Synopses & Reviews
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.
Use 25 common herbs to make simple herbal remedies, then use those remedies to relieve common illnesses and enhance general health and well-being.
Using simple recipes and generations of herbal healing wisdom, Joyce Wardwell will teach you how to:
-- Gather, dry, store, and blend 25 common herbs
-- Make and use teas, tinctures, oils, salves, syrups, and lozenges
-- Build your own herbal medicine cabinet
About the Author
Herbal educator and speaker Joyce A. Wardwell has been studying herbal medicine and wild edibles for over 20 years. Editor and publisher of Herbal Voices, Joyce has also written for Country Journal magazine and has authored the Storey book, The Herbal Home Remedy Book. She is a member of the American Herbalists Guild and Northeast Herb Association. Additionally, Joyce is the director of 7th Direction, a non-profit, sustainable lifestyle organization. She currently lives in East Jordan, Michigan.
Table of Contents
Part I: The Heart of Herbalism: Knowing the Herbs
Chapter 1 Getting to Know the Plants
Chapter 2 Selecting Quality Ingredients and Equipment
Chapter 3 Making a Simple Cup of Tea
Part II: The Body of Herbalism: Preparing the Herbs
Chapter 4 Potent Potables: Making Herbal Tinctures
Chapter 5 Practical Pampering: Making Herb Oils and Salves
Chapter 6 Homespun Alchemy: Making Medicinal Wines and Vinegars
Chapter 7 Bittersweets: Making Syrups and Lozenges
Part III: The Mind of Herbalism: Using the Herbs
Chapter 8 Stocking the Home Medicine Chest
Chapter 9 Making Herbal Blends
Chapter 10 Symptoms and Remedies: An A-Z Guide
Home Remedy Library