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Jerry Baker's Herbal Pharmacy

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If plants are like people, then herbs are the doctors of the plant world - fixing up whatever ails you, your home, and your garden! And after 45+ years of working hard in the yard, there`s no one better to introduce you to these terrific, talented plants than Jerry Baker, America`s Master Gardener. In this book, you`ll discover the secrets for growing happy, healthy herbs indoors and out; how to make herbal remedies that`ll ease whatever ails you; just when and how to harvest your herbal bounty for prime potency;...
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Overview

If plants are like people, then herbs are the doctors of the plant world - fixing up whatever ails you, your home, and your garden! And after 45+ years of working hard in the yard, there`s no one better to introduce you to these terrific, talented plants than Jerry Baker, America`s Master Gardener. In this book, you`ll discover the secrets for growing happy, healthy herbs indoors and out; how to make herbal remedies that`ll ease whatever ails you; just when and how to harvest your herbal bounty for prime potency; how to store your herbal treasures for year `round use; and tips on buying herbs that heal.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780922433377
  • Publisher: American Master Products, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/1/2002
  • Series: Jerry Baker Good Health series
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.36 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Herbs: Grow 'em, Love 'em, and Use Their Power to Heal vii
1 Getting Started in the Garden 1
Dream of Themes 2
An Inside Job 3
Scouting Around for Garden Real Estate 7
The Direct Approach 12
Feed 'em Fertilizer 13
Multiply the Little Guys! 14
Herbal Rejuvenation 15
Keeping Insects and Diseases at Bay 16
2 Growing Great Indoor Companions 19
Herbs, Contain Yourself! 20
Picking Perfect Pots 22
The Soil Reason for Success 25
A Little TLC 27
Moving Plants Indoors in the Fall 32
Moving Plants Back Outdoors in the Spring 33
3 Picking, Stocking, and Storing Herbs 35
Drying Herbs 37
Freezing Herbs 42
Storage Containers 43
Storage Conditions 44
4 How to Buy Herbs That Heal 45
Pick Your Packaging 46
Be a Savvy Shopper 49
Keep Your Herbs Safe and Sound 53
Use Herbs, Don't Abuse Them! 54
Get a Second Opinion 56
5 Cooking, Cleaning, Healing: How to Use Herbs 57
Rescue You 58
Good-for-You Brew 59
Heal with Every Meal 61
Natural Health and Cosmetics 65
Herbal Housekeeping 77
Bug Off! 78
6 Unleash the Power of a Healing Garden 83
Aloe Vera
Angelica
Anise Hyssop
Basil
Bay Bee Balm
Blackberry
Borage
Calendula Caraway
Catnip (Catmint)
Cayenne Chamomile, German
Chicory
Chives
Cilantro Clover, Red
Dandelion
Dill
Echinacea Eucalyptus
Evening Primrose
Fennel
Feverfew Garlic
Ginger
Ginkgo
Ginseng
Hop Horehound
Horseradish
Hyssop
Kava
Lavender Lemon Balm
Licorice
Marigold
Marsh Mallow Mints: Spearmint and Peppermint
Mullein Nasturtium
Oregano
Parsley
Passionflower Pennyroyal
Plaintain
Rosemary
Rue
Sage St. John's Wort
Saw Palmetto
Slippery Elm Strawberry
Tarragon, French
Thyme
Valerian Violet
Vitex (Chastetree)
Wild Yam Witch Hazel
Yarrow
The Remedy Finder 353
Herbal Resources 356
Index 359
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