Creating Herbal Remedies and Oils
for Health and Healing
is a special beauty to herbs. We may know many of them as unassuming
garden plants but their use is intertwined with human history.
For thousands of years herbs have provided people with fragrance,
taste, and healing. Whether we have a traditional garden or containers
on a porch or windowsill, tending plants makes us more aware of
nature’s cycles, which is healing and brings balance to
our lives. Gardening provides the perfect opportunity to slow
down and enjoy life.
Herb Gardener’s Essential Guide explains how to create and
maintain an herb garden as well as how to grow herbs in containers
on a porch or windowsill. This book starts at the beginning and
explains how to plan a garden, how to get it started, and details
on the tools needed. It also covers garden maintenance, companion
planting, and composting. You will also learn how to harvest and
preserve the parts of plants needed to create your own remedies.
book guides you through the processes of making and using foundation
mixtures such as infusions, decoctions, and tinctures with herbs
and essential oils. It also provides information on how to make
and use other forms of remedies such as creams, salves, and compresses,
many of which are based on the foundation mixtures. In addition,
you will learn the basics of essential oils and carrier oils,
and their place in making herbal remedies.
Herb Gardener’s Essential Guide includes an encyclopedic
listing of 28 herbs, which serves as a reference on their use
as remedies and how to grow them. Each entry includes a plant
description with notes on growing and harvesting, historical information
about the plant, and medicinal uses and recipes. Precautions and
contraindications are also included.
conjunction with the plant profiles, a convenient cross reference
of remedies and herbs by ailment and issue is also included. Whether
or not you have been gardening for years and/or making your own
remedies, this book will serve as a handy reference for safely
treating common ailments and minor injuries as well as details
for using herbs to support good health.