Icelandic Herbs and Their Medicinal Uses
|Rating||:||4.85 (521 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||300 Pages|
Written in plain English but not dumbed down at all, and filled with useful information, this is a book to treasure and to reference again and again.” —Chanchal Cabrera, MSc, FNIMH, RH (AHG), medical herbalist . Why would we want a book on the medicinal plants of this northern island? There are several very good answers to this question.… This book is a superb example of making the most of a limited variety of plants that can survive colder climates. “Anna Rósa has not only written one of Iceland’s most comprehensive herb books, but has also added to our American herbal resources with this beautifully designed and well laid out book. Many of us will never visit there. I was delighted to find that though this book was written with Icelandic plants in mind, every one of the 85 plants mentioned is found growing in abundance in North America.” —Rosemary Gladstar, herbalist and author of Rosemary Gladstar
For each herb, sidebars describe: Habitat Parts used Harvesting Constituents History Action Uses Research Dosage. Generous color photographs of both the leaves and flowers facilitate plant identification, allowing both amateur and professional herbalists to use the guide to full advantage. Anna Rosa Robertsdottir describes the history, uses, harvesting, drying, and storage of the plants, and includes a wealth of detailed instructions for their preparation--including infusions, decoctions, tinctures, and syrups. This beautifully illustrated, full-color guide provides everything readers need to know about the medicinal powers of 90 native herbs of Iceland--85 of which also grow in North America. User-friendly layout, meticulous research, a wealth of detailed information, and an extensive bibliography make this an essential, one-of-a-kind reference for anyone interested in the subject
degree in business from the University of Reykjavik. For the past two decades she has run her own herbal practice and has taught many courses on medicinal herbs and their uses. . She has a ITEC Diploma in massage and a B.Sc. Anna Rosa Robertsdottir studied medical herbalism at the College of Phytotherapy in the UK and is a member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists. She produces her own creams,
Icelandic Herbs and Their Medical Uses The page after page of beautiful photographs of plants makes 'Icelandic Herbs and Their Medical Uses' and exceptionally lovely book. The best part is all the information about the plants, how to use them as natural remedies, with dosages and also how and when to harvest and process. It also includes a history of the use of each plant. It includes a glossary of terms, a bibliography and an index to make it user friendly w. Amazing book R. Hendrick Such an amazing book. People in the middle to northern parts of America can greatly benefit from this book.