“Herbal Remedies from the Wild” Book Giveaway

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There’s nothing more powerful a learning tool than personal experience.  Corinne Martin, author of Herbal Remedies from the Wild: Finding and Using Medicinal Herbs, takes readers on a journey through herbs that will have them pulling on their jackets and headed for the great outdoors.  Corinne is an herbalist who shares her experiences in finding and preparing common herbs most of us would be able to locate near our homes.  Each chapter features a different herb or medicinal plant, including an illustration by Helen Taylor, a written description, and sections on medicinal uses, harvesting, and preparation.  

What I find most helpful in Herbal Remedies is how it’s organized.  The book is sectioned into seasons, helping the novice easily reference which herbs are harvested when.  Corinne Martin also shares portions of her herbal journal, special notes she took while harvesting preparing and/or using the herbs.  They’re the kind of notes you too may find yourself collecting after a taste of real at-home herbal medicine preparation.

Overall, Herbal Remedies is a most useful manual; easy for the beginner, a good reference tool for the “not-so” novice, and even a great family project.  If you’re considering gathering herbs at all this year, I’d recommend you get yourself a copy and start digging into the valuable information within before spring gets underway.  A whole new growing season to start gathering?  What better forecast is there?

Want to win your own copy of Herbal Remedies from the Wild?  One very fortunate dkMommy Spot reader will win!


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1.) Just leave a comment telling me why you’d love to win this book!  (You may enter once a day – following entries don’t require you to answer the question.) Remember, leave an interesting comment. If I cannot contact the winner, you might be chosen instead based on your comment.

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234 thoughts on ““Herbal Remedies from the Wild” Book Giveaway

  1. my husband is allergic to lots of medication and this book would be very helpful con5459(at)gmail(dot)com

  2. I would love this book because I am just now learnign about herbal remedys and I want to try some new things. Thanks

  3. I would love to win this book to become knowledgeble about natural herbal healing remedies. It would be good for my health.

  4. I would love to win this because I am big on alternative medicines! It sounds fantastic! Thanks for the chance!

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  5. I have always been interested in using herbs for medicinal purposes, so I would love to read this book. Thanks for having the contest!

  6. I believe that everything we ever need can be found in the wild but most of the information is lost or undiscovered. I am very interested in this book because modern medicine with its artificial drugs has so many side effects. Thanks for the contest.

  7. I’d love to win this because afte watching Lost all these years I feel that knowing herbal remedies are so much more necessary than I give them credit for! :)

  8. I would like to own a copy of this book because i want to acquire knowledge of the natural ways of taking care of one’s health, especially in a culture where health care is critical and expensive it makes much sense to invest in natural ways of keeping healthy

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