“A balanced, basic introduction to creating herbal medicines; recommended.”—Library Journal
“Inspirational. This book is an excellent start for someone who is just beginning to use herbs. Beautifully produced on cream paper with soft green illustrations, it makes herbs and their remedies both accessible and appealing and encourages you to respect the lore of generations by passing on what you learn.”—Juno magazine (UK)
“Written in the warm open style of the best of the herb classics, The Essential Herbal for Natural Health embraces the art of kitchen and backyard medicine and anchors it firmly to hearth and home. An eminently practical guidebook filled with Holly’s favorite herbal recipes, healthful hints, and practical suggestions, The Essential Herbal is also an inspiring and powerful treatise on this ancient healing tradition.”—Rosemary Gladstar, author of Rosemary Gladstar’s Family Herbal
“A treasure trove of simple recipes and ideas for healthy living for the whole family. Holly’s love of the natural world and of the healing power of the plants around her is contagious! It will undoubtedly inspire readers in their own backyard herbalism adventures.”—Amanda Blake Soule, author of The Rhythm of Family
“A fascinating compendium of herbal formulas for every common problem, from cradle cap to athlete’s foot. Something for everyone here.”—Susun Weed, author of the Wise Woman Herbal series
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