The Essential Herbal for Natural Health: How to Transform Easy-to-Find Herbs into Healing Remedies for the Whole Family

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Shambhala Publications, Mar 13, 2012 - Health & Fitness - 336 pages
From tinctures to ease tummy aches to elixirs to enhance energy, making your own remedies from easy-to-find herbs can be a satisfying and pleasurable way to connect with nature and your family's health. While entering the "herb world" can be intimidating—many of today's herb books are filled with cultivation tables, harvest techniques, dye charts, and aromatherapy guidelines—The Essential Herbal for Natural Health provides a welcome entry point for those wishing to experience the beauty and simplicity of natural herbal remedies safely. By focusing on just thirteen foundation herbs, you can easily jump into the world of herbs while still creating a wide range of remedies and recipes. With something for everyone in the family—men, women, and children—these simple recipes can be made to cure coughs, calm anxiety, moisturize skin, and more.
 

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Contents

Part one The Herbs
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Part four Recipes and Remedies
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Part three Recipes and Remedies for the Whole Family 85
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Happy Heart 199
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Since 1994, Holly Bellebuono has engaged her audiences with themes of personal transformation, purpose, and healing, providing guidance and inspiration for those seeking to improve their lives. Holly teaches about natural health, self-empowerment, creativity, creative business strategy, the craft of writing, and the art and science of herbal medicine. As a traditional herbalist, speaker, forager, formulator, and apothecary, Holly directs The Bellebuono School of Herbal Studies, providing training and certification in herbal medicine, and she has authored several books and an audio CD collection. She directs Vineyard Herbs Teas & Apothecary, a retail and wholesale apothecary on Martha’s Vineyard, selling her seventy original and award-winning, plant-based medicines and teas around the country and in Stop & Shop and Whole Foods Market. Holly traveled to interview women healers for her documentary book Women Healers of the World, featuring the traditional and indigenous healing practices of thirty-one women from twenty countries. Holly lectures widely at conferences, universities, and retreat centers; is a regular contributing writer for Taproot, Sage Woman, and other magazines; and is a member of United Plant Savers and the American Herbalist Guild. Holly was awarded the Martha’s Vineyard Women’s Network Business Owner of the Year Award in 2009 and the Cape Cod SCORE Business Owner of the Year Award in 2015.

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