medications with herbal equivalents. Arranged by ailment, herbal alternatives are offered for more than 500 prescription and over-the-counter drugs. 100 two-color illustrations.
"Synopsis" by ,
Ease Symptoms, Fight Disease, and Supercharge Immunity-- All without Drugs or Chemicals!

The Herbal Drugstore

You're about to enter a completely different kind of drugstore. One where herbal medicines are offered right alongside conventional pharmaceuticals. Where bottles of feverfew stand next to bottles of aspirin, and echinacea has its place among other cold and flu remedies.

The Herbal Drugstore is the only place where you can compare mainstream drug treatments and their herbal alternatives for close to 100 common health problems. You'll find herbs that have the same healing powers as many prescription and over-the-counter medications-- only they're cheaper and gentler, with few or no side effects.

Whether you need fast first-aid or long-term relief, The Herbal Drugstore has a remedy for you. Here's just a sampling:

* Immobilized by arthritis? Rub on capsaicin cream, a natural pain reliever made from hot peppers (page 96)

* Can't sleep? Start snoozing with valerian-- it's as effective as Valium, but it isn't addictive (page 352)

* Want to lose a few pounds? Get a helping hand from psyllium, an herbal alternative to appetite suppressants (page 448)

* Feeling stressed? Calm jangled nerves with ginseng-- it won't undermine alertness (page 509)

* Battling bronchitis? Clear up that cough with licorice, a natural expectorant (page 129)

* Need help with high blood pressure? Turn to hawthorn-- it has much in common with beta blockers, except for the side effects (page 326)

The Herbal Drugstore features these and many more herbal remedies-- 712 in all! They're profiled right next to their pharmaceutical counterparts, so you can make your own comparisons and decide which treatments are best for you.

"Synopsis" by , By one estimate, Americans are spending upward of $3 billion a year on herbs and herb products. More and more people are turning to herbal medicine for solutions to their health concerns because they believe that herbs are gentler, safer, and more affordable than pharmaceuticals.

Yet how can they be sure of what really works and what is right for them? Despite the glut of information on herbs, these remedies have rarely been compared objectively with drugs. That's just what consumers need, so they can rest assured that the decisions they make will help them get well-- not harm them.

The Herbal Drugstore sifts through all the studies, facts, and opinions to provide objective, concise profiles of more than 280 drugs and drug categories, along with their herbal alternatives. For each health problem, you can weigh the functions and side effects of the most common pharmaceutical treatments against the benefits and cautions of the best-known herbal remedies. You also get:

* Accurate dosage instructions for using herbs safely and effectively

* Essential information about potential herb-drug and herb-herb interactions

* A comprehensive chart that lists drugs and their herbal alternatives side by side for easy reference

* In-depth profiles of nearly 60 herbs, with explanations of herb sources, uses, and safety issues

* A shopper's guide for choosing among various herb forms and brands

* Detailed instructions-- for making your own herbal remedies

* A resource directory-- of herbal products, practitioners, and publications

Whether you're a newcomer to herbal medicine or you've been using herbs for years, The Herbal Drugstore arms you with clear, concise, impartial information that puts you in control of your health. Now you can feel confident that when choosing between herbal and pharmaceutical therapies, you have the power of The Herbal Drugstore behind you.

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