The Backyard Herbal Apothecary

The Backyard Herbal Apothecary : Effective Medicinal Remedies Using Commonly Found Herbs & Plants

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Author Devon Young - founder of the natural living blog Nitty Gritty Life - educates readers on how to make tried-and-true remedies using herbs that grow naturally in their backyards or neighbourhoods. Readers learn how to safely identify and forage for healing plants growing wild, or how to cultivate them easily in their yard (or even on a windowsill or balcony).

Herbalism has gained popularity in recent years as more people turn to alternative and holistic health methods for natural healing - sans medications - with a hands-on approach. Those just starting out and experienced herbalists alike will enjoy learning about the healing properties of commonly found herbs such as burdock, comfrey, rosemary, dill, milk thistle, chickweed, dandelion and nettle. Each herb features a recipe that readers can make right away, such as Working Hands Salve, Antioxidant Facial Serum, Dandelion Digestive Bitters, Pleasant Dreams Incense and Gut Healer Tea. Readers become empowered to formulate their own home remedies safely and confidently to hone their practice. This book covers 50 herbs with 50 recipes and more than 100 photographs.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 205 x 228 x 14mm | 556g
  • Essex, United States
  • English
  • 100 photos
  • 1624147461
  • 9781624147463
  • 379,258

Review quote

"Devon's book is an easy introduction to the world of self-empowerment revealed by knowing, growing and
using medicinal herbs."
--Richo Cech, author of Making Plant Medicine "My dog-eared copy of The Backyard Herbal Apothecary will have a permanent spot on my bookshelf."
--Amy Stross, founder of and author of The Suburban Micro-Farm "I've just met my new favorite herbal resource! Filled with gorgeous photos and unique project ideas, this book will delight beginner and experienced herbalists alike."
--Jan Berry, author of 101 Easy Homemade Products for Your Skin, Health & Home and Simple & Natural Soapmaking, founder of The Nerdy Farm Wife
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About Devon Young

Devon Young is founder of the holistic lifestyle blog Nitty Gritty Life. She is currently finishing her degree in Alternative Medicine at The American College of Healthcare Sciences and developing her own herbalism health practice. She lives in the Willamette Valley of Oregon.
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