Herbs for Home Treatment
A Guide to Using Herbs for First Aid and Common Health Problems

By Anna Newton

Herbs for Home Treatment
Paperback, 200 pages £14.95
Published: 18th May 2009
ISBN: 9781900322423
Format: 234mm x 156mm

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Herbs for Home Treatment is a comprehensive guide to the use of herbal remedies to cure common ailments and improve your general health. It includes advice on:

  • preventing and treating common illnesses
  • creating your own tinctures, oils and ointments
  • maintaining your energy levels and increasing your mental and physical stamina
  • basic herbs to have at home, and those that are useful but not essential
  • assembling a first-aid kit for travelling, both in Europe and more remote areas
  • where to buy good-quality herbal products and find a professional herbalist.

There are detailed sections on the common problems of the digestive, respiratory, circulatory and nervous systems, as well as chapters on slowing down the ageing process, reviving libido and recovering from a serious illness.

If you want to look after your own health, Herbs for Home Treatment gives you all you need to do so in a user-friendly way and will inspire you to create your own medicines from your own herbs. 


Part one: Opting for herbs

Chapter 1 Why herbs?         

Chapter 2 How to get the best from this book

Chapter 3 General precautions         

Chapter 4 Herbs and the environment             

Chapter 5 Tea, tincture or tablets?   

Chapter 6 Dosage                 

Chapter 7 Choosing the right herbs for the situation                   

Chapter 8 How to combine herbs

Chapter 9 What if it doesn’t work?   


Part Two:  Ailments and treatments

Chapter 10 The circulatory system    

Chapter 11 The digestive system      

Chapter 12 The muscular and skeletal systems

Chapter 13 The nervous system

Chapter 14 The respiratory system   

Chapter 15 The skin             

Chapter 16 The urinary and reproductive systems


Part Three: Improving your vitality

Chapter 17 Maintain good energy levels         

Chapter 18 Increase your mental and physical stamina

Chapter 19 Revive your libido

Chapter 20 Feel motivated and happy             

Chapter 21 Defy the ageing process                 

Chapter 22 Make a full recovery from a serious illness


Part Four:  Creating your own home apothecary

Chapter 23 Buying from reputable sources     

Chapter 24 Growing your own herbs

Chapter 25 Drying herbs                      

Chapter 26 Making your own tinctures, infused oils, syrups and ointments


Part Five:  Herbal first-aid kit for travelling

Chapter 27 Travelling in Western countries   

Chapter 28 Travelling in remote and exotic places


Appendix 1 List of common and Latin herb names                                        

Appendix 2 Glossary of actions         




'This book inspires and instructs with clarity and accuracy'

- Jekka McVicar

'This book is brilliant! Clear, concise and can be dipped into when specific information is required'

- Brian Hay, MD Culpeper UK

Anna Newton

Anna Newton studied Herbal Medicine at the University of Wales, and has run a successful herbal medicine practice in Cheltenham for the past six years. She is a member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists and the College of Practitioners of Phytotherapy.

Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 200 pages
ISBN: 9781900322423
Format: 234mm x 156mm
b&w and clr plates

Binding: Electronic book text, 216 pages
ISBN: 9781907448768
Format: PDF
b&w and clr plates

Binding: Electronic book text, 216 pages
ISBN: 9781907448775
Format: EPUB
b&w and clr plates

BISAC Code:  HEA011000, MED004000
Imprint: Green Books

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