The Good Living Guide to Natural and Herbal Remedies
by Katolen Yardley, MNIMH
A practical compendium of herbal medicines found in the kitchen, garden and forest. In depth descriptions and herbal profiles of local weeds (healers as well), kitchen spices, vegetables and medicinal plants. In depth material medica covering 47 herbal medicines, their application, recipes, actions, plant chemical constituents, nutrients and their applications for use (from Onions and Watercress to Nettles and Plantain, Dandelion to Daisy's and Violets to Roses).
This back to nature reference guide details effective herbal medicines and natural remedies for first aid, home cleaning and body care and common family health issues: from digestive complaints to sore muscles, wound healing, teenage acne and allergic reactions. This book is packed with herbal wisdom, traditional use and just the right amount of science.
Gain confidence and understand how to use plant medicine in your home. 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 delicious foods, herbal teas, tinctures, poultices, liniments, fomentations, herbal vinegars, salves and oils. Plus insights and wisdom shared from medical herbalist, Katolen Yardleys 20 years of clinical experience.
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“…. how refreshing to find a book on herbal medicine that readily acknowledges the sacredness of herbal medicine and its connection to the Divine. As much as the ‘science’ behind the art of herbal medicine is both valid and necessary, too many authors focus on the former, and ignore the latter. Thankfully, Katolen also illustrates how many herbs have food-like qualities and their specific ability to provide foundational phyto-nutrients to help address the many ailments that our bodies are subject to today. A wonderful book – both for the lay person to whom it is addressed, as well as the practicing herbalist.” - Richard DeSylva, RH, DNM (Registered Herbalist, Doctor of Natural Medicine), founder of THE HERB WORKS
"What a great book! It is full of little jewels and ‘sound bites’ of wisdom – both ancient and modern. Written from the experience of a Herbalist that has worked for many years in the trenches of clinical practice, while teaching enthusiastic students her skills and art. A must read for novices, with great formulas and programs for even experienced Herbalists. Well done Katolen." - Terry Willard ClH, PhD. Clinical Herbalist and author of 12 books including the Wild Rose Herbal Textbook series and Flower Essences: Emotional Alchemy and Spiritual Evolution.
"This book, written by a practicing herbalist, is a treasure trove of useful information. From the actions of herbs to how to dose them safely and from household uses to clinical applications, there is something for everyone in these pages. With lots of recipes, clear instructions and a wealth of interesting tidbits, this is the herbal medicine book you have been waiting for. Beginner herbalists and experienced practitioners alike will find much of value here. " - Chanchal Cabrera MSc, FNIMH, RH(AHG) -Medical Herbalist, Horticulture Therapist, Chair of Botanical Medicine, Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine, Director, Gardens without Borders Biophilia Center and Botanic Gardens