Herbal Library on a Budget

Herbal Library on a Budget @ Common Sense Homesteading

Most of my long time readers know I have a thing for plants.  I garden, I wildcraft (use weeds for food and medicine) and I experiment with herbal remedies and essential oils.  Like most subjects, the more I learn, the more I realize I’ve barely scratched the surface of what there is to know.  As such, I am always looking to add to my herbal library to expand my knowledge base.  It was great to see several herb related titles in the Extreme Health Library sale, including books on tree and rose medicine, which I have not yet had an opportunity to study.  Roses always remind me of my mother and grandmother, as they both had large patches of fragrant heirloom roses in their yards – which I have transplanted to my yard.  :-)  (That’s on of my roses on the lower right of the image above.)

Practical Herbs

Practical Herbs by Henriette Kress

Practical Herbs by herbalist Henriette Kress will help you grow herbs in your own garden, harvest them from the wild, and store them after harvest. You will learn the process for brewing herbal teas, vinegars, syrups, and tinctures and using them to relieve common ailments. Learn how to create a uniformly consistent herbal tincture in your own kitchen and how to use “flopped” herbal vinegars to clean a tough spot in your kitchen or bath. (150 pages; PDF format; $9.50)

tree medicine

Introduction to Tree Medicines by Darcey Blue French

Introduction to Tree Medicines by Darcey Blue French is a perfect complement to any wellness or foraging toolkit. If you are surrounded by pines, cherry, alder, walnut and other trees you will learn a great deal about harvesting leaves, needles, bark, and resins to use to improve respiratory health, digestion, stress and anxiety, and heal wounds. Darcey describes how to harvest and prepare oils, balms, teas and elixirs to integrate into your health regimen. With the perspective that the Earth is a sacred and living being, this 38-page book is a great introduction to trees as medicine. (38 pages; PDF format; $19.99)

Cold and Flu Remedies

Herbal Remedies for Children During the Cold and Flu Season by Rosalee de la Forêt

Herbal Remedies for Children by Rosalee de la Forêt is designed to provide you with expert advice on using herbal remedies to get through the cold and flu season. It includes information on fevers, coughs, sore throats, congestion, teething, and more. When do you use elderberry? What about elderflower? How much do you give your children? You will be walked through options for children of all ages (and even adults) in this 88 page book. (88 pages; PDF format; $20)

Mother's Herbal

Mother’s Little Herbal Helper And Home Remedies by Natalie Vickery

Mother’s Little Herbal Helper And Home Remedies by herbalist Natalie Vickery is a home herbal toolkit for reducing symptoms of many ailments — cold and flu, headaches, fungal infections, allergies, arthritis, bites, stings, burns, coughs, congestion, and more. How many times have you wished you could just make it through allergy season or an arthritis flare up with far less suffering? This is where herbal remedies shine. Natalie will introduce you to the different ways to prepare herbs and the types of herbs you use to remedy common ailments. Read it closely and build the custom herbal toolkit you need for your own household. (116 pages; PDF format; $12.50)

Rose Remedy

Of Thorn and Petal: The Remedy in the Rose by Kiva Rose

Kiva Rose, Folk Herbalist, shares Of Thorn and Petal: The Remedy in the Rose, 50 pages of monographs, recipes, case studies etc., focused around Rosa spp. Kiva explains the healing properties of the rose. The anti-inflammatory benefits of wild rose have been forgotten by our Western minds. However, traditional herbalists know that wild rose can soothe burns, infections, and pain quickly. Kiva teaches how to use roses, from petals to leaves to rose hips. For instance, rose hips, rich with phytonutrients and anti-oxidants, are a tonic for weak kidneys and adrenals. Kiva’s book covers a myriad of digestive disorders which can be supported with traditional rose medicines. Oils, vinegars, and poultices of rose and their uses are explained. Meet the rose, which brings calm and balance, through recipes, instructions and photos. (50 pages; PDF format; $9.99)

Mother Wisdom

Listen to the Ancient Mother Wisdom by Kimberly Crail

Wise Woman herbalist and educator, Kimberly Cedar Cat, shares Listen to the Ancient Mother Wisdom – Universal Healthcare Brought To You By … The Universe! Learn the language of plants, healing with the “Green Elixir Sisters”, and advice for cold & flu prevention. Cedar Cat’s book teaches you the 5 herbs that can revitalize your life when used on a daily basis and can resolve most health problems You will be empowered to use herbal allies which are not complicated or expensive. (23 pages; PDF format; $10)

Numen

Numen: The Healing Power of Plants A Resource Guide

Have you wanted to learn to make your own herbal medicines? Numen: The Healing Power of Plants – A Resource Guide was contributed by community herbalists to promote the amazing power of plants to heal. This 37-page ebook covers harvesting herbs to medicine-making, and suggests remedies to have on hand. Fevers, digestion, anxiety, depression, and creating an herbal first aid kit are discussed. How to make medicinal teas, tinctures, infused oils, and salves are explained. Dosing charts, recommended books, gardening resources, and bulk suppliers are included in this information-packed introduction to the documentary film Numen. (37 pages; PDF format; $12)

These seven books are just some of the unique and useful products in the 53 item Extreme Health Library.  If you would like to purchase the Extreme Health Library, click on the image above or the link below. I do earn an affiliate fee for the sales from my site. (Thank you!)  The sale runs only through March 7th, 2013.  After that these products will be available at full cost through the authors websites.

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