The Herbal Apothecary

The Herbal Apothecary

100 Medicinal Herbs and How to Use Them

eBook - 2016
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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.
Publisher: [United States] : Timber Press : Made available through hoopla, 2016.
ISBN: 1604697334
9781604697339
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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hal_n
Jan 17, 2017

This book has a lot of good information, and very good illustrations and instructions on how to make medicines from plants. I was puzzled, though, by Dr. Purcell's frequent references to the Doctrine of Signatures. This is a medieval doctrine that plants can be identified as to their uses by what they resemble, so that a flower that resembles an eye might be good for the eyes; something in a form similar to a lung, good for lung ailments, and so on. Not what you expect in modern science-based writing.

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abcDena
Sep 26, 2016

Must buy! I just love the way this book is organized and the quality of information is A+. Simple clear directions. Now, if I could figure out where to find this stuff around Hamilton for free...

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WolfRyder
Jun 08, 2016

this is a great resource and is on my 'to purchase' list.

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