am 25. Juni 1997
This book is very interesting, its pages and pages and pages of various herbal suggestions and non herbal suggestions. She has suggestions for bath preparations, salves, common every day things such as instant coffee mixes, (like those small instant coffee blends we buy in the stores for 4+ dollars a can),and much, much, more and its worth purchasing just those bits of information. More than likely if you want to find something you will find it here. If you are looking for a book on herbs this isn't it however. I do like the book, its fun to go thru and try different things from it
am 24. November 1997
While many of ideas are practical for the "mountain-living" type, I doubt an apartment dweller would find much use in the recipe for lye soap. An attempt is made to keep to the tame remedies (lemon & honey, etc.), but many are ineffective and some are still plain dangerous (like taking potentially lethal megadoses of vitamins as cures). The herbal glossary is useful, as well as the scientific listing of names in the back, but I would recommend few of the recipes between.
am 2. Dezember 1999
I highly recommend this book for anyone interested in using herbs for various household, beauty and health needs. There is even information to help care for your pets. The recipes are clear, concise and effective. Anyone at any level of experience and expertise can use this book and achieve results. A definate must.