The Healing Power of Rainforest Herbs: A Guide to Understanding and Using Herbal Medicinals

Rainforests contain an amazing abundance of plant life—over half of the planet’s vegetation. For centuries, tribal shamans have successfully used these botanicals as remedies for various health disorders. Now, scientists have begun to uncover the medicinal qualities of these plants, which offer new approaches to health and healing. The Healing Power of Rainforest Herbs is a unique guide to these herbs and their uses.

Detailing more than seventy rainforest botanicals, this book presents the history of the herbs’ uses by indigenous peoples and describes current usage by natural health practitioners throughout the world. Discover Amazon healers’ traditional knowledge, as well as the clinical studies that support what shamans have known for ages. Essential dosage and preparation methods are provided, while at-a-glance tables help you locate the best botanicals for each disorder. Here is a unique book that offers a blend of ancient and modern knowledge in an accessible reference format.

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  1. Linda E. N-Eaton "Linda E. Nedderman-Eaton"

    Excellent Book on the Subject. I am an herbalist who was looking for a good book on Rain Forest Herbs without all the hype that had a least some science it in to complement information about traditional uses. Too many herbal books have either no science behind them or have such reductionist science based on faulty studies and assumptions that the information is usless. I often suspect that hype about the use of such herbs as Maca root is overblown and I needed factual information from a reliable source. I bought this book…


    A beautiful book I am an Amazon Junkie. I also have an addiction to books on health and nutrition. I have around 50 at least and I buy one or two a week. One or two are real gems. Like “The Complete Book of Enzyme Therapy” by Dr. Anthony Cichoke, “Renewal” by Timothy J. Smith MD and “Nourishing Traditions” by Sally Fallon.I have never been moved to write a review before however. This time though I just have to tell you to buy this beautiful book. If you are interested in natural medicine, herbs…

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