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THE HERBAL MEDICINE-MAKER'¬?S HANDBOOK is an entertaining compilation of natural home remedies written by one of the great herbalists, James Green, author of the best-selling THE MALE HERBAL. Writing in a delightfully personal and down-home style, Green emphasizes the point that herbal medicine-making is fundamental to every culture on the planet and is accessible to everyone. So, first head into the garden and learn to harvest your own herbs, and then head into your kitchen and whip up a batch of raspberry cough syrup, or perhaps a soothing elixir to erase the daily stresses of modern life.
Prologue: A Word Before the Medicine Show
A Field Trip
A Few Herbs Are All You Need
Gardening and Harvesting, Drying, Garbling, and Storing
Kitchen Pharmacy Equipment
The Extraction Process
Forms of Herbal Medicine
Distillation of Hydrosols
Tincturing by Maceration
Tincturing by Percolation
Ointment, Salves, and Balms
Lotions and Creams
Suppositories and Boluses
Syrups, Honeys, Oxymels, and Electuaries
Baths for Water Therapy
Poultices and Fomentations
Complementary Techniques, Terms, and Other Considerations
A Perspective on Medicine
The United Plant Savers List of "At-Risk Medicinal Plants"
Welcome to the Garden
Eight Principles of Excellent Medicine-Making
Extract Information Chart
Harvesting Information Chart
First Aid for Poisoning by Alkaloids
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ISBN: 9780895949905 ISBN-10: 0895949903 Audience:
Number Of Pages: 300 Published: 1st October 2000 Publisher: Crossing Press,U.S. Country of Publication: US Dimensions (cm): 26.6 x 21.5
Weight (kg): 0.88
Edition Number: 1