[Herbalist] Beginner Books

Lois Perry perrylj at ns.sympatico.ca
Mon Apr 1 05:07:07 PST 2002

Jenne Heise wrote:

> > > ..Thank you  everyone. I had a look at it, but I
> > have
> > > too little knowledge on
> > > herb usage  to use it. I need a simpler book to
> > > start with.
> >
> > I have a book by Rodale which I believe is titles
> > (something like) "Rodale's COmplete Herbal
> > Encyuclopedia" which has much chemical info. in it as
> > well as photos of the herbs, some history and origins
> > info. and uses, both traditional and modern. It is a
> > great adv. beginner to intermediate sort of book. I
> > recommend that if the PDR is too technical.
> I generally rely heavily on Penelope Ody's _Complete Medicinal Herbal_ (published by Dorling
> Kindersley) and Sarah Garland's _Complete book of Herbs and Spices_. Julia Lawless'
> _Encyclopedia of Essential Oils_ is also good for safety data.
> Dorling Kindersley just put out an Encyclopedia of Herbs or something of similar name... It's
> very good, with very clear pictures, safety data, etc. And it includes directions with
> step-by-step photographs of how to make common herbal preparations (so does Ody's book but I
> think it's harder to find now).
> --
> Jadwiga Zajaczkowa, mka Jennifer Heise        jenne at mail.browser.net
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> I've been talkin' to my angel, he said that it's alright.."
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Thanks everyone, I will look for these books

Branwen filia Iohannes de Monmouth

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