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Natural remedies made easy―an at-home guide to herbalism
A growing number of people have turned to herbalism as an affordable, natural alternative to conventional medicine―and with a rich landscape of resources, those new to herbalism may wonder where to start. Herbalism at Home gives you the down-to-earth guidance and simple recipes you need to introduce plant-based remedies into your daily life.
Start your path with an overview of the types of herbalism remedies, like teas, tinctures, salves, creams, and poultices. Discover in-depth profiles on 40 healing plants, including their medicinal properties, health benefits, and appropriate dosage―as well as 125 recipes for common physical ailments, mental health, personal care, childhood conditions, and even aging.
Herbalism at Home includes:
- Herbal pantry―Take a look at the evolution of herbalism, the tools and ingredients you’ll need, and tips on growing your own herbs.
- Plan ahead―Get to know techniques, like infusion, diffusion, and syrup―each with easy-to-follow instructions and illustrations.
- Everyday healing―Ease everyday ailments with step-by-step recipes for Cuts and Scrapes Salve, Laryngitis Relief Honey, Memory Support Tonic, and more.
Take healing into your own hands with Herbalism at Home, the all-in-one recipe and reference guide.
From the Publisher
SAMPLE RECIPE: FEVER-REDUCING POPSICLES
Fevers are the body’s natural response to defending against germs in our body. This blend of herbs helps lower fever and ease accompanying body aches—and it tastes delicious.
TO MAKE TEA BLEND:
Combine all the ingredients (except for black- berries), and store in an airtight container. Label with the list of ingredients, date, and instructions for use.
Steep 1⁄4 cup of the tea blend in 1 quart of boiling water for 15 to 20 minutes. Cool and pour into Popsicle molds for easy freezing. If using blackberries, put 3 to 5 in each mold before adding the tea. You may wish to add a tablespoon of honey if your child prefers them sweeter.
This recipe can be used as a tea, too, if your child is cold and prefers not to have Popsicles. It also can be brewed as a bath tea to help reduce fever. Instructions for making an herbal bath can be found on page 73.
Makes 128 (2-ounce) Popsicles or 32 cups of tea
1⁄2 cup dried spearmint
1⁄2 cup dried prunella
1⁄4 cup dried monarda
1⁄4 cup dried catnip
1⁄4 cup dried blackberry leaves
2 tablespoons dried yarrow
2 tablespoons dried goldenrod
Fresh or frozen blackberries (optional)
Publisher : Rockridge Press; Illustrated edition (January 7, 2020)
Language : English
Paperback : 248 pages
ISBN-10 : 1646111567
ISBN-13 : 978-1646111565
Item Weight : 1.28 pounds
Dimensions : 7.5 x 0.67 x 9.25 inches