Medicinal Plants at Home: More Than 100 Natural Remedies for Healing Common Ailments

Medicinal Plants at Home: More Than 100 Natural Remedies for Healing Common Ailments

by María Tránsito López Luengo, Carlota Máñez

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Overview

Grow medicinal plants and create natural remedies right in your own home.

Although more and more people use medicinal plants, many are still unaware of those that are usually present in their own homes. For example, did you know that cranberries are effective in treating bladder problems, that olive oil helps regulate blood pressure, or that hops promote sleep in children?

Here you will find a selection of plants from which you can create natural remedies for every occasion. Learn how to grow and use these medicinal plants, and discover what they can do to boost your family’s health. More than one hundred types of natural plants are presented in this book, grouped by the conditions that they most effectively treat. Some of those included are:
 
  • Marigold
  • Ginger
  • Soybeans
  • Lemon balm
  • Sweet almond oil
  • Green tea
  • Papaya
  • Artichoke
  • And more!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781510758285
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publication date: 07/28/2020
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 1,191,090
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

María Tránsito López Luengo is a pharmacologist, dietitian, and herbal medicine expert. She has published several articles and books on medicinal plants and natural nutrition.

Carlota Máñez Arisó is a journalist and certified dietitian and nutritionist. She has edited and collaborated on numerous books and articles about health and personal well-being.

Table of Contents

Introduction 8

Get to know them 12

What do they do for you 14

Take them internally 16

Apply them externally 20

Precautions 22

Where to buy them 24

Endangered plants 26

Chinese herbal medicine 28

For all 30

Medicinal plants for any occasion 32

For the traveler 34

Antidiarrheal agrimony 34

Arnica for bruises 35

Marigold to treat bites & stings 36

Ginger for dizziness 37

Disinfecting lemon 38

Other plants that are beneficial for travelers 39

For older adults 40

Ginkgo for your memory 40

Alfalfa for your bones 41

Garlic for your arteries 42

Ash for osteoarthritis 43

Bitter orange for your mood 44

Other plants that are beneficial for older adults 45

For women 46

Soybeans, the great ally 46

Chasteberry for menstruation 47

Evening primrose for PMS 48

Black cohosh for menopause 49

Blueberry to treat cystitis 50

Other plants that are beneficial for women 52

For pregnancy 54

Lemon balm for nausea 54

Sweet almond oil for stretch marks 55

Corn, a major diuretic 56

Restorative brewer's yeast 57

Sand plantain to prevent constipation 58

Other that are beneficial during pregnancy 59

For children 60

Chamomile for colic 60

Hops for sleeping well 61

Mallow for colds and flu 62

Horehound for cough 63

Oats for dermatitis 64

Other plants that are beneficial for children 66

For men 68

Saw palmetto for prostate 68

Buchu for urinary disorders 69

Damiana for sexual disorders 70

Olive for high blood pressure 71

Rosemary for baldness 72

Other plants that are beneficial for men 74

Throughout the house 76

On the balcony 78

In the kitchen 84

In the bathroom 88

In the boudoir 94

For your health 102

Relaxing 106

Golden poppy 106

Hawthorn 108

Lavender 110

Hop 112

Passionflower 114

Linden flower 116

Valerian 118

Verbena 120

Revitalizing 122

Damiana 122

Spirulina 124

Guarana 126

Saint John's wort 128

Kola nut 130

Green tea 132

Anti-inflammatory 134

Horseweed 134

Ash 136

Black currant 138

Devil's claw 140

White willow 142

Meadowsweet 144

Respiratory 146

Eucalyptus 146

Mullein 148

Greater plantain 150

Scots pine 152

Lungwort 154

Elderberry 156

Digestive 158

Absinthe wormwood 158

Anise 160

Fennel 162

Chamomile 164

Peppermint 166

Papaya 168

Circulatory 170

Shepherd's purse 170

Horse-chestnut 172

Ginkgo 174

Witch-hazel 176

Sweet clover 178

Butcher's broom 180

Grape vine 182

Liver 184

Chicory 184

Artichoke 186

Boldo 188

Milk thistle 190

Dandelion 192

Fumitory 194

Kidney 196

Birch 196

Heather 198

Bearberry 200

Corn 202

For the skin 204

Aloe 204

Oats 206

Burdock 208

Borage 210

Marigold 212

Sarsaparilla 214

Immunostimulant 216

Garlic 216

Siberian ginseng 218

Echinacea 220

Buckthorn 222

Ginseng 224

Cat's claw 226

For the eyes and mouth 228

Clove 228

Eyebright 230

Sage 232

Plant index 234

Glossary of terms 236

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