The Green Witch Herbal

Restoring Nature's Magic in Home, Health, and Beauty Care
By (author) Barbara Griggs

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The Green Witch Herbal
Restoring Nature's Magic in Home, Health, and Beauty Care
By (author) Barbara Griggs

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Pages : 168

Book Size : 8 x 10

ISBN-13 : 9780892814961

Imprint : Healing Arts Press

On Sale Date : June 01, 1994

Format : Paperback Book

Illustrations : 30 b&w illustrations

Centuries ago, every woman was an herbal expert by necessity, and her garden supplied medicines, cosmetics, and soaps. Today, as we seek natural alternatives to synthetic products, researchers are discovering that herbal legends often turn out to encode hard medical fact. This modern compendium of herbal remedies shows how to tap the astonishing power of plants and herbs.

About The Green Witch Herbal

As we seek more natural alternatives to harsh synthetic products, we are learning a new and healthy respect for the traditional wisdom our ancestors took for granted. Women are rediscovering their foremothers' "green witchcraft"--the use of flowers, leaves, berries, roots, and barks in home and garden, for hygiene and beauty, for pleasure and for health. Now, that lore may be found in this modern source book of the domestic use of herbs. Full of practical advice and fascinating historical insights, this delightful book shows you how to tap into the astonishing power of plants and herbs.

Includes recipes for a variety of remedies and personal care products, and devotes a chapter to the creative use of herbs in the kitchen for cooking and as natural cleansers and disinfectants.

Griggs' best-selling and widely-praised Green Pharmacy is considered the standard work on the history of herbal medicine.

Table of Contents

Table of content

The Green Witch Herbal
Restoring Nature's Magic in Home, Health, and Beauty Care

Part 1 Home and Kitchen
Herbs Around the Home
Plants Against Pollution
Insect Repellents
The Sweet-Smelling Home
In the Kitchen
Wild Food
Part 2 Beauty Care
Bathing Beauties
Mouth, Teeth, and Gums
Hands and Feet
Part 3 Remedies
Cleansing (Le Drainage)
The Circulatory System
The Digestive System
Joints and Muscles
The Nervous System
The Respiratory System
The Skin
Especially for Women
Herbal Remedies for Children
How To Prepare Herbal Remedies
First Aid
Botanical Names of Herbs
Useful Addresses

Author Bio
For more than twenty years British journalist Barbara Griggs has applied her knowledge of herbalism to the care of herself and her family. She is also the author of Green Pharmacy, The Food Factor, Zest for Life, The Home Herbal, and Superfood


Book Praise

Book Praise

"a must-read-better than a good novel." 
American Herb Association

"I recommend more than one copy, for this book will be widely used throughout your home."
Deborah Rice, PagaNet News, Volume VIII Issue II

"This compelling book is the contemporary classic."
Steven Foster

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