Popular author and healing practitioner Nancy Arrowsmith takes readers on a fascinating in-depth exploration of the herbal arts. Arrowsmith's friendly voice and vast knowledge of herbal applications, history, and folklore shine through in this herbalism reference work.
As entertaining as it is practical, this comprehensive illustrated herb guide covers everything from herb gathering prayers and charms to signatures for fifty powerful herbs. Each herb is described in detail, with tips on growing, gathering, drying, and storing these marvelous plants, as well as their culinary virtues, cosmetic properties, medicinal merits, veterinary values, and household applications.
Along with thought-provoking bits of folk history and literary and spiritual references to herbs and nature, this directory includes step-by-step instructions on cooking with herbs and preparing herbal remedies, as well as gardening hints and seed-saving tips.
My first contact with natural cosmetics was during a course on essential oils, more than ten years ago. Though it was about the therapeutic uses of essential oils, some words were said about some of oils that are beneficial for the skin.
I made my first trial with a mix of vegetable and essential oils as skin care oil for my face. I liked it very much; the effect on my skin, the price...
Spring is a time for skinned knees, bug bites, and other injuries as we (and the sleeping Earth) emerge from our hibernation. There are many herbal remedies than can be used to comfort and heal. Ellen Evert Hopman, author of The Druid Isle and Priestess of the Forest, details five such herbs.
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.
The wide world of herbs can often be confusing. Which herb is best for skin conditions? What proportions are to be used in my tincture? Can herbs be used in place of allopathic drugs? Nancy Arrowsmith, author of A Field Guide to the Little People and Essential Herbal Wisdom, recounts her days working in an herb shop in Munich, gaining knowledge that would become part of Essential Herbal Wisdom.
True health is more than a lack of disease or pain. Emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being all contribute to our overall experience of good health and positive satisfaction with ourselves and life. The new and evolving paradigm of health includes empowered self-awareness and active participation in our everyday, health-related choices. We are... read this article