Step into a world of spiritual rejuvenation and radiant health with the restorative power of herbs. Brimming with herbal folklore, tips for growing and harvesting your own herbs, and over two hundred medicinal and culinary recipes from diverse cultures, Mother Nature's Herbal will become your trusted companion on the path to natural living.
Take a tour of the time-honored traditions and healing practices of cultures past and present, including Native and South American, Mediterranean, East Asian, and others. Create delicious and exotic entrees, brew soothing herbal teas, mix perfumes and salves using flower essences from your backyard garden, prepare elixirs and medicines to treat every ailment-and so much more.
With this wise book on your kitchen shelf, a rich heritage of herb craft and herbal tradition is at your fingertips.
Remove flowers from dried lavender stems and save for another
use. Soak the stems in a water/potassium nitrate bath, 1 cup water
to 1 tablespoon potassium nitrate, for thirty minutes. Remove from solution and dry completely on paper towels. Place the end of a stick in an
incense holder or a jar of dry sand and light. They will burn slowly like
incense. Do not leave unattended....
We are now entering the time of year when most of us would give just about anything to see the sun and smell the sweetness of spring on the air. With spring comes a myriad of things to enjoy, the least of which are fresh flowers, plants, and herbs. Doreen Shababy, author of The Wild & Weedy Apothecary, has narrowed her favorites down to the 10 most enjoyable things about spring.
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