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Atlas Ilustrado de Plantas Medicinales y Curativas [Spanish]

Beginning with a brief history of medicinal plants, this comprehensive guide goes on to provide advice and techniques for the collection, preparation, drying, and preservation of these plants. It also discusses the active principles of medicinal plants and categorizes the plants according to their effects--antitussive, antidiabetic, diuretic, laxative, and many others. The rest of the book is a beautifully illustrated guide to more than 200 medicinal and healing plants, including wormwood, which can serve to promote appetite and combat intestinal parasites; common horsetail, which can act as an anti-inflammatory and a hemostatic agent; and white willow, the bark of which can be used to ease aches and pains and reduce fevers. This is a complete reference for any reader interested in all-natural remedies for a range of common aches, illnesses, and injuries. "Comenzando con una breve historia de las plantas medicinales, esta guia comprensiva procede a proveer consejos y tecnicas para la recoleccion, la preparacion, el secado y la conservacion de estas plantas. Discute tambien las sustancias activas de las plantas medicinales y clasifica las plantas segun sus efectos--antitusivos, antidiabeticos, diureticos, laxantes y muchos mas. El resto del libro es un manual bellamente ilustrado de mas de 200 plantas medicinales y curativas, incluyendo el ajenjo, el cual puede aumentar el apetito y combatir los parasitos intestinales; equiseto menor, el cual actua de antiinflamatorio y como un agente hemostatico; y el sauce blanco, cuya corteza se puede usar para aliviar dolores y reducir fiebre. Esta es una referencia completa para cualquier lector interesado en remedios completamente naturales para diversos dolores, enfermedades y heridas."
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Susaeta Ediciones, S. A., is a Spanish publisher based in Madrid whose list includes a wide range of fiction and nonfiction titles for both adults and children.

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