Do It Your self Herbal Medicine

PART 2. THE HERBS

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THE THIRTY WORTHY

Thirty Herbs for Beauty and Overall Health

Modern society seems to be on an endless hunt for the wonder pill or proverbial Fountain of Youth that turns back the clock or renders us all ageless. The irony is that the biggest secret for fighting the risks of disease and ailments—immunity destroyers like inflammation, stress, environmental pollutants, and more—are all eliminated or treated by everything you’ve already got in your backyard, on your windowsill, or at the farmers’ market. You already know the answer: herbs.

In this chapter you’ll find the profiles of the herbs you’ll come back to again and again to deal with all the side effects of living in a modern world. You’ll get the scoop on where they’re from, what they’re good for, and why you need them in your life.

ALOE VERA

ARNICA

BLACK COHOSH

BURDOCK

CAYENNE

CLOVE

COMFREY

EUCALYPTUS

GERANIUM

GINGER

GINSENG

GOLDENSEAL

HOPS

HYSSOP

LAVENDER

LEMON BALM

LICORICE

MULLEIN

PASSIONFLOWER

RASPBERRY

ROSEHIPS

ROSEMARY

SAGE

SELF-HEAL

SLIPPERY ELM

ST.JOHN'S WORT

THYME

VALERIAN

WITCH HAZEL

YARROW