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Old Spirit
True Blue Farmgirl

1496 Posts

Rae
MN
1496 Posts

Posted - Mar 15 2017 :  10:55:27 AM  Show Profile
Could you please share what books you feel are most helpful to someone just starting to work with natural remedies, herbs, oils, etc.

Thanks
Rae

Rae

...those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles:...
Isaiah 40:31

janamarieje
True Blue Farmgirl

1022 Posts

Jana
Southern California
USA
1022 Posts

Posted - Mar 15 2017 :  11:13:55 AM  Show Profile
Good question, I would be interested in that too!

Jana
#7110
http://www.emhardt.com

Gardening is cheaper than therapy and you get tomatoes. ~Author Unknown
All I really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt! ~Charles Schulz
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herblady55
True Blue Farmgirl

3470 Posts

Judy
Louisville Ohio(Stark Co)
USA
3470 Posts

Posted - Mar 15 2017 :  12:38:03 PM  Show Profile
Hi there! My whole family used herbs since, well, all their lives. To them it just came natural...or they learned from their relatives. Mama always had a book of the shelf called; Back to Eden by the Kloss family. It's still out there and their kids are updating it all the time. So I got my own copy(1972) and I have her old hardback copy(1939). Then in 1991 when I moved to the city I'm in now, there was a Vitamin Store that had just opened up and I got to be friends with the owner and we became close friends. I could talk to her about anything herbal. She had a book in her shop, opened up and sitting on a podium and of course I was drawn to it. It's now in all herb and vitamin stores. It's called; Prescription for Nutritional Healing by Phyllis A. Balch, CNC. Excellent book! There's also a great companion Book that I got later called; Prescription for Natural Cures by James F. Balch, M.D. and Mark Stengler, N.D. Both books have helped me so much. They are around $25.00 new but I've seem them at Goodwill. I guess people didn't know what to do with them after they got the new one. I gave mine to my family.
So, there you are! Happy Herbal Health! *giggle*

Sister-chick# 905(Sept.14th 2009)
FGOTM:Jan.2012
Judy
French-Hugs&Squeezles!
"Hey...Don't Make Me Put My Hands On My Hips!"
"The serious go through life blowing far too few raspberries!"

Edited by - herblady55 on Mar 15 2017 4:10:26 PM
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notathreatinsight
True Blue Farmgirl

626 Posts

Erin
Monroeville IN
USA
626 Posts

Posted - Mar 15 2017 :  1:00:17 PM  Show Profile
Wow! Great info Judy. Thank you. I'm definitely going to look into those books.

Erin
Sister #3762
Farmgirl of the Month ~ March 2016
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Bridge
True Blue Farmgirl

814 Posts

Bridgette
Southern Indiana
USA
814 Posts

Posted - Mar 16 2017 :  5:12:42 PM  Show Profile
My all time favorite book on herbs is
The Pleasure of Herbs by Phyllis Shaudys
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From the Back Cover:
Whether it's creating an herbal wreath for Christmas, a circular herb garden in April, a bridal bouquet in June, or a savory harvest feast, this lively book is brimming with dozens of exciting things to do with herbs every month. You'll learn to plant an indoor herb garden, make herb breads and jellies, grow and use everlastings, create pomanders and herbal pet aids, and much more.
Each chaper presents a potpourri of projects appropriate to a different month. In February, for example, you plan your spring gardens -- a perennial fragrance bed, an all-purple garden, and all-thyme garden, a knot garden. Meanwhile you luxuriate in a lavender bath and sip a hot tisane (herbal tea) -- or perhaps concoct an herbal valentine. November, on the other hand, features recipes for poultry stuffings, directions for making gift baskets, potpourris, and Thanksgiving condiments, and instructions on bedding down the garden for the winter.
An extensive "Gourmet Gardening" section begins each chapter, with advice on seed-starting, soil preparation, companion planting, organic pest control, harvesting, and garden wrap-up.
The book also includes:
* A culinary "herb-of-the-month"
* A chart of botanical names and families
* Harvesting and preserving tips
* Shaudys's previous work, Growing Fragrant Herbs for Profit, with advice on how to package, display, price, and promote herbs
* A brief encyclopedia of herbs
* A list of herb suppliers
* A bibliography
* A chart of herb uses

They can be found on Amazon used for really reasonable prices.

Happy Memories..I was looking for the publication date and look what I found inscribed in the pages......


Nancy Jo if you are still on the forum, thanks again!!
This was gifted to me 10 years ago by a fellow farmgirl

Bridge
Farmgirl Sister #7277
Put your lipstick on & be Happy!
http://stitchthrifty.blogspot.com/

Edited by - Bridge on Mar 17 2017 4:07:45 PM
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herblady55
True Blue Farmgirl

3470 Posts

Judy
Louisville Ohio(Stark Co)
USA
3470 Posts

Posted - Mar 17 2017 :  1:53:48 PM  Show Profile
That sounds like a book I would enjoy too! Thanks for sharing! I can't see the inscription though. What does it say?

Sister-chick# 905(Sept.14th 2009)
FGOTM:Jan.2012
Judy
French-Hugs&Squeezles!
"Hey...Don't Make Me Put My Hands On My Hips!"
"The serious go through life blowing far too few raspberries!"
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Bridge
True Blue Farmgirl

814 Posts

Bridgette
Southern Indiana
USA
814 Posts

Posted - Mar 17 2017 :  4:02:54 PM  Show Profile
I tried to make the picture bigger, I am image challenged sometimes.
It says "To my my farmgirl friend Bridge" XX Nancy Jo and dated 2006

Bridge
Farmgirl Sister #7277
Put your lipstick on & be Happy!
http://stitchthrifty.blogspot.com/
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herblady55
True Blue Farmgirl

3470 Posts

Judy
Louisville Ohio(Stark Co)
USA
3470 Posts

Posted - Mar 18 2017 :  2:35:11 PM  Show Profile
I remember Nancy Jo! I discovered MJFarm magazine around that time!

Sister-chick# 905(Sept.14th 2009)
FGOTM:Jan.2012
Judy
French-Hugs&Squeezles!
"Hey...Don't Make Me Put My Hands On My Hips!"
"The serious go through life blowing far too few raspberries!"
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Nancy Gartenman
True Blue Farmgirl

8792 Posts

Nancy
West Seneca New York
USA
8792 Posts

Posted - Mar 19 2017 :  09:20:26 AM  Show Profile
Bridge, that is my writing on the book. mystery solved.
Nancy Jo

https://myrockingchairandme.blogspot.com/
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herblady55
True Blue Farmgirl

3470 Posts

Judy
Louisville Ohio(Stark Co)
USA
3470 Posts

Posted - Mar 19 2017 :  11:01:58 AM  Show Profile
Hi ya Nancy Jo! She finds all the 'coolest' stuff at garage sales, estate sales, thrift stores, etc, etc, etc...* giggle* I've loved going to her site and seeing all her treasures!

Sister-chick# 905(Sept.14th 2009)
FGOTM:Jan.2012
Judy
French-Hugs&Squeezles!
"Hey...Don't Make Me Put My Hands On My Hips!"
"The serious go through life blowing far too few raspberries!"

Edited by - herblady55 on Mar 19 2017 12:38:26 PM
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Nancy Gartenman
True Blue Farmgirl

8792 Posts

Nancy
West Seneca New York
USA
8792 Posts

Posted - Mar 19 2017 :  11:43:02 AM  Show Profile
Hi to you too Judy!

https://myrockingchairandme.blogspot.com/
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NikisMom
True Blue Farmgirl

140 Posts

Julie
Framingham MA
140 Posts

Posted - Jun 30 2017 :  5:23:49 PM  Show Profile
Rae, I would recommend any book by Rosemary Gladstar. She is a gem in the herbal world.
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Old Spirit
True Blue Farmgirl

1496 Posts

Rae
MN
1496 Posts

Posted - Jun 30 2017 :  6:41:30 PM  Show Profile
Thank you!

Rae

...those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles:...
Isaiah 40:31

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nnfolkways
Farmgirl in Training

25 Posts



USA
25 Posts

Posted - Aug 18 2017 :  1:12:06 PM  Show Profile
I feel the best books for learning herbalism are: "The Book of Herbal Wisdom" by Matthew Wood, "Healing Wise" by Susun Weed, and "Wild Medicine Solution" by Guido Mase. All three books goes more into theory to get you started. Then you need a good herbal. I highly recommend The Earthwise Herbals by Matt Wood. Some good medicine making books are "Making Plant Medicines" by Richo Cech and "Herbal Recipes" by Rosemary Gladstar. Last, a field guide is a must for proper identification. "Newcomb's Wildflower Guide" covers my area but your region may be different.

How cunningly nature hides every wrinkle of her inconceivable antiquity under roses and violets and morning dew.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
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