Rodale's Illustrated Encyclopedia of Herbs

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Claire Kowalchik, William H. Hylton
Rodale, Jan 15, 1998 - Gardening - 545 pages
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An herb is a plant valued for its medicinal, savory, or aromatic qualities. It is a plant not merely to look at but to use. And using herbs is the focus of this book.

Packed into these pages is an incredible amount of practical, helpful how-to information. Not just on medicinal uses of herbs, and not just on culinary uses, but on all the uses of more than 140 herbs.

  

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Review: Rodale's Illustrated Encyclopedia of Herbs

User Review  - Nancy - Goodreads

A great reference tool with herbs listed alphabetically. Each plant is illustrated with a written description including growing conditions, history, various species, and uses from medicinal to food preparation to craft ideas. Read full review

Review: Rodale's Illustrated Encyclopedia of Herbs

User Review  - Sarah - Goodreads

Agreat book for basic herbal guide, in the same time amzing for herbal lover like me Read full review

Contents

CONTENTS Aconite
1
Agrimony
3
Aloe
5
American Hellebore
8
Angelica
10
Anise
14
Arnica
17
Autumn Crocus
18
Horseradish
338
Horsetail
341
Hyssop
342
Indigo
344
Jimsonweed
345
Juniper
347
Ladys Bedstraw
349
Lavender
350

Barberry
20
Basil
22
Bathing with Herbs
27
Bay
35
Bayberry
38
Beebalm
39
Betony
42
Birch
44
Black Hellebore
47
Bloodroot
48
Blue Cohosh
50
Boneset
51
Borage
52
Broom
55
Burdock
56
Calendula
60
Caraway
63
Cardamom
65
iascara Sagrada
66
Castor Bean
69
iatnip
71
ayenne Pepper
75
hamomile
79
hervil
83
ihicory
85
Chives
88
Mnnamon
90
iary
91
Cloves
93
Coffee
94
Coltsfoot
97
Comfrey
103
Companion Planting
106
Cooking with Herbs
114
Coriander
125
Costmary
128
Crafts from Herbs
130
Dandelion
141
Dangers of Herbs
144
Deadly Nightshade
158
Dill
160
Dock
162
Dyes from Herbs
163
Echinacea
176
Elderberry
178
Elecampane
182
Ephedra
184
Eucalyptus
185
Eyebright
187
Fennel
188
Fenugreek
191
Feverfew
192
Flax
194
Foxglove
197
Gardening with Herbs
199
Garlic
215
Gentian
220
Germander
222
Ginger
223
Ginseng
224
Goldenrod
230
Goldenseal
232
Grindelia
239
Growing Herbs
240
Hawthorn
275
Healing with Herbs
276
Herb
294
Herbal Botany
296
Herbs as Houseplants
305
History of Herbs
316
Hop
332
Horehound
335
Lavender Cotton
354
Lemon Balm
355
Lemon Verbena
358
Licorice
360
Lobelia
364
Lotions from Herbs
365
Lovage
369
Madder
371
Marjoram
373
Marsh Mallow
379
Mayapple
380
Mint
382
Mistletoe
389
Mugwort
392
Mustard
393
Myrrh
396
Nasturtium
397
New Jersey Tea
398
Onion
399
Oregano
401
Oregon Grape 4 04
404
Orris
406
Parsley
407
Passionflower
410
Pennyroyal
412
Pipsissewa
415
Plantain
416
Pokeweed
417
Poplar
418
Potentilla
420
Rose
422
Rosemary
428
Rue
433
Safflower
436
Saffron
437
Sage
439
St JohnsWort
447
Salad Burnet
449
Sassafras
451
Savory
452
Scented Geranium
455
Scents from Herbs
459
Serpentwood
468
Soapwort
469
Southernwood
470
Stinging Nettle
471
Sweet Cicely
474
Sweet Flag
475
Sweet Woodruff
477
Tansy
479
Tarragon
482
Teas from Herbs
484
Thyme
487
Tropical Periwinkle
492
UvaUrsi
494
Valerian
495
Vervain
497
Violet
498
Virginia Snakeroot
500
Wahoo
502
Willow
503
Wintergreen
506
Witch Hazel
507
Woad
508
Wormwood
509
Yarrow
516
Yohimbe
520
Zatar
521
Bibliography
522
Index
526
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Claire Kowalchik is the former managing editor at "Runner's Claire Kowalchik is the former managing editor at "Runner's World." She has also been a book editor at Rodale Press, andWorld." She has also been a book editor at Rodale Press, and written for numerous sports and fitness publications. She h written for numerous sports and fitness publications. She has run eight marathons and countless races, and is an assistas run eight marathons and countless races, and is an assistant instructor for a women's running group. Claire currentlyant instructor for a women's running group. Claire currently resides in Emmaus, Pennsylvania. resides in Emmaus, Pennsylvania.

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