Llewellyn's 2016 Herbal Almanac: Herbs for Growing & Gathering, Cooking & Crafts, Health & Beauty, History, Myth & Lore

Llewellyn's 2016 Herbal Almanac: Herbs for Growing & Gathering, Cooking & Crafts, Health & Beauty, History, Myth & Lore


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Cultivate Good Health With Nature’s Versatile Herbs

Now in its 16th year and better than ever, Llewellyn’s Herbal Almanac features dozens of articles that explore the many uses of herbs. From gardening, cooking, and crafts to health, beauty, and lore, this treasury of innovative herbal ideas will improve your life through the power of nature’s helpful plants. 

Discover friendly fungi for the herbalist, permaculture and the herb garden, herb perfumes, misunderstood mint, a salute to spuds, and inspiration for blackberrying. You’ll even find information on dream gardens and shade gardens. From herbal pickling to herbs and trees of the coniferous forest, this practical almanac is your gateway to the herbal kingdom.

  • Explore herbal remedies for insomnia and anxiety
  • Create natural insect repellant
  • Learn the secrets of wildcrafting with weeds
  • Make herbal balms, salves, and love charms
  • Take inventory of the herb cupboard
  • Use herbs to improve the mind
  • Reap the benefits of flower essences




Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738734064
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide, LTD.
Publication date: 07/08/2015
Pages: 312
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Llewellyn Publications has grown and expanded into new areas of personal growth and transformation since it began as the Portland School of Astrology in 1901. Along with the strong line of astrology books the company was founded upon, Llewellyn publishes books on everything from alternative health and healing, Wicca and Paganism, to metaphysics and the paranormal-and since 1994 has published a growing list of Spanish-language titles.

Llewellyn has long been know as one of America's leading publishers of New Age books, producing a wide variety of valuable tools for transformation of the mind, body and spirit. Reach for the Moon-and discover that self-help and spiritual growth is what Llewellyn is all about.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Llewellyn's Herbal Almanac 5

Growing and Gathering Herbs

Grow Your Own Herbs and Spices; Ten Easy Steps to Success Jill Henderson 9

Barley: An Ancient Grain for Modern Healthy Lifestyles James Kambos 21

Herbal Healing for the Land: Permaculture and the Herb Garden Clea Danaan 31

Fenugreek Estha McNevin 39

Misunderstood Mint Charlie Rainbow Wolf 47

Wildcrafting "Weeds" Dallas Jennifer Cobb 53

The World Beneath Our Feet: Microorganisms in the Garden JD Hortwort 61

Shade Gardens Emyme 69

Culinary Herbs

A Salute to Spuds Alice DeVille 79

Go a-Blackberrying Natalie Zaman 93

Tarragon Is More Than Just a Name; It's a Flavor Anne Sola 101

Boletes: Friendly Fungi for the Foraging Herbalist Cliff Seruntine 113

Pickling for Beginners Deborah Castellano 123

Herbs for Health and Beauty

What the Bee Knows: The Happy Herbs Tiffany Lazic 135

Quell Your Anxiety with Plant Spirit Energy Stephanie Rose Bird 147

Herbal Help for Chronic Diseases and Conditions Sally Cragin 155

Herbs for Mental Clarity and Peace Darcey Blue French 163

Cream of the Crop: Herbal Balms and Salves Elizabeth Barrette 171

Herb Crafts

Herbal Perfumes Suzanne Ress 187

Deep Sleep Using Nature's Medicine Cabinet Stephanie Rose Bird 197

Natural Insect Repellents Made from Essential Oils Peg Aloi 205

What Dreams Are Made Of: Your Very Own Dream Garden Monica Crosson 211

The Herb Cupboard: Taking an Inventory Doreen Shababy 221

Herb History, Myth, and Lore

Georgia O'Keeffe's Garden Thea Fiore-Bloom 231

Stalking the Wild Oregano Jill Henderson 243

Roots of Gold: Turmeric Diana Rajchel 249

Vibrational and Flower Essences Danu Forest 257

Hollies I Have Known Linda Raedisch 267

Herbs and Trees of the Northwest Coniferous Forest Susan Pesznecker 275

Herbal Love Charms: A Little Look at the Folklore Laurel Reufher 285

Moon Signs, Phases, and Tables

The Quarters and Signs of the Moon 294

January-December Moon Tables 298

Dates to Destroy Weeds and Pests 310

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