We have all grown increasingly aware of the potential -- and documented -- dangers of the chemical toxins that surround us. "The New Age Herbalist" is a compendium of healthy alternatives, an indispensable guide for contemporary natural living. Created by a team of experts, it offers:
A full-color illustrated glossary of more than 200 herbs, describing their properties, active ingredients, and traditional uses around the world
A guide to using herbs for scent, for decoration, and even as chemical-free housekeeping aids
Tips on using herbs for skin care and beauty, by making natural shampoos, lotions, soaps, and cosmetics
A review of culinary herbs, with some unusual recipes that use familiar herbs in delightful new ways
An examination of the growing science of herbal healing, discussing herbal remedies -- including stress relievers -- and the scientific research that validates them
A complete herb gardening plan, with advice on choosing symbiotic herbs, designing and scheduling plantings, and preserving the harvest by freezing and drying
Fascinating, authoritative, packed with information presented in a stunning visual style, "The New Age Herbalist" will be the home herb user's bible for years to come.