The Essential Herbal for Natural Health: How to Transform Easy-to-Find Herbs into Healing Remedies for the Whole Family

The Essential Herbal for Natural Health: How to Transform Easy-to-Find Herbs into Healing Remedies for the Whole Family

by Holly Bellebuono
The Essential Herbal for Natural Health: How to Transform Easy-to-Find Herbs into Healing Remedies for the Whole Family

The Essential Herbal for Natural Health: How to Transform Easy-to-Find Herbs into Healing Remedies for the Whole Family

by Holly Bellebuono

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Overview

From tinctures to ease tummy aches to elixirs to enhance energy, making your own remedies from easy-to-find herbs can be a satisfying and pleasurable way to connect with nature and your family's health. While entering the "herb world" can be intimidating—many of today's herb books are filled with cultivation tables, harvest techniques, dye charts, and aromatherapy guidelines—The Essential Herbal for Natural Health provides a welcome entry point for those wishing to experience the beauty and simplicity of natural herbal remedies safely. By focusing on just thirteen foundation herbs, you can easily jump into the world of herbs while still creating a wide range of remedies and recipes. With something for everyone in the family—men, women, and children—these simple recipes can be made to cure coughs, calm anxiety, moisturize skin, and more.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780834827714
Publisher: Shambhala
Publication date: 03/13/2012
Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format: eBook
Pages: 336
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

Since 1994, Holly Bellebuono has engaged her audiences with themes of personal transformation, purpose, and healing, providing guidance and inspiration for those seeking to improve their lives. Holly teaches about natural health, self-empowerment, creativity, creative business strategy, the craft of writing, and the art and science of herbal medicine. As a traditional herbalist, speaker, forager, formulator, and apothecary, Holly directs The Bellebuono School of Herbal Studies, providing training and certification in herbal medicine, and she has authored several books and an audio CD collection. She directs Vineyard Herbs Teas & Apothecary, a retail and wholesale apothecary on Martha’s Vineyard, selling her seventy original and award-winning, plant-based medicines and teas around the country and in Stop & Shop and Whole Foods Market. Holly traveled to interview women healers for her documentary book Women Healers of the World, featuring the traditional and indigenous healing practices of thirty-one women from twenty countries. Holly lectures widely at conferences, universities, and retreat centers; is a regular contributing writer for Taproot, Sage Woman, and other magazines; and is a member of United Plant Savers and the American Herbalist Guild. Holly was awarded the Martha’s Vineyard Women’s Network Business Owner of the Year Award in 2009 and the Cape Cod SCORE Business Owner of the Year Award in 2015.

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Acknowledgments xiii

Part 1 The Herbs 1

1 Introducing Herbs and Herbalism 3

2 The Essential Herbs 7

Part 2 The Art of Herbal Medicine Making 45

3 Introducing Herbal Medicine Making 47

4 Medicine-Making Methods 50

Part 3 Recipes and Remedies for the Whole Family 85

5 For the Expectant and New Mother 87

6 For Infant and Child 110

7 Especially for Women 133

8 Especially for Men 154

Part 4 Recipes and Remedies for Healthy Living 163

9 Everyday Tonics for Vitality 165

10 Sniffles, Colds, and Viruses 172

11 Healing Wounds 188

12 Happy Heart 199

13 Tummy Health 205

14 Aches and Pains 215

15 Cleansing and Detox 226

16 Mind and Spirit 243

Part 5 Recipes for Herbal Delights 261

17 Skin and Body Care 263

18 Herbal Drinks, Dressings, and Other Edibles 273

Dosage Guidelines 287

Seasonal Chart for Harvesting Herbs 291

Common Plant Thames and Their Latin Binomials 292

Glossary 294

Resources 299

Suggested Reading and References 303

Index 306

About the Author 315

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