A Look Inside My Book

Thank you for all the responses on my book! I am very excited to be launching it.

I realize the preview is not up on the Amazon page yet so I wanted to give you a glimpse inside my book today.

First off, here’s the list of the 40 individual herbs covered:
BlackberryB, lack Haw, Black Walnut, Burdock, California Poppy, Catnip, Dandelion, Ginger, Goldenrod, Gotu Kola, Ground Ivy, Hawthorn, Milky Oats, Monarda, Motherwort, Mugwort, Plantain, Prunella, Queen Anne’s Lace, Reishi, Rosemary, Saint John’s Wort, Spearmint, Spilanthes, Stinging Nettles, Thyme, Vitex, Wild Cherry, Wild Lettuce, Yarrow, Borage, Calendula, Cleavers, Comfrey, Lemon Balm, New England Aster, Passionflower, Poke, Saw Palmetto, and Yellow Dock.

As you can see, it’s mostly herbs that can be found out in the back yard. As you know, I find it extremely important to know the plants that grow around you! There are a few in there that don’t grow all over such as Saw Palmetto but I felt those plants were important and irreplaceable with other herbs.

Now for a peek inside the book! First the Table of contents:

As you can see, the book is broken down into two primary sections. The first section is instructional, listing what you’ll need to get started making herbal remedies, instructions on how to make different remedies, and the herbs covered in this book.

Part two is the nitty gritty – 125 recipes that cover many common issues in households. Chapter Four is Common Ailments, which lists 29 every day issues that might arise and remedies for them:

Chapter Five is for emotional well being. There are 11 recipes in this section:

Chapter Six is all about children’s health! This covers 22 remedies that are common to kids and teens (though they will work for adults too!)

Chapter Seven is Women’s Health. Here you’ll find 12 remedies that cover a variety of women’s health issues:

Chapter Eight is for the men. There are 9 remedies in this section:

Chapter Nine covers aging. There are 22 remedies for common ailments that hit us as we start to age:

Chapter Ten covers personal care. There are 20 remedies broken into five sections: bath, body, face, hair, and mouth.

The final section includes some of my favorite resources and a glossary of herbal terms.

If you are wanting to buy my book, Herbalism at Home, please consider pre-ordering it! Pre-orders help with the success of the book, making it visible to more companies so that it receives a higher chance of being available in bookstores and other retail locations around the country.

4 Responses to “A Look Inside My Book”

  1. 1
    Joyce Reigelsperger

    The book looks awesome!! I can’t wait for it to come out. The information and recipes all seem to be very relevant to today’s health issues.
    Thank You

  2. 2
    KristineBrown

    Thank you Joyce!

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    Marilyn Costello

    Will the Splinter Poultice be a kind of drawing salve to make small foreign objects come to the surface to be removed? If not, Do you have a recipe that will do that in your book? I might have missed it when perusing the contents. Thanks.
    Have enjoyed learning with your Herbal Roots Zine. .

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    KristineBrown

    Hi Marilyn, Thanks for asking! Yes, it is a salve that helps to draw out splinters, slivers, and other imbedded items in skin.


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