Dig into the world of herbal medicine with this complete guide to cultivating and harvesting plants with healing properties. For thousands of years, people have been using herbs to speed the healing of wounds, soothe skin irritations, calm uneasy stomachs, and ward off illnesses. Here you’ll learn the basics of gardening these herbs in your own backyard—or on your porch or windowsill—and cultivating them for better health and wellbeing.
You’ll also find inspiring stories, medicine-making instructions, and recipes for your home medicine chest. Known to boost immunity, reduce blood pressure, aid digestion, and relieve arthritis among other medicinal properties, powerful plants such as garlic, Echinacea, yarrow, elderflower, mint, elecampane, and many more are included in this illustrated guide.
Healing Herbs includes instructions for:
Recipes for salves, lotions, and poultices