Herbal Medicine from the Heart of the Earth is an herbal reference guide for the person who wants a textbook level education on herbal remedies. The writer of this book is the founder of Wise Woman Herbals who shares all her secrets with you. This 472 page book contains 3 books in one: A book on individual herbs and their use, using herbal formulas for common ailments, and making herbal products.
An encyclopedia of 190 Herbs to know, use in formulas and make into healing herbal remedies or products.
Learn to use herbs in herbal formulas or recipes for the most common health conditions.
Learn which part of each herb is used, how it tastes and smells, tendencies of the herb, actions of the herb, dose, active herbal constituents, contraindications, as well as information on interactions with drugs is included.
An introduction to herbal medicine product forms comparing the advantages and disadvantages of herbal tinctures, glycerites, capsules, salves, suppositories, steam inhalations, poultices, teas and many others.
Herbal Formulations and recipes include doses for most common ailments with explanations of why each herb is in the formula.
A detailed description of how to make the most common classifications of herbal products.
How to harvest and collect herbs. How to preserve herbs. How to make herbal extracts. How to make tinctures. How to make salves. How to make herbal oils. How to make poultices. How to make steam inhalations. How to make glycerites. How to make elixirs. How to make herbal baths. How to make herbal capsules. How to make herbal suppositories. Materia Medica of 190 herbs. Chart for harvesting. Chart for dosing. Chart for making tinctures. Chart for how long your tincture will last at a set dose. Dictionary of herbal properties and actions. Dictionary of herbal preparations. Scientific citations to support the information.
What respected herbal experts Rosemary Gladstar, Dr. Christiane Northrup, Dr. Jillian Stansbury, and Paul Bergner have to say about this wonderful book:
A wonderful guide for those new to herbs as well as an excellent formulary for those already skilled in herbalism. Sharol Tilgner has combined her triple skills of healing, farming and medicine making in her unique work with the plants.? ~Rosemary Gladstar, author, herbalist,founder of United Plant Savers.
Dr. Tilgner has written an impressive well”researched guide on the use of herbs that professionals and lay people alike will find very practical and informative. ~Christiane Northrup M.D.
This is an important text for the budding herbalist, and a handy reference for the experienced clinician. Dr. Tilgner has done an excellent job of pulling together a large amount of information and making it easy to access. A most valuable and useful addition to anyone’s herbal library. ~Jillian E. Stansbury N.D.
The greatest value of Herbal Medicine from the Heart of the Earth is that it will become a trusted reference book. It will quickly become your most trusted herbal source of information. ~ Paul Bergner, North American Institute of Medical Herbalism