6 Responses to The Herbal Home Remedy Book: Simple Recipes for Tinctures, Teas, Salves, Tonics, and Syrups (Herbal Body)

  1. Ana Hotaling "saotomeranchan"
    Ana Hotaling "saotomeranchan" May 31, 2011 at 7:43 am | | Reply
    22 of 22 people found the following review helpful:
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Great for the budding herbalist, April 6, 2003
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    Ana Hotaling “saotomeranchan” (Ann Arbor, MI United States) –
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    This review is from: The Herbal Home Remedy Book: Simple Recipes for Tinctures, Teas, Salves, Tonics, and Syrups (Herbal Body) (Paperback)

    I purchased this book hoping that it would guide me in the creation of herbal remedies — I’d always had a culinary herb garden and wanted to expland my horizons. I wasn’t disappointed — there were many simple recipes for decoctions, poultices, and other non-culinary herb uses. However, some — okay, many! — of the descriptions and instructions were beyond what the simple practicioner or budding herbalist could understand. In the end, I just use the recipes I’ve marked and ignore the rest of the book.

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  2. Melissa Gentile
    Melissa Gentile May 31, 2011 at 8:30 am | | Reply
    21 of 21 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Excellent beginner’s guide to the world of herbal medicine, May 9, 1998
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    This review is from: The Herbal Home Remedy Book: Simple Recipes for Tinctures, Teas, Salves, Tonics, and Syrups (Herbal Body) (Paperback)

    This book is written in a humorous, easy to understand and concise format. It is an great way for someone who has never studied herbal medicine before to dip their toes in the water. Ms. Wardwell is very clear about the dangers of using certain herbs. It also has wonderful guidelines on learning how to identify the different types of plants and herbs you’ll be using. Ms. Wardwell also includes several recipes for various tinctures, teas, wines and vinegars to be used. She also offers interesting stories explaining the folklore behind certain plants as well. I can’t recommend this book highly enough to any student of herbalism whether beginner or advanced.

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  3. Anonymous
    Anonymous May 31, 2011 at 8:45 am | | Reply
    24 of 26 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    The Art of Simpling…, November 27, 2002
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    Melissa Gentile (Massachusetts, USA) –
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    This review is from: The Herbal Home Remedy Book: Simple Recipes for Tinctures, Teas, Salves, Tonics, and Syrups (Herbal Body) (Paperback)

    Simpling refers to a method of learning herbalism. Choose an herb and explore every facet of it – leaves, petals roots, uses, dangers – inside and out. When you finally “know” that, then and only then, choose a second herb to get to know. This book is an amazing primer for beginners to herbalism. I chafed its simplicity at first, “More herbs! Its too basic!”, until I really began to learn my first herb, catnip. Then I realized how silly I’d been and how very much there was to learn. This book is a bible for beginners!

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  4. Leslie Postin
    Leslie Postin May 31, 2011 at 9:30 am | | Reply
    5 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Comfrey Cottages go to herb book!, August 19, 2010
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    Leslie Postin (canton, il United States) –

    This review is from: Making Herbal Remedies (Herbology At Home Series) (Paperback)

    Anke says that she considers herbology an amateur interest whereas herbalism is a professional pursuit. I was glad to hear someone else make the same differention as I do! I always consider myself an herbologist, one who studies herbs and no way would I be ready to consider myself an herbalist, if ever! But as Anke says, just because we consider herbology for amateurs does not mean it is any less effective or important! What Anke does say it represents is a continuation of an ancient tradition whereby herb lore is practiced by everyday people in everyday situations! Now that was truly speaking to me folks! Anke’s aim is to help guide everyone in taking back our heritage of herbal medicine and passing it on to future generations!

    The book is very well written and easy to read with clear instruction for making internal and external remedies. There are sections on infused oils, creams, first aid, children, tinctures, food as medicine and many others. Each is very helpful ready reference when you are making your own remedies at home. What I consider very useful is the fact I finally have a book in my home library that is so easy, and fast to use. Let’s just say you have gathered some St. John’s Wort and you can’t remember right away how to infuse it in oil or fresh tincture it, just grab this book and you can immediately find the sections of the book to help! A ready reference with sound advice right at my fingertips! I am in love!

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  5. Dylan M. Nash
    Dylan M. Nash May 31, 2011 at 9:52 am | | Reply
    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Excellent First Look, August 7, 2010
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    Dylan M. Nash
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    This is a very good first look at herbal medicine. The ratios in this book are quite precise and I actually use them in my own herbal medicines.

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  6. Tammy Beerens
    Tammy Beerens May 31, 2011 at 10:00 am | | Reply
    1 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
    2.0 out of 5 stars
    This was not much more than a pamphlet. Way too much money for the content. You can print most of this info off the internet., February 3, 2011
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    Tammy Beerens
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    This review is from: Making Herbal Remedies (Herbology At Home Series) (Paperback)

    This was not much more than a pamphlet. Way too much money for the content. You can print most of this info off the internet.

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