”The best herbalism books for beginners present not only the information we want to know but also information we need to know if we are to establish a strong foundation in herbal medicine. Katja Swift and Ryn Midura offer us just this, infusing their deep understanding of herbalism and wellness into this practical guide to herbs and their virtues.”―jim mcdonald, Herbalist and founder of HerbCraft.org
“Katja Swift and Ryn Midura have written an inviting book on herbalism for beginners. I love that their herbal profiles include plants’ energetic qualities (like warming, drying, or cooling) and the many ways plants affect our health (like the way angelica can “ground” us). Katja and Ryn offer remedies for everything, from making a fever to breaking one. If you’re new to herbs, then this book is for you.”―Henriette Kress, Herbalist, author of Practical Herbs, and founder of one of the Internet’s oldest herbal websites, Henriettes-Herb.com
“Katja and Ryn have put together a comprehensive and well-organized toolkit, featuring keystone plants and effective ways to prepare and apply them. But what sets this book apart is the attention to detail and safety: how do you identify poor quality in an herb? What are the cons of using a particular botanical? How do herbs fit alongside pharmaceuticals? If you follow this book’s clear guidelines, you’ll become not just an herbalist, but a good and responsible one. That’s a great gift for the modern seeker.”― Guido Masé, Herbalist and author of The Wild Medicine Solution
About the Author
KATJA SWIFT AND RYN MIDURA are herbalists, teachers, and co-founders of the CommonWealth Center for Holistic Herbalism. As holistic health educators, they teach community, professional, and pharmacy programs, speak at national conferences, and write for publications like the Journal of the American Herbalists Guild. They live in Boston, Massachusetts.
The definitive down-to-earth guide to healing with herbs.You don’t need to buy hundreds of hard-to-find herbs to start your journey with herbal medicine. Herbal Medicine for Beginners shows you how to use a few important herbs to promote the body’s ability to fight infection and heal naturally.Herbal Medicine for Beginners shows herbalists-in-training how to use a limited number of versatile, medicinal herbs to craft herbal remedies for common ailments. From allergies to fevers to headaches, beginners will gain the essential knowledge they need to blossom into natural healers and practice herbal medicine.Herbal Medicine for Beginners teaches you how to use herbs as preventative and restorative medicine with:Herbal Medicine 101 provides step-by-step instruction on how to shop for, make, and apply herbal medicine effectivelyProfiles on Popular Herbs teach you how to choose the right herbs for your herbal medicine collection100 Herbal Remedies for Common Ailments with easy-to-follow instructions to safely make remedies at homeLearn how to detox with dandelion, beat stress with linden, soothe burns with marshmallow and much more with remedies for common ailments in Herbal Medicine for Beginners.