Synopses & Reviews
Rosemary Gladstar is the mother of modern herbalism. Her wisdom and vision have inspired an entire generation of herbal healers, and her insights into the healing power of plants have helped people everywhere embrace more natural, healthy, and radiant lives.
Rosemary Gladstar's Herbal Recipes for Vibrant Health is the author's practical compendium of herbal know-how. Written with her signature warmth, this must-have reference will help readers of every life stage enjoy radiant well-being, every day. Limit stress and anxiety, get adequate rest, boost immunity, improve mental acuity, and embrace life balance — these are elements of Gladstar's prescription for wellness, longevity, and boundless energy. To help achieve these goals, she offers a number of general-wellness recipes, including 7-Herb Long-Life Soup, Long-Life Elixir, and energy-inspiring Zoom Balls.
The bulk of the book is dedicated to specific herbal remedies for everyone in the family — adults, babies, children, and elders. Good Vision No-Cook Herbal Jam, for example, will help keep aging eyes functional, while Rosemary's Itch Relief Remedy offers a soothing salve for poison ivy. Whether a reader wants to soothe baby's diaper rash, enjoy a better night's sleep, conquer headaches, cure a case of athlete's foot, or boost a sagging spirit, Gladstar's time-tested herbal remedies offer new options for natural healing.
These therapies are enhanced with an A–Z herbal apothecary featuring detailed information about more than 90 herbs, as well as tips for preparing herbal remedies from scratch.
About the Author
A devoted advocate and educator of herbs, Rosemary Gladstar opened her own herb store in 1972--appropriately calling it "Rosemary's Garden"--and has been sharing her love for herbs ever since. Known as an inspiration and mentor to many herbalists, Gladstar has edited the guides in the Natural Health Handbooks Series: Rosemary Gladstar's Herbal Remedies for Men's Health, Rosemary Gladstar's Herbal Remedies for Children's Health, Rosemary Gladstar's Herbs for Reducing Stress and Anxiety, Rosemary Gladstar's Herbs for Natural Beauty, Rosemary Gladstar's Herbs for Longevity and Well-Being, and Rosemary Gladstar's Herbs for the Home Medicine Chest. She has also written the book, Herbal Healing for Women. Rosemary has reached many milestones in her life, for she's the founder and president of United Plant Savers, co-founder and director of Sage Mountain Herbal Retreat Center and Native Plant Preserve, director of the International Herb Symposium, co-director of the New England Women's Herbal Conference, and founder and former director of The California School of Herbal Studies. She has been an herbal education teacher at many colleges, universities, medical centers and conferences. Gladstar lives in northern Vermont and has twin daughters.