Paperback by Rosemary Gladstar. 303 pp. Comprehensive and easy-to-use, Herbal Healing for Women explains how to create remedies -- including teas, tinctures, salves, and ointments -- for the common disorders that arise in the different cycles of a woman's life.
The physical and emotional changes that occur at every stage of a woman’s life, from adolescence to old age, are discussed in detail, accompanied by hundreds of recipes for oils, salves, ointments, teas, and more. In addition, there are step-by-step instructions for the preparation of herbal medications and a materia medica section describing the healing properties of commonly recommended herbs.
Covering adolescence, childbearing years, pregnancy and childbirth, and menopause, Rosemary Gladstar teaches how herbs can be used to treat the symptoms of conditions such as acne, PMS, morning sickness, and hot flashes.
A complete women's health-care manual, Herbal Healing for Women discusses: common disorders and the herbs that are effective for treating them; how to select and store herbs; preparation of hundreds of herbal remedies; an alphabetical listing of herbs, including a brief description of the herb, the general medicinal usage, and when necessary, warnings about potential side effects.
By explaining the properties of specific herbs and the art of preparation, Rosemary Gladstar demonstrates not only how to achieve healing through herbs but good health as well.