Modern Herbal Dispensatory

Modern Herbal Dispensatory

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This comprehensive, full-color guide provides detailed, easy-to-follow instructions for making and using approximately 250 herbal medicines at home, including practical tips and numerous effective formula developed and tested by the authors, both expert herbalists with years of experience.  Readers who appreciate the health-giving properties of herbal medicine but are discouraged by the high price of commercial products can now make their own preparations for a fraction of the cost.  The authors tell you everything you need to know about harvesting, preparing, and administering herbs in many different forms, including fresh, bulk dried herbs, capsules, extracts in water, alcohol, glycerin, vinegar and oil, and even preparations like essential oils and flower essence.  The book also covers topical applications of herbs as salves, lotions, poultices, tooth powders, ear drops, and more, and includes an extensive chapter on herbal hydrotherapy.