The Herbal Apothecary

100 Medicinal Herbs and How to Use Them

By JJ Pursell

“A brilliant addition to any library.” —Rosemary Gladstar, herbalist and bestselling author

More and more people are exploring the healing possibilities of plant-based medicines, and health shops across the country now stock their shelves with natural remedies, but treatments can easily be made at home. The Herbal Apothecary profiles 100 of the most important medicinal plants with striking photographs and step-by-step instructions for making herbal teas, tinctures, compresses, and salves to treat everything from muscle strain to the common cold or anxiety. This holistic guide also includes advice for the home gardener on growing and foraging for medicinal plants.
 
Incorporating traditional wisdom and scientific information, The Herbal Apothecary provides an accessible and comprehensive introduction to plant-based medicine. With the guidance of naturopath JJ Pursell, herb enthusiasts can learn how to safely create their own remedies using plants they know and love.
 

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“Well researched and exceptionally well written, The Herbal Apothecary is a brilliant addition to any herbal library.” —Rosemary Gladstar, herbalist and author

“One of the most thorough and comprehensive works on medicinal plants and herbal healing. Without a doubt, this fine volume has made it onto my permanent bookshelf.” —Shawn Donnille, vice president and co-owner of Mountain Rose Herbs

“Anyone interested in alternative medicine and botanical curatives will find this handsome volume useful.” —Country Gardens

“Pursell aptly demonstrates the value in learning about these gifts from nature and understanding their use in pursuit of sustainable health. . . . will quickly become indispensible for understanding a neglected field that is ripe with great benefits.” —Publishers Weekly

“Kick a winter cold by reading up on the plant-based medicines in the new book The Herbal Apothecary.” —Sunset

“Required Reading. . . . Pursell describes 100 plants and herbs with medicinal properties as well as the ways naturopaths use them, where to find them, or how to grow them at home…a beginner’s guide to making herb blends, teas, cordials, capsules, and more, with plenty of recipes.” —Gardenista

“[a] lovely handbook. . . . the wealth of photographs widens its appeal to a larger community of plant lovers.” —Choice 

The Herbal Apothecary takes both modern science and traditional healing methods into account, providing techniques for making teas, tinctures, salves, and syrups aimed at alleviating colds, headaches, and other ailments.” —Modern Farmer

“I can’t recommend enough. But don’t take it from me—two of the biggest names in the medicinal herbs community, herbalist Rosemary Gladstar and Mountain Rose Herbs co-owner and vice president Shawn Donnille, have given their seals of approval to this book as a staple addition to your herbal library.” —Powell’s Books Blog

“This is a fantastic book—well researched, exceptionally written, and artfully compiled. In addition to all that, it is a joy for the eyes and hands! We love the beautiful, crisp photography and durable, satin pages this book offers for a delightful read.” —Beneficial Botanicals
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Number of pages
296
Publication date
December 30, 2015
ISBN
9781604696622