Tag Archives: Herbals

HERBAL MEDICINE BOOKS WORTH THE INVESTMENT

Books are an invaluable resource for the home herbalist, and growing your home library over time is always a great idea. Having at least three herbal books or resources available is absolutely necessary when studying plants and creating a materia medica. Still, there are so many fantastic books available – where should you begin? Here are 6 herbal medicine books that we think are worth

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Imhotep and the “Stinking Ones” of the Nile

In 1874, in the Valley of the Tombs near Luxor, the German Egyptologist Georg Ebers discovered the world’s oldest surviving medical text, a 65-foot papyrus dating from shortly after the time of Joseph, around 1500 B.C. The Ebers Papyrus listed 876 herbal formulas from more than 500 plants, including aloe, caraway, cardamom, castor, chamomile, cinnamon, coriander, fennel, fenugreek, garlic, gentian, ginger, juniper,

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A Broadcast Circa 1930 on Growing & Using Herbs by Mrs. Maude Grieve

The cottager and smallholder in this country greatly neglect either to grow or collect herbs. You, as a thrifty housewife, often do not realise how much they can be used in preparing appetising meals or in saving the doctor’s bills by making simple medicines from the herbs and so called weeds which often abound in your back garden. Now first

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Herb Day!

Herb Day is always on the first Saturday of May. HerbDay 2016 Set for May 7th! The 11th annual HerbDay will take place Saturday, May 7, 2016. HerbDay is an international celebration of herbs and herbal products that are packed with events aimed at educating and sharing ideas about the many ways herbs bring joy and well-being into our daily lives.

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‘Elk Root’

Echinacea angustifolia was used extensively by the North American Plains Indians for general medical purposes. In the mid-19th and early 20th centuries, Echinacea was used for treating infection with anthrax, snakebites and also as a pain reliever. In the late 1920’s and early 1930’s Echinacea became extremely popular in Europe and North America as a herbal medication. Echinacea was first

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