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Hands-On Healing Remedies : 150 Recipes for Herbal Balms, Salves, Oils, Liniments and Other Topical Therapies



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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.

Author Biography

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

Introductionp. 6
Making Your Own Healing Formulasp. 8
An Introduction to Traditional Healingp. 10
The Herbal Home Apothecaryp. 20
Tools of the Tradep. 40
A Collection of Herbal Remediesp. 48
Alopecia (Balding)p. 50
Anxiety (Nervous Tension)p. 54
Arthritis (Osteoarthritis)p. 60
Athlete's Footp. 66
Backachep. 69
Bedsores and Pressure Sores (Skin Ulcers)p. 73
Blemishesp. 77
Blisters (Friction)p. 82
Body Odorp. 85
Boils (Furuncles)p. 88
Bruises (Contusions)p. 91
Burns (Minor)p. 96
Children's Illnesses and Discomfortsp. 100
Cold and Flu Symptomsp. 118
Cold Hands and Feetp. 125
Cold Sores and Genital Sores (Herpes Simplex)p. 129
Cracked Skin (Severely Dry Hands and Feet)p. 133
Cuts and Scrapesp. 137
Dandruff (Seborrheic Dermatitis)p. 142
Dermatitis, Contact (Rashes)p. 144
Dry Skinp. 147
Eczemap. 154
Elder Care Concerns (70+ Years)p. 158
Environmentally Damaged Skinp. 166
Fatiguep. 170
Foot Therapyp. 175
Goutp. 179
Hand and Nail Therapyp. 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 Stingsp. 209
Insomniap. 212
Lip Therapyp. 217
Memory Enhancementp. 220
Men's Concernsp. 223
Mental Fatiguep. 229
Muscle Stiffness and Sorenessp. 232
Poison Plant Rashesp. 235
Psoriasisp. 237
Respiratory Congestionp. 241
Scarsp. 248
Splintersp. 252
Stressp. 255
Stretch Marksp. 260
Sunburnp. 264
Warts (Common)p. 267
Women's Intimate Concernsp. 269
The Ingredient Dictionaryp. 277
Resourcesp. 306
Recommended Readingp. 309
Metric Conversionsp. 311
Indexp. 312
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