Centuries before estrogen supplements, collagen shots, and Prozac, women cultivated and gathered plants for their healing and energizing properties. An accomplished herbalist and prolific health writer, Laurel Vukovic brings these time-proven treatments into the new millennium. Focusing on the specific health concerns facing women over 40, she reveals the power of herbs to ease painful symptoms, prevent disease, and rejuvenate the body, mind, and spirit.
A comprehensive and encouraging guide to total health and vitality, HERBAL HEALING SECRETS FOR WOMEN provides clear, step-by-step instructions for creating herbal tinctures, salves, and tonics to combat common conditions. Women will discover natural medications for menopause, osteoporosis, insomnia, bladder infections, fibrocystic breasts, and varicose veins, as well as measures to ward off heart disease and cancer. Every herbal remedy is easy to make, gentle to take, completely safe, affordable, and amazingly effective.
All women will benefit from Vukovic's all-purpose prescriptions--including 6 potent supplements to keep cells vigorous, 15 natural hormone-regulating foods, 3 herbs to lower cholesterol, 10 foods for strong bones, and 7 keys to aging gracefully. This hands-on resource includes an extensive herbal compendium, as well as recipes for delicious, nutrient-dense dishes....Continua