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“Both practitioners and patients will find this guide to popular herbal remedies useful. It is authoritative and readable.”
Andrew Weil, author of 8 Weeks to Optimal Health

“...a magnificent reference to the appropriate and safe use of herbs...well-grounded in fact and scientific studies.”
Michael J. Balick, PhD, Director and Philecology Curator or Economic Botany, The New York Botanical Garden



The Encyclopedia of
Popular Herbs

by Robert S. McCaleb, Evelyn Leigh, and Krista Morien

Update: HRF’s critically acclaimed book was acquired from Prima Health by Prentice Hall and has been republished with a new title:

Best Herbs for Healing

At last – an authoritative, trustworthy guide to the health benefits and safety of America’s most popular medicinal plants! Best Herbs for Healing is a research-based compilation of modern scientific evidence supporting the use of 40 leading herbs. The fully referenced, 451-page book features a unique 5-star rating “state of knowledge” system that allows the reader to assess – at a glance – the amount of research, degree of safety, and level of international acceptance for each herb. Illustrated with black-and-white line drawings.

This remarkable book includes:

        The latest scientific research and traditional information on herb effects
        Information about using herbs to prevent and treat common ailments
        Dosage and safety information
        Advice on choosing herbal supplements
        And more!


Order Now!

Call Prentice Hall to order at 1-800-282-0693
ISBN number is 0-13-042553-2

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