by: Andrew Chevallier

Book Description :

For anyone interested in medicinal plants and how to use them at home “Eyewitness Companions offer an essential reference library, perfect for novices or anyone who just wants to know more about their favourite pastime.” Heyday Discover everything you want to know about herbal medicine from one of the leading figures in the field, Dr Andrew Chevallier. From Aloe Vera to Zea Mays, know your plants using the easy-to-follow A-Z profiling 140 of the most popular. Find out plants active properties, which parts are used and their current uses. Pick up the basics, from using remedies safely, to quality control and which herbal preparations to use and why. Follow step-by-step instructions for making simple herbal preparations as a tea, decoction or tincture at home, so you can self-treat over 50 common ailments from insomnia to athlete’s foot.