The Herbal Way to Natural Beauty and Health for Men and Women
Author: Jeanne Rose
Publisher: Frog Books
Category: Family & Relationships
Jeanne Rose's Herbal Body Book pairs a wide variety of ailments with possible plant cures. Each plant recommended is described in anecdotal detail. This book includes recipes for the newcomer and expert. It also includes a glossary of specialized terms, herbs, and recipes. Everything you need from hair products to belly salve for a pregnant woman is inside this most useful companion. Jeanne Rose encourages the reader to make your own blend of herbs to target specific conditions and not only follow a limited number of recipes.
Jeanne Rose, affectionatley known as the Grand Dame of aromatherapy to those in the field, has compiled over the years a wealth of practical and researched information about aromatherapy. With her charming humor she weaves the history of aromatherapy. In this book you will find almost anything you would want to know about aromatherapy including recipes, her own and others, from skin care to pet care. She even covers the unusual aspects of aromatherapy such as the musical and chakra qualities of essential oils. An excellent book for beginners or beyond. It is a wonderful book for looking up particular essential oils, finding their properties, cautions etc. for both the beginner and advanced aromatherapy student. The aromatherapy reference charts listed in the book are indispensable and there is even a Chakra and Color chart as well.
More than 2,000 complete and concise descriptions of herbs, illustrated by more than 275 line drawings, offer natural aids to health and happiness. Includes tips on growing, botanical medicine, seasoning, and much more.
Herbs can be used for beauty in original or compound form. They act against the internal impurities and external toxins of our body, add additional nutrients to it, make it glow and shine. Herbs provide natural, flawless treatment to our skin; nourish it from within, leading to its internal development. It combines the skills of specialists in chemistry, physics, biology, medicine and herbs. These are less likely to cause any damaging effect to health. These days a number of products that are using the herbal formulae have got lot of attention and have been witnessing a huge rise in demand not only nationally but on international arena. Bath and beauty products use herbs for both their scents and therapeutic qualities. Herbal products are replacing the synthetics products because of its harsh nature. Herbal products are in huge demand in the developed world for health care for the reason that they are efficient, safe and have lesser side effects. The formulations based on herbs are safe and effective. Drugs obtained from plant origin occupy important position in different pharmacopoeias. Products from natural sources are an integral part of human health care system because of major concern about synthetic drugs and their side effects and toxicity. The demand of herbal cosmetic products is high soaring in the world today. India has always been a rich producer of herbal products. The natural resources in the country are in abundance and have been a major source for the booming industry of herbal and cosmetic products. Some of the basic fundamentals of the book are herbal body care, herbal combinations for the bath, herbal perfumes, herbal perfumes flower based rose, herbal perfumes (special type), herbal toilet waters, lavender water, amber lavender, herbal toilet preparations, herbal skin care products, herbal treatments, herbal medicines, analysis of medicinal plants, manufacturers of standardized herbal extracts, phytochemicals and essential oils in India etc. This book contains the formula and manufacturing processes of herbal products. An attempt to blend ancient and modern science as well as art could be fruitful and such attempts must be carried out on sound scientific basis. The book is very resourceful for research scholars, technocrats, institutional libraries and entrepreneurs who want to enter into the field of manufacturing herbal beauty products.
A Grimoire of Philtres. Elixirs, Oils, Incense, and Formulas for Ritual Use
Author: Karen Harrison
Publisher: Weiser Books
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Herbs have been used for medicine, magic, and ritual for centuries. The ancient arts of Herbal Alchemy and Herbal Magick combine an understanding of the healing and energizing effects of herbs (roots, leaves, flowers, resins and essential oils) with an understanding of the cycles of the natural world--the astrological movement of the stars and planets, and the cycles of the earth’s seasons. In this easy-to-use compendium of herbs and their energy associations, master herbalist and magick practitioner Karen Harrison offers formulas anyone can use to obtain courage, creativity, and lasting health, and to increase prosperity and to enhance psychic and spiritual powers. Harrison shows how to select herbs based on their astrological associations as well as their medicinal properties. With a materia magica of more than 150 herbs and a multitude of recipes, readers will learn how to blend incense, ceremonial oils, bath salts, herbal amulets, fluid condensers, and herbal philtres; and how to use them in meditation, ritual, or energy work. Discover the best herbs to improve any area of your life!
“An aromatherapy book that is such a pleasure to read . . . Contains such simple and delightful ideas” from the author of Natural BabyCare (The Herb Companion Magazine). Discover the fragrant world of essential oils. Herbalist Colleen K. Dodt profiles the healing and cleaning powers of dozens of oils extracted from herbs, flowers, roots, barks, and resins. This comprehensive guide includes recipes for natural cleaning products, lotions, and ointments that will keep you feeling happy and smelling great. Fill your days with stimulating scents as you learn to use essential oils to wash your dishes, soothe sunburns, combat stress, and improve the quality of your life. “This book contains practical, holistic, and safety-oriented advice and recipes for the beginner.” —AromaWeb
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