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, ...Read MoreRosemary 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.Read Less
Brand New. Paperback. Brand new, not a used item. Please no orders from Tennessee. 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, including teas, tinctures, salves, and ointments for the common disorders that arise in the different cycles of a woman's life. Covering adolescence, childbearing years, pregnancy and childbirth, and menopause, Rosemary Gladstar teaches us how herbs can be used to treat the symptoms of conditions such as acne, pms, morning sickness, and hot flashes.
She is so knowledgeable about herbs and this is a wonderful book. Has a lot of information and is easy to understand with a lot of good tips in it.
Nov 14, 2011
book arrived quickly and is in good condition. exactly what i expected.
Jul 17, 2008
Essential for womens health
This book helped me understand my own body more than any other book I've ever read on women's health and nutrition. Rosemary is down to earth, a respected herbalist and a superior teacher. I'm not sure if she still does it, but she hosts herbal training programs at her farm in Vermont and they used to sell out months in advance! She is that good! The book is extremely easy to use- she will have you making your own tea blends in no time. Her recipes saved me from ineffective advice from doctors and helped me get my energy back after years of suffering from extreme menstrual pain and fatigue. Within a month of using some of the herbal blends she recommended I was off painkillers, and within another month I barely even knew I was "on my period." Truly amazing. The book is like a cookbook for herbs- easy to follow recipes with a reference guide in the back telling you where to get bulk herbs, tea bags, strainers, and capsules. I promise it is all very easy! You don't need to quit your job to do this. One Saturday afternoon a month will do the job. Rosemary explains the physical and emotional aspects of health in a very humble way. You will love this book! I am ordering my third copy here because I have given away my other 2 worn out copies to friends to use.
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