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review 2020-05-10 14:46
Llewellyn's Complete Book of Essential Oils
Llewellyn's Complete Book of Essential Oils - Sandra Kynes

by Sandra Kynes


After a substantial introduction telling about the author's personal history with essential oils, there is some well researched history of their use in various times and cultures. 


We are told how to differentiate pure from synthetic commercial oils and about their processes. One thing I really liked seeing was safety guidelines and specifically safety for children and pets.


Details are given about shelf life and how to choose and blend oils. Perfume notes are explained, which I haven't seen in other books on the subject.


It goes into basics in a clear and concise manner and then into 'remedies'. After aromatherapy and self-care, it gets a bit new age with chakras and magical uses.


There's an interesting balance of practical and woo. The profiles of individual oils are well-informed and would satisfy any academic. We finish off with conversions and two different glossaries. Over all a well-written and pretty thorough book on the subject.

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review 2020-05-02 14:19
Herbal Formularies for Health Professionals Vol. 2
Herbal Formularies for Health Professionals, Volume 2 - Jill Stansbury

by Dr. Jill Stansbury, ND


This is the second of a five volume set of herbal formularies, this one focusing on respiration and circulation. It starts with an introduction about honoring traditional knowledge, remembering that modern pharmacology came out of folkloric herbal medicine and most medicines are still refined from the same plants our ancestors used in raw form.


The book is well presented and reads like a serious book on medicine rather than the sort of airy-fairy new age stuff you often see about herbalism. There are three chapters within 184 pages of fascinating information, partially laid out in encyclopedic form. The first chapter is The Art of Herbal Formulation. This covers diagnosis, symptoms, and basically how to determine what herbs to use for a problem.


There is preventative advice like how to support vitality instead of opposing disease. The second chapter goes into creating formulas for the circulatory system. This includes what nutrients will support various biological processes and parts of the system. Some of the information like using cardio glycosides makes me think that a doctor's advice would be needed rather than self-treatment, but as a reference volume for someone in the medical profession it would be brilliant.


The drawing of various herbal plants add visual interest and are very well done. A lot of the herbal names are full Latin rather than common names, though the common names are included in the encyclopedic lists, so this is a book for serious study. Even if it gives me mental images of shelves lined with arcane bottles and a wisened old man with a long beard as apothocary!


The third chapter is on formulas for respiratory conditions. Like the second chapter, it explains the processes and follows with an encyclopedic list of relevant herbs. There is an appendix to compare scientific names to common names followed by another one to translate the common names to the Latin, then a glossary of therapeutic terms.


Unlike a lot of reference books, I think this one would be worth reading all through to familiarize the reader with the material, after which it would sit well on the shelf of a medical reference library. Someone with a formal medical education would probably already be familiar with most of the terms, but I found it all rather interesting.

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review 2020-05-02 13:59
Healing Spices
Healing Spices Cookbook: 50 Wonderful Spices, and How to Use Them in Healthgiving, Immunity-boosting Foods and Drinks - Kirsten Hartvik

by Kirsten Hartvig




The book starts out with some history about the spice trade through the centuries and a clarification of what parts of the world various spies come from, which I found very interesting.


Nearly half the book is encyclopedic, giving information about a spectrum of spices and herbs that are mostly available in most supermarkets, though there were a few exotics that might have to be acquired mail order or from speciality shops. I found this more interesting than one might expect. Each entry includes a description of the plant the spice comes from and what part is used, information on buying and storing, followed by a 'food profile' which explains which parts of the plant are edible and how it has been used for seasoning food.


This is followed by a nutritional profile which explains what chemicals or fats are contained in the useable part of the plant, then a health profile detailing how it has been used in medicinal purposes in its area of origin and in modern medicine and cosmetics.


The second half of the book focuses on cookery with nutritional information and recipes, as well as health benefits of various spices presented in a logical manner. The author admits to being vegan at the beginning of this section, which affected my expectations of the recipes.


There are a lot of vegetable recipes as one might expect, but the author does give some concession to meat where it's appropriate, always offering a tofu alternative. The recipes run from the familiar, like Waldorf Salad, to the strange, like Chocolate Avocado Mouse. They cover a spectrum of food types. Some examples are; Olives De Picar, Spiced Figs, Celery Seed Crackers, Sushi Rolls, African Seafood Brochettes and Paprika Latkes with Prawn Mayonnaise.


Some ethnic recipes are included, such as Jamican Jerk, Nordic Juniper Casserole, Hungarian Goulash and Szechuan Beef. A variety of spice mixes peculiar to specific countries are also given, though the recipes include grinding and cooking seeds and other ingredients rather than just mixing them.


I found the book well written, well presented, and one of the more interesting books on cookery that I've come across. The nutritional information is also of interest and I might just refer back to this book next time I have an ailment that could be addressed through natural medicine. The cover is a little dull, but the contents are definitely worthwhile.

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review 2020-05-02 13:55
Healing Berries
Healing Berry Cookbook: 50 Wonderful Berries, and How to Use Them in Healthgiving, Immunity-boosting Foods and Drinks - Kirsten Hartvik

by Kirsten Hartvig


After enjoying the author's other book on Healing Spices, I had to try this one. It starts out by defining what a berry is and which are fruits according to science, what we commonly think of as berries which is mostly the criteria for what is included in the book and how that might differ from strict scientific classification.


The berries are described in an encyclopedic section wherein each of the berries included is generally described with its Latin name, natural region, classification, physical description and any other relevant details. We are told under separate subheadings about its habitat, phytonutrients, qualities, availability and storage, culinary uses and different varieties. This section is followed by the largest section, called Cooking With Berries. Here is where the recipes start, complete with nutrition and health benefit information.


The author is vegan and although she makes some concessions to meat eaters, the recipe collection as a whole is of a nature that would appeal to people with health food lifestyles and what you might expect to find in a health food restaurant. It starts with various combinations of fruit and nut snacks, musli, things combined with yogurt, followed by some recipes for commonly known dishes like Shepherd's Pie but with berry additions. A couple of the berry sauces to add to meat will be added to my own recipes collection.


There are some creative combinations and adaptations as well as a section for desert recipes. A Danish pastry recipe made with raspberries sounds very appealing and noting the author's Scandinavian name, I expect it will be very nice! Mostly there are berry/fruit and yogurt ideas with some pastry baking recipes that involve berries and nuts.


Overall I like the book and found the information about health benefits of berries very interesting, though the recipes generally are mostly not to my personal taste. Still, they provide ideas for variations and many people who have more healthy eating habits will find some nice ideas here.

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Nuclear Medicine or Radiopharmaceuticals Market Global Trends, Market Share, Industry Size, Growth, Opportunities, and Market Forecast 2020 to 2027

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