Entering the "herb world" can be intimidating; if you live in the city or have never spent much time in the wilderness or on a farm, learning about plants can seem impossible. And if you desire a more natural approach to healing for yourself and your family, today's herb books, filled with cultivation tables, harvest techniques, dye charts, and aromatherapy guides, can seem overwhelming.
This book is a welcome entry point for those wishing to experience the beauty and simplicity of natural herbal remedies safely and easily. By focusing on just thirteen foundation herbs, you can easily jump into the world of herbs while still finding a wide range of remedies and recipes. With something for everyone in the family--men, women, and children--these simple and effective recipes can be made to help ease tummy aches, calm anxiety, moisturize skin, and more.
After fourteen years as a professional medical herbalist, and as an avid crafter and homesteader, author Holly Bellebuono shares the joy of identifying plants, making handmade remedies, and experiencing a healthy lifestyle. Discover the pleasure of crafting your family's own useful medicines with simplicity and joy.
"Written in the warm open style of the best of the herb classics, "The Essential Herbal for Natural Health" embraces the art of kitchen and backyard medicine and anchors it firmly to hearth and home. An eminently practical guidebook filled with Holly's favorite herbal recipes, healthful hints, and practical suggestions, "The Essential Herbal" is also an inspiring and powerful treatise on this ancient healing tradition." - Rosemary Gladstar, author of "Rosemary Gladstar's Family Herbal""A treasure trove of simple recipes and ideas for healthy living for the whole family. Holly's love of the natural world and of the healing power of the plants around her is contagious! It will undoubtedly inspire readers in their own backyard herbalism adventures." - Amanda Blake Soule, author of "The Rhythm of Family" "A fascinating compendium of herbal formulas for every common problem, from cradle cap to athlete's foot. Something for everyone here." - Susun Weed, author of the Wise Woman Herbal series