Herbs have been the centerpiece of natural healthcare since before the dawn of medicine in ancient Greece. With more than 50,000 strains of herb from around the world currently catalogued by various botanical societies and a small percentage of those serv
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“The Complete Guide to Growing Healing and Medicinal Herbs” by Wendy Vincent is a book in a series called “Back to Basics” by Atlantic Publishing Group. The book starts out with answering questions such as what an herb is to how to use herbs to treat common ailments.Ms. Vincent then goes into detail about determining where to plant your garden based on what zone you live in and the contents of the soil. She briefly touches on the different types of gardens such as container gardening, raised beds, or gardens that you put directly into the ground.Then comes my favorite part where she lists and gives details about different herbs. Each herb includes a description, when to plant, sun and soil, when to harvest, parts used and medicinal benefits. She includes eight pages of beautiful photographs (with names) of the herbs. As the title implies, she does inform the reader as to how to improve your health uses specific herbs for and different ways to prepare them (in food, in a bath, as a compress, etc.). This is an excellent book to have on hand when deciding to grow herbs and how to use them when they are ready to be harvested.more