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Herbal Medicine Makers Handbook - James Green

Herbal Medicine Makers Handbook

Paperback Published: 1st October 2000
ISBN: 9780895949905
Number Of Pages: 300

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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 Showp. 9
A Field Tripp. 13
A Few Herbs Are All You Needp. 21
Gardening and Harvesting, Drying, Garbling, and Storingp. 41
Kitchen Pharmacy Equipmentp. 65
The Extraction Processp. 73
Solventsp. 79
Forms of Herbal Medicinep. 99
Infusionp. 103
Decoctionp. 111
Distillation of Hydrosolsp. 117
Flower Essencesp. 123
Tincturing by Macerationp. 145
Tincturing by Percolationp. 157
Wine Infusionp. 169
Vinegar Infusionp. 177
Glycerin Infusionp. 185
Oil Infusionp. 193
Ointment, Salves, and Balmsp. 201
Lotions and Creamsp. 209
Suppositories and Bolusesp. 219
Herb Jellosp. 229
Syrups, Honeys, Oxymels, and Electuariesp. 233
Baths for Water Therapyp. 249
Poultices and Fomentationsp. 275
Complementary Techniques, Terms, and Other Considerationsp. 291
A Perspective on Medicinep. 321
The United Plant Savers List of "At-Risk Medicinal Plants"p. 338
Welcome to the Gardenp. 341
Eight Principles of Excellent Medicine-Makingp. 352
Extract Information Chartp. 354
Harvesting Information Chartp. 355
First Aid for Poisoning by Alkaloidsp. 356
Referencesp. 359
Resourcesp. 365
Indexp. 371
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ISBN: 9780895949905
ISBN-10: 0895949903
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 300
Published: 1st October 2000
Publisher: Crossing Press,U.S.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 26.6 x 21.5  x 2.6
Weight (kg): 0.88
Edition Number: 1