Anna Newton studied Herbal Medicine at the University of Wales and has been working as a medical herbalist for Neal’s Yard in Cheltenham for the past six years. ‘I was lucky enough to be brought up by a mother who was very knowledgeable about herbs,’ remembers Anna, whose childhood familiarity with their use influenced her deep respect for the healing power of plants.
In Herbs For Home Treatment, Anna proposes that herbs are the most natural form of medicine and offers the reader a comprehensive guide for using them to treat common illnesses and improve general health.
The book opens with overviews of the fundamental principles and precautions, techniques and uses. Different areas for treatment are then looked at in closer detail, such as the circulatory, digestive and nervous systems, covering general concerns and specific ailments.
Advice is also offered on ways to get the best out of herbs for general well-being, such as maintaining energy levels, increasing stamina and also improving mood. Further chapters reveal how to grow and store the plants, as well as providing instructions for creating tinctures, oils and ointments for home apothecary.
All the treatments described are based on the author’s personal experience of their effectiveness. Guidance is given for when specialist advice should be sought. Herbs for Home Treatment is handy for dipping into as required, or for reading in depth for those wanting to build a firm understanding of how to look after their own health naturally.
Herbs For Home Treatment’
by Anna Newton. Published by Green Books
Price £14.95 ISBN: 978 1 900322 42 3
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