Popular author and healing practitioner Nancy Arrowsmith takes readers on a fascinating in-depth exploration of the herbal arts. Arrowsmith's friendly voice and vast knowledge of herbal applications, history, and folklore shine through in this herbalism reference work.
As entertaining as it is practical, this comprehensive illustrated herb guide covers everything from herb gathering prayers and charms to signatures for fifty powerful herbs. Each herb is described in detail, with tips on growing, gathering, drying, and storing these marvelous plants, as well as their culinary virtues, cosmetic properties, medicinal merits, veterinary values, and household applications.
Along with thought-provoking bits of folk history and literary and spiritual references to herbs and nature, this directory includes step-by-step instructions on cooking with herbs and preparing herbal remedies, as well as gardening hints and seed-saving tips.
Tiger Lily. Magnolia. Passion Flower. Lotus. Tulip. Which are you? What are the characteristics that the rose might bring to your life? Is it really so awful that the Scorpio you know and love is a cactus flower—or does "occasionally prickly" capture him or her perfectly?
Every Witch needs a little corner of the world to tend. Deepen your connection to the earth and watch your magickal skills blossom. Ellen Dugan presents a variety of ways to honor and work with the plant kingdom in this charming hands-on guide to green magick and spirituality.
This is a beautifully done crystal book with a slightly different slant on things since it was published in Germany. The addition of fragrance and herb sections make it especially unique. It's a great addition to one's crystal library.
An eloquent and engaging account of the use of herbal medicine from prehistoric times to the present. Newly revised to include the latest developments in the field of herbal medicine, this classic bestseller presents a fascinating account of the ideas that have shaped the course of medicine and pharmacology in the Western world.
Growing Extraordinary Marijuana is a concise, simple and affordable guide to both ancient and modern methods of cultivating marijuana. Gottlieb's focus is on the traditional techniques used by ganja farmers of India and Oaxaca. Mexico as well as modern techniques such as hydroponics and genetic alterations. This underground classic from the 70s has been rewritten and repackaged with new illustrations.
"Whether it s medical marijuana (cannabis indica) or recreational marijuana (cannabis sativa), a grower needs clear information and helpful tips presented in a straightforward way. Medical marijuana must be free of contaminants, which could prove harmful to patients using it, and so it s usually grown indoors where the environment can be controlled. Temperature and humidity need to be carefully monitored, and the grower must watch out for and get rid of any insects, moulds, or fungi through the use of air filters and positive ventilation. Sound complicated? Not if you follow Jay Carter Brown s instructions. With Growing Marijuana Indoors: A Foolproof Guide, growers will learn to breed a variety of plants that can be ingested easily or smoked with a minimum of coughing and which yield a soothing body high. "
Noted healer Ted Andrews believes it is our unbalanced or blocked emotions, attitudes, and thoughts that deplete our natural physical energies and make us more susceptible to illness. "The Healer''s Manual" shows specific ways-involving color, sound, fragrance, herbs, and gemstones-to restore the natural flow of energy. Use the simple techniques in this book to activate healing, alleviate aches and pains, and become the healthy person you''re meant to be.
Breakthrough scientific research is finding that spices-even more than herbs, fruits, and vegetables-are loaded with antioxidants and other unique health-enhancing compounds. Studies of dietary patterns around the world confirm that spice-consuming populations have the lowest incidence of such life-threatening illnesses as heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and Alzheimer's.
Herbs have been used for medicine, magic, and ritual for centuries. The ancient arts of Herbal Alchemy and Herbal Magick combine an understanding of the healing and energizing effects of herbs (roots, leaves, flowers, resins and essential oils) with an understanding of the cycles of the natural world—the astrological movement of the stars and planets, and the cycles of the earth’s seasons.
Take control of your health with herbal antivirals. As traditional medications become less effective against today’s potent and aggressive viruses, natural alternatives are proving capable of fighting off many common viral threats. Stephen Harrod Buhner offers in-depth instructions on how to prepare and use herbal formulations to prevent and treat infections such as SARS, influenza, and encephalitis. These natural remedies will fight off disease and strengthen your immune system, keeping your family healthy and happy.