THE MORNING SHOW
Herbal Antibiotics: Natural Alternatives for Treating Drug-resistant Bacteria-2nd Edition has just been released and Stephen Buhner joined us this morning for a little peek inside this comprehensive reference book.
Antibiotic-resistant infections are alarmingly on the rise, and many people are looking for sound information on herbal alternatives to standard antibiotics. Herbal expert Stephen Harrod Buhner explains the roots of antibiotic resistance, explores the value of herbal treatments, and provides in-depth profiles of 30 valuable herbs, noting for each one its antibiotic properties, methods for collection and preparation, dosages, potential side effects, contraindications, and alternatives. As we prepare for the end of antibiotics, this comprehensive guide is a must-have in every family’s medicine cabinet.
From the back cover:
The Essential Guide to Building Your Natural Defenses
Bacterial infections are on the rise, and pharmaceutical antibiotics are increasingly powerless to stop them. Pathogenic bacteria are tenacious survivors; they outsmart modern medicine and become virulent “superbugs,” resistant to antibiotics and increasingly deadly.
Stephen Harrod Buhner offers conclusive evidence that plant medicines, with their complex mix of multiple antibiotic, systemic, and synergistic compounds, should be our first line of defense against resistant infections. His indispensable reference explains the roots of antibiotic resistance, explores the value of herbal treatments, and provides in-depth profiles of the most reliably effective herbs, giving you the confidence to identify the best herbal formulas and make medicines yourself.
Stephen Harrod Buhner is the award-winning author of fourteen books, including Sacred Plant Medicine, The Lost Language of Plants, Healing Lyme, Ensouling Language, Herbs for Hepatitis C and the Liver, and The Secret Teaching of Plants.
stephen buhner, herbal antibiotics, september 17, 2012