ISBN: 0132138514 / ISBN-13: 9780132138512
Herbal Healing for Women
Rosemary Gladstar interweaves folk wisdom, her own experience as a herbalist, and sound medical principles in a guide to women's health that is at ... Show synopsis Rosemary Gladstar interweaves folk wisdom, her own experience as a herbalist, and sound medical principles in a guide to women's health that is at once poetic, intriguing, and eminently practical. The physical and emotional changes that occur at every stage of a woman's life are discussed in detail, accompanied by hundreds of recipes for oils, salves, ointments, teas, and all of the treatments have been tested and proved effective in healing women's health problems. Adolescents will discover remedies for such problems as irregular menstrual cycles, mood swings caused by 'raging' hormones, acne and other skin problems. For women of childbearing years, there are soothing, safe treatments for PMS, yeast infections, morning sickness, and postpartum discomforts even varicose veins and stretch marks. Older women facing the effects of the reduction of estrogen and progesterone will appreciate Gladstar's suggestions for nonchemical therapies, as well as her ideas for increasing energy, preventing osteoporosis, and much more,. From the step-by-step instructions on the preparation of herbal medications to a "Materia Medica" section describing the healing properties of commonly recommended herbs, "Herbal Healing for Women" provides a variety of ways to enjoy the healthful bounty of herbs.