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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 ...more
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Published November 29th 2016 by North Atlantic Books
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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 ...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
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Lisa Dolloff
Feb 24, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Theres 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 theres 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 section. ...more
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.
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
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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.

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.
David Högberg
Oct 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Solid introduction to herbal medicine making for the practically oriented.
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.
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