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It's not just about how long you live -- it's about how well you live! World-renowned herbalist Rosemary Gladstar guides you on the path to vibrant health and wellness in middle age and beyond. This exciting guide outlines the rejuvenating and healing properties of dozens of specific herbs, from astragalus -- which regenerates the body's immune system, helping to prevent and treat long-term infections -- to bilberry, which can prevent and cure eye problems as well as reduce excess sugar in the blood -- to milk thistle, which fights the damage cause by free radicals and can rebuild damaged liver cells. There are herbs to support heart function, aid your mind and memory, strengthen and soothe your nervous system, activate your metabolism,
CHAPTER ONE: Perspectives on Aging
CHAPTER TWO: The Herbal Home Medicine Chest
CHAPTER THREE: How to Create Long-Lasting Good Health
CHAPTER FOUR: Recipes for Longevity and Well-Being
Rosemary Gladstar shows you how to enhance your well-being in middle age and beyond using herbal remedies that effectively and safely promote vitality. With in-depth profiles of 22 medicinal herbs, preparation instructions, and dosage guidelines, you'll discover how you can use astragalus to regenerate your body's immune system, bilberry to ease eye problems, and milk thistle to rebuild damaged liver cells. You'll be amazed at how herbal treatments can help support your nervous system, activate your metabolism, and keep your bones and joints healthy.
EXACTLY WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Enhance your well-being with 22 herbs that promote vitality, longevity, and general well-being. Best-selling author and respected herbalist Rosemary Gladstar describes the benefits of each herb and its contributions to supporting a healthy lifestyle. In addition to general preparation tips for the herbs, you'll find 15 recipes for tinctures, teas, tonics, and more, including Longevity Tonic, 7-Herb Long-Life Soup, and Brain Tonic Tincture.
About the Author
Rosemary Gladstar has been studying and teaching about herbs for more than 40 years. She is an educator, activist, and entrepreneur, serving as director of Sage Mountain Herbal Retreat Center, the International Herb Symposium, and the Women’s Herbal Conference. Gladstar is founding president of United Plant Savers, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the conservation and preservation of native American herbs. She was the original formulator for Traditional Medicinal Herbal teas and currently leads herbal educational adventures around the world. She is the author of many best-selling books, including Rosemary Gladstar’s Herbal Remedies for Vibrant Health and Rosemary Gladstar’s Medicinal Herbs: A Beginner’s Guide, as well as Herbal Healing for Women. She lives in East Barre, Vermont.