Making Plant Medicine is about making herbal medicine. This is a modern medicine-making book and formulary with its roots in original herbalism designed for every medicinal herb gardener to cultivate the full potential of the plant-human relationship. Richo Cech tells very good stories based on his experience as a global wanderer, gardener, herbalist, and medicine maker.
With this fully revised and updated 4th edition, Richo Cech has enriched his formulary with 28 new herbs, providing a broader view of useful plant species that can be cultivated in the home garden and used in family health care. Original, amusing, and absolutely useful.
Topics included are:
Part 1: Medicine Making
- Drying and processing herbs
- Making tinctures the easy way
- The mathematics of tincturing and solubility factors
- Basic formulas for fresh and dry tinctures, including dosages
- Vinegar extracts, glycerites, herbal succi, and syrups teas, decoctions, herbal oils, salves and creams, poultices, compresses, and soaks
Part 2: A Gardener's Formulary
This section covers well over 100 herbs that are readily cultivated in North America.
- Conservation status
- Parts used
- Specific formulas
- Practical uses
- Overview of alternate species
Since the beginning, the garden has been a haven of good physical and spiritual values. The act of gardening provides a balm for every wound. May your medicine be of the garden, and may it be of benefit to all.
This book is an Absolute Must Have for not only you, but also more importantly for your family's health and well being too. The more tried and true Plant and Herbal information you can procure for you and your family the more peace of mind you will have knowing when sickness rears its' ugly head you can nip it in the bud.
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