Books: The How To Herb Book

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Author: Velma J. Keith and Monteen Gordon
ISBN: 0-9617825-0-1
Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Rosehaven Publishing and Distribution

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The How To Herb Book gives practical, concise information in an easy-reference form. This book was written as a “how to” of herbs for self and family.

The How To Herb Book stresses common, easily available herbs. The remedies used were chosen for effectiveness, ease of use, and have been time and experience tested.

Includes herbs, vitamins, minerals, diets, juice fasts, exercise, pregnancy, babies, and much more.

An indispensable book. Designed for quick reading and to give confidence and assurance with herbs.

The How To Herb Book will be enjoyed by both experienced herbalists and novices.

Individual herbs (Chapter 1)

  • Alfalfa
  • Juniper Berries
  • Aloe Vera
  • Kelp
  • Barberry
  • Licorice Root
  • Bayberry
  • Lobelia
  • Bee Pollen
  • Marshmallow
  • Black Cohosh
  • Mullein
  • Black Walnut
  • Myrrh
  • Blue Cohosh
  • Papaya
  • Buckthorn
  • Parsley
  • Burdock
  • Passion Flower
  • Cascara Sagrada
  • Peach bark
  • Catnip
  • Peppermint
  • Cayenne-Capsicum
  • Poke Root
  • Chamomile
  • Psyllium
  • Chaparral
  • Red Clover
  • Chickweed
  • Redmond Clay
  • Chlorophyll
  • Red Raspberry
  • Comfrey
  • Rosehips
  • Cornsilk
  • Rosemary
  • Damiana
  • Safflowers
  • Dandelion
  • Sage
  • Dong Quai
  • Sarsaparilla
  • Echinacea
  • Saw Palmetto
  • Eyebright
  • Scullcap
  • Fennel
  • Slippery Elm
  • Fenugreek
  • Taheebo (Pau D’Arco)
  • Garlic
  • Thyme
  • Ginger
  • Turkey Rhubarb
  • Eleuthero Root
  • Uva Ursi
  • Golden Seal
  • Valerian Root
  • Gota Kola
  • White Oak Bark
  • Hawthorne
  • White Willow
  • Hops
  • Wood Betony
  • Horsetail
  • Yarrow
  • Ho Shou-wu
  • Yellow Dock

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    Book Review: The How to Herb Book

    by Rebekah Anast

    May 2005

    Occasionally someone will ask me, “I want to know more about how to treat my family with herbs; where should I start?” All the great books on my shelf, most of which my husband has collected, come to mind and are immediately dismissed because of the enormous amount of information they hold. I don’t want to overwhelm my eager friend who is just beginning. What book can I recommend that is simple, and basic? At last I have an answer: The How To Herb Book. My sister Shoshanna has been telling me about it for a couple years now. But, who listens to her baby sister?

    The How To Herb Book, Let’s Remedy the Situation, by Velma J. Keith and Monteen Gordon, is a great place to start. In fact, if you don’t go any further, you’ll be fairly well educated with this book alone. Not only does it cover all the basic herbs, there are instructions on their various uses: how to make a tincture, an infusion, a poultice, etc. There is a section on Vitamins and Minerals, and another for Cleanses, Diets, and Fasts. There are two great chapters on Babies and Pregnancy. I especially liked the chapter on Ailments and Remedies, which covers everything from hyperactive children to senility. I’ve tried both, and they really work. Smile!

    The best thing about this book is that it is easy to read. The medical jargon that generally weighs me down when I want to look up a natural remedy has been transmogrified into comprehensible sentences that leave me both educated and confident that I know enough to actually help my family.

    The authors of The How To Herb Book are ordinary ladies who began their journeys to natural healing because they couldn’t find sufficient and satisfactory answers from traditional medicine. They have studied, researched, and lectured extensively on herbs and natural healing methods.

    There is, by the way, at least one reference to muscle testing, which, in my opinion, reveals some ignorance on their part. As with any book, I would recommend that the reader use caution and wisdom. When trying any new herb, or herbal recipe, I always use it on myself first. I start by taking it in a small quantity, then in a larger dose, in order to safeguard my children from any unexpected side effects.

    Customer Reviews

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    The How To Herb Book
    by Carmen on Feb 19, 2014

    I purchased this book 15 years ago, and I have read it countless of times. I love how it explains and goes into detail about herbs, vitamins, minerals, the importance of body chemistry, cleansing/juice fasts, super foods mentioned (bee pollen, chia seeds, barley green or grass, wheat grass, spirulina), enzymes, probiotic lactobacilli acidophilus, apple cider vinegar, trace minerals, cell salts which not a lot if people know their benefits. Great info. for women needs, during pregnancy, and after which I followed with my both natural pregnancies. And also used herbs on my babies when ever in they needed care. I loved that it has a section of herbal preparations how to make your make your own tinctures, extracts, poultices, and fomentations. I still use this book whenever my family needs some healing from illness. For this book to have been published in 1984, it has so much information that wasn't so common to hear of these super foods, probiotics enzymes, etc. This book was ahead of its time. I hope the new revision includes more herbs to mention, Chorella, the healing benefits on natural gelatin and how it is anti-inflammatory. Info. on fatty acids, the importance of having a proper balance of omega 3 & omega 6 to reduce inflammation. how to ferment your own foods. Hopeful the revision will contain exceptional added information. But for now this book is and will continue to be my bible for healing!

    available when?
    by Anonymous on Aug 30, 2013

    I've had my eye on this book for some time, but it's been I believe almost a year that it has been unavailable. Any ETA?

    Waiting for the Revision
    by Mellisa on Mar 19, 2009

    I just saw on your website that there is going to be a revision of The How To Herb Book. I bought it about a year ago and I love this book. I had noticed that it was printed in 1984 and wondered why there was never a revision. It is such a wonderful book, but I think that there are things that could be added. I hope the authors add eucalyptus and elderflowers. I can't remember the other things that I had noticed that weren't mentioned. When I purchased this book the title was a little deceiving. I thought it would be just about herbs. It is so much more! It covers vitamins and minerals and cleansing, diets and fasts, too. I just can't say enough about this book. I am looking forward to a revision and hope they will add some of the things that I have noticed that weren't covered. For the size of this book it is jammed packed with info. Again, I am looking forward to a better book that before. Thanks for your wonderful website, too.


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