Alchemy of Herbs


Author: Rosalee de la Forêt
Publisher: Hay House, Inc
ISBN: 1401950078
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 384
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Did you know there’s a powerful herbal medicine chest in your kitchen? Imagine being prepared for that next cold, scrape, headache, digestive issue, stressful day, or sleepless night with simple ingredients from your cupboard. Instead of pills, reach for: Cinnamon Tea to soothe your throat . . . Garlic Hummus to support your immune system . . . Ginger Lemon Tea for cold and flu symptoms . . . Cayenne Salve to relieve sore muscles . . . Cardamom Chocolate Mousse Cake for heart health . . . A glass of Spiced Cold Brew Coffee as a powerful antioxidant . . . Alchemy of Herbs will show you how to transform common ingredients into foods and remedies that heal. What were once everyday flavorings will become your personal kitchen apothecary. While using herbs can often seem complicated or costly, this book offers a way to learn that’s as simple and inexpensive as cooking dinner. With the guidance of herbalist Rosalee de la Forêt, you’ll understand how to match the properties of each plant to your own unique needs, for a truly personalized approach to health for you and your family. In addition to offering dozens of inspiring recipes, Rosalee examines the history and modern-day use of 29 popular herbs, supporting their healing properties with both scientific studies and in-depth research into herbal energetics. Grow your knowledge of healing herbs and spices, and start using nature’s pharmacy to feed, heal, and nurture your whole family!

Alchemy of Herbs

Transform Everyday Ingredients Into Foods and Remedies That Heal
Author: Rosalee de la Foret
Publisher: Hay House
ISBN: 9781401950064
Category: COOKING
Page: 355
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Just as alchemists transform the ordinary into the extraordinary, with this book you can transform everyday herbs and spices into effective healing herbal remedies. Rosalee de la Forêt, a clinical herbalist, examines the history and modern-day use of 29 herbs, offering clinical studies to support their healing properties. She also dives into the energetics of herbalism, teaching readers how to match the properties of each plant to their unique needs, for a truly personalized approach to health. The recipes in this book take a variety of forms - from teas and pastilles to beauty products and delicious foods - to show how easy it is to incorporate the healing power of herbs into your everyday life. You could start your day with Spiced Cold Brew Coffee, pamper your skin with Green Tea and Rose Facial Cream, make a meal of Astragalus Bone Broth and Sage Chicken, then treat yourself to Cardamom Chocolate Mousse Cake and a Holy Basil-Ginger Julep. Beautiful photos taken by the author of the herbs and recipes complement each chapter. This book will appeal to those interested in natural health and herbalism, and the recipes offer an easy entry for beginners. Readers will never look at cinnamon, coffee, parsley, lavender or even chocolate the same way again, as they realize the kitchen can be their medicine cabinet!

The Handmade Apothecary

Healing herbal recipes
Author: Kim Walker,Vicky Chown
Publisher: Kyle Books
ISBN: 0857835866
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 192
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Herbs are quite literally everywhere; it is only our ability to recognise their value that has been lost. Vicky and Kim explore the traditional uses of herbs combined with a modern and scientific understanding of a truly holistic approach so that you can use herbs to treat ailments and improve your general wellbeing. The book contains fascinating information about herbs and with suggestions of what each herb can be used for. Did you know that daisies infused in oil can be used to reduce bruises? That roses can help grieving and anxiety? Or that elderflower cordial can bring down a temperature? There is also an introduction to each of the body's systems (nervous, respiratory etc.) and which herbs are best for treatments. And of course, the book is peppered with vinegars, balms, oils, tinctures, creams, lotions and syrups to create your own little herbal health kit. Vicky and Kim also encourage people to reconnect with their local environment in addition to growing herbs in their gardens or windowsills. An all-encompassing guide for the beginner, The Handmade Apothecary is filled with guidance, useful tips and tried-and-tested recipes that will inspire people to make their own remedies.

The Essential Herbal for Natural Health

How to Transform Easy-to-Find Herbs into Healing Remedies for the Whole Family
Author: Holly Bellebuono
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 0834827719
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 336
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From tinctures to ease tummy aches to elixirs to enhance energy, making your own remedies from easy-to-find herbs can be a satisfying and pleasurable way to connect with nature and your family's health. While entering the "herb world" can be intimidating—many of today's herb books are filled with cultivation tables, harvest techniques, dye charts, and aromatherapy guidelines—The Essential Herbal for Natural Health provides a welcome entry point for those wishing to experience the beauty and simplicity of natural herbal remedies safely. By focusing on just thirteen foundation herbs, you can easily jump into the world of herbs while still creating a wide range of remedies and recipes. With something for everyone in the family—men, women, and children—these simple recipes can be made to cure coughs, calm anxiety, moisturize skin, and more.

Herbs for Health and Healing


Author: Kathi Keville,Peter Korn
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781579540456
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 374
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A guide to using herbs in cooking, medicine, cosmetics, and aromatherapy describes such uses as helping men maintain sexual potency and fertility, banishing the pain of menstrual cramps and menopause, and keeping skin wrinkle free. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

The Good Living Guide to Natural and Herbal Remedies

Simple Salves, Teas, Tinctures, and More
Author: N.A
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1680991582
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 192
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This back-to-nature reference guide details effective herbal medicines and natural remedies for digestive complaints, sore muscles, wound healing, teenage acne, allergic reactions, and much more. This book is packed with herbal wisdom, traditional use, and just the right amount of science. Gain confidence and understand how to use plant medicine in your home. Dive into the alchemy and art of herbal medicine preparations, receive safety tips, and perfect the techniques to create your own elixirs at home using the numerous recipes provided for delicious foods, herbal teas, tinctures, poultices, liniments, fomentations, herbal vinegars, salves, and oils. Scattered throughout are reflections on how bodies heal and the natural world's role in facilitating healing through connection to spirit and building community. Author Katolen Yardley has more than twenty years of experience as a Medical Herbalist and teaches courses in herbal medicine and naturopathy. Here she offers a simple, straightforward, and beautiful guide to natural remedies that will help you take charge of your health using nature’s own medicine.

Rosemary Gladstar's Herbal Recipes for Vibrant Health

175 Teas, Tonics, Oils, Salves, Tinctures, and Other Natural Remedies for the Entire Family
Author: Rosemary Gladstar
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 160342640X
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 400
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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.

Herbs

A Color Guide to Herbs and Herbal Healing
Author: Jennie Harding
Publisher: Chartwell Books
ISBN: 0785835687
Category: Gardening
Page: 320
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Herbs have been used for centuries to treat major and minor ailments, and as people seek more natural approaches to health, herbal remedies have become the most popular modern form of alternative medicine. Herbs is a guide to these plants healing properties in which you’ll learn: -How to cultivate herbs at home and in the garden. -A range of common ailments and the herbs used to treat them. -Comprehensive guidance on using herbs safely. This is a beautiful and comprehensive guide to the characteristics and curative properties of 130 of the most useful healing herbs. Each spread offers a summary of the herb by its common name, its properties, uses, availability, and safety information. Herbs are shown in their various forms, and a color photograph of its leaf or flower against a black background captures the herb's beauty as never before.

Body into Balance

An Herbal Guide to Holistic Self-Care
Author: Maria Noel Groves
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1612125360
Category: Medical
Page: 336
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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.

Do-It-Yourself Herbal Medicine: Home-Crafted Remedies for Health and Beauty


Author: Sonoma Press
Publisher: Arcas Publishing
ISBN: 1942411103
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 306
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The Modern Guide to Using Herbs and Essential Oils You don’t have to identify with the goddess or Earth Mother labels to get going with holistic treatments for your everyday health needs. If you already buy organic produce, make an effort to eat whole foods, and tend to choose Method products over Windex, it only makes sense that that you’d approach your health, wellness, and beauty regimen with a similarly all-natural approach. Do-It-Yourself Herbal Medicine inspires you to easily and affordably take charge of how you look and feel by sharing simple and fun recipes that use Mason jars, sauce pans, and even your French press in creative ways. In these pages, you’ll find: • Down-to-earth info on the exploding popularity of essential oils and why they’re so effective • In-depth profiles of 5 must-have herbs to kick off your herbal medicinal projects, as well as 30 additional herbs to get to know and use • Over 200 recipes for face and hair care, body and skin care, intimate care, mental health and wellness, common ailments, home cleaning products, and self-care for the day common occurrences, from a hangover to a Netflix binge watch Improve your health and empower yourself today with these simply, powerful remedies.

Infuse

Herbal teas to cleanse, nourish and heal
Author: Paula Grainger,Karen Sullivan
Publisher: Hamlyn
ISBN: 0600633977
Category: Cooking
Page: 144
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Lost your zest for life? Feeling tired and sluggish? Need a health boost? Reach for a soothing cup of herbal tea and harness the extraordinary power of nature's most potent healing ingredients. With more than 70 expertly formulated recipes for tasty, soothing, caffeine-free infusions, tea tips to help you get the most from your brew, and a comprehensive directory of herbal ingredients and their active properties and benefits, you can blend, brew and sip your way to wellbeing.

Home Herbal

Cook, Brew & Blend Your Own Herbs
Author: N.A
Publisher: Dk Pub
ISBN: 9780756671839
Category: Cooking
Page: 352
View: 4014

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With information on 100 key herbs, this A-to-Z guide provides practical advice and information on how to grow, harvest and prepare herbs for medicinal use to help minor ailments and improve well-being. Original.

Modern Herbal Dispensatory

A Medicine-Making Guide
Author: Thomas Easley,Steven Horne
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 1623170796
Category: Herbals
Page: 250
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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, along with suggestions for treating more than one hundred illnesses. They lay out the principles of herbal formulation and also provide instructions on how to prepare single herbs, a procedure that has been largely ignored in other references. More comprehensive than any other guide, thoroughly researched, beautifully illustrated, and presented with ease of use in mind, this book will take its place as the premier reference for those who want to produce all the herbal remedies they need, and to save money in the process.

Be Your Own Herbalist

Essential Herbs for Health, Beauty, and Cooking
Author: Michelle Schoffro Cook, PhD, DNM
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 1608684253
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 264
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This complete guide will get you growing, harvesting, using, and healing with herbs — the world’s oldest and most effective natural medicines. Popular health writer Dr. Michelle Schoffro Cook profiles thirty-one common and easy-to-grow (or readily available) herbs, sharing scientific discoveries about their usefulness and offering more than one hundred easy ways to use them in delicious recipes, healing teas, and soothing body treatments. You’ll discover ways to delight body and mind as you incorporate Mother Nature’s medicines into daily life, where they nurture and protect.

Healing Herbal Infusions

Simple and Effective Home Remedies for Colds, Muscle Pain, Upset Stomach, Stress, Skin Issues and More
Author: Colleen Codekas
Publisher: Page Street Publishing
ISBN: 1624146481
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 208
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“An informative, user-friendly guide, Healing Herbal Infusions is brimming with great remedies, recipes and wise herbal advice.” —Rosemary Gladstar Easy, All-Natural Remedies for Life’s Aches and Pains Treat ailments the natural way with organic health remedies made from herbs found in your own garden, yard or neighborhood, without resorting to risky medications or prescriptions. These herbal infusions are incredibly easy to make—all you have to do is infuse fresh or dried herbs in a liquid to draw out the healing properties, and you get an amazing homemade remedy that will truly work for you and your family. Make your own herbal treatments for common cold and flu symptoms, such as Fever-Reducing Tea, Pine Needle Cough Syrup, and Sage, Marshmallow & Ginger Sore Throat Tea. Ease muscle and body aches with Arnica Salve for Sprains & Bruises and Basil, Thyme & Oregano Tea for Chronic Pain, and soothe digestion with Prebiotic Honey Electuary and Herbal Vinegar Infusion for Heartburn. Nourish your skin, lips, hair and, most importantly, your inner well-being with infusions such as Healing Flower-Whipped Body Butter, Relaxing Herbal Face Steam and De-Stress Tea. Save money and avoid harsh chemicals by infusing your own cures for burns, cuts, scrapes, dry skin, flaky scalp and even a baby’s diaper rash, plus so much more! Each recipe features helpful info, safety tips and dosage recommendations for adults and children. With 75 homemade treatments, this book is the go-to modern resource to support your entire family’s wellness the all-natural way. Learn more at: www.growforagecookferment.com/healing-herbal-infusions

20,000 Secrets of Tea

The Most Effective Ways to Benefit from Nature's Healing Herbs
Author: Victoria Zak
Publisher: Dell
ISBN: 030757170X
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 272
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Fight Colds and Flu Lower Cholesterol Beat Depression Banish Fatigue Enhance Memory Lose Weight And More! An ancient Chinese legend: Once there was a man who knew 100,000 healing properties of herbs. He taught his son 80,000 secrets. On his deathbed, he told his son to visit his grave in five years, and there he would find the other 20,000 secrets. When the son went to his father's grave, he found, growing on the site, the tea shrub.... Teas are the gentle, natural, most beneficial way to absorb the healing properties of herbs--easily and inexpensively. A simple cup of tea not only has the power to soothe and relax but to deliver healing herbal agents to the bloodstream more quickly than capsules, tinctures, or infusions. Feeling tired? Rose hip tea will rev you up and beautify your skin. Need some help with your diet? Ginger tea will provide the boost you need and help aching joints too. Hot or iced, these pure and simple drinks offer delicious ways to stay healthy and revitalize you from the inside out. This unique guide offers: An A-Z listing of common ailments followed by the teas best used to treat them Instructions on how to create your own medicinal kitchen Advice on creating your own tea blends Descriptions of the top 100 herbs and their secret healing properties And much, much more! From the Paperback edition.

Herbal Medicine for Beginners

Your Guide to Healing Common Ailments with 35 Medicinal Herbs
Author: Katja Swift,Ryn Midura
Publisher: Althea Press
ISBN: 9781939754936
Category: Gardening
Page: 248
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Herbal Medicine for Beginners is your everyday reference for common ailments using 35 popular herbs. You don't need to buy hundreds of hard-to-find herbs to start your journey with herbal medicine. Herbal Medicine for Beginners shows you how to use a few important herbs to promote the body's ability to fight infection and heal naturally. Herbal Medicine for Beginners shows herbalists-in-training how to use a limited number of versatile, medicinal herbs to craft herbal remedies for common ailments. From allergies to fevers to headaches, beginners will gain the essential knowledge they need to blossom into natural healers and practice herbal medicine. Herbal Medicine for Beginners teaches you how to use herbs as preventative and restorative medicine with: Herbal Medicine 101 provides step-by-step instruction on how to shop for, make, and apply herbal medicine effectively Profiles on Popular Herbs teach you how to choose the right herbs for your herbal medicine collection 100 Herbal Remedies for Common Ailments with easy-to-follow instructions to safely make remedies at home Learn how to detox with dandelion, beat stress with linden, soothe burns with marshmallow and much more with remedies for common ailments in Herbal Medicine for Beginners.

The Herbal Apothecary

100 Medicinal Herbs and How to Use Them
Author: JJ Pursell
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 1604697334
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 292
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“A brilliant addition to any library.” —Rosemary Gladstar, herbalist and bestselling author More and more people are exploring the healing possibilities of plant-based medicines, and health shops across the country now stock their shelves with natural remedies, but treatments can easily be made at home. The Herbal Apothecary profiles 100 of the most important medicinal plants with striking photographs and step-by-step instructions for making herbal teas, tinctures, compresses, and salves to treat everything from muscle strain to the common cold or anxiety. This holistic guide also includes advice for the home gardener on growing and foraging for medicinal plants. Incorporating traditional wisdom and scientific information, The Herbal Apothecary provides an accessible and comprehensive introduction to plant-based medicine. With the guidance of naturopath JJ Pursell, herb enthusiasts can learn how to safely create their own remedies using plants they know and love.