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Most home medicine cabinets hold a variety of salves, balms, liniments, and other topical treatments for everyday skin conditions and body ailments. Many of these are expensive and contain long lists of unpronounceable ingredients. In Hands-On Healing Remedies, holistic care expert Stephanie Tourles offers natural herbal alternatives that are effective, easy, safe, and fun to prepare. With 150 original recipes, this is the essential resource for making your own topical herbal treatments at home. Listed by ailment, in an easy A-to-Z format, the remedies address everything from backaches to headaches, arthritis to tendonitis, athlete'™s foot to cracked skin. Recipes include Sweet Annie Serenity Body Oil for soothing anxiety, Aloe Disinfecting Wound Wash for healing minor cuts and scrapes, Dream Weaver'™s Relaxing Rub for easing insomnia, Black Walnut Clay Pack for drawing out splinters, and many more. As the only book offering this in-depth focus on herbal topical applications, Hands-On Healing Remedies is sure to appeal to natural health enthusiasts, crafters, homesteaders, families, and anyone seeking a more holistic approach to common first-aid and therapeutic needs.
Stephanie Tourles is the best-selling author of eight books on natural health, including Organic Body Care Recipes, Raw Energy, and Naturally Healthy Skin. She lives in Maine and is a licensed holistic esthetician, certified aromatherapist, and gardener with training in Western and Ayurvedic herbalism.
Table of Contents
|Making Your Own Healing Formulas||p. 8|
|An Introduction to Traditional Healing||p. 10|
|The Herbal Home Apothecary||p. 20|
|Tools of the Trade||p. 40|
|A Collection of Herbal Remedies||p. 48|
|Alopecia (Balding)||p. 50|
|Anxiety (Nervous Tension)||p. 54|
|Arthritis (Osteoarthritis)||p. 60|
|Athlete's Foot||p. 66|
|Bedsores and Pressure Sores (Skin Ulcers)||p. 73|
|Blisters (Friction)||p. 82|
|Body Odor||p. 85|
|Boils (Furuncles)||p. 88|
|Bruises (Contusions)||p. 91|
|Burns (Minor)||p. 96|
|Children's Illnesses and Discomforts||p. 100|
|Cold and Flu Symptoms||p. 118|
|Cold Hands and Feet||p. 125|
|Cold Sores and Genital Sores (Herpes Simplex)||p. 129|
|Cracked Skin (Severely Dry Hands and Feet)||p. 133|
|Cuts and Scrapes||p. 137|
|Dandruff (Seborrheic Dermatitis)||p. 142|
|Dermatitis, Contact (Rashes)||p. 144|
|Dry Skin||p. 147|
|Elder Care Concerns (70+ Years)||p. 158|
|Environmentally Damaged Skin||p. 166|
|Foot Therapy||p. 175|
|Hand and Nail Therapy||p. 182|
|Headaches (Tension)||p. 189|
|Hemorrhoids (External)||p. 193|
|Hives (Urticaria)||p. 198|
|Infections of the Skin (Minor to Moderate)||p. 201|
|Insect Bites and Stings||p. 209|
|Lip Therapy||p. 217|
|Memory Enhancement||p. 220|
|Men's Concerns||p. 223|
|Mental Fatigue||p. 229|
|Muscle Stiffness and Soreness||p. 232|
|Poison Plant Rashes||p. 235|
|Respiratory Congestion||p. 241|
|Stretch Marks||p. 260|
|Warts (Common)||p. 267|
|Women's Intimate Concerns||p. 269|
|The Ingredient Dictionary||p. 277|
|Recommended Reading||p. 309|
|Metric Conversions||p. 311|
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