Herbs and Things

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Last Gasp of San Francisco, Jun 15, 2011 - Health & Fitness - 323 pages
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The essential herbal reference book, a complete compendium of practical and exotic herbal lore to help people live longer and more effective lives. HERBS & THINGS contains an extensive glossary of efficacious herbs (and some animal products and minerals), along with brief histories, medical properties, and recipes (Aphrodisiacal Dinner Menu, anyone?). DIY instructions for tinctures, soaps, beauty creams, sachets, and more. Practical advice for treating colds, aches and pains, and all manner of ailments, with a thorough index for easy reference.

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I have loved this book for years. It is now worn and tattered and heald tojgether with hope but I still use it as my first go to. And it is easy to read. Funny stories accompany useful info.

About the author (2011)

Marine biologist Jeanne Rose grew up the skeptical daughter of an herb-loving French-Canadian/Puerto Rican family. Graduate studies in Hawaii and California introduced her to historical and contemporary herb use. A terrible car accident provided the time and space for Jeanne to further her research and write this book. She now runs New Age Creations and the Institute of Aromatic Studies.

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