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Antibiotic-resistant infections are alarmingly on the rise, and many people are looking for sound information on herbal alternatives to standard antibiotics. In this indispensable reference, herbal expert Stephen Harrod Buhner explains the roots of antibiotic resistance, explores the value of herbal treatments, and provides in-depth profiles of 30 valuable herbs, noting for each one its antibiotic properties, methods for collection and preparation, dosages, potential side effects, contraindications, and alternatives. A section on emerging viruses gives information that has not been addressed elsewhere. As we prepare for the end of antibiotics, this comprehensive guide is a must-have in every family's medicine cabinet.
Stephen Harrod Buhner, one of the leading voices in promoting the benefits of herbal medicine, is the award-winning author of fourteen books, including Sacred Plant Medicine, The Lost Language of Plants, Healing Lyme, Herbs for Hepatitis C and the Liver, and The Secret Teaching of Plants. He lives and works in New Mexico.
Table of Contents
|Foreword to the First Edition||p. vi|
|Preface to the Second Edition||p. viii|
|Prologue: Rise of the Superbugs||p. 1|
|The End of Antibiotics||p. 5|
|The Resistant Organisms, the Diseases They Cause, and How to Treat Them||p. 37|
|About Herbal Antibiotics||p. 77|
|Herbal Antibiotics: The Systemics||p. 87|
|Herbal Antibiotics: The Localized Nonsystemics||p. 157|
|Herbal Antibiotics: The Synergists||p. 207|
|Black Pepper (piperine)|
|The First Line of Defense: Strengthening the Immune System||p. 247|
|A Handbook of Herbal Medicine Making||p. 316|
|An Herbal Formulary||p. 363|
|Recommended Reading||p. 385|
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