500 Time-Tested Home Remedies and the Science Behind Them


From insect bites, insomnia, and upset stomach to nasal congestion, stress, and heart health, this authoritative and comprehensive guide offers easy, effective recipes to bolster your resistance to illness, ease aches and pains, and manage minor ailments naturally. The authors explain the science behind these remedies, debunk common myths, and let you know when to call the doctor. In addition, they provide a blueprint of wellness for you and your family. This book's 500 recipes contain readily available, inexpensive, and safe ingredients - many that you will find within your cupboards or at the grocery store.

Learn How To:

-  Dab on tea tree oil to clear up acne

-  Gargle with sage and thyme tea to combat sore throat

-  Engage in mindfulness exercises for weight loss

-  Eat chia seed to help with hay fever

-  Whip up a calendula salve for diaper rash

-  Heal dry skin with coconut oil

-  Lift mood with a gratitude journal

-  Take elderberry syrup for influenza

-  Apply aloe vera gel and peppermint essential oil to sore muscles

"Combine careful sifting of the relevant science, incisive and engaging writing, and a bountiful dose of good sense, and you get 500 Time-Tested Home Remedies and the Science Behind Them. Every family should have a copy of this terrific book, and every family that does will turn to it often."

Review by  |  David L. Katz, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.P.M., F.A.C.P. | Director: Yale University Prevention Research Center  Date  | 2014

"Renders excellent advice regarding natural treatments for numerous disorders. This excellent book should be a ready reference to everyone interested in natural healthcare."

Review by  |  Len Wisneski, M.D., F.A.C.P.  |  Clinical Professor of Medicine at George Washington University Medical Center Date |  2015

"The authors of this excellent book coax us toward health and joy with practical remedies and recipes to help us thrive. [They] tease apart the tangle of fact from fiction with no-nonsense, real-world information and deliver just what we wish our doctors would tell us."

Review by  |  Steven Foster, Author: National Geographic’s Guide to Medicinal Herbs | Chairman: Board of the American Botanical Council Date  | 2015



+ Simple instructions make it easy to understand in an emergency

+ Homeopathic solutions that are backed up and supported by science

+ Debunks common household First Aid myths


About The Author 

Dr. Linda B. White MD - MyMedic - 500 Home Remedies

Linda Blachly White received B.S. and M.S. degrees in biology from Stanford University and an M.D. from the University of California, San Diego. During college and graduate school, she studied the reemergence of holistic health and eventually co-taught a class to undergraduates at Stanford on the subject.

White independently studied herbal medicine, taking classes from noted Bay Area herbalists. Medicinal plants have captured her attention for going on forty years.

After two years of residency training at the University of Colorado in Denver, White taught human physiology for several semesters in the biology department at Metropolitan State University of Denver then devoted herself full time to freelance fiction and nonfiction writing and editing.

Her articles have appeared in Sesame Street Parents’Guide, Mothering, Runner’s World, Vegetarian Times, Herbs for Health, Herb Companion, Pediatrics for Parents, Nutrition Science News, Natural Home, Natural Pharmacy, Delicious Living, Nutraceuticals World, Great Life, AllHerb.com, Taste for Life, Remedies, Mother Earth News, and Mother Earth Living.

She's contributed to Consumer Guide’s The Complete Pregnancy and Baby Book (Publications International, 1987) and Maximum Food Power for Women by (Rodale Books, 2001). She coauthored Kids, Herbs, & Health (Interweave Press, 1999), The Herbal Drugstore (2000), and 500 Time-Tested Home Remedies and the Science Behind Them (Fair Winds Press, 2013). In 2010, she worked as a contributing editor National Geographic’sComplete Guide to Medicinal Herbs and Other Healing Plants. She also was a contributor and advisor forComplete Guide to Natural Home Remedies (National Geographic, 2012). In 2013, she published a college textbook: Health Now: An Integrative Approach to Personal Health (Flat World Knowledge).

Between 2004 and 2014, she developed and taught courses in the Integrative Therapies Program at Metropolitan State University. These classes include Stress: Physiology, Pathophysiology, and Treatment, Sleep Science, Stress and Sleep Science (which replaced the former two classes), Physiology of Aging, Pediatric Holistic Health, Herbal Medicines, Botanical Pharmacology, and Writing for the Health Professions. White also wrote the textbook now being used for Dynamics of Health.

Dr. White has spoken nationally and internationally. She has lectured at the Smithsonian Institute and many universities in Xi’an, China. She regularly appears on local television as well as CNN and Good Morning America.


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+ University of California San Diego - School of Medicine, M.D., Medicine, 1982

+ Stanford University, M.S., Botany, 1977

+ Stanford University, B.S., Biology, 1975


+ American Botanical Council


+ Paperback | 512 Pages

+ Publisher | Fair Winds Press

+ Edition | 6th | December 1st, 2013

+ Language | English

+ ISBN-10 | 1592335756

+ ISBN-13 | 978-1592335756

+ Dimensions | 1.4 in. x 9 in. x 7.4 in.

+ Weight | 1.85 lb.