The most comprehensive and authoritative guide to the use of herbal medicine in healing. Clear, step-by-step advice shows you how to diagnose and safely treat a wide range of complaints - from diabetes and depression to whooping cough and insomnia - without any harmful side effects. David Hoffman offers a unique, holistic approach that will enable you to restore and maintain your well-being, including: * A to Z herbal reference section featuring over 200 herbs * How to diagnose and treat a wide range of ailments * Simple ways to gather herbs and prepare remedies * Clear explanation of the body's system Not every ailment requires harsh medications, creams, or ointments. With The Complete Herbs Sourcebook, you can learn how to create your own herbal medicine chest for your family. Plus you'll read tips on gathering your own herbs and preparing them, as well as useful information for your family's wholeness and health. Complete with an index for cross-referencing, you simply look up your ailment and find the herbs that are safe to treat it.