Microcosm Publishing

The Herbal Handbook for Homesteaders: Farmed and Foraged Herbal Remedies and Recipes

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Support your self-sufficient lifestyle by foraging, growing and making natural remedies with herbs.

Discover how herbs can improve your life, as well as the lives of your family and pets.  Herbalist and botanist Abby Artemisia begins the journey with everything you need to know about foraging, with plenty of information on drying, storing, and ethical harvesting.  Then get to know the plants, beginning with mint--or focus on a plant that already grows right in your own yard.  Techniques cover the basics for infusions, oils, tinctures, salves, and much more.  Abby provides some of her favorite recipes, but also the base knowledge you'll need to start creating your own.  With detailed plant entries that cover growing information and benefits as well as a full chapter dedicated to integrating herbs into your diet, this book is a smart addition to any home.