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Enhance your health naturally with herbs from your own garden.
Even if you've never gardened before, you can care for yourself and your family using time-tested herbal remedies harvested from your own medicinal herb garden.
Master Gardener Dorie Byers offers simple growing instructions for more than 20 versatile medicinal herbs such as garlic, chamomile, and echinacea. You'll also find recipes and tips for using the herbs for first-aid and preventive health care.
Customize a garden to suit your space and your specific health needs with more than 35 illustrated plans for easy-to-maintain container and backyard gardens including:
-- Cold and Flu Garden
-- Decongestant Garden
-- Headache Relief Garden
-- Healthy Heart Garden
-- Woman's Care Garden
-- Rejuvenation Garden
Enhance your health naturally with herbs from your own garden. In this easy-to-use guide, Doris Byers offers simple instructions for growing, harvesting, and making healing mixtures from a variety common medicinal herbs, such as garlic, chamomile, and echinacea. Illustrated plans for 38 health-care themed designs include the Cold and Flu Garden, the Healthy Heart Garden, and the Rejuvenation Garden. You'll be sure to find the right mixture of herbs to cure whatever ails you
Using simple organic gardening techniques, anyone can grow a healing garden of more than 20 medicinal herbs like garlic, dill, peppermint, and echinacea. Readers will also find recipes, tips for using medicinal herbs, and plans for gardens customized for specific health requirements.
About the Author
A lifelong resident of Indiana, Dorie Byers is a registered nurse, Master Gardener, and herbalist. She has written Storey's Herbal Remedy Gardens. Likewise, fellow Storey author Colleen K. Dodt, who has written The Essential Oils Book, has said of the book, "This easy-to-follow utilitarian guide is like a friend at the back fence. Wise, and sharing her plans for health and well being."
Table of Contents
1. An Introduction to Growing Medicinal Herbs
2. Using Herbs as Medicine
3. Herbs to Know and Appreciate
4. Planning Your Medicinal Herb Garden
5. Designing a Garden for Your Special Needs
6. Starting and Nurturing Your Plants
7. Garden Maintenance
8. Controlling Pests and Diseases
9. Harvesting and Storing Your Herbs
10. Gathering the Wild Things