Expert herbalist Maria Noël Groves has advice for budding herb gardeners: grow just what your body needs! In Grow Your Own Herbal Remedies, Groves provides 23 specially tailored garden plans for addressing the most common health needs, along with simple recipes for using each group of herbs. For chronic stomach problems, marshmallow, plantain, rose, fennel, and calendula make the perfect medicine, with recipes for tummy tea and gut-healing broth. Whether the need is for headache relief, immune support, stress relief, or a daily tonic, readers will learn the three to six herbs that are most effective and how to plant, harvest, and care for each one. In all of Groves’s plant suggestions, the emphasis is on safe, effective, easy-to-grow herbs that provide abundant harvests and can be planted in containers or garden beds.
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About the Author
Maria Noël Groves is the author of Grow Your Own Herbal Remedies and Body into Balance. She is a clinical herbalist and herbal medicine teacher with more than two decades of experience, and a registered professional member of the American Herbalists Guild. She writes for numerous publications including Herbal Academy’s The Herbarium, Taste for Life, Remedies, Herb Quarterly, and Mother Earth News. Her business, Wintergreen Botanicals, is based in Allenstown, New Hampshire.
Table of Contents
Introduction: At the Garden Gate Why Grow Medicinal Herbs; What to Grow; How to Choose Plants; Plant ID and SafetyPart One: Skills for Making Medicine 1 Growing, Harvesting, and Preserving Planting, Care, and Maintenance Harvesting Preserving and Storing Herbs2 Mastering Basic Remedies Tea Tinctures Alcohol-Free Extracts and Sweet Stuff Powders and Capsules Aromatherapy and Hydrosols Topical Remedies Dilute Remedies Art of FormulationPart Two: Remedy Gardens 3 Daily Tonics Nutritive Garden Nutritive Forager The Flavor Garden4 Energy and Relaxation Stress Relief Brain Boosters Uplift Relax and Restore Sleepy Time5 Digestion and Detoxification Bitters Digestif Carminatives Tummy Soothers Detox Forager6 Immune and Respiratory Immune SOS Lung Tonics Allergy and Sinus7 Skin Care and First Aid Super Skin First Aid Insect Repellent and Bite Care8 Pain Relief Topical Pain Relief Aches and Pains9 Heart and Love Gladden the Heart Get the Blood Moving The Woman's GardenPart Three: Healing Garden Herbs Garden HerbsAppendixes Grow Chart for Herbs General Use of Herbs by Condition General Use of Flower Essences by Condition Herbs for Specific Climates Measurements and Metric Conversions Resources Index