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Author: Wardwell, Joyce A.
Publisher: Storey Books
Copyright: 1998
Number of Pages: 160
ISBN: 1580170161
Price: $14.95

Using simple recipes and generations of herbal healing widom, Joyce Wardwell will teach you how to:

  • Gather, dry, store and blend 25 common herbs
  • Make and use teas, tinctures, oils, salves, syrups and lozenges
  • Build your own herbal medicine cabinet

Joyce A Wardwell has studied herbal medicine and wild edibles for 20 years. She is the editor and publisher of Herbal Voices, a member of the American Herbalist Guild, and Northeast Herb Association, and director of 7th Direction, a non-profit, sustainable lifestyle organization. She lives in Michigan.

Table of Contents:

  • Introduction
  • Part I: The Heart of Herbalism: Knowing the Herbs
  • Chapter 1 Getting to Know the Plants
  • Chapter 2 Selecting Quality Ingredients and Equipment
  • Chapter 3 Making a Simple Cup of Tea
  • Part II: The Body of Herbalism: Preparing the Herbs
  • Chapter 4 Potent Potables: Making Herbal Tinctures
  • Chapter 5 Practical Pampering: Making Herbs Oils and Salves
  • Chapter 6 Homespun Alchemy: Making Medicinal Wines and Vinegars
  • Chapter 7 Bittersweets: Making Syrups and Lozenges
  • Part III: The Mind of Herbalism: Using the Herbs
  • Chapter 8 Stocking the Home Medicine Chest
  • Chapter 9 Making Herbal Blends
  • Chapter 10 Symptoms and Remedies: An A-Z Guide
  • Conclusion
  • Metric Conversion
  • Home Remedy Library
  • Resources
  • Index

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Overall rating:  5 out of 5
Reviewed by: Joanne Posted: Saturday, June 17, 2006
Location: New Brunswick, NJ

This is an excellent book! Great basic information for tinctures, salves, understanding plants and herbs.The folk stories add a wonderful touch and bring home the history of herbal healing. The facts are laid out simple and straight without talking down to the reader. Bound to become a well worn reference book in the library of any one with an interest in herbalism.


Overall rating:  5 out of 5
Reviewed by: Lori Posted: Friday, June 10, 2005
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This is a good, easy to follow reference book. I like how the author explains putting together the herbs and what can be expected. Herbs are described in simple detail, easy to follow.


Overall rating:  5 out of 5
Reviewed by: Jen Posted: Tuesday, November 09, 2004
Location: Export, PA

Get this book - it is very good and offers some useful info such as making herbal vinegars and wines. It also stresses safety and simpling (using and getting familiar with one herb at a time before mxing herbs). Excellent resource for all levels of experience!


Overall rating:  4 out of 5
Reviewed by: Jan Posted: Saturday, May 04, 2002
Location: Ypsilanti, MI

A good resource.

Total Number of Ratings Left: 4

 

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