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The Herbal Apothecary: 100 Medicinal Herbs and How to Use Them

By JJ Pursell

Photographs by Shawn Linehan

Well researched and exceptionally well written, The Herbal Apothecary is a brilliant addition to any herbal library.

Rosemary Gladstar, herbalist and author

Plant-based medicines offer many healing possibilities for the body, mind, and spirit. In this holistic guide, naturopath JJ Pursell provides an accessible and comprehensive introduction to medicinal plants, explaining how they work and how to use them safely.

Incorporating traditional wisdom and scientific information, The Herbal Apothecary includes advice on growing and foraging for healing plants and recommendations for plant-based formulations to fight common ailments, like muscle strain, anxiety, and insomnia. Step-by-step instructions show you how to make your own teas, salves, capsules, tinctures, and other essential herbal remedies. Whether you want to treat a wound or fight the common cold, taking charge of your health and well-being begins here.

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"Pursell aptly demonstrates the value in learning about these gifts from nature and understanding their use in pursuit of sustainable health.…Will quickly become indispensible for understanding a neglected field that is ripe with great benefits."

Publishers Weekly

About the author

JJ Pursell

Dr. JJ Pursell is a board certified naturopathic physician and licensed acupuncturist and has worked with medicinal herbs for more than 20 years. She owns The Herb Shoppe, which has locations in Portland, Oregon and Brooklyn, New York. JJ and her shop have been featured on television and in Gardenista, White & Warren Inspired, Kale and Coriander, Portland Healing Project, PoppySwap, and Girl Gift Gather.

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