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A gardener with more than three decades of experience with herbs, Rosemary Gladstar urges readers to employ medicinal herbs in their personal healthcare. This book contains information on 33 of her favorite herbs and tips on how to use them. This work includes a warning about “health problems that are beyond the care of a home herbalist,” because there are limits to the utility of these remedies. The National Library of Medicine strongly suggests that you consult your doctor first because of potential interactions with other drugs; see http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/herbalmedicine.html and related documents on this site.
— Marilyn K. Alaimo, garden writer and volunteer, Chicago Botanic Garden