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With self-care, mindfulness and mental health being at the forefront of the popular consciousness, taking control of your health has never felt so important. And learning about herbs and how they can treat and heal ailments and conditions is a good place to start. The Herbal Remedy Handbook is a collection of practical remedies for home care. It is an ailment and recipe-led reference for first-aid, simple conditions such as coughs and colds, and helpful self-management techniques for more complex conditions such as anxiety and eczema. From vinegars and tonics, creams and balms to syrups and teas, all the recipes use easily accessible, bought, foraged or grown ingredients for you to create your own herbal healthkit. An indispensable guide for the beginner or the budding herbalist, The Herbal Remedy Handbook is filled with tried-and-tested recipes that will inspire you to make your own remedies.
Just as people are increasingly thinking about where their food comes from - and looking for greater control over their food sources - they are also seeking to take greater control of their health care. With health care costs soaring and the frightening list of side effects from pharmaceutical drugs continuing to build, many are looking to herbal medicine for a gentler, less expensive approach to treating everyday ailments. This title covers 33 common plants that can be grown nearly anywhere and used in a variety of ways, including familiar plants such as garlic, echinacea, burdock, nettles, and chamomile. It includes step-by-step instructions for drying and preserving herbs and for making the most common herbal preparations, including salves, syrups, tinctures, pills, and capsules. It features 20 basic recipes, including some "food as medicine" recipes for healing pestos, vinegars, and soups.
Nowhere will you find more complete and straightforward information on growing, harvesting, and using herbs. If fanciful prose and personal anecdotes are not your cup of tea (although we can't resist it!), this book will satisfy your thirst for hard-core, unfiltered horticultural know-how.
This illustrated guide teaches readers how to plant, propagate, harvest, dry, freeze, store, and sell (both wholesale and retail) 64 of the most popular herbs.
One of the best and most straightforward works on growing herbs that this reviewer and zealous herb grower has read.-- New York Botanical Garden Magazine. A selection of Better Homes and Gardens and Rodale Book Clubs. Over 113,000 copies sold.
This is an illustrated guide to varieties, cultivation and care, with step-by-step instructions and over 160 beautiful photographs. It includes a photographic directory of over 60 varieties, including basil, borage, catmint, chives, fennel, lavender, marjoram, mint, parsley, rosemary, sage and thyme. For each variety, there is full botanical information on growth, height, spread, size and flowering, as well as practical advice on creating your own herb garden. It includes step-by-step guidance on growing and caring for herbs, including buying, planting indoors and outside, growing in containers, harvesting, taking cuttings and sowing seed. Herbs have always played an important role in everyday life, both for seasoning food and for restoring good health. Growing your own allows you to explore the great beauty and usefulness of herbs, from humble parsley to stately angelica. This pretty handbook looks at the fascinating history of herbs and their medicinal uses, and shows how they can add scent and beauty to any garden. Over 60 varieties are described and illustrated, together with advice on how to care for them. Whether you grow a small window box of purple basil and golden sage, or plan your own intricate herb knot garden, the flowers and foliage will bring pleasure to every gardener.
With our unpredictable weather, there's never been a better time to cultivate vegetables under shelter. An experienced grower, Klaus Laitenberger shows how to use the heat and shelter of a greenhouse or polytunnel to maximise crop production and supply tasty, healthy food throughout the year. He gives full details of sowing, planting, spacing and harvesting for all our best-loved herbs and vegetables, as well as introducing exotic newcomers such as pepino and yacon.
Cannabis has been one of the most popular psychoactive herbs across the world, from ancient civilizations to today. With the legalization of cannabis across the United States, there's never been a better time to learn about its history, many uses, methods of use, effects, and strains, as well as its impact on entertainment and culture. Within the pages of this pocket-sized guide, you'll find information, how-tos, and trivia for cannabis users at all levels. The cannabis-curious and cannabisseurs alike will learn: How to Roll a Joint/Cone How to Do a Bong Hit How to Dab How to Grow in Legal Environments How to Buy from a Dispensary And more! Handy, pocket-sized package is perfect for gifting or self-purchase Affordable price point Next instalment in the hit STUFF series 2/c interior
This title shows you how to identify, choose and grow herbs with an A-Z directory and more than 730 photographs. It is a comprehensive gardener's guide to growing herbs successfully, including a photographic A-Z directory of over 250 herbs for easy plant identification. It contains full descriptions and information on each herb's history, habitat and cultivation, as well as medicinal and culinary properties.
This full color book includes: *herb garden design and basic planting info *detailed section on what to do with the herbs, including storing *some basic recipes recommended species, cultivars and varities that work in your region * help in plant selection plus photos showing specific uses
Adele Dawson's classic guide to the seasonal use of herbs for food, drink, and medicine.
- Clear directions for growing and using many wild and cultivated herbs.
- Detailed pen-and-ink drawings help readers identify 70 herbs.
With irresistible enthusiasm and an endless store of knowledge about the plant kingdom, herbalist Adele Dawson traces the human-plant relationship through the seasons, providing practical and enlightening information about every aspect of herbalism, including spring foraging, summer gourmet gardening, the preparation of remedies in autumn, and the brewing of healing potions in winter. The mysteries of preparing infusions, decoctions, tinctures, and essences are unraveled through the author's clear and cohesive chapters on how to identify, collect, and preserve herbs. Detailed pen-and-ink drawings show the essential elements of flower and leaf anatomy as well as 70 wild and cultivated plants in their budding, blossoming, and dormant stages. Sprinkled throughout the text are recipes for impromptu wild feasts such as milkweed buds tempura, directions for soothing hand lotions of marigold and milk, and an enormous variety of medicinal and culinary teas. In equal measure an herbal encyclopedia, a health-food cookbook, and a nature guide, this book deserves a place on the reference shelf of both the new and experienced herbalist.
This title is suitable for gardeners of all skill levels. From planning and planting to harvesting, this is the most comprehensive and authoritative guide to growing your own vegetables and herbs. That's good news for gardeners everywhere, as the 'eat local' movement continues to gain momentum. What to grow? Where to plant it? How to get the most from your garden? It's all in here. First-rate gardening pros share their expertise on designing a garden of any size, as well as fundamentals about soil, irrigation, pest control, crop rotation and more. With detailed advice on growing 85 crops, plus sidebars on how to make a garden as attractive as it is productive, readers will delight in finding all the information they'll ever need on vegetable gardening in one place.
Herbs are one of the wonders of the garden and kitchen. This little book will be an inspiration for keen gardeners and cooks: learn how to grow your own parsley, mint or bay; when not to fiddle with basil; how to crush garlic; and why we should make room in our lives (and space on our shelves) for the forgotten wonders of borage, hyssop and purslane.
A doctor of pharmacology examines the healing properties of
vitalizing plant substances known in China as the "kingly
remedies." Chief among these is the ginseng root, esteemed by the
Chinese for almost seven thousand years as the most omnipotent of
medicinal herbs. Fulder discusses the other kingly remedies, or
harmony plants, which--like ginseng--act safely and with no
debilitating side effects to revitalize the body's immune system.
Bring the flavor, aroma and beauty of herbs into your home with minimal time and expense. Tips on how to construct and grow your own herb garden and how to store your harvest are included.
Dig into the world of herbal medicine with this complete guide to cultivating and harvesting plants with healing properties. For thousands of years, people have been utilizing herbs and cultivating weeds found to speed the healing of wounds, soothe skin irritations, calm uneasy stomachs, and ward off illnesses. In these pages, you'll learn the basics of gardening in your backyard or on your windowsill or porch including instructions for: Garden design Composting Garden maintenance Harvesting Recipes for salves, lotions, and poultices And more! You'll also find profiles of useful herbs that are easy to grow or wildcraft, along with inspiring stories, medicine-making instructions, and recipes for your home medicine chest. Known to boost immunity, reduce blood pressure, aid digestion, and relieve arthritis among other medicinal properties, powerful plants such as garlic, Echinacea, yarrow, elderflower, mint, elecampane, and many more are included in this illustrated guide.
The Ultimate Book of Herbs & Herb Gardening explains herbal history and how the western tradition of herb gardens began. Themed gardens, such as a Shakespeare garden, are described with planting plans and plant lists so you can create your own.'
This book will give you the knowledge and confidence to use your own herbs to make inexpensive wellbeing and domestic products from your own garden, without the need for costly commercial preparations, and with an eye to the more natural cultivation of useful herbs, in harmony with nature and in tune with our environment. It offers, to the budding herb grower and experienced gardener alike, a wealth of easy-to-follow advice and achievable projects on: *Cultivating and using herbs for your health, first-aid, wellbeing and beauty *Growing and using herbs to enhance your surroundings and living spaces *How to grow, harvest, dry and look after your herbs *The best designs for your herb garden space *Comprehensive A to Z of first-aid, cosmetic and household herbs
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