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.
"[T]his trove of herbal wisdom is a splendid homage to herbariums of the past."—Publishers Weekly
"A beautifully written historical almanac of '50 Remarkable Herbs'"—Library Journal
"An impressive overview of 50 herbs."—New Age Retailer
"The coverage of herb folklore and history is impressive. The new book will add to your pleasure of windowsill herb gardening."—The Plain Dealer
"This book is great not only for longtime gardening and herb enthusiasts, but also for those just beginning their garden journey."—Herb Companion
"This book shows a return to the more natural way of life, and does it in a way that is not intimidating, and will not scare off the novice herbalist."—Vitality Magazine