The Healing Garden: Herbs for Health and Wellness

Princeton Architectural. Mar. 2021. 224p. ISBN 9781616899264. pap. $25.95. GARDENING
Soule’s (How To Move Like a Gardener: Planting and Preparing Medicines) guide to herb gardening and herbal remedies is presented in a personal context. Colorful photos reveal the beauty of the plants and gardens throughout the seasons and how they are nurtured and maintained. Section one covers establishing and maintaining medicinal herbs, flowers, roots, and berries all within the context of biodynamic gardening. These practices respect the environment, tap into planetary energy, and integrate both grower and garden with all life forms to create balance and well-being. Part two demonstrates clearly how to dry and store the gathered plant materials. Preparation of herbal remedies follow, outlining techniques to make an array of teas, tinctures, balms, tonics, and more. The last section describes 18 medicinal herbs as well as their cultivation and beneficial properties.
VERDICT Soule’s enjoyable and reflective book will appeal to gardeners and botanists of all varieties. This is a good resource for those who wish to explore the realm of healing herbs and all the growing, gathering, storing, and making formulations that that entails.
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