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Where there's a symptom, there's also a homegrown cure. With just a windowsill, container or small space, it's easy to grow an instant herbal remedy.
Whether it's a cough, heartburn, joint pain or neuralgia, the 40 ailments and conditions in this book can be treated using herbs and herbal preparations that readers can easily grow and make themselves. With inspiration found in science, tradition and modern herbalistic practices, Grow It, Heal It touts the healing power of more than 50 herbs-from anise hyssop to yerba mansa. Christopher Hobbs and Leslie Gardner, two of the nation's premier herbalists, share growing, harvesting and healing advice in this easy-to-use and friendly guidebook for herbal newbies, featuring teas, tinctures, salves, poultices, compresses and aromatherapy.
Among the many benefits of growing do-it-yourself remedies, readers will discover the convenience of preparing healing potions and salves when they're most needed; the advantage of having organic, fresh and high-quality herbs they've nurtured themselves; and how empowering it is to engage in self-care and why that's important to the healing process. Growing herbs at home allows readers to take an active role in their own health care.