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The Modern Herbal Dispensatory: A Medicine-Making Guide

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This comprehensive, full-color guide provides detailed, easy-to-follow instructions for making and using approximately 250 herbal medicines at home, including practical tips and numerous effective formulas developed and tested by the authors, both expert herbalists with years of experience. Readers who appreciate the health-giving properties of herbal medicines but are dis ...more
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Published November 29th 2016 by North Atlantic Books
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Ellen
Dec 05, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Although a little over my head in places, I still think this is a really good resource! It's probably best for people who have already started dabbling in homemade herbal remedies. I'm just interested in making a few teas and other simple things. But it has lots of great directions, explanations, recipes for some common treatments, and then the best part of the book is chapter 13, which is an alphabetical index of what seems to be ALL the plants that can be used in herbal medicine. It gives comm ...more
Lisa Dolloff
Feb 24, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
There’s a lot of good information in this book, but the “single herbs” section has enough format inconsistencies that someone not familiar with herbal medicine might question it all. For example, some herbs have a “specific indications” section where a last name (?) is listed, but there’s no explanation of who it is or where the info came from. And white pine, for another example, lists the benefits of the bark, gum, and pollen, but not the needles, but needles are mentioned in the dosage sectio ...more
Karli W
Jan 04, 2021 rated it really liked it
This book is exactly what the title says it is. It provides so much info exclusively for the medicinal preparation, making, and using of herbs. It is for those who are the next level (or two) up from a hobbyist. Not quite the book I was looking for, but it certainly gets the job done if you want to learn how to make your own herbal medicines.
Charmaine
Nov 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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The Modern Herbal Dispensatory is exactly what I was looking for to get into herbalism and begin to start making my own herbal medicines. This is an in depth book covering all the various aspects of herbalism for medicinal purposes: from harvesting herbs or obtaining them from reputable vendors, to the various processes used to extract the qualities you want, to favorite herbal blends, and of course, and in depth and alphabetized list of over 200 individual herbs. A must have for any herbalist l ...more
Amy Kreydin
Feb 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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This is exactly what the title says, a guide on making herbal medicines. It covers a variety of herbal extraction methods from basic tinctures and macerations to soxhlet and percolation extractions and flower essences. The formulations section covers some basics in dosing and then has a number of stock formulas for a variety of wellness goals and conditions.

The Modern Herbal Dispensatory: A Medicine-Making Guide is a great reference book for formulators and practitioners. Thomas Easley also run
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Brooke Criswell
Jun 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
An excellent read. Provides solid overview of Modern Western Herbalism. Provides explanation of terminology, foundational concepts then delves into basics of developing formulas, applying energetics, and even gives specific on a host of herbs.
The tone of the book is both easy to read, and explanatory.
I read the book cover to cover, and learned about many aspects of preparing herbal remedies.
Especially useful as introductory to intermediate level reference guide.
Courtney W.
Sep 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you buy just one book on herbal medicine, this is the one! This book doesn’t spend much time on my bookshelf. I am always looking up plants and the best way to utilize their medicine. You will find nearly every plant that has medicinal value, some may surprise you, in this book. If I had to choose just one book to carry with me forever, this would be the one.
Sarah
Sep 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Some great information & helpful foundational references. It is hard to depend on ONE book when learning herbalism. I am starting to see why reading multiple sources is helpful! Love that this book includes a section of suppliers.
BJ
Feb 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2020, herbology
This book is about 75% reference, but is also a fantastic introduction to becoming an herbalist and creating your own natural medicines. I bought the ebook initially, and found it to be useful enough to purchase a physical copy as well.

Pixie Kris
Mar 15, 2021 rated it really liked it
More of a reference book than a cover to cover read. All the parts I have read covered the topic well and, so far, there hasn't been something I needed that wasn't included. ...more
Bonnie
Apr 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book if you are even thinking about getting away from Big Pharma and OTC medications.
Andrea
Apr 16, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fantastic information on the preparations of herbs, including information on the % of alcohol! Fantastic reference book.
Chanti
Feb 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Excellent reference guide! Full of info on plant constituents, plant properties, indications, preparations, and medicine-making.
Pili
Aug 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Great book on herbal medicine. I love how it explains every little detail on how to make your own medicine and also how to make your own herbal formula.
Laura
Feb 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
such a great review of the techniques used to make medicines. a great reference.
Scott Miller
Sep 20, 2018 rated it it was ok
Again, no sources, which I am sure is common with books of this nature. This one does not have the pcitures for each herb, but does focus a good bit on formulas.
David Högberg
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Solid introduction to herbal medicine making for the practically oriented.
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