Dr. Andrew Chevallier brings his knowledge and practical expertise in herbal medicine to ordinary people looking for safe, effective treatments for common ailments. Enhancing health and well-being. Today, herbal medicine is widely acknowledged as a successful therapy for many chronic conditions that diminish the quality of life, such as digestive problems, skin disorders, and difficulties arising form menopause. In this book, Dr. Chevallier explains how herbal remedies work to stimulate the body's defenses against illness and its natural ability to heal itself. Treating yourself. In common with other holistic therapies, herbal medicine focuses equally on the underlying causes of illness and on its signs and symptoms. Herbal Remedies Handbook gives as much weight to the steps needed for individuals to correctly diagnose and treat themselves as to the 66 key remedies described, and their therapeutic uses. For ease of reference, the self-help section is arranged by ailments grouped according to the part of the person to be treated.