You’ll pull on your boots and discover the magical plants that are growing just beyond your door. Explore nearby parks, fields, and forests, then make all sorts of tasty and useful things for your family and friends! Start with a delicious homemade soda, flower petal pancakes, or a soothing balm for cuts and scrapes. Sip herbal tea that's fit for the fairies, craft syrup to quiet your cough, and assemble supplies for your own rough-and-tumble herbal first aid kit. You can also skip the foraging and dive into making the recipes with purchased, dried herbs. Herbal Adventures includes recipes and instructions for making: Elderberry syrup Herbal chai Dandelion honey Herbal first aid balm Chickweed pesto Herbal cough syrup Pine needle tea Sore throat soother Splinter and sting salve Plus dozens more herbal teas, snacks, oils, and balms! Pack up your own foraging kit, and get crafty making seed bombs, flower crowns, and your own homemade plant press.
Herbs have been used for medicine, magic, and ritual for centuries. The ancient arts of Herbal Alchemy and Herbal Magick combine an understanding of the healing and energizing effects of herbs (roots, leaves, flowers, resins and essential oils) with an understanding of the cycles of the natural world--the astrological movement of the stars and planets, and the cycles of the earth's seasons. In this easy-to-use compendium of herbs and their energy associations, master herbalist and magick practitioner Karen Harrison offers formulas anyone can use to obtain courage, creativity, and lasting health, to increase prosperity and to enhance psychic and spiritual powers. Harrison shows how to select herbs based on their astrological associations as well as their medicinal properties with a materia magica of more than 150 herbs and a multitude of recipes, readers will learn how to blend incense, ceremonial oils, bath salts, herbal amulets, fluid condensers, and herbal philtres; and how to use them in meditation, ritual, or energy work.
Providing both the novice and the experienced practitioner with a framework in which they can develop his or her herbal skills, the Herbal Handbook by David Hoffman is a wonderful book for any herbalist.
Let The Herbal Handbook for Homesteaders be your helpful compendium of herbal information and recipes for building health and tending to minor ailments out on the homestead. When you’re a homesteader, you face many challenges: from a simple cold, to an earache in your child, fleas on the dog, or worms in your goat. Medicines and treatments are never cheap, and are often vague. Wouldn't it be great to grow, forage, and create natural remedies yourself? Look no further than The Herbal Handbook for Homesteaders! Abby Artemisia, a botanist, herbalist, and professional forager, has created this user-friendly resource. If you’re an herbal novice, this guide will demystify the world of herbs. For those with some herbal experience, it will take you deeper into helpful home remedies with new techniques and recipes. Take control of your own health care and that of your family, pets, and livestock, with tips on growing and foraging herbs safely and ethically; secrets to preservation and processing; and easy, soothing recipes. With bonus sections on creating your own herbal apothecary, creating a foraging journal, and more, this handy book is sure to become your go-to reference for all things herbal.
Herbs are a gift from nature. They not only help to create aromatic and delicious food, they also support overall health and wellness on a daily basis. Using dried and fresh herbs in your cooking boosts your intake of vitamins and minerals, improves digestion, strengthens immunity, and increases energy. Using plants as medicine is an ancient and powerful tradition that connects you to the earth, helps treat common ailments, promote restful sleep, relaxation, and more. The Herbal Kitchen will help you recognize the extraordinary pharmacy that probably already exists in your own kitchen. With 50 easy-to-find herbs and spices, information and tips for preparing, storing, and using them, and over 250 simple, flavorful recipes, it will empower you to care for your health. Whether you are already familiar with herbs or are just starting out on the herbal path, Kami McBride offers recipes for everyone. Mix up refreshing drinks, infuse oil, vinegar and honey, learn how to make tinctures and cordials, salts, sprinkles, and more. A 7" x 9" paperback book with 304 pages.
Herbal Remedies Made Simple is a unique guide to natural healing items you can make yourself, with each herbal remedy showcased in a full-color, split-page design. Natural alternatives to traditional medicines are everywhere, even right outside your door! Herbal Remedies Made Simple is an easy and fun way to learn about the many different healing herbs that grow all around us but we seldom see. The best part: once you're familiar with the natural healing herbs around you, Herbal Remedies Made Simple provides you with instructions on creating your own DIY herbal remedies at home. This unique guide book splits its pages in half. The top halves of the pages detail different remedies and recipes for health, personal care, and home care. The bottom pages provide reference material on the herbs used in the project above; detailing the plant's healing properties and how best to work with that herb. Some of the healing recipes within: •Lavender cleanser •Rose water toner •Chamomile facial exfoliant •Comfrey joint and bruise salve •Nerve tonic tincture •Teas for headaches, stress, sleep, and colds •Joint and muscle soak Fully photographed and illustrated, this is the perfect guide for the beginning herbal practitioner.
Explore the ancient art of formulary with award-winning herbalist Holly Bellebuono’s comprehensive guide to creating effective herbal medicine. Organized by body systems, An Herbalist’s Guide to Formulary shows how to design a holistic treatment for acute and chronic conditions. Packed with detailed information on more than one hundred plants, An Herbalist’s Guide to Formulary is the go-to reference for formulary. Holly presents her 4-tier formula structure, a commonsense way to integrate a wide range of herbal actions while keeping the formula simple. She also shares the history of healing traditions as well as personal and clinical examples that illustrate the art of combining plants for illnesses, preventative care, and overall wellness. With this book’s guidance, healing-arts practitioners can turn formulary into a rewarding and practical skill.
With healthful preparations for food, infusions, soaps, and creams, this elegant collection will help you make the most of your herbs and spices! Even in the smallest gardens, there’s a world of herbal remedies awaiting us—and this beautiful book is packed with a wide variety of wonderful recipes to try. They include delicious dishes and extracts, such as Sautéed Wild Fennel with Broad Beans and Artichokes; infusions and juices, like a Lime and Lime Flower Honey Tisane; and products for personal care, including Clove Soap, Lavender Scrub, and Soothing Toothpaste with Aloe and Mint. Hardcover.
There have been many books written on herbal medicine. This book differs from most because it is based on the empowerment model, which aims to help people take responsibility for their own health. Houghton helps readers tackle everyday ailments and takes the guesswork out of using herbs to keep them feeling well. Herbal medicine is useful for a range of common complaints, and gentle and effective herbs can offer benefit where conventional medicine sometimes fails.
Offering more than 800 treatments, tinctures, tonics, and teas, all using easy-to-find herbs and featuring a comprehensive index and over 200 illustrations, Jude's Herbal Home Remedies is a comprehensive guide to Herb Lore.
Discover Authentic Folk Magic Passed Down through Generations Packed with natural remedies and recipes from bestselling author D. J. Conway and her grandmother, this book is a magical formulary that everyone--from beginners to established practitioners--can use to make life better. You'll learn how to use a wide variety of herbs and oils for spiritual, emotional, and mental health and healing. Magical Folkhealing provides more than one hundred commonly known herbs and their associated planets, elements, deities, and zodiac signs, as well as their basic powers and specific uses. This user-friendly guide also teaches you how to simplify your rituals, use special tools and tables for improved prep work, apply oils and aromatherapy for specific needs, and much more. Featuring everything from herbal teas and tinctures to massage oils and stones, this book is an indispensable resource for healing.
Scott Cunningham provides the classic introduction to Magical Herbalism with this book that teaches you to identify, gather, grow, dry and store herbs as well as how to use them for protection, divination, healing and love.
Recognize and celebrate the magic of life with timeless rites and spells. Create a magical household—a haven of harmony, safety, spirituality, security, and romance. The benefits include a happier existence, protection against thieves, improved health, restful sleep, satisfying spiritual experiences, and a perfect environment for positive magic. This warm and wise guide by much loved author Scott Cunningham has been helping people create sacred space in their homes and gardens for nearly twenty years. A practical guide to household magic. Spells and rituals for safeguarding the house, its contents and residents are given in full.
A Year of Green Wisdom for Pagans and Wiccans. Connect to the natural world in ways you never expected with the many magical uses of ordinary and classically witchy plants. Plant Magic presents a unique approach to working with plants in concert with the cycles of nature. Learn which ones best align with the sabbats on the Wheel of the Year and which are most useful for the time between them.
Ancient healers understood the power of herbs, and now this beautiful guide gives you the ability to access the therapeutic qualities of these magical plants, too. It takes us on a journey into earth’s botanical treasures, revealing how they have served us throughout history. Magnificently photographed profiles explain how herbs soothe, heal, and protect, from ginkgo’s capacity to improve memory and cognitive function to hyssop’s ability to relieve muscular aches and bruising.
Weaving together ancient wisdom, mystical folklore, and modern plant research, master herbalist Ellen Evert Hopman explores the many uses of flowers, trees, common weeds, and ornamental plants for food, medicine, spiritual growth, and magical rituals. She reveals the herbal lore surrounding each plant, drawing on traditional knowledge and remedies from around the world, including Native American, Celtic, and Egyptian traditions. She includes recipes throughout so you can make medicines from wild and domesticated plants easily found in yards, forests, meadows, and hedgerows, and she discusses what to plant to ensure you have leaves, berries, and flowers all year. The author reveals how to quickly intuit an unknown plant’s properties using the signatures of plants--universal indications and contraindications based on the form, color, and location of a plant. She includes an in-depth section on honey and Bee Medicine, allowing you to appreciate the labors of these plant-dependent insects. Exploring the magical role of herbs in ancient ritual, Hopman provides recipes for Egyptian temple incense and their sacred medicine known as “Kyphi” or “Kaphet,” used to purify the body, banish insomnia, and promote vivid dreaming. She explores shamanic Plant Spirit and Animal Spirit Medicine as well as herbal astrology. She also explains the “triangle” formula-making system of her herbal mentor William LeSassier to help you develop custom herbal remedies tailored to a person’s unique strengths and weaknesses.
One of the reasons that Santeria has become so popular is due to the use of natural remedies and herbal medicines prepared by the Santero Priests. By combining elements of spirituality with that of nature, a Santero Priest can accomplish great success with even the most difficult case. Spiritual herbal baths are widely used in the Santeria religion. Although all of the ingredients are natural, when combined with powerful supernatural magic, these herbal baths can produce incredible results. Spiritual baths have been used for hundreds of years to heal sickness and for supernatural power. The Montenegro Family has been practicing Santeria for over 200 years. This book explores the mysteries and techniques of preparing herbal baths used in traditional Santeria. The book contains lists of herbs, oils, powders, rituals and other magical ingredients used by Santeros for hundreds of years. The book contains formulas for preparing Orisha baths, love baths, money baths, cleansing baths, sweet baths and also baths used in Palo Mayombe and traditional Mexican witchcraft.