The Herbal Home Remedy Book: Simple Recipes for Tinctures, Teas, Salves, Tonics, and Syrups (Herbal Body)

March 31, 2014 - Comment

Believe it or not, your backyard holds the secrets of generations of healing wisdom.  From blackberry bushes to dandelion flowers, violets greens to white pine sap – healing plants are everywhere, and The Herbal Home Remedy Book is like a guided walk through the woods and fields with a master herbalist.  You’ll learn how to

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Believe it or not, your backyard holds the secrets of generations of healing wisdom.  From blackberry bushes to dandelion flowers, violets greens to white pine sap – healing plants are everywhere, and The Herbal Home Remedy Book is like a guided walk through the woods and fields with a master herbalist.  You’ll learn how to identify gather, and use 25 healing herbs to make natural remedies in the form of teas, tinctures, salves, wines, vinegars, syrups, and lozenges.

                Natural antibiotic formulas from garlic, nosebleed remedies from peppermint leaf, sunburn relief from violets, and many others are woven among rich herbal folklore including Native American legends and stories.  The Herbal Home Remedy Book is a full course in healing herbalist for you and your family. Endorsed by Rosemary Gladstar, renowned herbalist and author of Herbal Healing for Women, this book of “homespun alchemy” bursts with easy recipes for medicinal wines, herbal oils, salves, tonics, syrups, throat drops–you name it. From the guidelines for gathering medicinal plants to instructions for tincture preparation, Joyce Wardwell conveys her love and respect for herbs. She comes from a long line of herbalists: her great-great-grandmother Jane learned the herbal craft from the Ojibway in Minnesota; Jane’s mother was condemned for witchcraft and her husband was hung for it during the Salem, Massachusetts, Witch Trials. But there’s nothing to fear from the Remedy Book: recipes are made primarily from the 25 most common herbs, and instructions are so clear they’re nearly foolproof. The flu, insomnia, colic, menopause, and sore muscles are all covered. Any household with children will find the “herbal home medicine chest” invaluable, with treatments for everyday ailments such as colds and coughs, burns, bug bites, bruises, and strains. The publisher, Storey Publications, is known for its practicality and environmental awareness, and the book is printed on lovely cream-colored recycled paper.

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Melissa Gentile says:

Excellent beginner’s guide to the world of herbal medicine This book is written in a humorous, easy to understand and concise format. It is an great way for someone who has never studied herbal medicine before to dip their toes in the water. Ms. Wardwell is very clear about the dangers of using certain herbs. It also has wonderful guidelines on learning how to identify the different types of plants and herbs you’ll be using. Ms. Wardwell also includes several recipes for various tinctures, teas, wines and vinegars to be used. She also offers…

Ana Hotaling "saotomeranchan" says:

The Art of Simpling… Simpling refers to a method of learning herbalism. Choose an herb and explore every facet of it – leaves, petals roots, uses, dangers – inside and out. When you finally “know” that, then and only then, choose a second herb to get to know. This book is an amazing primer for beginners to herbalism. I chafed its simplicity at first, “More herbs! Its too basic!”, until I really began to learn my first herb, catnip. Then I realized how silly I’d been and how very much there was to learn. This book…

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