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With simple recipes and generations of healing wisdom, you will learn how to make and use teas, tinctures, oils, salves, syrups and lozenges. Complete guide on gathering, drying, storing and blending 25 common herbs to build your own herbal medicine cabinet.
Part I: The Heart of Herbalism: Knowing the Herbs  Chapter 1 - Getting to Know the Plants  Chapter 2 - Selecting Quality Ingredients and Equipment  Chapter 3 - Making a Simple Cup of Tea
Part II: The Body of Herbalism: Preparing the Herbs  Chapter 4 - Potent Potables: Making Herbal Tinctures  Chapter 5 - Practical Pampering: Making Herb Oils and Salves  Chapter 6 - Homespun Alchemy: Making Medicinal Wines and  Vinegars  Chapter 7 - Bittersweets: Making Syrups and Lozenges
Part III: The Mind of Herbalism: Using the Herbs  Chapter 8 - Stocking the Home Medicine Chest  Chapter 9 - Making Herbal Blends  Chapter 10 - Symptoms and Remedies: An A-Z Guide
Metric Conversion Home Remedy Library Resources Index
Excerpt from page 101 The Fewer Herbs Used the Better the Combination The tendency is to think that if a two-herb combination gives me all this flexibility in tailoring a formula to address a specific condition how about three- four- and five-herb formulas? What if I combined all twenty-five of the herbs listed in this book then what? Unfortunately no. The more herbs used in a formula the more difficult it becomes to balance their different properties. Each herb acts on its own as well as in relation to the other herbs. So it is actually preferable to use the smallest number of herbs possible in any medicinal formula.