The herbal medicine-makers' handbook : a home manual by James Green

By James Green

THE natural MEDICINE-MAKER'¬?S guide is an interesting compilation of traditional domestic treatments written through one of many nice herbalists, James eco-friendly, writer of the best-selling THE MALE natural. Writing in a delightfully own and down-home kind, eco-friendly emphasizes the purpose that natural medicine-making is prime to each tradition on this planet and is offered to everybody. So, first head into the backyard and discover ways to harvest your personal herbs, after which head into your kitchen and whip up a batch of raspberry cough syrup, or even a soothing elixir to erase the day-by-day stresses of contemporary lifestyles.

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Plant spirits will respond likewise. They are highly conscious. They are of the same spiritual essence we are. They adore us, and they communicate this to us with every vibration of their pure positive energy. Plants are responsive allies and trustworthy companions, and when we ask them to make medicine with us, we will do well to approach them with mutual regard, care, and intelligence. Herbal medicine-making is the dynamic synapse that lays the roadway between harvesting plants and consuming plant preparations.

These are merely my means to an end; there are innumerable other ways to woo plant spirit. Seduction is a highly personal adventure. Ritual is a partner helping create the energy of a dance; you are the drummer. I’d like to slip a note in here to readers who live in cities’ densely populated neighborhoods or other areas where intentional gardens are not apparent and open spaces are often inaccessible. Plant spirit resides in each and every plant. Regardless of the size of the metropolis you inhabit or the thickness of its concrete complexion, you can spot wild plants growing throughout its brittle surface.

When one applies it to the group of herbs selected for our CSHS list of thirty herbs, it can be seen that the actions we felt were essential are well represented. I will review this for you in the following section. Along with this, I will include a brief discussion of the actions of each of the thirty (+5) herbs and the fungus; I will also suggest the most e ective vehicles for administering them by using infusion, decoction, tincture (and glycerite), oil infusion, salve, syrup, lotion, poultice, fomentation, and bolus/suppository.

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