The use of herbs for medicinal purposes is not new, it goes as far back as man’s origin. In Chinese medicine, herbs have been used for more than 2500 centuries in a very sophisticated system of healing. Ayurveda medicine has been using herbs for more than 5000 years for health and healing. More than 2000 years ago, Hippocrates coined the phrase ” Let food be thy medicine”, and today, I think we understand what these powerful words imply. But with more people taking control of their health, herbal medicines have exploded into the 21st century. That’s a huge leap considering just a few decades ago, people were skeptical about herbal medicines.
Over the years herbal traditions evolved and were passed down from generation to generation. And people have developed a system for herbal usage explaining the hows, whens, and whys for specific herbs. Without these systems, it would be impossible to glean how to use herbs for our health, our healing and our overall benefit. Not to be ignored are the safety issues — a few serious mishaps have happened, but when compared to the side effects and deaths caused by pharmaceuticals, herbal medicine has an admiral safety record. The key is to get informed information from those who know about herbal usage, and I have two new books that will assist those interested.
The New Healing Herbs
The Essential Guide to More Than 130 of Nature’s Most Potent Herbal Remedies
Before conventional medicine became the norm, people used the herbs from nature’s medicine cabinet to cure nearly every health concern under the sun. When compared to prescription drugs, herbal healing is both safer and more cost effective. It’s why The New Healing Herbs has sold thousands of copies and continues to sell hundreds every year.
In this fourth edition of The New Healing Herbs by Michael Castleman, readers will access the latest, most up-to-date information about herbal remedies from cures to nausea, the common cold, diabetes, cancer, and beyond. Also included are four new herbs, the results of Castleman’s endless research and dedication to holistic healing. Fans will be thrilled to have the latest edition of this classic text.
Alchemy of Herbs
Transform Everyday Ingredients into Foods and Remedies That Heal
Did you know there’s a powerful herbal medicine chest in your kitchen?
Imagine being prepared for that next cold, scrape, headache, digestive issue, stressful day, or sleepless night with simple ingredients from your cupboard. Instead of pills, reach for:
Cinnamon Tea to soothe your throat . . . Garlic Hummus to support your immune system . . . Ginger Lemon Tea for cold and flu symptoms . . . Cayenne Salve to relieve sore muscles . . . Cardamom Chocolate Mousse Cake for heart health . . . A glass of Spiced Cold Brew Coffee as a powerful antioxidant . . .
Alchemy of Herbs will show you how to transform common ingredients into foods and remedies that heal. What were once everyday flavorings will become your personal kitchen apothecary. While using herbs can often seem complicated or costly, this book offers a way to learn that’s as simple and inexpensive as cooking dinner.
With the guidance of herbalist Rosalee de la Foret, you’ll understand how to match the properties of each plant to your own unique needs, for a truly personalized approach to health for you and your family. In addition to offering dozens of inspiring recipes, Rosalee examines the history and modern-day use of 29 popular herbs, supporting their healing properties with both scientific studies and in-depth research into herbal energetics.
Grow your knowledge of healing herbs and spices and start using nature’s pharmacy to feed, heal, and nurture your whole family!