"If herbs weren't effective medicine, wouldn't a species intelligent enough to put a man on the moon have discarded them a long time ago?" - Rosemary Gladstar
Rosemary Gladstar's Family Herbal: A Guide to Living Life with Energy, Health, and Vitality is a complete, holistic approach to well-being through herbal remedies, promotes energy, health and vitality at every stage of life.
Rosemary Gladstar focuses on the simple things in life - eating well, exercising, sleeping soundly, and using herbs every day.
Boost your immune system, soothe your tired eyes, moisturize your skin, or go to sleep easily - whatever you need, Rosemary Gladstar's simple, time tested, effective herbal remedies work.
Her herbal apothecary is an A - Z guide to herbs, their characteristics and uses, along with safety precautions, dosage information, and when to seek medical advice.
This indipensible family herbal reference is a compilation of all the slim volumes on herbal healing published over the years by Rosemary Gladstar.
By the way, this isn't one of those books that you can pick up used on ebay (maybe rarely). People who own this book don't let it out of their sight! It's worth every penny of the full, new, retail price - in fact, it's one of the best bargains around.
In Chapter 1, Eco-Logical Herbalism, Rosemary Gladstone says, "I wanted to creat a guide to sustainable herbal medicine for the entire family. My hope is that this book will be used and cherished, the pages dog-eared and the cover crackled with time, and just as important, that it will bring to the forefront of our consciousness the idea that our health is integrally linked to that of the world around us."
Rosemary Gladstar has dedicated her life to the pursuit and practice of herbal knowledge, which she gives generously to others in her Family Herbal.
In her own words, "What I know about herbs is shared information, passed down to me sometimes from people I know well and often from people who lived hundreds of years before me. It is our collective treasury, our birthright, and it is meant to be freely shared"
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