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

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

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by Rosemary Gladstar
     
 

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Craft a soothing aloe lotion after an encounter with poison ivy, make a dandelion-burdock tincture to fix sluggish digestion, and brew up some lavender-lemon balm tea to ease a stressful day. In this introductory guide, Rosemary Gladstar shows you how easy it can be to make your own herbal remedies for life’s common ailments. Gladstar profiles 33 common…  See more details below

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Craft a soothing aloe lotion after an encounter with poison ivy, make a dandelion-burdock tincture to fix sluggish digestion, and brew up some lavender-lemon balm tea to ease a stressful day. In this introductory guide, Rosemary Gladstar shows you how easy it can be to make your own herbal remedies for life’s common ailments. Gladstar profiles 33 common healing plants and includes advice on growing, harvesting, preparing, and using herbs in healing tinctures, oils, and creams. Stock your medicine cabinet full of all-natural, low-cost herbal preparations.

Editorial Reviews

Denver Post
“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.”

Taste For Life Magazine
“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."

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

HerbalGram: The Journal of the American Botanical Council

“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.”

Urban Farm

“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."

The Essential Herbal

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

From the Publisher
“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”

“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."

Library Journal
Geared to the home herbal novice, this is just one of many excellent herbal books by renowned herbalist Gladstar. Her series "Rosemary Gladstar's Herbal Remedies" is great for their specificity, like herbs for children; unfortunately not all of them are in print. (LJ 5/1/12)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781612120058
Publisher:
Storey Books
Publication date:
04/10/2012
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
46,607
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

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Ann Armbrecht
"Now more then ever we need to learn to care for ourselves while also caring for the Earth and this book is packed with simple, practical advice for using the plants growing right outside your back door! Who better to guide us into this world, whether for the first time or the hundredth, than Rosemary Gladstar. Her deep love and knowledge of the plants and her joyful spirit infuses her words and her remedies."

Naturopathic Physician Dr. Mary Bove
"This delightful book is full of wonderful information, recipes, and pictures to inspire new and old herbal students alike."

Mary Bove
"This delightful book is full of wonderful information, recipes, and pictures to inspire new and old herbal students alike.
Internal Medicine Nobuko Sera-Kingsley M.D.
"Atrue reflection of its author in its wisdom, knowledge and practicality. It is filled with information, illustrations, anecdotes and simple, clear instructions for creating herbal remedies. This is not only a solid basic primer for the beginning herbalist but also a comprehensive resource book for all."

Nobuko Sera-Kingsley
"Atrue reflection of its author in its wisdom, knowledge and practicality. It is filled with information, illustrations, anecdotes and simple, clear instructions for creating herbal remedies. This is not only a solid basic primer for the beginning herbalist but also a comprehensive resource book for all.

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Meet the Author

Rosemary Gladstar has been studying and teaching about herbs for more than 40 years. She is an educator, activist, and entrepreneur, serving as director of Sage Mountain Herbal Retreat Center, the International Herb Symposium, and the Women’s Herbal Conference. Gladstar is founding president of United Plant Savers, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the conservation and preservation of native American herbs. She was the original formulator for Traditional Medicinal Herbal teas and currently leads herbal educational adventures around the world. She is the author of many best-selling books, including Rosemary Gladstar’s Herbal Remedies for Vibrant Health and Rosemary Gladstar’s Medicinal Herbs: A Beginner’s Guide. She lives in East Barre, Vermont.

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Rosemary Gladstar's Medicinal Herbs: A Beginner's Guide: 33 Healing Herbs to Know, Grow, and Use 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im enjoying it on my nook but once i get to pg 83 it skips to pg103!!! Theres some good info i missing out in. If i knew pages were missing i would have bought the book......it defeats the purpose of the nook! :/
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good information. I'm not happy that there are pages missing. It jumps from page 82 to 89 and even if you manually type in the pages in between it sends you to page 82. Thanks......for nothing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have this book in hardcopy and love it. I use the pictures and the layout is great-it would be lost on the nook. This is a book that you will want to go "old school" with.
Erickson_and_Co More than 1 year ago
I love that Rosemary inspires people to take charge of their own health. This book isn’t about curing complicated diseases nor is it a fix everything with one product type of book. It’s about the “medicine of the home” to help non emergency health problems that arise in everyday life. This is something that years ago was common knowledge; something that mothers and grandmothers taught their daughters and granddaughters as a way to care for their families. I feel strongly that this art is just as important today as it was for our ancestors and I trust Rosemary Gladstar to teach it to me. Rosemary has been called the “Godmother of American Herbalism” and has been studying, teaching, and using herbalism for over 35 years. She has founded multiple herb schools, authored numerous books, founded a medicinal tea company, started and acts as president of a non-profit organization that conserves and cultivates North American medicinal plants, and she now lives and works on a 500 acre botanical preserve in Vermont called Sage Mountain Herbal Retreat Center. Rosemary is definitely someone who knows what they are doing! This book is full of information, is beautifully written, contains vibrant color pictures, and it really makes you feel like you have a good friend in your kitchen helping and teaching you. It is written in the same chronological order as if you were attending a class taught by Rosemary and is broken up into four sections. In first section Rosemary’s enthusiasm and knowledge for herbs quickly becomes apparent as she gives an overview of what medicinal herbs are, how they are used, starting a home herb garden, and harvesting. The second section Rosemary uses her 35+ years of experience to teach readers how to successfully make their own herbal remedies. Rosemary covers everything from making herbal teas and syrups, to salves, tinctures, and pills. The third section is about nine herbs and spices that most people are familiar with when cooking (cinnamon, garlic, sage, basil, etc), however I most people probably don’t realize all the medicinal qualities in these cooking herbs. The last section teaches about twenty four herbs that are relatively common and used but beginners may not be as familiar with (St. Johns Wart, lavender, yarrow, calendula, etc). All thirty three herbs included are safe and effective, non toxic, and have few if any negative side effects and are great herbs for a beginner to start working with. For each herb, Rosemary includes a picture of either all or a portion of the plant, lists the botanical name (very important as there may be more than one species of plant with different medicinal qualities that goes by the same common name), a short introduction to the herb, a bit of information on how to grow it, a section on its medicinal uses, and then between two and five recipes that use that particular herb. Each recipe states what it is for, the ingredients, how to prepare it, and how to use it. The recipes are relatively simple, are easy to understand and follow. Because of this book we planted two elderberry bushes in our yard and I have sage, basil, and rosemary on our windowsill! I got some yarrow, calendula, and chamomile seeds that I’m going to plant in our garden in a few weeks. And I’m looking for some St. John’s Wart, peppermint, spearmint, Echinacea, lavender, lemon balm, and cayenne to plant! I received this book from to publisher to facilitate my review. However this did not affect my opinions
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An amazing amount of info and a good place to start when studying herbal remedies. I have found it to be very useful and I keep it handy. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book. It gives many information in medicinal plants and the methods of preparing them. Recommended.
at-the-beach More than 1 year ago
Full of color and photos, this is a great book for anyone wanting to learn about medicinal herbs like myself. I have now caught the medicinal herb bug and would want to see and learn more (this is just a beginners guide introducing 33 herbs), but for starters this is a great starting point. I'll look forward into seeing more of Rosemary's books in the future.
OliviaAL More than 1 year ago
I have a hard copy of this book and really like it. It is very informative and has lots of herbal recipes. This is a great book for beginners in herbal medicine.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thyme tea for a cold? Tea made from freshly grated ginger for cramps? You bet! Starting with familiar herbs and introducing new ones, this book for beginners starts with the safest herbs and clearly spells out any contraindications. Whether you order a ton of herb plants from Territorial Seed to grow your own or you just want to feel more confident ordering preblended teas from places like Jean's Greens or Mountain Rose Herbs, you will enjoy this book. It also tells you how to make every type of preparation from tinctures to skin products. Highly recommended.
melissa5328 More than 1 year ago
I LOVE this little book! Tons of important info with great pictures. I'm not a beginner and this book put all of my other books to shame! Im buying it again for a friend who is trying to learn about herbal use but has been bombarded with Internet info. Book us designed in a simple easy to understand format with warm language. Rosemary  definitely puts love into sharing her life knowledge and passions with herbs & how to use! 
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