'Making Plant Medicine' by Richo Cech, 2016, 336 pages, 4th Ed, NEW
Making Plant Medicine is about making herbal medicine from home-grown plants. This is a modern medicine making book and formulary, with roots in ancient herbalism. The book is designed to help every medicinal herb gardener cultivate the full potential of the symbiotic plant-human relationship. Richo Cech tells tales based on his extensive experience as an organic herb farmer, renowned herbalist and natural medicine maker. In this fully revised and updated fourth edition, Richard has enriched his formulary by adding 28 additional medicinal herbs to the book that can be cultivated in the home garden and used in family health care. Original, amusing and intensely informative. This book is a mandatory text book in some advanced college classes on herbology.
Part 1: Medicine Making Techniques: Drying and processing herbs, making tinctures the easy way, the mathematics of tincturing and solubility factors, basic formulas for fresh and dry tinctures including dosages, vinegar extracts, glycerite, herbal syrups, teas, decoctions, herbal oils, salves and creams, poultices, compresses and soaks. Basic to advanced.
Part 2: A Gardener's Formulary: This section covers well over 100 medicinal herbs that can be cultivated in North America. Each of the herbal listings include: conservation status, parts used, specific formulas, practical uses, dosages, contraindications, and a brief overview of any alternate species.
A must-have for any serious herbal library. ISBN: 9780970031235.
A few signed copies are available here until they sell out. Richo signed about a half dozen copies for me, same new book, just hand-signed by the author.