If through dkMommy Spot I could convince people to keep a few good herbal reference books in their homes to go to for simple medical advice, I’d be one happy natural blogger. Considering all we know of the dangers of over the counter meds, it’s good to have a little herbal know-how to lean on to, say, get rid of a headache instead of reaching for the ibuprofen bottle first. If this sounds like a good idea for you and your family, consider getting a copy of “Herbal Medicine From the Heart of the Earth“.
I’m finding this book quite helpful, thorough, and responsible in its advice and information. There are some great medicinal tea recipes within, as well as dosage charts and instructions for making things like poultices, preparing capsules, herb oils and more. Instsructions for how-to’s are often accompanied by helpful photos. This is a fantastic resource from the Forward to the Appendix, and one I’d wholeheartedly recommend for the family ready to gain some practical herbal knowledge.
“Herbal Medicine From the Heart of the Earth” gives the reader a full materia medica, valuable herbal formulas, and basic how-to’s easy enough to understand for the herbal novice. Author Dr. Sharol Marie Tilgner N.D. is the founder of Wise Woman Herbals and she hosts the NW Herb Fest in Pleasant Hill, Oregon.
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