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This comprehensive, full-color guide provides detailed, easy-to-follow instructions for making and using approximately 250 herbal medicines at home, including practical tips and numerous effective formulas developed and tested by the authors, both expert herbalists with years of experience. Readers who appreciate the health-giving properties of herbal medicines but are discouraged by the high price of commercial products can now make their own preparations for a fraction of the cost. The authors tell you everything you need to know about harvesting, preparing, and administering herbs in many different forms, including fresh, bulk dried herbs, capsules, extracts in water, alcohol, glycerin, vinegar and oil, and even preparations like essential oils and flower essences. The book also covers topical applications of herbs as salves, lotions, poultices, tooth powders, ear drops, and more, and includes an extensive chapter on herbal hydrotherapy.
The Modern Herbal Dispensary explains why different preparations of the same herb will obtain better results, demonstrating how capsules, teas, tinctures, or glycerites of the same plant will not have exactly the same effect on the body. Leading herbalists Thomas Easley and Steven Horne have tested and proven the herbal formulas they offer, along with suggestions for treating more than one hundred illnesses. They lay out the principles of herbal formulation and also provide instructions on how to prepare single herbs, a procedure that has been largely ignored in other references. More comprehensive than any other guide, thoroughly researched, beautifully illustrated, and presented with ease of use in mind, this book will take its place as the premier reference for those who want to produce all the herbal remedies they need, and to save money in the process.
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The definitive guide to making and using 250 herbal medicines at home
Using Fresh Plants
Harvesting, drying, and using fresh herbs.
Basic to Advanced Extraction Techniques
Necessary equipment; how to extract herbs in water, alcohol, glycerin, and vinegar; instructions for percolation extracts, fluid extracts, and more.
How to make topical applications, concentrates, lozenges, essential oils, flower essences, and more.
Sample Formulas and Dosages
Some of our favorite formulas, from antiseptic mouthwash to pain-relieving liniment.
Preparing and Using Single Herbs
Instructions for preparing and using 235 single herbs, from aloe vera to ginger to valerian.
Sources for herb plants and seeds, bulk herbs, bottles, glycerin, and other supplies.
Publisher:North Atlantic Books; Illustrated edition (November 29, 2016)
Item Weight:1.59 pounds
Dimensions:6.97 x 0.92 x 9.23 inches