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Paperback The Herb Book

ISBN: 0553267701

ISBN13: 9780553267709

The Herb Book

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Soothe your nerves, cure your cough, color your fabrics, perfume your bath, stimulate your lover, spice your sauces, stop your nightmares, freshen your breath -- with herbs... The most complete catalog of nature's "miracle plants" ever published.

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8 ratings

Everyday useful book!

Now here's a book you might not think of but if you have it you'll be surprised by all the times you check it! It really is one of those "go to" books that's awfully nice to have around.

Great Information!

I like that each herb is explained in detail on it and the uses for everyday life!

Just what i was looking for

this book is perfect, i was looking for a great herb book and i found it. Also the service is great thank you

This is the One.

This is the one, the one book I feel anyone serious about herbs should have in their collection. It has proved invaluable to me in so many ways. It includes cosmetic and medicinal for most any herb you can think of. It is also good for information on traditional uses and background knowledge. It can be a bit overwhelming at first but once you get a grasp on how it is organised (it didn't take me long) it proves indespensible.


I bought this book when I was 12 at a library sale for 25 cents. Since then, I've spent quite a bit more on herb books, but this is still the best of my collection! It's a fantasic reference book because you can look up herbs by common name, scientific name, and even by what ailments they treat. It doesn't contain much New Age spiritual information, which suits my scientific mind just fine. The author presents very logical arguments for making your own medicine/cosmetics/spices, whether purchased, home-grown, or wild-gathered. Just like other reviewers have stated, this is my number one resource on herbs, even with the development of the internet and google.

Great book

This book has got TONS of info on plants and how to identify them, gathering, storying, drying, planting how to make infusions, herbal mixtures and formulas, dyes its got pretty much everything. Furthermore the only thing that it needs because the pics are drawn and in black and white is a herb encyclopedia with color pictures. great book, great buy. they should make a updated and expanded version.

Excellent choice for beginner or expert

I have been working with herbs for fifteen years now, and this book has been invaluable through all of them. It includes medicinal and cosmetic uses of almost any herb you can think of, as well as traditional uses and some background. I've introduced several herbalist friends to it, and they now refuse to be without it. If you get only one book on herbs, make it this one.


This is the book by which I learned the bulk of my herbal knowledge - Knowledge of plants, their medicinal uses and how to harvest , process and store them. Excellent for beginners or seasoned herbalists alike, it is intelligently written, yet simple to understand. It is written in plain language, yet introduces readers to a wealth of medical terminology. After nearly 15 years of using this book, it is still the one I bring with me when I go out into the greenhouse, garden or woods.
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