The Handmade Apothecary: Healing Herbal Remedies (Hardcover)
Take a truly holistic approach to healing with this all-encompassing beginner's guide to herbal medicine. Did you know that daisies infused in oil could reduce bruises? That roses can relieve grieving and anxiety? Or that elderflower cordial can bring down a temperature? Handmade Apothecary is a fount of fascinating information about herbs and how each one works to improve your health and well-being. There's an introduction to each of the body's systems, from nervous to respiratory; advice on which herbs work best as treatments, and plenty of tips and time-tested recipes for vinegars, balms, oils, tinctures, creams, lotions, and syrups--so you can easily create your own herbal health kit.
Vicky Chown practices as a medical herbalist in London. She worked at Neal's Yard Remedies for six years providing natural health and beauty advice. Kim Walker works in environmental education and historical plant research, and is a researcher at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Vicky and Kim met five years ago while studying Herbal Medicine at Westminster University. They wrote Handmade Apothecary to share with others their passion for the natural power of plants.