Monday, April 19, 2010
Herbology At Home
I want to share with you all a wonderful herb book that has found a place in my kitchen, where I keep the ones I refer to the most often. It is called Herbology At Home and it was written by Anke Bialas, of Brisbane, Australia. Anke's herbal web community, Herbology, is wonderful and I like what she has to say about it.
"Herbology is an online information site dedicated to raising herb awareness with an emphasis on reviving old, once common, herb lore to enable readers to make their own basic herbal products and herbal remedies. Herbology provides inspiring, educational, high quality information in a virtual space. It delivers informative, entertaining reviews, feature articles and resources.
The Herbology goal is to create an environment where traditional herb lore which used to be passed on within families from generation to generation can be revived and shared in a virtual setting."
I very much enjoy this free herbal community and suggest you all check it out! I was very fortunate and won a contest Anke was holding for a copy of her book and I wanted to tell you all about it!
The whole title is Herbology At Home Making Herbal Remedies. Anke says that she considers herbology an amateur interest whereas herbalism is a professional pursuit. I was glad to hear someone else make the same differention as I do! I always consider myself an herbologist, one who studies herbs and no way would I be ready to consider myself an herbalist, if ever! But as Anke says, just because we consider herbology for amateurs does not mean it is any less effective or important! What Anke does say it represents is a continuation of an ancient tradition whereby herb lore is practiced by everyday people in everyday situations! Now that was truly speaking to me folks! Anke's aim is to help guide everyone in taking back our heritage of herbal medicine and passing it on to future generations!
The book is very well written and easy to read with clear instruction for making internal and external remedies. There are sections on infused oils, creams, first aid, children, tinctures, food as medicine and many others! Each is very helpful ready reference when you are making your own remedies at home! What I consider very useful is the fact I finally have a book in my home library that is so easy, and fast to use. Let's just say you have gathered some St. John's Wort and you can't remember right away how to infuse it in oil or fresh tincture it, just grab this book and you can immediately find the sections of the book to help! A ready reference with sound advice right at my fingertips! I am in love! Thank you so much for all you do and share Anke:)
Anke's blog is just great and I just love all she shares there also:)
She has shared wonderful herb videos here
and growing herb videos here
Big herbal and honey hugs to all who visit Comfrey Cottages and get your copy of Herbology At Home today!