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Rosemary Gladstar's Medicinal Herbs: A Beginner's Guide: 33 Healing Herbs to Know, Grow, and Use [Paperback]

Rosemary Gladstar
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April 10 2012
With Rosemary Gladstar's expert advice, anyone can make their own herbal remedies for common ailments, such as aloe lotion for poison ivy, dandelion-burdock tincture for sluggish digestion, and lavender-lemon balm tea for stress relief. Gladstar profiles 33 of the most common and versatile healing plants and then shows you exactly how to grow, harvest, prepare, and use them. Stock your home medicine chest with safe, all-natural, low-cost herbal preparations, and enjoy better health! 

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“Rosemary Gladstar has been herbal wise woman to several generations, training future herbalists for 25 years at herSage Mountain Retreat Centeron 500 acres in Vermont. For those new to using herbs medicinally, her "Rosemary Gladstar's Medicinal Herbs: A Beginner's Guide"(Storey Publishing, 2012) is the perfect entry, with easy recipes, preparation basics and growing know-how.”

(Denver Post)

“One of the most-trusted and well-respected herbalists of our time, Rosemary Gladstar, teaches readers how to grow, harvest, prepare, and use 33 of her favorite herbs in this new title. ... this book is a must-read for every budding herbalist."

(Taste For Life Magazine)

"This expert herbalist always offers exert advice ... Anyone can prepare her tried and true, yet always effective, recipes."

(American Herb Association Quarterly)

“A compilation of the insights and wisdom gained from a lifetime of practice using medicinal herbs … highly useful for anyone wishing to bring herbs into their life”

(HerbalGram: The Journal of the American Botanical Council)

“The goal of this beginner's guide is to teach readers how to identify and cultivate medicinal herbs and then use them to create healing oils, salves, tonics and more. ... Whether your passions lie in gardening, crafting or natural health, you'll find this a wonderful addition to your home library."



“This book is a brand new, sparkling gem, full of treats and surprises and everything important. … not just for the beginner, even though that’s what the title says. It will definitely be inspiring and helpful to someone just starting out, but also to anyone who’s been working with herbs for a while and might be looking for some fresh inspiration.”

From the Back Cover

Home-Grown Medicine

Effective, safe, and inexpensive, medicinal herbs are simple to grow, and they can be used to naturally fortify your body against common upsets and ailments. Rosemary Gladstar, the godmother of modern herbalism, offers a fresh introduction to growing and using 33 of her favorite herbs, complete with tips on introducing an herb patch to your backyard garden and easy-to-follow recipes for brewing restorative teas, blending soothing salves, and making tinctures, oils, syrups, and pills.

124 of Rosemary Gladstar's favorite medicinal recipes include:

Creaky Bones Cayenne Rub, page 63
Warming Cinnamon Bath Salts, page 68
Ginger Lemonaide, page 80
Brain Tonic Tincture, page 85
Good Gargle for a Bad Throat, page 88
Rosemary's Famous Face Cream, page 116
Nutritive Heart Tonic Tincture, page 136
Lemon Balm Bath, page 160
Peppermint Tooth Powder, page 187

 



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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Must Have Nov. 15 2012
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This is a very complete book on herbal medecines.
She gives a description of several herbs. Then she describes how to grow an herb, and its medicinal uses, and then a few recipes. Nice pictures.
You can also find dosages for adults and children, recipes for adults and children.
She explains how to make your own herbal remedies, how to measure, how to make herbal teas, infusions and decoctions, syrups, oils, salve, tinctures and pills, and also baths, poultrices and compresses.
I made cold and cough pills and syrup. My husband has been using these remedies for three days and felt a relief right away, and was 50% better after 2 days.
And, it smells wonderfull and taste very good.
I also bought her other book Herbal Recipes for Vibrant Health and I'm also very happy with it. Those books work well together.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love the book! Aug. 3 2013
By Sandra
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What can I say,it s the kind of book you keep referring to.It is packed with useful information presented in a simple way. Perfect for beginners like me!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Simple, Clear and Knowledgeable.... Nov. 16 2013
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Thoroughly enjoyed Rosemary's Medicinal Herbs book......good resource guide for beginners....clearly written....great resource.....I will use it in my future plantings, harvesting and teaching about the value of herbs......highly recommend this book!
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Absolutely amazing book with so much information :-) This is a book that you will go back to all the time :-)
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