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Making Plant Medicine

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Making Plant Medicine is about making herbal medicine. This is a modern medicine making book and formulary with its roots in original herbalism designed for every medicinal herb gardener to cultivate the full potential of the plant-human relationship. Richo Cech tells very good stories based on his experience as a global wanderer, herbalist and medicine maker. In the conte ...more
Paperback, 282 pages
Published March 1st 2000 by Horizon Herbs (first published February 28th 2000)
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My study of herbs was put on the side since I received my Master Herbalist certification and started to study nutrition in depth. Making Plant Medicine caught my eye when I was placing an order at What a valuable book! When studying to become a Master Herbalist at the School of Natural Healing, I never felt that I had mastered measurements in making tinctures etc.. and definitely not the mathematics of figuring percentages of the solutions.

The book contains specific ratios of
Erin (*is in a reviewing slump*)
(also posted on my site The Paperback Stash)

Cech writes a book I've been waiting for - something truly in depth that talks about tinctures in more than just a paragraph or so. While saying it's perfectly fine to make tinctures in the 'simplers manner' - and he explains how to do this - his reasons for making consistent batches with measurements for continued accuracy and control makes perfect sense. He brings up the merits many herbalists do regarding the benefits of alcohol as a medium - beside
Richo Chech somehow managed to stuff the teqnique and strengths for preparing teas, tinctures, poltice, salves, compress, and baths into a fairly compact paperback! He gives the reader confidence by allowing them to experiance making medicine through his short stories, this guidence encourages the reader to visualize the steps; allowing a smooth transition into application. It shares a variety of remidies that any house would be blessed to experiance. The presentation is unintimidating, yet very ...more
Making Plant Medicine contains current info that could be used by anyone to make masterful tinctures, teas, or herbal syrups. It compliments Spagyrics The Alchemical Preparation of Medicinal Essences, Tinctures, and Elixirs, which preserves information about alchemical symbols and previous astrological corelations that aren't so popular since we got glasses thick enough to see pluto.
Theresa Girolami
great for beginners
Lesley Gibbs
definitely in the top 3 most frequently consulted books in my herbal library. this book is indispensable. the information is excellent and the writing itself is concise and good natured. the anecdotes are priceless. if you have any desire to make medicine from plants, this book will be a trusty friend.
This book is great for straight forward tincture directions. I like how it's broken down by plant and addresses all the possible uses.
Chris Harrod
If your looking at making medicine with plants, this book should be on your shelf. From tinctures and extracts to salves and poultices.
Linda Ash
A very thorough 'how to'. I keep it handy when making herbal things for myself, my family, and my online herbal store.
Great reference book, especially for tinctures, though i think richo is a kook. Probably a good kook.

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