This is one of my go-to books when I’m making herbal remedies or just in need of a bit of inspiration. It’s beautifully illustrated by Ajana Green. This is the illustration that introduces Poultices and Fomentations. Fabulous huh!
It’s a little bit hippie but provides great insights into how to make a wide variety of herbal medicines.
Here are some of the remedies that James covers:
- infusions and decoctions
- flower essences
- tincturing (using maceration or the perculation method)
- wine infusion
- vinegar infusion
- oil infusion
- glycerin infusion
- ointment, salves and balms
- lotions and creams
- herb jellos
- syrups, honeys, oxymels and electuaries
- poultices and fomentations
and a whole bunch more.
Don’t let the list put you off, it’s really easy to read.
To whet your appetitie, here’s what James says about Herbal Medicine in his prologue, A Word Before The Medicine Show