Enter a world of spiritual rejuvenation and radiant health with the healing power of herbs. Rich in herbal folklore, tips for growing and harvesting your herbs and over two hundred medicinal and culinary recipes from various cultures, The Native Americans herbal dispensatory HANDBOOK will become your trusted companion on the path to natural life. Have you ever wondered what are the benefits of dandelion, chickweed, elderberry, and many other medicinal plants? Healing herbs are an essential reference for the beginner herbalist, with 20 common herbs, many of which are considered weeds, which are often found in hedges, meadows and wild places. Along with medicinal information, this book includes traditional folklore and fortifying recipes for each edible or medicinal plant, and many easy-to-follow instructions to help fill an herbalist's kit with remedies to keep the whole family happy and healthy. Medicinal products are conveniently organized by plant, making it easy for the home herbalist to find, identify, and use healing garden plants. The herbalist Tina Sams identifies the 20 most common and healthy herbs and more than 100 natural remedies that are easy, cheap, and effective. This illustrated guide is essential for any nature lover's library. Take a tour of traditional healing practices and traditions of past and present cultures, including Native and South American, Mediterranean, East Asian, and others. Create delicious and exotic dishes, prepare relaxing herbal teas, mix perfumes, and ointments with floral essences from your home garden, prepare elixirs and drugs to treat every ailment, and much more. With this wise book on your kitchen shelf, a rich heritage of herbal craftsmanship and herbal tradition is at your fingertips. The Native Americans herbal dispensatory HANDBOOK is a fully illustrated practical guide to the healing properties of herbs. The book includes medicinal herbs with significant therapeutic properties and a section on their historical uses, and The Native Americans herbal dispensatory HANDBOOK is a must for all home bookshelves. All parts of plants that can be used for medicinal purposes are shown, from fresh flower petals or leaves to the root, bark, and juice. Each entry details the chemical components of the plant, its actions, and its therapeutic applications. Each section explains the preparation of herbal remedies. There are over 250 safe treatments to help alleviate common ailments, from coughs, colds, and headaches common to specialized treatments for skin conditions, digestive problems, and childhood diseases, including detailed herbal lists for the elderly.