Natural remedies are nature’s gift to us. Evolving research suggests that plants may have more power than most have ever imagined. Authors Frankie Flowers and Bryce Wylde show readers how they can harness the powerful healing of plants simply and inexpensively by stepping into their garden. Power Plants contains 49 carefully curated plants that can be grown in almost any garden. Each plant is covered from planting to harvest and clear guidelines are given on how to prepare the plants to fight everything from breakouts to heartburn to high blood sugar.
Plants are our allies, we just have to learn how to connect with them. Whether you want garden your own herbs or forage (in the woods or shop) for them, these books are a great resource on how to grow, identify, harvest and utilize these powerful plants. Learn to cultivate and brew your own medicine. Learn to appreciate and harness the amazing healing powers of the Earth’s incredible plant world.
The Herbal Medicine-Makers’ Handbook is a compilation of natural home remedies by herbalist James Green (also check out The Male Herbal by Green.) This handbook is written in a delightfully personal and down to earth style and Green emphasizes the point that herbal medicine-making is fundamental to every culture on the planet and is accessible to everyone. Green guides readers through everything from harvesting your own herbs, to the different kinds of medicines and how to create them. Learn to whip up a batch of raspberry cough syrup, or perhaps a soothing elixir to erase the daily stresses of modern life.
The Herbal Apothecary profiles 100 of the most important medicinal plants with photographs and step-by-step instructions for making herbal teas, tinctures, compresses, and salves to treat everything from muscle strain to the common cold or anxiety. This holistic guide also includes advice for the home gardener on growing and foraging for medicinal plants. Pursell reveals the “secret ways” of healing plants, taking herbalism out of the realm of folk healing. It takes time and effort to understand herbs and the way they work with the body’s systems, but Pursell aptly demonstrates the value in learning about these gifts from nature and understanding their uses in pursuit of sustainable health.