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Infuse your home with herbal happiness using this book of ethical, empowering and eco-friendly botanical recipes. Whether you live in a small apartment, in a boat or a van, or in a spacious family abode, a home is a sanctuary that provides us with the space to unwind, recuperate, and look after ourselves. This inspiring vegan and cruelty-free guide teaches you how you can nurture and take pride in your home and self-care routine by creating your own, botanical products, all while protecting the earth. Say no to toxins, and hello to herbal alternatives! Packed with over 180 non-toxic home cleaning and happiness enhancing recipes, this eco-conscious book is a sustainable, soothing tonic for planet conscious home lovers everywhere. Recipes include eco-friendly laundry and home cleaning products, charms to cleanse the home of bad energy, and miscellaneous oddities such as boot cleaner, harm-free herbal mouse deterrent, and eco sudsy car soap! By sourcing and mixing your own heavenly, herby lotions and potions, you enable yourself to become more present in everyday tasks, to put more love into what you are doing, and to make the process of looking after your home less onerous, and more mindful. So boost your mood, love our planet, and take pride in nourishing your home and soul with this beautiful book of botanical bounties.
Plants, Essential Oils and Aromatherapy as Natural RemediesThe Herbal Healing Handbook is a spiritual guidebook for using plants, essential oils, aromatherapy, and other natural elements to treat ailments and help prevent illness. Heal the natural way. In her latest work, bestselling author Cerridwen Greenleaf shares the healing power of plants, roots, herbs, essential oils, aromatherapy, and all things natural remedies. If you are tired of automatically turning to chemical treatments, or just want to have more plant-based care options, The Herbal Healing Handbook is the book for you. It is a must have for those seeking health solutions that work from Mother Earth. Draw upon ancient knowledge. While health care debates rage all around us, one way to take good care of yourself and your loved ones is with the kitchen cabinet cures in this book. When our great grandmothers and the elders who came before us needed to attend to the cuts, bruises, colds, flu's, fevers and other illnesses their family suffered, they didn't have a corner drugstore. Instead these wise women relied on simple wisdom, common sense, and pantries well stocked with herbal remedies. These preparations were made from plants that grew in the kitchen garden or wild weeds gathered outside. The Herbal Healing Handbook combines the wisdom of our elders with a modern kitchen herbalist's sensibility. In The Herbal Healing Handbook you will: Learn about natural remedies that you can make yourself Treat inflammation and pain Build energy Improve your attitude and mindset Gain key knowledge about plants, roots, essential oils and aromatherapy If you enjoyed natural medicinal books like The Healing Power of Essential Oils, Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine, or The Green Witch, you'll love The Herbal Healing Handbook.
Nicholas Culpeper's The English Physitian: or an Astrologo-physical Discourse of the Vulgar Herbs of This Nation is more commonly known as Culpeper's Complete Herbal. It was first printed in September 1653 (Culpeper died in January 1654) and immediately became a classic reference that is as fascinating today as it was over 350 years ago. Breverton's Complete Herbal is a reworking of Culpeper's classic text for a modern day audience. Arranged alphabetically, this book describes over 250 herbs and spices as well as feature entries on scented herb/medicinal gardens, the great herbalists and New World Herbs not included in Culpepper's original text. Each entry provides a description of the herb: its appearance and botanical features, a brief history of its uses in medicine, dyeing and cuisine to bizarre remedies and concoctions designed to get rid of all manner of real and imaginary ailements. As informative as it is entertaining, this incredibly diverse compendium contains just about everything you'll ever need to know about the properties and provenance of herbs and spices of the world. From amara dulcis to yarrow, all-heal to viper's bugloss, Breverton's Complete Herbal is a modern day treasury of over 250 herbs and their uses.
From author Laurie Wolf, the Martha Stewart of marijuana edibles (New Yorker), comes a beautifully packaged and informative guide to living a holistic CBD and marijuana lifestyle. The Cannabis Apothecary will teach readers the best ways to buy, prepare, and safely use THC and CBD for maximum benefits to your body, mind, home, and spirit. Featuring recipes for brownies and body balms, mushroom tarts and massage oils, The Cannabis Apothecary offers readers a guide to improving health and wellness by harnessing the natural powers of marijuana. From celebrated cookbook author Laurie Wolf, creator of the absolute best cannabis brownie recipe of all time (Leafly), The Cannabis Apothecary charts a path through the history of this amazing plant, from early cultivation to the latest in cutting edge research, showing readers how to maximize the benefits of living an immersive marijuana lifestyle. With stops at a growing farm in Oregon and an elevated yoga class in Massachusetts, The Cannabis Apothecary will teach readers: * How cannabis works with the body's endocannabinoid system, and how to prepare and control dosage * How to safely acquire, consume, and store cannabis in order to treat a host of medical issues, ranging from epilepsy and insomnia to nausea and anxiety * The distinct flavor profiles of cannabis strains, and how to pair them with ingredients when cooking and entertaining * How to mix compound THC butters and oils for use in the kitchen or the bedroom * How to extract CBD and THC to make topical lotions that relieve arthritis pain, sore muscles, sprains and strains * How to use homemade CBD bath balms to increase relaxation and promote deeper sleep Including information on how to grow your own cannabis, and offering 20 recipes for sweet and savory foods and home-made beauty products, The Cannabis Apothecary is an essential guide to everything marijuana has to offer.
Everything you need to know to use cannabinoids safely and effectively for better health and healing of a wide range of conditions * Explains the biochemistry of cannabinoids and shows how they interact with the human body * Offers a complete discussion of safe use, possible side effects, contraindications, and precautions, including during pregnancy and chemotherapy * Explores the use of CBD to treat seizures, anxiety, muscular disorders, and psychotic states and the use of THC to treat schizophrenia, Alzheimer's, ADHD, Tourette's, Parkinson's, depression, COPD, and chronic pain, among many other physical, neurological, and emotional conditions In this authoritative yet practical guide to the healing properties of cannabis and cannabinoids such as THC and CBD, Franjo Grotenhermen, M.D., explores how to use these substances to treat a wide range of physical and emotional conditions. Dr. Grotenhermen first examines the history of marijuana as medicine, including its important role in U.S. medical practice during the 19th century. He explains the biochemistry of cannabinoids and shows how they interact with the human body, including a look at cannabinoid receptors and how cannabinoids occur naturally in the body. The author then draws on his years of experience legally treating patients in Germany as well as numerous research studies and tests to provide an in-depth guide to the many healing applications for cannabis and its derivatives. The therapeutic applications covered include the use of CBD to treat seizures, epilepsy, anxiety, several forms of cancer, muscular disorders, and psychotic states and the use of THC to treat schizophrenia, Alzheimer's, ADHD, Tourette's, Parkinson's, impotence, depression, lupus, COPD, and chronic pain, among many other physical, neurological, and emotional conditions. The author examines the various cannabis-derived medications available, such as Cannabinol, Dronabinol, and Marinol, and the main methods of administering cannabis. He offers a complete discussion of safe use, possible side effects, contraindications, and precautions (including during pregnancy and chemotherapy), alongside research data that confirms cannabis as one of the least toxic substances in existence. Written by a practicing physician, this guide provides everything you need to know to use cannabinoids safely and effectively for health and healing.
A comprehensive guide to using over forty medicinal herbs as flower essences. David Dalton has been researching the characteristics of flowers and the healing powers of their essences for many years. In this book, each flower is delicately illustrated and its features described, before exploring the types of health conditions and human personalities for which its essence might be a suitable remedy. It includes well-tested preparation and dosage instructions. Supplemented with inspiring quotes and thoughts throughout the text, this book is a treasure-trove of natural healing. It will be a valuable guide for those new to flower essences and an essential reference for herbalists who want to deepen their knowledge.
'As a child, I just knew which plant to pick up and hold to my head for a headache to go away. Once I heard about the concept of a 'doctrine of signatures', I would just stand silently, in awe of nature talking to me, talking and talking in her silent, direct speech. The book of nature seemed so obviously spelled out, and in oddest contrast to what I learned in medical school. My professors seemed never to have heard of nature being vibrant and alive and brimming with patterns of energy that are right there for us to understand and use... This direct and primordial experience of being part of nature's omnipresent, cyclic course taught me more in the realm of no-words than any university ever could have.' -- Julia Graves During the Middle Ages, communicating with nature was called the 'doctrine of signatures', and it was an important part of the work of traditional healers and herbalists. The Language of Plants covers all aspects of the doctrine of signatures in an easily accessible format, so that everyone, whether nature lovers or healers, can learn to read the language of plants in connection with healing.