The Beginner's Guide to Medicinal Herbs

The Beginner's Guide to Medicinal Herbs : 33 Healing Herbs to Know, Grow, and Use

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Just as people are increasingly thinking about where their food comes from - and looking for greater control over their food sources - they are also seeking to take greater control of their health care. With health care costs soaring and the frightening list of side effects from pharmaceutical drugs continuing to build, many are looking to herbal medicine for a gentler, less expensive approach to treating everyday ailments. This title covers 33 common plants that can be grown nearly anywhere and used in a variety of ways, including familiar plants such as garlic, echinacea, burdock, nettles, and chamomile. It includes step-by-step instructions for drying and preserving herbs and for making the most common herbal preparations, including salves, syrups, tinctures, pills, and capsules. It features 20 basic recipes, including some "food as medicine" recipes for healing pestos, vinegars, and more

Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 175.26 x 226.06 x 15.24mm | 521.63g
  • Storey Publishing LLC
  • North Adams, United States
  • English
  • 1612120059
  • 9781612120058
  • 9,184

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Home-Grown Medicine Effective, safe, and inexpensive, medicinal herbs are simple to grow, and they can be used to naturally fortify your body against common upsets and ailments. Rosemary Gladstar, the godmother of modern herbalism, offers a fresh introduction to growing and using 33 of her favorite herbs, complete with tips on introducing an herb patch to your backyard garden and easy-to-follow recipes for brewing restorative teas, blending soothing salves, and making tinctures, oils, syrups, and pills.124 of Rosemary Gladstar's favorite medicinal recipes include: Creaky Bones Cayenne Rub, page 63 Warming Cinnamon Bath Salts, page 68 Ginger Lemonaide, page 80 Brain Tonic Tincture, page 85 Good Gargle for a Bad Throat, page 88 Rosemary's Famous Face Cream, page 116 Nutritive Heart Tonic Tincture, page 136 Lemon Balm Bath, page 160 Peppermint Tooth Powder, page 187show more

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The goal of this beginner's guide is to teach readers how to identify and cultivate medicinal herbs and then use them to create healing oils, salves, tonics and more. ... Whether your passions lie in gardening, crafting or natural health, you'll find this a wonderful addition to your home library." "show more