Green is knowledgeable about using heat and solvents to extract chemicals I really liked that about this book Though the book gives some brief discussion on therapeutic activity of certain herbs, it isabout the processing side of herbal medicine making He references pagan spiritual A beautiful book with detailed information on making herbal medicines at home Describes the difference between types of medicine, and why certain types of plants work best with each. THE HERBAL MEDICINE MAKER S HANDBOOK Is An Entertaining Compilation Of Natural Home Remedies Written By One Of The Great Herbalists, James Green, Author Of The Best Selling THE MALE HERBAL Writing In A Delightfully Personal And Down Home Style, Green Emphasizes The Point That Herbal Medicine Making Is Fundamental To Every Culture On The Planet And Is Accessible To Everyone So, First Head Into The Garden And Learn To Harvest Your Own Herbs, And Then Head Into Your Kitchen And Whip Up A Batch Of Raspberry Cough Syrup, Or Perhaps A Soothing Elixir To Erase The Daily Stresses Of Modern Life. Fun book if you are into your own medicine making Lots of great recipes and ideas and in depth descriptions. A great resource for learning every step of herbal medicine production Great illustrations Of all the books I have read in this genre, this one far exceeds all others in its quality as a technical manual He explains the medicinal qualities of 30 herbs and discusses the best preparation for each He has explanations for certain productions in this book that I have never before seen explained in writing As a trained herbalist, I have previously only heard this information passed from teacher t A great resource for learning Contains a great deal of information about herbal preparations, but not much on the herbs themselves My guess is that this is an amazing resource for experienced herbalists, but not so much for relative novices such as myself I am loving this book as a guide as I m taking an herbalism class I am really getting interested in learningabout plants, how to recognize, gather heal with them Such fascinating stuff Now as I m reading the info on how to do everything, I am I LOVE James Green always have He has been one of my favorite herbalists, along with Susun Weed, since I first began my own herbal journey, many many moons ago This is a beautiful beginner s manual an introduction to the p The nitty gritty of herbal medicine making, laid out in a well organized and thoughtful way James has a great conversational style to his writing, you will feel like a kind friend is right with you guiding your learning I like that he sticks to just a few 25 or so herbs that you are most likely to use, so you can get to know them really well He al Another interesting topic for me In the past I ve made batches of elderberry syrup and saved myself a bundle, as its expensive to buy I m ready to add a fewherbal natural recipes to my repertoire UPDATE DONE Didn t like it didn t find it to have a very comfortable flow couldn t get into itand didn t like the new agey feel to it read at least half of it and skimmed through the rest the author is obviously VERY knowledgeable about his craft but I ll keep looking for a boo Another interesting topic for me In the past I ve made batches of elderberry syrup and saved myself a bundle, as its expensive to buy I m ready to add a fewherbal natural recipes to my repertoire UPDATE DO