The medicinal gardening handbook A complete guide to growing, harvesting, and using healing herbs

Dede Cummings

Book - 2014

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New York, NY : Skyhorse Publishing [2014]
Main Author
Dede Cummings (-)
Other Authors
Alyssa Holmes (-)
Physical Description
xiii, 160 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Foreword
  • Introduction: Why grow medicinal herbs in your backyard
  • History of Herbal Medicine: Plants used as medicine throughout the ages
  • Meet The Plants: Getting to Know Your Herbal Allies
  • The 12 Cultivated Herbs
  • The 12 Wild Herbs
  • Cultivating the Medicinal Garden: Design, location, choosing the herbs to grow, planting, and maintenance
  • Implementing the Medicinal Herb Garden
  • Testing, Soil Types, and Amending Your Soil
  • Plan tins; Your Garden
  • Urban Medicinal Gardening: Crowing in small spaces, containers, windowsills, and on rooftops
  • From Harvest to Storage: When to harvest, how to harvest, drying methods, and storage
  • Harvesting
  • Drying
  • Storage
  • Simple Herbal Medicines & Home Remedies: How to make teas (infusions and decoctions), syrups, tinctures, powders (capsules, pills and poultices), oils, salves, dream pillows, and baths
  • Conclusion
  • Appendices
  • Appendix 1. Properties and Actions of Herbs
  • Appendix 2. Additional Herbal Remedies
  • Appendix 3. Freezing Fresh Herbs
  • Appendix 4. Dosages
  • Appendix 5. Collecting Herbs in the Wild
  • Appendix 6. Cooking with Herbs Recipes
  • Appendix 7. The Healing Power of Mushrooms
  • A Few Edible and Medicinal Mushroom Profiles
  • Resources: Companies/Organizations and Books
  • About the Authors
  • Photo Credits
  • Index