Storey Press Release for Rosemary Gladstar's New Book

Rosemary Gladstar’s Medicinal Herbs: A Beginner’s Guide is available from Storey Publishing in March 2012.

Spending hours in the cough & cold aisle of your local pharmacy, wondering what the difference is between a suppressant, an expectorant, and a decongestant, only to get home, dose yourself, and realize you just spent twelve bucks on something for a stuffy nose when you have a runny one? With so many brands, so many variations by the same brand, and so many scary stories of pharmacological side effects, it’s almost impossible to leave a drug store feeling confident about what you inevitably just paid too much money for.

This is only one of the reasons why more and more people are returning to the ancient healing art of herbalism, and there is no better instructor in the practice of simple, safe, and effective natural medicine than Rosemary Gladstar. One of the most trusted and well-respected herbalists of her time – known as the godmother of modern herbalism – Gladstar demonstrates how easy it is to make safe, all-natural, low-cost healing remedies for common ailments in her new book, Rosemary Gladstar’s Medicinal Herbs: A Beginner’s Guide.

Ideal for those embarking on an organic lifestyle or seeking to take better control of their health, Rosemary Gladstar’s Medicinal Herbs documents how to grow, harvest, prepare, and use 33 of the most common and versatile healing plants. Easy-to-follow recipes produce such remedies as aloe lotion for poison ivy, dandelion-burdock tincture for sluggish digestion, and lavender-lemon balm tea for stress relief. With full-color photographs and step-by-step instructions for drying, preserving, and incorporating these herbs in teas, salves, syrups, tinctures, oils, liniments, and even pills and capsules, Gladstar introduces the fundamentals in a straightforward manner, enabling anyone to take a gentler, less expensive approach to managing everyday, non-emergency health problems in the home.

Rosemary Gladstar’s Medicinal Herbs: A Beginner’s Guide is available from Storey Publishing in March 2012.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR                                                                                                                  

Rosemary Gladstar is a renowned herbal teacher and practitioner with more than 35 years of experience working with herbs. She’s the author of Rosemary Gladstar’s Herbal Recipes for Vibrant Health and Herbal Healing for Women, director of the International Herb Symposium and the annual Women’s Herbal Conference, cofounder of the Traditional Medicinal Tea Company (for which she formulated the original blends), and founding president of the nonprofit United Plant Savers. 

Rosemary Gladstar’s Medicinal Herbs: A Beginner’s Guide

Rosemary Gladstar

Storey Publishing, March 2012

224 pages; 7" x 9"

Full-color; photographs throughout

$14.95 paper; ISBN 978-1-61212-005-8

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