Robert Lebling and Donna Pepperdine have completed a rigorous study of the health remedies traditionally recognised across Arabia - an ambitious project executed with conscientious attention to detail.
The result is an impressive body of research, combining a thorough text with good pictorial coverage - a unique approach to a subject that will be of widespread interest.
This timely volume comes just as the age-old regional knowledge of the remedies naturally available - encapsulated in an oral tradition that carries hundreds of years of empirical knowledge - is being allowed to drift from contemporary consciousness, replaced by a new blind faith in the remedies widely promoted by the major pharmaceutical companies.
Full description and photograph of each herb or spice, including:
- Description of its medical properties
- 'Did You Know?' - little known facts
- Its use in home and kitchen
- Current research results
- Authentic recipes
Natural beauty section
Index of remedies by ailment
Glossary of terms
Bibliography and references
Donna Pepperdine - Donna Pepperdine is an ESL instructor with a special interest in literacy, culture and health education. As a Master Herbalist, she has focused much of her research on natural health solutions within the context of the Saudi family. Donna has lived in the Middle East for more than ten years.
Robert Lebling - Robert Lebling is a writer/editor and communications specialist. He heads the electronic publishing team at Saudi Aramco and its international media relations group in Dhahran. He studied politics and anthropology at Princeton. He has lived in Egypt, Lebanon and the UK, and worked as a journalist in the Middle East and in Washington DC.