The modern herbal dispensatory A medicine-making guide

Thomas Easley, 1982-

Book - 2016

"Provides detailed, easy-to-follow instructions for making and using approximately 250 herbal medicines at home, including practical tips and numerous effective formulas developed and tested by the authors, both expert herbalists with years of experience. Readers who appreciate the health-giving properties of herbal medicines but are discouraged by the high price of commercial products can now make their own preparations for a fraction of the cost. The authors tell you everything you need to know about harvesting, preparing, and administering herbs in many different forms, including fresh, bulk dried herbs, capsules, extracts in water, alcohol, glycerin, vinegar and oil, and even preparations like essential oils and flower essences. Th...e book also covers topical applications of herbs as salves, lotions, poultices, tooth powders, ear drops, and more, and includes an extensive chapter on herbal hydrotherapy. The Modern Herbal Dispensary explains why different preparations of the same herb will obtain better results, demonstrating how capsules, teas, tinctures, or glycerites of the same plant will not have exactly the same effect on the body." --

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2nd Floor 615.321/Easley Due Feb 27, 2024
Berkeley, California : North Atlantic Books [2016]
Main Author
Thomas Easley, 1982- (author)
Other Authors
Steven H. Horne (author)
Physical Description
xi, 362 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 347-348) and index.
  • Introduction: On Herbal Medicine
  • Chapter 1. Getting Started: Basic Concepts in Herbal Medicine
  • Chapter 2. Herbal Preparations: Understanding the Many Ways to Prepare and Use Herbs
  • Chapter 3. Using Fresh Plants: Harvesting, Drying, and Using Fresh Herbs
  • Chapter 4. A Dried Herbs: Bulk Herbs, Capsules, and Tablets
  • Chapter 5. Introduction to Extractions: Terms, Equipment, Solvents, and Calculations
  • Chapter 6. Making Basic Extracts: Extracting Herbs in Water, Alcohol, Glycerin, and Vinegar
  • Chapter 7. Advanced Extraction Techniques: Percolation Extracts, Fluid Extracts, and Soxhlet Extracts
  • Chapter 8. Topical Preparations: Oil-Based Extractions, Topical Applications, and Local Applications
  • Chapter 9. Other Preparations: Concentrates, Lozenges, and Traditional Chinese Methods
  • Chapter 10. Aromatherapy and Flower Essences: Two Unique Ways to Extract and Use Herbs
  • Chapter 11. Formulas and Dosages: Designing Herbal Formulas and Using Herbs Effectively
  • Chapter 12. Sample Formulas: Some of Our Favorite Formulas
  • Chapter 13. Single Herbs: Instructions for Preparing and Using Single Herbs
  • Appendix 1. Herbal Hydrotherapy: Combining Herbs and Water for Healing
  • Appendix 2. Recommended Suppliers: Sources for Herb Plants and Seeds, Bulk Herbs, Bottles, Glycerin, and Other Supplies
  • Recommended Reading
  • Index
  • About the Authors