Author(s): J. J. Pursell
Plant-based medicines offer many healing possibilities for the body, mind, and spirit. In this holistic guide, naturopath J. J. Pursell provides an accessible and comprehensive introduction to medicinal plants, explaining how they work and how to use them safely. Incorporating traditional wisdom and scientific information, The Herbal Apothecary includes advice on growing and foraging for healing plants and recommendations for plant-based formulations to fight common ailments, like muscle strain, anxiety, and insomnia. Step-by-step instructions show you how to make your own teas, salves, capsules, tinctures, and other essential herbal remedies. Whether you want to treat a wound or fight the common cold, taking charge of your health and well-being begins here.
A comprehensive and practical reference to using medicinal herbs for natural healing from JJ Pursell, the founder of The Herb Shopper and one of the leading names in the fields of herbalism and naturopathy.
Well researched and exceptionally well written, "The Herbal Apothecary" is a brilliant addition to any herbal library. --Rosemary Gladstar, herbalist and author One of the most thorough and comprehensive works on medicinal plants and herbal healing. Without a doubt, this fine volume has made it onto my permanent bookshelf. ---Shawn Donnille, vice president and co-owner, Mountain Rose Herbs " Pursell aptly demonstrates the value in learning about these gifts from nature and understanding their use in pursuit of sustainable health . . . [the book] will quickly become indispensible for understanding a neglected field that is ripe with great benefits. --"Publishers Weekly ""