The Good Living Guide to Natural and Herbal Remedies: Simple Salves, Teas, Tinctures, and More

The Good Living Guide to Natural and Herbal Remedies: Simple Salves, Teas, Tinctures, and More

by Katolen Yardley

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This back-to-nature reference guide details effective herbal medicines and natural remedies for digestive complaints, sore muscles, wound healing, teenage acne, allergic reactions, and much more. This book is packed with herbal wisdom, traditional use, and just the right amount of science. Gain confidence and understand how to use plant medicine in your home. Dive into the alchemy and art of herbal medicine preparations, receive safety tips, and perfect the techniques to create your own elixirs at home using the numerous recipes provided for delicious foods, herbal teas, tinctures, poultices, liniments, fomentations, herbal vinegars, salves, and oils. Scattered throughout are reflections on how bodies heal and the natural world's role in facilitating healing through connection to spirit and building community.

Author Katolen Yardley has more than twenty years of experience as a Medical Herbalist and teaches courses in herbal medicine and naturopathy. Here she offers a simple, straightforward, and beautiful guide to natural remedies that will help you take charge of your health using nature’s own medicine.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781680991581
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date: 07/19/2016
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 20,497
File size: 19 MB
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About the Author

Katolen Yardley is a medical herbalist and a member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists. Since 1998, she has appeared monthly on Global Television Morning News, where she offers herbal information to the public. Katolen has been a guest on the Discovery Channel’s Healthy Home Show and lectures internationally. She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 5

Introduction 7

Part I Background and Getting Started 11

A Journey of Evolution: Plant and Human Relations 13

Plants as Teachers 14

Is a Plant a Food or Is It Considered a Medicine? 16

Herbal Medicine Worldwide 18

Possibilities for Plants in Your Life 20

Harvesting Medicines 24

Essential Requirements for Optimal Health 25

Health Imbalances 30

How We Heal 31

Part II The Herbs: Background And Uses 33

Mastering Herbal Terminology 35

Safety and Dosage 38

Preparation and Recommendations 42

Herbs in the Kitchen 48

Herbs in the Garden 102

Plants to Gather 186

Part III Preparing Herbal Remedies: Techniques and Recipes 205

Herbal Medicine and Treatments 207

For the Body 240

For the Home 278

Glossary of Herbal Medicine 281

Resources 288

Endnotes 289

Index 301

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