Kitchen Medicine: Household Remedies for Common Ailments and Domestic Emergencies

Overview

Though most accidents happen in the kitchen, dangers lurk everywhere in the home. Yet the kitchen is the room that's most likely to hold the remedies for household emergencies—or even common ailments. These aren't exotic ingredients but things you likely can find in your own kitchen, including herbs and spices, fruits and vegetables, condiments and dressings, oils and vinegars, and lots of other common and familiar items.In Kitchen Medicine, herbalist Julie Bruton-Seal describes the wealth of healing and ...

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Overview

Though most accidents happen in the kitchen, dangers lurk everywhere in the home. Yet the kitchen is the room that's most likely to hold the remedies for household emergencies—or even common ailments. These aren't exotic ingredients but things you likely can find in your own kitchen, including herbs and spices, fruits and vegetables, condiments and dressings, oils and vinegars, and lots of other common and familiar items.In Kitchen Medicine, herbalist Julie Bruton-Seal describes the wealth of healing and emergency remedies that sit unused and idle in your kitchen. Superb illustrations by her photographer husband, Matthew Seal, adorn her lively text. The ailments and illnesses that Kitchen Medicine addresses are comprehensively listed to make diagnosis and cure both immediate and easy.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762779857
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/29/2011
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 1,349,392
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Julie Bruton-Seal was born in Australia and grew up in Africa and other wild places, travelling with her parents, internationally renowned wildlife photographers and film-makers Jen and Des Bartlett. She took her degree in biology (Bsc magnum cum laude) at Queens University in Charlotte, N.C., and lived in Charlotte most of her life between 1975 and 1993, so is well-tuned to what works in the United States and which plants/products are available here. Julie was trained as a herbalist by Christopher Hobbs, a renowned California herbalist, acupuncturist and author.Julie has exhibited her wildlife and botanical paintings in Africa, the UK and USA, and is a member of The Wildlife Art Society International. Her illustration work includes the book When Elephant Was King, travel brochures, t-shirts, logos and greeting cards. Julie's photographs have been published in books and magazines, including the National Geographic and Hedgerow Medicine. She has also worked with her parents on several films, including the National Geographic special Survivors of the Skeleton Coast, for which they won Emmy awards in 1993.Julie is a member of The Society of Authors and co-authored Hedgerow Medicine (2008) and the cookbook Vegetarian Masterpieces (1988) with Carol Tracy. She contributes regularly to the journal The Herbalist, and to Triangle magazine.Julie's interest in health led her to train in herbal medicine, iridology and energy medicine, and she runs a natural health practice in Norfolk, England. As a practicing herbalist, she grows and collects many of her own herbs, and makes her own essences. She also teaches workshops on herbal medicine making, and leads herb walks.Matthew Seal has worked in the UK and South Africa as an in-house and freelance ditor and writer for books, magazines and newspapers.

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Table of Contents

Contents Preface viIntroduction viiiThe ingredients xUsing kitchen medicines xiiAllspice 2Almond 5Aniseed, anise 8 Apple 10 Arrowroot 14Banana 16Barley 18Basil 22Beetroot, red beet 26 Bicarbonate of soda, baking soda 28 Blueberry 32Butter & ghee 34Cabbage 38Cardamom, elachi 42Carrot 46Celery 48Chilli/cayenne pepper 50Chocolate 54 Cinnamon 58Cloves 62 Coconut 65Coffee 68Coriander, cilantro 72Corn, maize 76Cranberry 80Cumin 82 Dill 85 Fennel 88Fenugreek 92 Figs 94 Garlic 96Ginger 100 Honey 104 Lemon 107 Mushrooms 110 Mustard 112 Nutmeg & mace 115 Oats 118Olive 122Onion 126 Orange 130 Oregano & marjoram 133Parsley 136 Pepper 140 Pineapple 144 Poppy seed 146Pumpkin 148 Rice 150Rosemary 152Sage 156 Salt 160 Star anise 164 Sugar 166 Tea 168Thyme 173Turmeric 176Vinegar 180Water 183Yoghurt 186 Quick reference by ailment 189Notes to the text 198Recommended reading 203Resources 204Index 205

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