Hands-on healing remedies 150 recipes for herbal balms, salves, oils, liniments & other topical therapies

Stephanie L. Tourles, 1962-

Book - 2012

A practical guide to custom-made healing remedies features 150 original recipes for topical ointments that can treat a vast array of conditions, including headaches, arthritis, anxiety, and insomnia.

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North Adams, MA : Storey Pub 2012.
Main Author
Stephanie L. Tourles, 1962- (-)
Other Authors
Samantha Hahn (-)
Physical Description
319 p. : ills. ; 22 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Introduction
  • Part 1. Making Your Own Healing Formulas
  • Chapter 1. An Introduction to Traditional Healing
  • Chapter 2. The Herbal Home Apothecary
  • Chapter 3. Tools of the Trade
  • Part 2. A Collection of Herbal Remedies
  • Alopecia (Balding)
  • Anxiety (Nervous Tension)
  • Arthritis (Osteoarthritis)
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Backache
  • Bedsores and Pressure Sores (Skin Ulcers)
  • Blemishes
  • Blisters (Friction)
  • Body Odor
  • Boils (Furuncles)
  • Bruises (Contusions)
  • Burns (Minor)
  • Children's Illnesses and Discomforts
  • Cold and Flu Symptoms
  • Cold Hands and Feet
  • Cold Sores and Genital Sores (Herpes Simplex)
  • Cracked Skin (Severely Dry Hands and Feet)
  • Cuts and Scrapes
  • Dandruff (Seborrheic Dermatitis)
  • Dermatitis, Contact (Rashes)
  • Dry Skin
  • Eczema
  • Elder Care Concerns (70+ Years)
  • Environmentally Damaged Skin
  • Fatigue
  • Foot Therapy
  • Gout
  • Hand and Nail Therapy
  • Headaches (Tension)
  • Hemorrhoids (External)
  • Hives (Urticaria)
  • Infections of the Skin (Minor to Moderate)
  • Insect Bites and Stings
  • Insomnia
  • Lip Therapy
  • Memory Enhancement
  • Men's Concerns
  • Mental Fatigue
  • Muscle Stiffness and Soreness
  • Poison Plant Rashes
  • Psoriasis
  • Respiratory Congestion
  • Scars
  • Splinters
  • Stress
  • Stretch Marks
  • Sunburn
  • Warts (Common)
  • Women's Intimate Concerns
  • Part 3. The Ingredient Dictionary
  • Resources
  • Recommended Reading
  • Metric Conversions
  • Index
Review by Library Journal Review

Herbalist Tourles (Raw Energy: 124 Raw Food Recipes for Energy Bars, Smoothies, and Other Snacks to Supercharge Your Body) offers an introduction to natural wellness in this latest book, the bulk of which is made up of instructions for making topical ointments and poultices from herbs and oils. Her remedies address everything from anxiety to eczema. Tourles writes about the history of herbal remedies and her own family's experience with herbs and holistic remedies. She challenges readers to examine the over-the-counter treatments in their medicine cabinets and compare them with the natural remedies she describes. While Tourles writes that she isn't trying to challenge Western medicine's approach to serious illness or injuries, she does say that many modern ills could be prevented "if we once again relied on our plant friends, the herbs, to influence our health and well-being." VERDICT This herbal remedy recipe book will appeal to readers interested in supplementing traditional care with herbal preparations, as well as to those who would like to take a more active role in their own treatment.-Mindy Rhiger, Minneapolis (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

(c) Copyright Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.