If you need a no-nonsense herbal handbook with clear, quality instruction The Herbal Medicine Maker’s Handbook may just be for you.
No Pictures, No Problem
I’m pretty shallow when it comes to plant books – I really like pretty pictures. Yes, quality information is important…but pretty pictures make me happy.
While James Green’s The Herbal Medicine Maker’s Handbook clearly had a very gifted visual artist involved for embellishment, this book is all about in-depth information and clear, hands on instructions for those interested in herbal medicine.
The Herbal Medicine Maker’s Handbook Review
Okay, so I kind of miss the pictures, but with
- 26 chapters
- in-depth appendices
- a long list of resources
- serious discussions on herbal medicine
- step-by-step tutorials
- and so much more
I don’t think I’m missing out on anything important.
An Herbal Favorites List
Right off the bat in The Herbal Medicine Maker’s Handbook you come upon one of my favorite parts: the California School of Herbal Studies (CSHS) short list of favorite herbs. When you get a group of five herbalists together and ask for their favorite herb you get a list of about 20, so this CSHS list of 30 is pretty expertly narrowed down in my opinion.
Green talks about each favorite herb and its uses; there’s a great chart on page 27 of herbal action vocabulary you need to know. Even non-herbalists know what an aphrodisiac is, but do you know what a rubefacient is? No, you didn’t you big fibber, and neither did I until I started studying this stuff in more depth.
If you’d like to read the rest of the review of this herbal handbook, pop on over to a fellow homesteader’s blog, Leas of Lychten, where we chimed in our two cents about it in the form of a review. I know, I know, I hate it when a blogger makes you click over to another blog – that just happens to be where we did the review. No gimmicks, just the rest of the review – click here.
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