A practical compendium of herbal medicines found in the kitchen, garden and forest. In depth descriptions and herbal profiles of local weeds (healers as well), kitchen spices, vegetables and medicinal plants. In depth material medica covering 47 herbal medicines, their application, recipes, actions, plant chemical constituents, nutrients and their applications for use (from Onions and Watercress to Nettles and Plantain, Dandelion to Daisy's and Violets to Roses).
This back to nature reference guide details effective herbal medicines and natural remedies for first aid, home cleaning and body care and common family health issues: from digestive complaints to sore muscles, wound healing, teenage acne and allergic reactions. 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. Plus insights and wisdom shared from medical herbalist, Katolen Yardleys 20 years of clinical experience.