The Herbal Apothecary

The Herbal Apothecary

100 Medicinal Herbs and How to Use Them

Book - 2015
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"Plant-based medicines offer many healing possibilities for the body, mind, and spirit. In this holistic guide, naturopath J. J. Pursell provides an accessible and comprehensive introduction to medicinal plants, explaining how they work and how to use them safely. Incorporating traditional wisdom and scientific information, The Herbal Apothecary includes advice on growing and foraging for healing plants and recommendations for plant-based formulations to fight common ailments, like muscle strain, anxiety, and insomnia. Step-by-step instructions show you how to make your own teas, salves, capsules, tinctures, and other essential herbal remedies. Whether you want to treat a wound or fight the common cold, taking charge of your health and well-being begins here." -- Amazon.com.
Publisher: Portland, Oregon :, Timber Press,, 2015
ISBN: 9781604696622
1604696621
9781604695670
1604695676
Characteristics: 292 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Linehan, Shawn - Photographer

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hal_n
Jan 17, 2017

This book has a lot of good information, and very good illustrations and instructions on how to make medicines from plants. I was puzzled, though, by Dr. Purcell's frequent references to the Doctrine of Signatures. This is a medieval doctrine that plants can be identified as to their uses by what they resemble, so that a flower that resembles an eye might be good for the eyes; something in a form similar to a lung, good for lung ailments, and so on. Not what you expect in modern science-based writing.

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abcDena
Sep 26, 2016

Must buy! I just love the way this book is organized and the quality of information is A+. Simple clear directions. Now, if I could figure out where to find this stuff around Hamilton for free...

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WolfRyder
Jun 08, 2016

this is a great resource and is on my 'to purchase' list. Purchased and use heavily now.

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