A Magical Year of Plant Remedies
A beautifully illustrated guide to providing safe herbal remedies for common health conditions, while restoring our comforting connection to the year’s natural rhythm. Amongst the alluring recipes are Menopause Tea, Horse Chestnut Gel and Brain Spice Condiments, and chapters include Nourishing Your Adrenals, Herbs for the Heart and Muscles and Joints.
There is nothing as magical as picking a weed from under a hedge, brewing it in the cauldron of your teapot, and using that potion to restore health. It’s everyday alchemy, and it transforms us from the base metal of material gratification into the gold of recognizing the exquisite power of nature.
In recent years there has been a groundswell of interest in spending time in nature as well as using plant medicine in the home, as our grandmothers did.
This book is all about herbs which you can grow in your garden, the weeds which you will not want to throw out, wild plants of the hedgerows and culinary herbs in your kitchen cupboards. It is packed with recipes such as Menopause Tea, Horse Chestnut Gel and Brain Spice Condiments, and chapters include Nourishing Your Adrenals, Herbs for the Heart and Muscles and Joints.
Beyond the herbal recipes, there is healing advice born of Jo’s over 22 years of practice as a Medical Herbalist, spiritual insights from her Druidic practice and a bit of metaphysics, because it so fascinating that when we bind the magic of plants with science, we find that nature is even more amazing than we had ever imagined.
Secrets from a Herbalist’s Garden meets the pull to recover from a minor illness, as well as the yearning for a new way of life, where growing and harvesting herbs with the seasons is adopted as a new holistic lifestyle. You might consult the text with a specific ailment or a plant to harvest, but it would also guide you to a more spiritual and seasonal lifestyle.