The Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine is a definitive home reference guide to 550 key herbs with all of their uses as remedies for common aliments. This is the second edition of Chevallier’s The Encyclopedia of Medicinal Plants (LJ 12/96). Featuring more than 550 medicinal plants and the most current scientific research, this volume provides a comprehensive guide to healing with the world’s oldest form of medicine. A unique photographic index profiles over 550 plants, with detailed information on habitat and cultivation, parts used, active constituents, therapeutic properties, and traditional and current uses. A special section profiles 100 of the most common plants, featuring herbal preparations and recommendations for self-treatment. Guidelines on growing, harvesting, and storing medicinal plants also demonstrate making remedies for home use. A fine bibliography and index complete the book. The encyclopedia is lavishly illustrated with high-quality color captioned photographs and focus boxes. This is a very important encyclopedia that every herbalist, outdoorsman and survivalist should have in their library.