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Mother Nature's Herbal
Mother Nature's Herbal
A Complete Guide for Experiencing the Beauty, Knowledge & Synergy of Everything That Grows

By: Judith Griffin
Imprint: Llewellyn
Specs: Trade Paperback | 9780738712567
English  |  432 pages | 8 x 9 x 1 IN
Pub Date: May 2008
Price: $24.95 US,  $28.95 CAN
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Your Favorite Book of Herbs is Back!

Sometimes, a book is ahead of its time. That was the case with Mother Nature's Herbal by Dr. Judith Griffin. After we published it a decade ago, it went out of print. But the people who did get it raved about it and shared it with others. More and more people wanted copies until, due to overwhelming demand, we just had to bring back this beloved guide to herbal wisdom. The book on herbs you insisted upon having is available again!

Two Books in One
Mother Nature's Herbal is actually composed of two complete books, making this the ideal resource for people who hunger for herbal knowledge and for those seeking an amazing value.

The first section is called "A Cultural Herbal." Here the author presents an extensive knowledge of folklore and wisdom from numerous world cultures and time periods. The information comes from India, China, the medieval Mediterranean, and native North and South America. This is sure to help you become more aware of how important these plants have been to humanity over the eons. Even with all this fabulous information, one of the geniuses of this book is that it is always lighthearted, never a dull textbook. You might think of this as a history lesson on herbs by the most stimulating and exciting teacher you've ever had.

But this is not just another listing of historical and cultural herbs. Dr. Griffin translates this information into contemporary uses of the herbs, including various tonics, health remedies, and even more than two hundred delicious recipes, ranging from entrees like Pesto Genovese and breads, to mango salsa and ginger zucchini carrot cake. You'll also find drinks, nut butters, vinegars, marinades, oils, and more. There are formulas for baths as well as skin and hair care.

If Mother Nature's Herbal only included this well-researched and enjoyable information, it would be well worth the price of this amazing guide. But it's only the first part of the book.

The second section is called "Grow and Use Your Own Herbs." Here you'll discover an extensive guide to organic gardening, including information on

• Composting and mulching
• Sowing seeds
• Tending the soil
• Monitoring plants' needs
• Taking care of bugs
• Harvesting your herbs

You'll also learn how to create a variety of unique herb gardens, including a "bee garden" (it will also attract hummingbirds), a romantic garden, a fragrant garden, a Biblical garden, and other planting arrangements. There's even a full chapter on using essential oils in tune with the body's chakra systems.

Perfect For Beginners—A Must-Have Resource for Herbalists
This is the book that has a depth and range of herbal knowledge rarely found in any single source. Every herb is fully described, including both its common and botanical names. It features over one hundred pen and ink drawings of the herbs and two dozen color photos.

Even the appendices are filled with value! One of the greatest features is a chart that shows the best growing conditions for each herb. You won't waste your time trying to raise something that won't grow well in your region. Wondering how to find herbs that aren't available in your area? Use the handy purchasing guide that includes supplier's addresses and phone numbers. Are you concerned about health? You'll find information on how the body uses nutrients found in the herbs. And there's a thorough and extensive glossary and bibliography.

You Demanded It, and Now It's Here
Yes, Mother Nature's Herbal is the book you, and thousands of people like you, demanded. Whether you're interested in the history of herbs, herbs from different cultures, growing herb gardens, or making use of the almost unlimited potential of herbs, this is the one book you have to get! If your old copy is falling apart from use, you can get a new one ready for more notations and more love. Chances are as you read it again you'll find new ideas and concepts you can use to make your life sweeter and healthier. It makes a great gift for gardeners and herbalists, too!

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