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

This back-to-nature reference and herbal medicine making guide details effective herbal medicines and natural remedies for family health issues and first aid including stomach upsets, sore muscles, wound healing, teenage acne, allergic reactions, even herbs for arthritis. The body care section provides herbal recipes for skin care, (body oils, insect repellents and hair masks) and there are non toxic chemical free, home cleaning options and delicious food recipes which incorporate edible medicinal plants into ones diet.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 tasty herbal infusions, tinctures, poultices, liniments, fomentations, herbal vinegars, salves, and herbal infused oils. Become familiar with using kitchen herbs and spices medicinally and learn how to prepare delicious herbal teas. Gain confidence and understand how to use plant medicine in your home in this valuable herbal medicine makers handbook. Featuring over 40 medicinal plants including detailed descriptions and recipes for the use of Turmeric, Lavender, Nettles, Heartsease, Sweet Violet, Self Heal, Juniper and Sage; common kitchen herbs and even vegetables and also some lesser known medicinal plants such as Watercress, Daisy and Sunflowers!  This book is packed with herbal wisdom, traditional use, and just the right amount of science. Scattered throughout are reflections on how bodies heal, color photographs for plant identification and commentary on 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.