By Dian Dincin Buchman
Published 1979 by Random House
Synopsis: Sections in this book are: My Favorite Herbs, Other Favorite Herbs in Brief, A Herbal Selector, How to Make the Herbal Medicine, and Resources.
This book is mediocre, in my opinion. There is a lot of info, but it is mostly in the form of “this herb was used by someone for “X” ailment”. I dislike that kind of information because it doesn’t tell if it worked or not. I could use sugar for everything that happens to me, doesn’t mean it would work. The section “A Herbal Selector” is more informative, with more solid details as to the use of herbs for specific ailments. My favorite section of this book is “How to Make the Herbal Medicine”. In this section there is an abundance of information on growing and harvesting herbs and how to prepare herbal remedies. In my opinion, this section is what makes this book valuable.
There is no religious slant to this book. It is purely informational.