by Andrew Chevallier
This practical reference is the first comprehensive, fully illustrated guide to medicinal plants and their therapeutic properties. Covering 550 key plants and their uses, Chevallier explains how medicinal plants work, how herbal medicine was developed, and how to use home remedies for a variety of common ailments. Organized alphabetically by Latin name. Full-color illustrations.
Over five hundred key medicinal plants from around the world are detailed in a color-packed volume which includes photos of plants, pills, and tinctures and infusions. From plant cultivation to making and using the remedies and understanding herbal interactions and substitute plants, this packs in valuable information.