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!

13 comments:

JoyceAnn said...

Hi Leslie ~ I think I'll check amazon today for that book , sounds like a book I would like to have in my library too.

I received the comfrey and lamb's ear roots , will be planting them today. Thank-you so much !!


~ Happy Herbal Blessings ~

Anke said...

I went and checked out her blog, some very interesting stuff there... The book sounds pretty interesting, too. Might have to go order it from amazon. And how funny, another Anke...

*Ulrike* said...

Oh, I am definitely going to have to find that book! and go to her blog. Loved reading all about it, and now I need to finish reading your other posts!

comfrey cottages said...

yes ladies i think it is a very good "amateurs" book in so much as it gives good measurements, and directions. glad all arrived well joyce, let me know if they don't thrive for you:)

Rita M said...

Hi Leslie, that sounds a very interesting book - Might have to go order it to. Delivery within 8-30 days :o)

Big hugs and herbal blessings my sweet friend.

janet said...

Wow, great links Leslie, thanks! I think I NEED that book;)

comfrey cottages said...

rita and janet, i truly do believe that this book is a very good reference book that you would find a keeper:)

AarTiana said...

Hurray Leslie! I recently signed up for her blog via google, and also put her on MY blogroll along with you! Thanks for the awesome review, I also enjoyed her mini-herbal for animals too (mostly focused on dogs).

comfrey cottages said...

thats so cool hon! i am glad you enjoyed her animal course. anke has alot of good info to share:) hugs to you

雯彬 said...

Great minds think alike...................................................

Heather said...

Sounds like a wonderful book, thanks for the information on it. I'll check to see if our library has it yet.

comfrey cottages said...

hi heather! thanks for visiting:)

Anke said...

Leslie! You wonderful herbal advocate! Thank you so much for your review (sorry I didnt comment earlier). I welcome all the new readers to Her-BLOG-ogy, you will find that it is a mixed bag of all things herbal in a modern world, not limited to herbal medicine.

AarTiana, there is a cat (and horse) ebook in the making but I keep being distracted from completion.

Again, Leslie, I thank you for telling your herb friends about Herbology At Home. Since it will be a 3 part series (making Herbal Remedies, 50 Herbs for the Home and Growing Herbs) I might just have to keep you on the books as official reviewer as I do value your opinion very much.