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by Shandor Weiss,Gaea Weiss

Collectible. First Wings Edition. 1992 Authors: Gaea and Shandor Weiss Publisher: Gramercy Wings 360 pages. Hardback with dust jacket.
Download Growing & Using the Healing Herbs epub
ISBN: 0517066505
ISBN13: 978-0517066508
Category: Fitness
Subcategory: Alternative Medicine
Author: Shandor Weiss,Gaea Weiss
Language: English
Publisher: Gramercy; First Wings Edition edition (March 8, 1992)
Pages: 360 pages
ePUB size: 1174 kb
FB2 size: 1147 kb
Rating: 4.5
Votes: 416
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Clearly written and informative. Good book. Have shared the book with friends.
Vey Good!
I Gave it as a gift and he absolutely loves it. Very educational to say the least.You would be surprised what actually works.
This book helped me very much in many ways. Including, but not limited to, Which herbs to pick, how to grow them, and how to treat them. In one word' informative'. Really great for the apprentice green thumb.
I use this book very often for learning how to grow and care for my herbs and also for finding them in the wild. It also has information about the use and preparation of various herbs for teas, poultices, salves and oils.
When one thinks of growing and using “herbs” probably more often than not one thinks of someone who has dreads, wears sandals even in blizzards, and listens to a lot of Bob Marley that makes their black lights pulse. Or, one may conjure up some crazy aunt who goes out into the woods and digs up some muddy roots to strap to a bleeding injury. Weiss and Weiss’s book is more reminiscent of the second kind of herbal enthusiast in all its black-and-white illustrated, 80s, archaic-font glory. The book begins with a description of a garden, sounding downright Edenic, with all sorts of funny-named herbs growing in what sounds like cultivated and semiwild harmony. As the book progresses, they discuss traditional Eastern and Western medical traditions. The crown of the book is chapter four, which contains 177 pages of illustrated examples of 60 herbs that are commonly used in both Western and Eastern medical traditions, describing how to grow them, where to find them, what conditions are ideal for their cultivation, and what they are used for, as well as some folk ideas about the plants. The next chapters discuss more in detail the cultivation side, and how to extract the best uses from the herbs. Following those chapters are a glossary, index, and a list of growers who can distribute seeds and cuttings of the herbs discussed in the book. In its opening pages, the book admonishes the reader to not be stupid about the knowledge the book contains, stating: “this book is meant to be educational in nature and is in no way meant to be used for self-treatment or self-diagnosis…and we urge that all potentially serious health problems be managed by a physician.” The text is somewhat pedantic, with enthusiastic information given about various medical traditions and uses, as well as possibly reluctant nods to scientific research into certain herbs to either prove or deny the efficacy of the believed benefits. The information is interesting and informative.
Covering not only a wide variety of herbs but some trees and shrubs as well, this book contains easy to follow instructions for successful growing. Just as important it tells you how to properly harvest so that the plant is not harmed and how to dry so that the essential qualities are not lost.

It also includes sections on the eastern and western use of herbs in healing, creating your garden, and an unfortunately too small area on making tinctures, lotions, salves and the like. The only other thing that I would have found helpful is a cross reference on ailments as it takes some time to find the right herb for the problem. But that is only because there is so much good information to sort through.
The book Growing and Using Healing Herbs is a good book to corespond with the book A Century of Spells by: Draja Mickahavik. If you are in to the Craft and spiritulality of nature and it's healing powers, I really thing that you will like these books. Growing and Using Healing Herbs tells you how to grow the herbs and A Century of Spells tells you how to use them to enrich your life by bring you closer to God and it will open new doors that have never been seen.