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Plant-based medicines offer many healing possibilities for the body, mind, and spirit. This holistic guide provides an accessible and comprehensive introduction to medicinal plants, explaining how they work and safely using them. Incorporating traditional wisdom and scientific information, the resource The Herbal Apothecary includes advice on growing and foraging for healing plants and recommendations for plant-based formulations to fight common ailments. Step-by-step instructions show how to make your teas, salves, capsules, tinctures, and other essential herbal remedies. You will learn about 100 medicinal plants and their uses with striking 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.
One thing most herbal professionals do agree about is that herbs serve particular functions when they are consumed.
- Herbs help the body eliminate waste. If the body experiences poor digestion or sluggish detoxification, herbs move out the old to make way for the new.
- Herbs promote healing. Their mineral and vitamin content help the body heal and reestablish proper form and function.
- Herbs increase overall energy in the body. Herbs provide a boost that helps the body heal and detoxifies, which increases day-to-day energy levels.
Whether you want to treat muscle strain, calm your anxiety, or fight the common cold, taking charge of your health and well-being begins with this fantastic resource.