Written by the founder of Wise Woman Herbals, who shares all her herbal secrets gained from 30 years of experience as a clinician, herb farmer, herbal remedy maker and lover of herbs. Please see the second edition of this book for all the wonderful past reviews. This 3rd edition is simply bigger and better than the 2nd one. Please be the first to review this new edition.
An encyclopedia of 190 Herbs to know, use in formulas and make into healing herbal remedies or products.Learn to use these herbs in formulas or recipes for the most common health conditions. Learn which part of each herb is used, how it tastes and smells, tendencies of the herb, actions of the herb, dose, active herbal constituents, contraindications, as well as information on interactions with drugs is included. An introduction to herbal medicine product forms comparing the advantages and disadvantages of herbal tinctures, glycerites, capsules, salves, suppositories, steam inhalations, poultices, teas and many others.Herbal Formulations and recipes include doses for most common ailments with explanations of why each herb is in the formula.A detailed description of how to make the most common classifications of herbal products. How to harvest and collect herbs.How to preserve herbs.How to make herbal extracts.How to make tinctures.How to make salves.How to make herbal oils.How to make poultices.How to make steam inhalations.How to make glycerites.How to make elixirs.How to make herbal baths.How to make herbal capsules.How to make herbal suppositories.Materia Medica of 190 herbs.Chart for harvesting.Chart for dosing.Chart for making tinctures.Chart for how long your tincture will last at a set dose.Dictionary of herbal properties and actions.Dictionary of herbal preparations. Scientific citations to support the information.An herb book of remedies and recipes that will become a cherished reference.An herbal reference guide for the herbalist, nurse, physician, pharmacist, or lay person who wants a textbook level education on herbal remedies.A resource to help practitioners integrate herbal therapy into their practice with clients or patients.