Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Take care of your body naturally with herbal recipes

Just about everyone these days would love to know more about how to relieve stress, improve health, and prevent or even treat common ailments naturally without conventional drugs.

Mendocino, California based herbalist Karin C. Uphoff has published Botanical Body Care: Herbs and Healing for Your Whole Body.

This entertaining and enlightening book brings together the state-of-the-art in information and understanding about health and healing and herbal medicine. The book contains a wealth of knowledge on using herbs to treat basic problems holistically, with diet, well-established herbal formulas, and lifestyle changes, plus cleanses to revitalize each system of your body.

This easy-to-use handbook contains 84 herbal recipes and is written in a reader friendly format.

Immuni-Tea recipe
Note: a part is a proportion for creating the mix, for instance; 1 part can equal 1 teaspoon.

2 parts each: Echinacea leaf/flower and boneset

1 part each; elderberry, elder flower, chrysanthemum flower, calendula, hibiscus, and red raspberry leaf

1 part each: thyme, oregano, anise seed

1 part licorice root

Steep 1 heaping teaspoon of Immunity Tea mix in one cup of hot water, covered, for 10-15 minutes. Make a pot (4 cup quantity) and steep for 2 to 4 hours for a strong infusion.

Ms. Uphoff holds a bachelor of science from Oregon State University and a master’s degree in zoology from Arizona State University. She has worked as a wildlife ecologist, animal behavior researcher, teacher and environmental consultant. She earned HER diploma in herbal medicine and natural healing the UK. She is a practicing herbalist, teacher and nutritional consultant who presently resides in Mendocino, California.

Botanical Body Care:
Herbs and Healing for Your Whole Body
By Karin C. Uphoff

List $18.95
Paperback 259 pages

Published by Cypress House www.CypressHouse.com

ISBN-10: 1879384671 ISBN-13: 978-1879384675

Available at bookstores nationwide and online.

For more information visit http://rainbowconnection.net

What People Are Saying

“An insightful, articulate, literate and eminently usable book! Karin seamlessly integrates her perspective on how the body works with herbal and lifestyle insights, making this one of the best expressions of the cleanse-based herbalism I have read. Botanical Body Care is a perfect blend of the practical and inspirational - a welcome addition to the library of all concerned with holistic health care. “

David Hoffmann, Herbalist and author of The Complete Illustrated Holistic Herbal

“I am especially impressed with the balance of this book: the diet and herbal suggestions, recipes, quotations, and especially the physiology, come together to create a holistic offering that fills a gap in the available herbal/health books.”

Donna d'Terra Herbalist, teacher and founder of the Herbalist Mentoring Network of Mendocino County

“I found this book useful throughout, filled with excellent formulas and therapies for each body system, and helpful suggestions for maintaining health and well-being. Written with clarity, intelligence, and a healthy dose of spirit, Botanical Body Care is an exceptional tool for herbalists, students, and healthcare professionals interested in a more profound understanding of how herbs work in the body.”

Rosemary Gladstar, Herbalist, and author of Herbal Healing for Women and The Gladstar Family Herbal

“This easy-to-use book describes how to treat basic problems with well-established herbal formulas…. The simple yet profound approach offers time-tested methods grounded in knowledge of how our bodies work. I highly recommend it, both to beginners and experts.”

Matthew Wood, AHG, MSc., author of The Practice of Traditional Western Herbalism

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