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.

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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: Globe Pequot Press
  • Publication date: 11/29/2011
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 1,387,102
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Julie Bruton-Seal has a biology degree from Queens University in Charlotte, N.C., trained as a herbalist with Christopher Hobbs, renowned California herbalist, is a Council member of the Association of Master Herbalists and editor of its quarterly magazine, Nature’s Path. She is co-author of Backyard Medicine.
 
Matthew Seal has worked in the UK and South Africa as an in-house and freelance editor and writer for books, magazines and newspapers.

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Table of Contents

Contents

Preface   vi

Introduction   viii

The ingredients   x

Using kitchen medicines   xii

Allspice   2

Almond   5

Aniseed, anise   8

Apple   10

Arrowroot   14

Banana   16

Barley   18

Basil   22

Beetroot, red beet   26

Bicarbonate of soda, baking soda   28

Blueberry   32

Butter & ghee   34

Cabbage   38

Cardamom, elachi   42

Carrot   46

Celery   48

Chilli/cayenne pepper   50

Chocolate   54

Cinnamon   58

Cloves   62

Coconut   65

Coffee   68

Coriander, cilantro   72

Corn, maize   76

Cranberry   80

Cumin   82

Dill   85

Fennel   88

Fenugreek   92

Figs   94

Garlic   96

Ginger   100

Honey   104

Lemon   107

Mushrooms   110

Mustard   112

Nutmeg & mace   115

Oats   118

Olive   122

Onion   126

Orange   130

Oregano & marjoram   133

Parsley   136

Pepper   140

Pineapple   144

Poppy seed   146

Pumpkin   148

Rice   150

Rosemary   152

Sage   156

Salt   160

Star anise   164

Sugar   166

Tea   168

Thyme   173

Turmeric   176

Vinegar   180

Water   183

Yoghurt  186

Quick reference by ailment   189

Notes to the text   198

Recommended reading   203

Resources   204

Index   205

 

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