The Marijuana Grower’s Handbook will teach you many important steps, including:
Choosing the right plants.
Knowing which seeds to buy.
Nurturing your plants.
Harvesting and preparing the final product.
Avoiding common mistakes.
Growing marijuana should be an enjoyable and satisfying experience. You will be able to watch and enjoy the fruits of your own handiwork and won’t have to worry about dedicating much time or expense. Growing marijuana should be enjoyed, and with the tips and tricks included in The Marijuana Grower’s Handbook, you will be able to see your time and energy come to fruition in this beautiful and helpful plant.
This book will guide any prospective brew master through the process of growing their own brewing ingredients from inception to harvesting. You will learn all of the many advantages to growing your own beer materials, starting with the control you have over the maturity, strength, types, and volume of those materials. You will learn how to home grow your own hops, with detailed instructions and information about the taste and effect of more than a dozen different strains of hops. You will also learn which grains and malts are used in beer making and how you can start growing your own depending on your needs and your location. You will learn how to concoct your own brewing herbs and finally how to start combining everything into the ideal mixtures to form your own beer.
Beer experts from professional brew masters to backyard microbrewers have been interviewed and asked how to best utilize these methods and their insights have been provided to you to help get you through the complex process of beer growing and production. You will learn the proper measurements and conversions for everything you will make as well as being given a source list for every possible supply that might be needed. Finally, you will be provided with a list of the top homegrown recipes for beer available, allowing you to create and enjoy your very own brews in the comfort of your home.
Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company president s garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advice. Every book has resources, contact information, and web sites of the products or companies discussed.
In these pages, you’ll learn the basics of gardening in your backyard—or on your windowsill or porch—including instructions for preparing soil, composting, and weeding. You’ll then find detailed descriptions of the twelve most common, easy-to-grow, most useful healing herbs, with instructions for growing, harvesting, and utilizing them. These powerful plants include:
• Garlic, which boosts immunity, reduces blood pressure, and combats cancer
• Echinacea, which reduces inflammation, boosts immunity, and has antiviral properties
• Yarrow, which accelerates the healing of wounds, is an anti-inflammatory, and can relieve PMS symptoms
• Elderflower, which is an astringent and can relieve arthritis and soothe sore throats
• Mint, which soothes digestive problems, sweetens breath, and can reduce fevers
• Elecampane, a respiratory tonic with antibacterial and antifungal properties
• And more!
DJ Short is a celebrated breeder whose collection of seed strains has received international recognition for their premier quality. His first book collects two decades of experience in cannabis cultivation and breeding for the amateur grower. Short’s style is both friendly and thoughtful, offering tips for selecting plants and helping the serious hobbyist finesse their garden for high quality.
The first section covers cultivation and each environmental factor’s contribution to the indoor gardener’s success, with an emphasis on organic methods. It includes secrets to customizing lighting, temperature, air circulation, nutrients and supplements. Gardening methods, from sprouting seeds to harvesting and curing are described with quality and flavor in mind.
The second section includes essential topics of breeding -- such as selecting plants, collecting pollen, and stabilizing a variety -- with careful consideration of how flavor and quality set a good breeding program apart.
Includes photography of Short's varieties and other unique plants throughout, plus 8 full-color pages of exceptional cannabis.
Presented in three parts, Rodale's 21st-Century Herbal first explores the historical relationship between people and herbal plants and how it has evolved over time. In the second part, readers will delve into an to-Z encyclopedia of 180 of the most useful herbs from around the globe, not only familiar herbs like bilberry and nasturtium, but also cutting-edge herbs from other cultures, like red bush tea and maca, that are now available in the West. The final section highlights how herbs create a "fuller" life and features herbal cooking techniques, ways to use herbs for beauty and the bath, ideas for daily herbal use (such as green cleaning, fragrances, decor, smudging, and dyeing), gardening and growing how-tos (with illustrated garden designs), and advice for holistic herbal pet care.
The Holistic Herbal covers everything you need to know about growing, gathering, preparing, using and taking herbal medicines to improve and maintain health.
With simple b/w line drawn herb illustrations throughout, the book is extremely attractive and contains:-
a simple introduction to health, well-being and how your body works.
• a guide to specific health problems and concerns (you don’t need to be sick to take a herbal cure!) and ‘which herb’ for a range of conditions.
• A–Z herbal, covering over 200 different medicinal herbs and plants.This section comprises the main part of the book and is full of detailed information about each herb.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
This book will guide you through the step-by-step process of learning about and growing your own healing herbs, starting with the basics of what each herb can do and proceeding to show you everything you need to cultivate them yourself. The first things you will learn in this guide are the basics of all healing herbs, starting with a complete breakdown of the numerous healing herbs known to be easily cultivated in temperate climates. Matching the right herbs to your region, you will then be able to start learning about how herbs grow, what they need from the soil, water, the weather, and feeding.
You will learn which pests are most likely to appear with each herb plant and which planting conditions are best for your herbs, from indoor potting to outdoor containers, or in ground fields. You will learn which plants grow best together and which style of herbs are going to be best for selling and which are best for personal growing. Experts in the field of healing herbs have provided their insights into issues such as how to harvest the healing herbs best and how to dry or preserve them for use as healing materials. Learn how you can make a number of common treatments for various ailments with your herbs and how you can benefit best from your new found gardens. This book is a complete guide for anyone who has ever wanted to try something different and grow it themselves.
Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company presidentâe(tm)s garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advice. Every book has resources, contact information, and web sites of the products or companies discussed.
In this fully revised and updated edition, authors Jeanine Davis and W. Scott Persons show how more than a dozen sought-after native species can generate a greater profit on a rugged, otherwise idle woodlot than just about any other legal crop on an equal area of cleared land. With little capital investment but plenty of sweat equity, patience, and common sense, small landowners can preserve and enhance their treed space while simultaneously earning supplemental income. Learn how to establish, grow, harvest, and market:Popular medicinal roots such as ginseng, goldenseal, and black cohosh; Other commonly used botanicals including bloodroot, false unicorn, and mayapple The nutritious wild food, ramps, and the valuable ornamental galax.
Packed with budget information, extensive references, and personal stories of successful growers, this invaluable resource will excite and inspire everyone from the home gardener to the full-time farmer.
Jeanine Davis is an associate professor and extension specialist with North Carolina State University. Her focus is helping farmers diversify into new crops and organic agriculture.
W. Scott Persons is the author of American Ginseng: Green Gold and an expert in growing and marketing wild-simulated and woods-cultivated ginseng.
The Cook's Herb Garden contains a photographic catalog of around 150 herbs and varieties describes the culinary components of the plant and how best to use them in cooking. Follow the expert gardening advice in the Plant, Nurture, and Harvest sections to guarantee a full haul every time you pick. Learn the best way to store herbs - home-grown and store-bought - so that they last, and when you are ready for a treat, choose from more than 30 recipes in which herbs take center stage. Finally, discover herbal teas and tisanes - a world of infusions.
Cooking with fresh herbs is a joy every cook knows. With The Cook's Herb Garden you can enjoy an unlimited resource at your fingertips. Why should your cooking ingredients be limited to your kitchen?
• Planting guides for medicine wheel gardens in every zone, from desert Southwest to northern woodlands
• A beautifully illustrated encyclopedia of 50 key healing herbs, including propagation needs, traditional and modern uses, and cautions
• Easy-to-follow herbal recipes, from teas and tonics to skin creams and soaps--plus delicious healing foods
• Ideas for herbal crafts and ceremonial objects, including smudge sticks, wind horses, prayer ties, and spirit shields
• Seasonal rituals, offerings, and meditations to bless and empower your garden and your friends, and much more
Practical, beautiful, and inspiring, The Medicine Wheel Garden leads us on a powerful journey to rediscovering the sacred in everyday life as we cultivate our gardens . . . and our souls.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Herbs in Your Kitchen that Heal
Table of Contents
Herbs in Your Kitchen and to Heal
How to Make Herb Biscuits
Making Herb Butters
Making Natural Green Dye for Your Butters
Herb Waters for Perfumed Uses
List of Herbal Teas
Dill and Caraway seeds
Lime flowers- Linden- – also known as Tilleul- teey- uhl.
Lime flowers Sirop
Tomato Cream Sauce
Traditional White Sauce – Béchamel
How to make Rose Water
Rosewater through Steam Condensation
A keen young budding botanist once asked me, “Ma’am, how do we know the difference between herbs, shrubs and trees?” Well, the answer is that a majority of herbal plants are definitely soft stemmed and smaller in size when compared to shrubs which are woody and often branched. Herbs are annuals and sometimes perennials. Shrubs are perennials like trees. And trees are definitely different, because they have long woody trunks, which are branched, grow to huge heights, and live really long.
Herbs have been used since ancient times, for medicinal value, and also for cookery purposes. Shrubs are mainly ornamental plants, with their leaves and flowers being used as culinary accompaniments, and also for medicinal purposes. Herbs can be shrubs. Shrubs can be herbs.
Woody stemmed bushes like rosemary, thyme, lavender, winter savory, and Sage come in the herbal category. The serious use of plants in medicine is in the province of homeopathic practitioners and natural herbalists who employ most species of herbs from mosses to trees in making their herbal remedies.
This book is going to give you an introduction to some of the herbs, which are easy to grow and you can obtain easily fresh or dried.
How did people get to know about herbs in ancient times? The awareness of the edible as well as the remedial qualities of herbs must have been gained by happy and sad experiences in prehistoric days. When food was scarce and often very nasty, pungent herbs made it more palatable. The larger succulent leaves, and plants provided salads and vegetables as an accompaniment to hunted mastodons and other prehistoric beasties.
Soon, man found out that some of these herbs could cure and heal wounds and ease suffering, as even the tastiest culinary herb has a real medicinal value and virtue. This is how prehistoric man found out that Moss – sphagnum – was an excellent healer of wounds. Just imagine he went hunting and got into an argument with a sabertooth. And there he was with wounds all over his body, lying nose down on the mossy ground.
So he found himself clutching a handful of moss, squeezing it, and trying to stop the blood flow from the wounds. Hey, the Moss was so absorbent, that it stopped the wound from bleeding any more. So back he came back to his tribal camp with Moss sticking all over his body. After a week or so, he noticed that his wounds were healing really well.
Now, most of this was just by trial and error, and luck. His genetic makeup was strong, and his diet conducive to good natural healing. But that meant that the next time he went on the warpath with other tribes in the vicinity, he made sure that the healer had packed lots of sphagnum, along with food in a pouch for every warrior.
Early civilizations inherited this knowledge and developed it even further, and both doctors and cooks used herbs appreciatively and with increasing beneficial effects.
Doctors experimented with every kind of plant and cooks with the more deliciously flavored types.
Growing your own herbal teas can be just as therapeutic as drinking them. The tea garden is a sensory delight, producing colors, aromas, and flavors to enjoy throughout the seasons. The plants are easy to grow and you don’t need a large area – even a few small containers will do. By drying the tea herbs and then blending and packaging them in your own unique way, you can share the bounty of your garden with appreciative friends and family.
In 15 Herbs for Tea you’ll find everything you need to know about growing and using tea herbs, from information on planting and maintaining your herb bed to how to harvest, dry, and blend the herbs. In case you don’t have the time and energy to grow your own tea herbs, you’ll find a list of sources for buying them in bulk. Best of all, you’ll learn how to brew a delicious cup of tea!
Designed to supply herbs for a wide range of flavors as well as a pleasing balance of colors, there are gardens to suit every taste and cooking trend, including a French chef’s repertoire, an Italian trattoria’s menu, the aromatic seasonings of Asia, the closer-to-home flavors of American barbecue, and the piquant profiles for a Tex-Mex feast. There are herbs for flavoring fish and game, soups and salads, bread and other baked goods, and, for the mixologists among us, even herbs for the home cocktail bar.
Herb Gardening from the Ground Up offers historical insight, provides starting-from-scratch, season-to-season basics for planting in the present, and looks forward to the bright future of urban and suburban growing trends.
Table of Contents
Sage – Leaves
Mint – Herb – Mentha spicata.
Ginger – Roots
Ginger for Skin Infections
Coriander [Cilantro] - Coriandrum Sativum – leaves, seeds
Chives – Allium choenoprasum – leaves
Plant Cuttings with Heels
Bergamot - Momarda Didyma – leaves, bark and flowers
Bergamot Tea Infusion.
Dill – Poucedomum Graveolus – Seeds and Leaves
Fennel - Foeniculum vulgare – F.officinale – Leaves, Stem And Seed
Chamomile Anthemis nobilis – flowers
How to Make a Chamomile Lawn
Parsley Petroselinum Crispum – Leaves.
Maître D’hôtel Butter
Rosemary – rosemarinus officinalis – whole sprig
Rosemary Scalp Tonic
Thyme – Thymus vulgaris - Leaves
Growing Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera for Beauty
Face Wash Mixture
PH Balanced Skin Toner –
Basil - Oscimum basilicum – leaves
Carraway (Caraway) - Carum carvi - seeds, leaves, root.
Chervil - Anthriscus cerefolium – leaves and roots
Hyssop – Hyssopus officinalis – young shoots
Garlic – Allium sativum – bulb
Comfrey - Symphytum caucisicum – leaves
Violet – Viola odorata – Leaves And Flowers
Violet Cure for Insomnia
Marjoram - origamum omits - leaves
Tarragon - artemisia dracunculus – leaves.
Angelica - Angelica archangelica – stem
Just imagine a world without herbs. You would be flavoring your food with spices or even with natural minerals, because you did not know all about the value of the plant world to make a difference between a bland dish, and a delicious one.
Also, just imagine trying to get rid of a cold more than 5000 years ago, by rubbing your face with cold water. Until somebody decided that he was feeling really cold and he needed something hot to drink. So he just put some water on to boil, but because he did not like the taste of bland water, he just added some nice green leaves. Hey, this chance combination turned out to be really tasty. It also happened to cure his cold and made him feel really warm.
Believe it or not, most of the herbal lore, which has passed down to us down the ages has been found due to experimentation or by Lucky chances. Also, anything which my goats, sheep, horses and cattle liked may not have suited my innards and vice versa. That is why you do not give your cats and dogs , well spiced food, especially your pizza remains, unless you want them really sick.
At that time people did not know much about writing, because we are talking about prehistoric times. However, down the generations, they passed on this knowledge to the people of their tribe. And when they met up with other people of other tribes, they shared this knowledge.
This continued some sensible person decided that this knowledge had to be stored up for the use of future generations. And so this compile addition of herbal lore and information was born and the teachers, the wise men helped mankind for ages to come.
This included the knowledge of the essential oils in the plants.
Basil and mint essential oils are excellent for cooking and in beauty products.
Many of the herbs and remedies known to our ancestors have been lost with the passage of time. However, a lot of these remedies are still being rediscovered by chance, or through documents, found in excavations. Many of the plants which were so common during the time of the Pharaohs are now extinct.
Nevertheless, their knowledge can be considered to be the basis of modern medical knowledge. They knew all about how to use onions to cure colds, as well as heart diseases. Thanks to the Eber papyri , modern researchers are researching on the benefit of onions to cure heart ailments.
Natural remedies are nature’s gift to us. From alternatives to side-effect ridden prescriptions to solutions that will amplify the effectiveness of a healthy lifestyle, evolving research suggests that plants may have more power than we could ever have imagined. Now two of Canada’s top authorities in their fields, gardening expert Frankie Flowers and alternative medicine expert Bryce Wylde, show readers how they can harness the powerful healing of plants simply and inexpensively by stepping into their garden.
Power Plants introduces you to a carefully curated list of 49 plants that can be grown in almost any Canadian garden. Frankie’s easy instructions lead readers from planting to harvest, where Bryce picks up with clear guidelines on how to put the plants to work fighting everything from constipation to heartburn, high blood sugar to bad breakouts. It even includes simple substitutions for those whose ailments include a thumb that is more black than green. Let Power Plants supercharge your health with a simple trip into your garden.
For the first edition of their work, both authors received The Gertrude B. Foster Award for Excellence in Herbal Literature from the Herb Society of America. This new edition adds important species and includes updated nomenclature.
• Growing and using in the garden
• Instructions for a variety of crafts and potpourris plus recipes for entrees, sides, and pastries
The leaves, stems, buds, and flowers of lavender are valuable for a variety of uses. This revised and updated edition of the best-selling guidebook gives instructions for growing and harvesting the popular aromatic herb, with ideas for using it in the garden landscape, in crafts, and in recipes. Projects are included for making potpourris, wreaths, garlands, arrangements, and even lavender-spiced chicken, halibut, potato salad, madeleines, and bread. An added section on festivals and farms offers travel opportunities for those who want to experience lavender culture. A full list of sources completes this definitive book.
Table of Contents
Best Time-Tested Remedy for Colds
Making a Ginger and Cinnamon Decoction
Cayenne – Capsicum minimum
Cayenne Hot Oil
Making an Infused Oil
Lemon – Citrus lemonum
Lemon for Fever
Lemon for Beauty and Health
Lemon Body Lotion
Cardamoms- Elettaria cardamomum
For Caffeine Addicts
Mind Clearing Potpourri
Onions –Allium cepa
Garlic– Allium sativum
Garlic Bread and Garlic Butter
Cloves – Eugenia Aromatica
Analgesic Rub for Headache and Backache
Fennel- Foeniculum Vulgare
Fennel as a Diuretic
How to Make Herbal Teas
“Smoking” Fennel Seeds
Healthy Parsley Soup
Making a Rosemary Tincture
This 21st century world is full of toxic water, poisoned air, and chemical pollution. We are also very worried about the thinning ozone layer, because it is definitely going to have a bad after effect on our climate, and then correspondingly on our health.
This is the reason why, we are looking towards the use of natural elements, to keep us healthy and fit. That is because we have understood the fact that chemical-based drugs are efficacious on a short-term basis, but they do not heal us long-term. Besides, there is always the chance of dangerous side effects. And so our health is ruined, because we could not prevent ourselves from popping that pill.
Ancient remedies, on the other hand, have been passed down through centuries. Many of us consider these remedies to be quack remedies, because many of them have not been subjected to scientific research, and a stamp of experienced researchers telling you, all right, it is useful to add a lot of cinnamon to your diet, because that has been scientifically proven to cure 99% of bacterial and viral infections.
Nevertheless, there are a lot of infections, which have been proven down the millenniums to be cured only by practical and natural remedies. Many of these practical remedies have been in use for thousands of years and are still in use because they have proved their time tested efficacy over and over again in solving your health problems and curing you. Best, you are going to be cured from the root, and the effects are going to be long-term.
No matter what ailment you suffer from, you can always do something with a little bit of knowledge, and a little bit of help from nature to enhance your well-being and good health.
Many of us living in the cities are terrified of picking up any useful herbal plant material growing wild and which we encounter when we are on open-air ambles, because we know that they have been contaminated from lead from vehicle exhausts, and also could have been sprayed with agri-chemicals. Also, we do not have the herbal lore, which was taught to our ancestors, by their ancestors. There was a time when every proud housewife worth her salt knew all about herbs, spices and natural remedies and had a still room in which she used to brew herbal remedies to keep our family healthy and happy, and natural ointments to keep them youthful looking.
Gathering herbs from the wild can only be done by those botanists and herbalists will have extensive knowledge of the beneficial points of plants. So that is the reason why a large number of the plants which I am going to describe to you in this book can be easily found in your local market.
Table of Contents
How to Grow Asafetida
Harvesting the Sap
Type of Soil?
Watering Your Plant
Sowing the Seedlings
Asafetida to Heal
Heeng Spicy Mix
Strengthening a Heart
Healthy Heart Mix
Suffering from Diarrhea/Dysentery
So How Do You Make Buttermilk?
Making Clarified Butter the Traditional Way
Tempering Your Food with Asafetida.
Chicken in the Wok.
This book introduces you to one of the most notorious of all spices – the Asafetida. Many people do not use it, as a flavoring ingredient in their foods, because they say it smells. Nevertheless, this spice has been an integral part of the cuisine found near the regions, of the NWFP , which is now called Afghanistan.
My father was born in this area, and he talks about remembering Pakhtoons crossing the border with their backpacks full of dried fruit, Asafetida, and spices, which they used to grow on the mountains of Afghanistan. This Asafetida was collected as sap from the taproot of an indigenous plant, which grew extensively all over that region.
He remembers, running after the gruff Afghani salesmen saying “Khan-a, Kharo Moshai” which was a greeting to the Khan. In return, a gruff baritone would always answer Khara Moshay in return. These vendors sold their products, from door to door, and one knew that they were going to be getting original spices, dry fruits, as well as natural Asafetida without any sort of adulteration. That is why this spice is so expensive.
The call of these door to door salesman always used to be “Heeng-o-jeera” which meant Asafetida and cumin seeds. That is why, Asafetida cannot do without cumin seeds and vice versa, when you are cooking a traditionally Eastern dish.
It is on par with saffron, which is often adulterated with other dried flower stamens. Pure Asafetida powder is going to have its particular smell and that is why it is not used more than one pinch to give any dish, a taste of onions or leeks.
Since ancient times, Asafetida has been used as a medicine to cure lots of ailments. In the West, it was considered to be the devils dung, because of its fetid odor and lumpy yellowish dung like look. That is why it was used in black magic rituals. No wonder it got a notorious reputation in medieval times.
Any woman buying this spice would immediately be labeled as a Devil’s disciple, and would either be burned at the stake or ducked in the nearest pond. However, this sort of ritualism was definitely not a part of Eastern cuisine, or Eastern ancient medical alternative medicine tradition.
This is also known as giant fennel, and as fennel is traditionally called ajowain, Asafetida was called jowani badian- the badian meaning excellent in the vernacular. So excellent fennel!
Tempering in the Indian subcontinent cannot do without Asafetida. Every proud housewife has this ingredient in her kitchen, and all she has to do is put clarified butter in the wok, a hefty pinch of Asafetida, and some onion seeds and mustard seeds. When they start spluttering, she empties out her lentils dish or meat dish on top of this red-hot tempering oil. It will be served sizzling hot to people who enjoy their food.
In many parts of India, many people do not eat onions and garlic, because traditionally, they consider these herbs of not being a part of their ancient and traditional religious beliefs. That is why a pinch of Asafetida was enough to give the food an “onion taste.”
South Indian food, traditionally the sambhar you eat with traditional vegetarian foods like idli and dosai are tempered with a small bit of Asafetida, so that this food is acceptable to even all those people who are extremely particular about garlic, and onions in their diets! This tempering is called Popu in South India and Tadka in North India.
For the past few years, growing cannabis or marijuana for personal use continues to be on the rise, especially now that more and more people are finally discovering the virtues of having their very own "homegrown."In fact, having your garden right in the comforts of your home for personal consumption is now made easier than ever, as long as you have the right environment that includes lighting, humidity, nutrients, pest control and air movement. With all that, you can expect that your plants are going to produce more ounces, with you having to spend just a fraction of the cost compared to the current market prices.
Why grow indoors, you will ask? In general, plants that are grown outdoors are not that highly regarded as compared to their counterparts that are grown indoors. It is primarily because the outdoor plants are leafier and are not that fully developed basically because these are being grown on a relatively larger scale. It will be much easier to properly manicure several ounces that hundreds of pounds.
Rain and wind can destroy the plants faster. The wind can degrade terpenes and THC, which can bruise trichomes and break the branches. On the other hand, the indoor plants call for a completely different growing system. The best buds indoors are being grown and cultivated in rooms which make use of the right combination of elements to ensure a higher and healthier yield.
In this short guide, you will get to learn more about organic growing of marijuana indoors and the important things that you need to guarantee only the best plants right inside your very own home.
The Lavender Lover's Handbook provides a complete checklist of the color, fragrance, size, and foliage of the 100 easiest, most stunning lavenders available today. In addition to details about spacing, planting, pruning, Sarah Berringer Bader offers tips to harvest, cook, and craft with this wonderful herb. The abundant variety, hardiness, fragrance, and culinary opportunities make lavender one of the most popular and versatile plants, and with this practical and accessible guide, it's easier than ever to grow lush lavender at home.
This top-selling essential companion for every creative cook includes over 200 flavors from around the world, plus more than 180 recipes, rubs, sauces, and marinades.
Cooking has never been more exotic, with global herbs, spices, and seasoning now widely available. But how do you identify and choose the best herbs, spices, and other flavorings? And how do you prepare and cook with them to ensure you are making the most of them? This practical illustrated reference book gives you all the guidance you need to become a spice (and herb) supremo and produce tantalizing food from around the world.
Uses of Soapwort
Pomanders and Air Fresheners
Lavender Scented Beads
Making Aromatic Candles
Herb Pillows and Lavender Bags
Herb Pillow Cover
Sachet Bag with Dried Herbs
Making Natural Gums and Glues
Animal Care Solutions
Herbal Beauty Products
Making a Bath Bag
How to Make Your Own Bath Oil
Making Your Own Bath Salts
Making Traditional Soap Balls
Natural Body Powders
Foot Care Talcum Powder
Natural Anti-wrinkle Lotion
Rosemary and Herbal Infusion for Haircare
Natural Hair Rinses
When I began writing about the products you could make, at home, and sell from home, in your own small business, I had not thought about the multitude of uses, man has found for plants. For millenniums he has used herbs and parts of plants for culinary, medicinal, and domestic purposes.
Apart from the well-known traditional use for all manners of illnesses and ailments – I defy any person in the world who has not used some natural cure, natural remedy, or even natural beauty recipe in order to cure himself naturally, – herbs have also proven to be invaluable in many other different ways, when you take it in the domestic context.
For centuries men have been using plants to provide shelter, fire material, floor coverings, roof coverings, and even utensils. Even today, in many parts of the world, the calabash is hollowed out and used as a container to store water as well as food. I have often used half of coconut shells in order to drink water, whenever I have gone trekking. Apart from this, herbs and plants have been used to provide color, decoration, flavor, and healthy benefits to a large number of our culinary preparations.
This book is going to tell you how you can use natural herbs and plants to create a large number of products, that you can either sell outside in your neighborhood, city, or use at home. Many of these methods have been time-tested and have been used down the ages to provide us with useful items, even though we have half forgotten about how to make them, because it is so easy for us to get them off the supermarket shelf.
Nevertheless, even if you do not use this book for providing you with items for sale, you can use it as a ready reference whenever you want to practice creating something naturally, profitably, and beneficial.
With more than 900 entries, each accompanied by brand new photography and helpful growing advice, The New American Herbal takes the study of herbs to an exciting new level. Orr covers the entire spectrum of herbaceous plants, from culinary to ornamental to aromatic and medicinal, presenting them in an easy to use A to Z format packed with recipes, DIY projects, and stunning examples of garden design highlighting herbal plantings. Learn about the herbs you've always wanted to grow (chervil, chamomile, and lovage), exotic herbs (such as Artemisia, the bitter herb used in Absinthe, or the anti-inflammatory Meadowsweet), and ornamental varieties (Monkshood and Perilla). For cooks there is indispensable guidance on planting and maintaining a bountiful kitchen garden and crafters will delight in dozens of exciting new uses for fresh, dried, and distilled herbs. Here, too, are 40 delicious recipes such as Ragu Bolognese with Fennel and Lemon Semolina Cake with Lavender, as well easy steps for projects such as a hanging herb garden and instructions on how to plant, dry, and preserve your garden’s bounty.
Meticulously researched and exhaustive in its scope, The New American Herbal is an irresistible invitation to explore the versatility of herbs in all their beauty and variety.
From the Trade Paperback edition.