Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine has ratings and 25 reviews. Paul said: A fantastic all-in-one guide to herbs and herbal medicine. If you were to have. Fully updated and authoritative, this revised edition of ‘DK’s Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine’ makes this classic, completely illustrated reference guide even . Buy a cheap copy of Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine: The book by Andrew Chevallier. Fully updated and authoritative, this revised edition of DK’s.

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With entries showcasing medicinal herbs including aloe vera, sage, chevallie nettle, and nearly remedy lists, you can learn how to treat a wide variety of common ailments from the comfort of your own home. Nearly filed this in the magic section of my hherbal but relented and included it in health because I’m sure cnevallier remedies do work on the law of averages and as yet undiscovered medical compounds.

There is a short section on remedies, but other books would be needed for more in-depth formulas. The easy-to-follow photographic guide shows how to make different types of remedies for home use, with expert guidance on self-treatment for herbak 60 common ailments. A fantastic reference book to keep on hand, but fiercely heavy so not one to tote around for identification. Too much information covered, not enough detail.

One of the best herbals I’ve seen, it is better than 40 of the 45 herbals I’ve read thus far. Great reference book on herbs to grow for medicine. Rooibos, Devil’s Claw, African Potato are African medicinal plants that have been medically proven and were left out.

Encyclopedia Of Herbal Medicine

Looking for beautiful books? Beautifully published with lot of photos and drawings. Open Preview See a Problem? The major herbal traditions of different cultures- Europe, India, China, Africa, Australia, and the Americas- are vividly described. Though the majority of entries do not include a picture, there is a description of the plant and it’s growing habitat. This little book works well as a quick reference to look up a particular plant or to look for a specific illness cold, menstrual cramps, headache etc.


To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. My biggest dislike is that only some herbs I think the more popular ones have actions broken out into their own section. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Encyclopedia Of Herbal Medicine by Andrew Chevallier – Penguin Books Australia

A unique photographic index profiles over plants, with encyvlopedia information on habitat and cultivation, parts used, active constituents, therapeutic properties, and traditional and current uses. I have the book in its Greek translation.

The book begins with general information regarding herbal medicine including how herbal medicine developed, herbal traditions from different parts of the world, and a history of the origins of herbal medicine. Return to Book Page. Jan 29, Nathan rated it it was amazing. For more information about Anrew Chevallier: We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. A clear and concise go to book, on herbal medicine.

I read a lot of books, and few indeed would I rate as highly as this one. This, along with meicine The Alchemy of Herbs: Lists with This Book. I definitely want my own copy of this eventually.

Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicines. It’s authoritative, comprehensive, well laid out, lavishly illustrated, and clearly a labor of profound love on the part of the author and all those who worked on it.


That being said, there is some really nice cautionary information and the constituents sections is quite useful. The Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine details the properties of each medicinal herb, with a strong focus on safety to ensure safe natural healing for the andrwe family. It is an excellent guide.

Dec 29, Caroline rated it it was amazing. Cen rated it really liked it May 19, Refresh and try again. Comprehensive and well illustrated, just as you would expect from DK. Learn how to grow, harvest, and process your own ingredients to create natural remedies and improve your health – naturally. Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine by Andrew Chevallier. It contains information about more than plants including both pharmacological information as well as the lore and traditional uses of plants.

The book is jammed with information, but very invitingly and appealingly presen A fantastic all-in-one guide to herbs and herbal medicine. Guidelines on growing, harvesting, and storing medicinal plants also demonstrate making remedies for home use.

Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Book ratings by Goodreads. Are you using natural remedies to reduce stress or improve your health? The book is jammed with information, but very invitingly and appealingly presented.

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