The Modern Herbal Dispensatory: A Medicine-Making Guide

The Modern Herbal Dispensatory: A Medicine-Making

This comprehensive, full-color guide provides detailed, easy-to-follow instructions for making and using approximately 250 herbal medicines at home, including practical tips and numerous effective formulas developed and tested by the authors, both expert herbalists with years of experience. Readers who appreciate the health-giving properties of herbal medicines but are discouraged by the high price of commercial products can now make their own preparations for a fraction of the cost. The authors tell you everything you need to know about harvesting, preparing, and administering herbs in many different forms, including fresh, bulk dried herbs, capsules, extracts in water, alcohol, glycerin, vinegar and oil, and even preparations like essential oils and flower essences. The book also covers topical applications of herbs as salves, lotions, poultices, tooth powders, ear drops, and more, and includes an extensive chapter on herbal hydrotherapy. The Modern Herbal Dispensary explains why different preparations of the same herb will obtain better results, demonstrating how capsules, teas, tinctures, or glycerites of the same plant will not have exactly the same effect on the body. Leading herbalists Thomas Easley and Steven Horne have tested and proven the herbal formulas they offer, al...

  • Brand: North Atlantic Books
  • ASIN: 1623170796

Body into Balance: An Herbal Guide to Holistic Self-Care

Body into Balance: An Herbal Guide to Holistic

Silver Nautilus Book Award Winner for Health & Healing An antacid or an aspirin may soothe your pain, but it doesn’t cure the cause of your symptoms. Headaches, indigestion, fatigue, allergies, anxiety, eczema, high blood pressure, and other conditions are clues to a deeper imbalance in your body, and learning to read those clues is a key step in maintaining optimal health. Herbalist Maria Noël Groves shows you how to read your body’s signals and support your own wellness with herbal remedies and other natural treatments. You’ll learn how each of your major body systems — respiratory, digestive, immune, nervous, memory, reproductive, circulatory, and more — optimally functions, and you’ll discover how to use natural remedies to nourish and repair problem areas, restore lost vitality, support your body as a whole, and prevent future problems. Groves includes in-depth instructions, with step-by-step photographs, for making your own herbal remedies, as well as expert guidance on buying and effectively using commercial preparations.

  • Brand: Storey Publishing, LLC
  • ASIN: 1612125352

Rosemary Gladstar's Medicinal Herbs: A Beginner's Guide: 33 Healing Herbs to Know, Grow, and Use

Rosemary Gladstar's Medicinal Herbs: A Beginner's Guide: 33

Craft a soothing aloe lotion after an encounter with poison ivy, make a dandelion-burdock tincture to fix sluggish digestion, and brew up some lavender-lemon balm tea to ease a stressful day. In this introductory guide, Rosemary Gladstar shows you how easy it can be to make your own herbal remedies for life’s common ailments. Gladstar profiles 33 common healing plants and includes advice on growing, harvesting, preparing, and using herbs in healing tinctures, oils, and creams. Stock your medicine cabinet full of all-natural, low-cost herbal preparations.

  • Brand: Storey Publishing, LLC
  • ASIN: 1612120059

The Herbal Handbook: A User's Guide to Medical Herbalism

The Herbal Handbook: A User's Guide to Medical

Well-respected herbalist David Hoffmann's comprehensive and practical guide to herbal medicine. • Discusses the history and modern practice of herbalism, including Chinese, Native American, and Welsh influences. • Includes a practical reference section listing the effects of various herbs, with prescriptions on how to use them for a wide range of illnesses. • Covers the fundamentals of growing, drying, storing, and cooking with herbs. • Over 45,000 copies of previous edition sold. This compendium of medical herbalism by one of the most eminent herbalists practicing today is both comprehensive and practical. Answering basic as well as complicated questions about herbal medicine, it provides both the novice and the experienced practitioner with a reliable framework in which to develop their herbal skills. A discussion of the history and modern practice of herbalism, encompassing the influences of Welsh, Chinese, and Native American herbal medicine is followed by a practical reference section that lists the various actions herbs have on the body (carminative, anti-inflammatory, etc.), with examples of herbs and their mode of activity in each category. Herbal prescriptions for various illnesses are also organized under the main systems of the body so that information can be ...

  • Brand: David Hoffmann
  • ASIN: 0892817828

The Complete Medicinal Herbal: A Practical Guide to the Healing Properties of Herbs

The Complete Medicinal Herbal: A Practical Guide to

Complete Medicinal Herbal is a fully illustrated practical guide to the healing properties of herbs. The book includes more than 120 medicinal herbs with important therapeutic properties and a section on their historical uses, The Complete Medicinal Herbal is a must for every home book shelve. All the parts of the plants that can be used medicinally are shown, from fresh flower petals or leaves to the root, bark, and juice. Each entry details the plant's chemical constituents, its actions, and its therapeutic applications—from exotic ma huang, used in China to treat asthma for 5,000 years, to humble cabbage, which has been effective against stomach ulcers in clinical tests. A special how-to section explains the preparation of herbal remedies. There are more than 250 safe treatments to help alleviate common complaints—from ordinary coughs, colds, and headaches to special treatments for skin conditions, digestive problems, and children's illnesses — even detailed lists of herbs for the elderly.

  • ASIN: 1634508432

Making Tinctures: Beyond the Folk Method

Making Tinctures: Beyond the Folk

Learn how to make herbal tinctures with more consistent potency and results than you get from making tinctures using the folk method. Go beyond the folk method, by learning the step by step process of the w/v method using formulas of strength and alcohol/water percentages. 46 formulas are included in this book! Learn how to find more formulas. Learn the equations that are used to determine what amounts of alcohol and water are needed for a specific herbal tincture. See how to use these equations in a spreadsheet to automate the calculations for each time you make a tincture. Written for all levels of herbalist, from the "newbie" to the Master Herbalist."I read it and thought it was very well done and would love to recommend it as a resource for our students and graduates." Dorene Petersen, President, American College of Healthcare Sciences


The Essential Guide to Herbal Safety

The Essential Guide to Herbal

Winner of American Botanical Council's 2005 James A. Duke Botanical Literature Award, the Essential Guide to Herbal Safety offers a balanced and objective perspective on the principles of herbal medicine safety as well as the complex challenges relating to self-prescribed or professionally prescribed herbal medications and supplements. With contributions from leading international practitioners and authorities, it contains comprehensive reviews, in monograph format, of the published safety data for 125 common herbs. You'll also find coverage of issues of quality, interactions, adverse reactions, toxicity, allergy, contact sensitivity, and idiosyncratic reactions.Provides the most current information on safety issues in herbal medicine.Presents authoritative and credible safety information from two experienced herbal practitioners.Combines theoretical chapters with 125 well-researched monographs, making it the most thorough and comprehensive text on the market for herbal safety in practice.Provides clear information using the most current evidence-based reviews, covering factors that influence herb safety, including the negative placebo effects (nocebo), various types of unpredictable effects, the basis for interactions between herbs and drugs, and quality issues.Uses an establish...

  • Brand: Churchill Livingstone
  • ASIN: 0443071713

Essential Medicinal Plants: The Complete Guide to Medicinal Plants and Herbal Healing

Essential Medicinal Plants: The Complete Guide to Medicinal

This book provides all the basics herbal healing, starting with a complete breakdown of essential healing herbs, health uses and common uses.Plants have been used for medicinal purposes long before the prehistoric period. Ancient Chinese writings and ancient Unani manuscripts Egyptian papyrus described the use of herbs. Evidence exists that Indian vaids, Unani hakims, European and Mediterranean cultures were using herbs for over 4000 years as medicine. Treatment with medicinal plants is considered very safe as there is no or little effects. These remedies are synchronization with nature, which is the biggest advantage. However, the golden advantage is that, use of herbal treatment is independent of any age groups or sexes.This book will guide you through:Importance of medicinal plantsEssential type of medicinal plantsBenefits of Herbal medicineHerbal medicine precautionStandardization and regulationAdverse effect of herbal medicine and drug interactionMedicinal plants for common ailmentsHerbal medicine for weight lossHerbal medicine for energy and vitalityHerbal remedies for anxiety and depressionLearn how you can make various regular treatments for different ailments with your herbs and how you can profit best from these medicinal plants.A complete guide to herbs and their heali...


Rosemary Gladstar's Herbal Recipes for Vibrant Health: 175 Teas, Tonics, Oils, Salves, Tinctures, and Other Natural Remedies for the Entire Family

Rosemary Gladstar's Herbal Recipes for Vibrant Health: 175

Promote vibrant health and radiant beauty, soothe everyday ailments, and ease persistent stress with these simple, natural cures for everything from dry skin and infant colic to cold symptoms and insomnia. Renowned herbalist Rosemary Gladstar provides 175 proven therapies and herbal remedies that are easy to prepare and safe enough for children.  Offering a potent and effective alternative to commercial pharmaceuticals, Gladstar will inspire you to nurture yourself and those you love with nature’s healing herbs.   

  • ASIN: B004H4WIJ6

The Wicca Book of Herbal Magic Spells: The Ultimate Guide to Wiccan Rituals with Magical Herbs, Flowers, Essential Oils, Teas and Baths for the Practical Witchcraft Practitioner

The Wicca Book of Herbal Magic Spells: The

★★Buy the Paperback Version of this Book and get the Kindle Book version for FREE ★★Have you always been fascinated by the spiritual and esoteric world? Do you want to start practicing magic to improve your life and the one of your beloved ones, in an easy an accessible way? Or perhaps you already know the basics of Wicca and you want to expand your knowledge in herbal magic spells and natural homemade rituals?If the answer is yes, then keep reading…Herbal magic spells are actually one of the oldest forms of magic, as herbs have existed on earth since well before anything else. They even existed before humans did! By using this ancient wisdom, you can have control over your fate using the same practices that our ancestors did! If you are new to the Wicca journey, this is a great path, to begin with. Herbal magic is going to help you do virtually everything you desire with your Wicca spellcasting journey, from setting intentions with the New and Full Moon to calling in more money, beauty, or love.For the people who already have some notions of Wicca, you are going to discover not just the basics of spellcasting with herbal magic, but also advanced rituals with which you can take your herbal witchcraft even deeper.In this book you are going to gain access to valuable, an...

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