The New Age Herbalist: How to Use Herbs for Healing, Nutrition, Body Care, and Relaxation

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Simon and Schuster, Nov 30, 1988 - Gardening - 288 pages
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We have all grown increasingly aware of the potential -- and documented -- dangers of the chemical toxins that surround us. The New Age Herbalist is a compendium of healthy alternatives, an indispensable guide for contemporary natural living. Created by a team of experts, it offers:

A full-color illustrated glossary of more than 200 herbs, describing their properties, active ingredients, and traditional uses around the world

A guide to using herbs for scent, for decoration, and even as chemical-free housekeeping aids

Tips on using herbs for skin care and beauty, by making natural shampoos, lotions, soaps, and cosmetics

A review of culinary herbs, with some unusual recipes that use familiar herbs in delightful new ways

An examination of the growing science of herbal healing, discussing herbal remedies -- including stress relievers -- and the scientific research that validates them

A complete herb gardening plan, with advice on choosing symbiotic herbs, designing and scheduling plantings, and preserving the harvest by freezing and drying

Fascinating, authoritative, packed with information presented in a stunning visual style, The New Age Herbalist will be the home herb user's bible for years to come.

  

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Review: The New Age Herbalist: How to Use Herbs for Healing, Nutrition, Body Care, and Relaxation

User Review  - Pam - Goodreads

Excellent reference. I've used it many time for both medicinal and culinary herbs. The photographs make identification more clear. There's a section on herbs useful for dying wool that is helpful to knitters and one on herbs that repel insects for gardeners. Read full review

Review: The New Age Herbalist: How to Use Herbs for Healing, Nutrition, Body Care, and Relaxation

User Review  - Tyshawn Knight - Goodreads

After you read "Back to Eden" buy this book primarily for the photos. If you live in an urban jungles like I do you might not know a weed from a caprifoliaceae. This book provides a photo, drawing or ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
10
Plant myths
18
PART ONE Understanding Herbs
25
Chapter One Glossary of Herbs
26
PART TWO Using Herbs
129
Chapter Two Practical herbalism
130
Herbs and the user
132
Plants and human technology
136
Green medicine
190
A The respiratory system
194
The
199
The digestive system
200
The circulatory system
206
The musculoskeletal system
212
The urinary system
216
The female reproductive system
220

Chapter Three Herbs for Natural Living
138
Body care
140
Mind care and relaxation
148
Aromatherapy
150
Home care
152
Fragrance
154
Dyeing with plants
156
Insect repellents
160
Chapter Four Herbs for Nutrition and Health
162
Properties of culinary herbs
164
Which diet?
166
Ways to use culinary herbs
168
Herb salads
170
Main meals with herbs
172
Wild plants as food
174
Herbs in bases
178
Herb vinegars and preserves
180
Herb drinks
182
Herbs in the kitchen
184
Chapter Five Herbs for Healing
186
The nervous system
224
The
228
The skin
230
The herbal medicine cupboard
234
First
236
PART THREE Growing Herbs
241
Chapter Six Herb Gardening
242
The garden ecosystem
244
The organic soil
246
The site
250
Herbs as a commercial crop
256
Seeds
258
Organic cultivation
264
Harvesting and storage
270
Herbs in the garden
273
Resources Chemical glossary
280
References
281
Index
283
Acknowledgements
288
Copyright

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About the author (1988)

Richard Mabey is one of Great Britain's foremost nature writers and editors. Mabey has written "The New Age Herbalist: How to Use Herbs for Healing, Nutrition, Body Care, and Relaxation," "In the Oxford Book of Nature Writing," which won the Whitbread Biography Award, and the BBC's television series, "Postcards from the Country.

Anne McIntyre, Fellow of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists, is a practicing medical herbalist and the author of many books, including "Herbs for Common Ailments, Simple Home Remedies for Common Ailments, The Complete Women's Herbal, " and "The Complete Floral Healer." She has lectured widely in herbal medicine and has been interviewed frequently for magazines, newspapers, radio, and television.

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