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Medicinal Herbs: a Beginners Guide
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Medicinal Herbs: a Beginners Guide (Paperback)

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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.

Health & WellbeingHealth & PsychologyComplementary therapiesTraditional medicine & herbal remediesHome & GardenGardeningGardening: plantsGardening: herbsMind, Body & Spirit Publisher: Storey Publishing LLC Publication Date: 10/04/2012 ISBN-13: 9781612120058  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Drawing on her 40-plus years of studying and teaching about the healing properties of herbs, Rosemary Gladstar is the best-selling author of Rosemary Gladstar's Medicinal Herbs: A Beginner's Guide and Rosemary Gladstar's Herbal Remedies for Vibrant Health. She is a world-renowned educator, activist, and entrepreneur, serving as director of Sage Mountain Herbal Retreat Center, the International Herb Symposium, and the Women's Herbal Conference. Gladstar is founding president of United Plant Savers, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the conservation and preservation of native American herbs. She was the original formulator for Traditional Medicinal herbal teas and currently leads herbal educational adventures around the world. She lives in East Barre, Vermont.

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