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By James Green

THE natural MEDICINE-MAKER'¬?S instruction manual is an exciting compilation of common domestic treatments written by means of one of many nice herbalists, James eco-friendly, writer of the best-selling THE MALE natural. Writing in a delightfully own and down-home sort, eco-friendly emphasizes the purpose that natural medicine-making is key to each tradition on the earth and is out there to every body. So, first head into the backyard and discover ways to harvest your personal herbs, after which head into your kitchen and whip up a batch of raspberry cough syrup, or even a soothing elixir to erase the day-by-day stresses of recent existence.

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This holds for all Earthly harvests— plant, animal, and mineral. Certainly, the science and technology we employ to prepare our herbal preparations are important factors in bringing forth highquality herbal medicines, and the main body of this handbook o ers guidelines for these techniques. But as author of this work I must allege, as I repeat, these are not the most crucial factors. The harvest is. Therein lies the art and soul of excellent medicinemaking. In my opinion the harvesting of a plant is the most critical element in the process of making truly fine herbal medicine.

Humanity in its expansive exuberance has mowed down the forests for the time being but certainly has not eliminated them from Earth’s timeless demeanor. We tend to credit ourselves with abilities on this orbiting garden we do not truly possess. We are Earth’s hyperactive children; she loves us and lets us play, but we’re not running her show. Not really. So for now, there may not be a su cient amount of plants growing on urban turf to harvest, but there are always plenty to relate to and commune with, and, like other plants, they respond to us.

Prevention, and curative self-care. Understanding the inherent energetics of each plant that one uses gives insight and increased autonomy in personal and family health care. …” This approach stems from the “magic bullet” (one drug for one disease) myth conjured by pharmaceutical drug marketing. Herbs are more clever and practical than that. Each herb can do many things and have more than one e ect on the human body and mind. The therapeutic actions and the unique blend of organic nutrients of each herb have a natural a nity for a variety of tissues, organs, and systems of the body.

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