Healing Herbs: A Beginner's Guide to Identifying, Foraging, and Using Medicinal Plants / More than 100 Remedies from 20 of the Most Healing Plants

Healing Herbs: A Beginner's Guide to Identifying, Foraging, and Using Medicinal Plants / More than 100 Remedies from 20 of the Most Healing Plants

by Tina Sams

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Overview

Ever wondered about the benefits of dandelion, chickweed, and elder? Healing Herbs is an essential reference for the beginning herbalist, featuring 20 common herbs, many of which are considered weeds, that can often be found in hedgerows, meadows, and wild places.

Along with medicinal information, this book includes traditional folklore and fortifying recipes for each edible or medicinal plant, and plenty of easy-to-follow instructions to help fill a backyard herbalist's medicine chest with remedies to keep the whole family happy and healthy.

Healing Herbs is conveniently organized by plant, making it easier for the home herbalist to find, identify, and use healing plants from the backyard. Herbalist Tina Sams identifies the 20 most common and healthful herbs and over 100 natural remedies that are easy, inexpensive, and effective. This illustrated guide is fundamental for any nature-lover's library.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781592336500
Publisher: Fair Winds Press
Publication date: 04/01/2015
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Tina Sams is the editor of The Essential Herbal magazine. After many years of running wholesale and retail herb businesses, she decided to pull together some of those resources and friends made during those careers into an herb magazine. Wildcrafting herbs and wild edibles are of vast interest, as well as soaping, medicinal and culinary uses of herbs, and various herb crafts. Most recently, a still for creating hydrosols and essential oils was added to the crafting equipment, along with lots of land to grow things. Based in Lancaster County, PA, she lives and works with daughter Molly.

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

1 Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) 15

2 Garlic (Allium sativum) 23

3 Calendula (Calendula officinalis) 33

4 Lavender (Lavandula spp.) 41

5 Chamomile (Matricaria recutita) 49

6 Mint (Mentha spp.) 57

7 Basil (Ocimum spp.) 67

8 Passion Flower (Passilflora spp.) 77

9 Plantain (Plantago major and Plantago lanceolata) 85

10 Rose (Rosa spp.) 93

11 Raspberry/Blackberry (Rubus spp.) 101

12 Sage (Salvia spp.) 109

13 Elder (Sambucus spp.) 119

14 Chickweed (Stellaria media) 131

15 Comfrey (Symphytum officinale) 139

16 Al Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) 147

17 Thyme (Thymus vulgaris) 157

18 Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica) 165

19 Sweet Violet (Viola odorata) 173

20 Ginger (Zingiber officinale) 181

Index 189

Acknowledgments 192

About the Author 192

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