Llewellyn's 2017 Herbal Almanac: Herbs for Growing & Gathering, Cooking & Crafts, Health & Beauty, History, Myth & Lore

Llewellyn's 2017 Herbal Almanac: Herbs for Growing & Gathering, Cooking & Crafts, Health & Beauty, History, Myth & Lore


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An Herbal Infusion of Inspiration and All-Natural Wellness

With recipes, crafts, gardening tips, and herbal lore, Llewellyn's Herbal Almanac is now in its 17th year of providing new ideas and perspectives for gardeners and herb lovers. Including recipes for cordials and infusions, cranberry ketchup, natural dyes, marzipan, salads, and more, this year's almanac will enrich your cooking and crafting with ingredients you've grown yourself.

Dozens of articles also include health and beauty tips, natural pest control, and the ancient history of herbs. With hands-on projects and advice, this year's edition features articles on sage, poppies, nightshades, almonds, turmeric and saffron, useful weeds, raffia, and much more.

  • Square-foot gardening for vegetables, herbs, and fruits in a small, low-cost, low-care garden
  • Herb and spice substitutes—easy alternatives to more expensive sources
  • Creating an herbal insectary and working with beneficial insects that act as natural pesticides
  • Plant therapy—low-stress techniques to improve your mental state
  • The history and lore of herb names
  • Herbs for teens to transition smoothly into adulthood
  • Simple recipes for bath and body products

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738737614
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide, LTD.
Publication date: 07/08/2016
Pages: 312
Sales rank: 399,561
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

Unraveling the Tapestry of the Medieval Garden Natalie Zaman 9

The Herbal Insectary Jill Henderson 19

Gardening Square by Square Charlie Rainbow Wolf 31

The Oriental Poppy Estha K. V. McNevin 41

Natural Pest Control for the Garden Melanie Marquis 51

For the Bees James Kambos 59

The Winter Herb Garden: Bringing Your Outside Herbs In Jill Henderson 65

Culinary Herbs

Eat Your Weedies Lupa 77

Beverage Craft: Cordials, Safes, Shrubs, and More Susan Pesznecker 85

Cranberry Ketchup: Sweet and Sassy Doreen Shababy 95

The Secret Ingredient Alice De Ville 105

Pocket Poor, Flavor Rich: Substitutes for Herbs and Spices JD Hortwort 117

Sage: A Story of Redemption Anne Sala 125

Nightshades Magenta Griffith 135

Herbs for Health and Beauty

Herbs for Teen Hormones Dallas Jennifer Cobb 145

Herbs for All Seasons: Essentials for Your Collection Sally Cragin 153

Naturally Beautiful: DFY Beauty Products Deborah Castellano 161

Heart of Gold: Turmeric, Saffron, the Capsicums, and Others Susan Pesznecker 171

Plant Therapy Lupa 179

Rhodiola and the Adaptogens: Your Stress Relief Diana Rajchel 187

Herb Crafts

Herbs in Art Suzanne Ress 197

Japanese Paper Streamers: The Mythical Origins of the Sakaki and Tamagushi Linda Raedisch 207

Raffia Projects Autumn Damiana 215

Pomanders: Scents and Sensibility Natalie Zaman 223

A Garden to Dye For Monica Crosson 233

Herb History, Myth, and Lore

Rabbits in Little Velvet Jackets: Natural History in Beatrix Potter's Fairy Tales Thea Fiore-Bloom 245

The Painted Celt: Woad in Ancient and Modern Use Tiffany Lazic 251

Herb Names Suzanne Ress 257

The Ancient History of Herbs Elizabeth Barrette 267

Crop Lore: When the Plants Talked Back Diana Rajchel 275

The Almond: Ancient Harbinger of Spring Doreen Shababy 283

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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