If you’re looking for an accessible, fun, compassionate, and well-balanced book on herbalism, this title is a great pick. The bulk of this book is dedicated to specific herbal remedies for everyone in the family — children, men, women, and elders. There are tons of yummy herbal dishes and treats, a section on everyday ailments, and a chapter full of easy and indulgent herbal cosmetic treatments. The A-to-Z guide of herbs in the back isn’t exhaustive, but it’s extensive and offers some unique information.
Rosemary Gladstar has been called the ‘godmother of American Herbalism’. She founded the California School of Herbal Studies, the oldest running herb school in the U.S. She is the founder and president of United Plant Savers. She has written numerous books, including the bestselling Herbal Healing for Women, and has written for or been featured in magazines like Body+Soul, Yoga Journal, and The Herb Companion. Gladstar has been practicing herbalism for over 35 years, and is considered a pioneer in the field. She lives at Sage Mountain, near Barre, Vermont.
The square layout is nice as well. The paper quality is lovely and sets off the gorgeous photography in this book.
I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in taking charge of their own well-being, whether you want to practice herbalism in-depth or just want a few pointers.