A veritable herbal encyclopedia, this classic was among the first comprehensive books on herbs ever published. Easy to understand, this guide to herbal medications is simple enough for the herbal student yet complete enough for the herbal practitioner. Readers are familiarized with common definitions and basic directions for making decoctions, extracts, infusions, oils, and poultices. A complete listing of herbs and herbal formulas along with their primary uses is followed by an alphabetized list of health problems and recommended herbs to alleviate each condition. Also included are sections on pregnancy, babies, and nursing; herbal sources of vitamins and minerals; information on cleansing and diet; and herbal aids for emergencies. This beloved volume is a timeless resource for maintaining health naturally.