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Master Recipes from the Herbal Apothecary: 375 Tinctures, Salves, Teas, Capsules, Oil and Washes for Whole-Body Health and Wellness by Jj Pursell is an in-depth reference book for those who would like to create their own herbal or natural remedies. The book contains “master recipes” (think of them as templates) for the different types of products (tinctures, salves, teas, capsules, oils, washes, etc.) and then moves on to more specific recipes for addressing certain conditions or issues. There are also profiles of frequently used medicinal herbs, as well as beautiful photographs (which are helpful especially for the master recipes). The author is a board-certified naturopathic physician and her expertise shines through.

Rating: 4/5 Stars

Recommendation: I bought this book to supplement what I had learned in my first book from Rosemary Gladstar, Medicinal Herbs (which is the book I would definitely start with). This book though contains more detailed information on how to make the bases (the master recipes), which I found valuable as a beginner. Also, the fact the author is a board-certified naturopathic physician lends credibility to her work, which I was otherwise unfamiliar with. The recipes are accessible for even a beginner and the well-organized structure of the book makes it easy to find what you need. I highly recommend for anyone looking to make their own herbal products, especially if you are beginner or intermediate.
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FloofyMoose | 1 outra crítica | Apr 9, 2023 |
This book has a ton of recipes and clear instructions. Unfortunately, I can't trust it because the author does not include many notes about contraindications, notably the most common ones I've seen in other books/research for prescription medications and pregnancy. In fact, several of the recipes specifically for pregnancy include herbs that should be used with caution, if at all, and the author does not indicate so. She relies on her introductory note that "while the herbs mentioned in this book are all considered generally safe by the FDA, I believe it is always best to consult your practitioner before taking herbs internally," which is misleading if not downright irresponsible, especially for someone who promotes her background in chemistry and medicine. There is real danger in someone reading this book as their introduction to herbalism and not getting appropriate context for usage. Some of the health information also doesn't match up with my research/discussion with my own doctors.… (mais)
hissingpotatoes | 1 outra crítica | Dec 28, 2021 |
Excellent resource for natural treatment of the day to day ailments that families face. Includes a color photo guide to medicinal herbs, recipes for everything from allergies to colds and flu, sunburn to teeth issues. There is a section on dosing for babies and children and recipes for many childhood afflictions. This book is a great complement to any home natural health library.
mel_t | Jul 21, 2021 |
Timely resource on optimizing one's immune system using herbs, flowers and essential oils. This book has easy to follow instructions and colorful illustrations. Includes sections showing names, photos and uses of plants used in herbal medicine, recipes organized by type of illness and guidelines and recipes for treating babies and children. Great resource to have on hand in any household.
mel_t | Jul 21, 2021 |

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