The Herbal Kit

Master your skills through home management, and lower the cost of living and more so, enter the excitement of mixing your own.

The use of Herbs: –

Ø Their uses for Culinary, Medicinal and cosmetics.

Ø Remedies for the common ailments

Ø The life span of plants fruits and flowers.

Ø Yearly maintenance calendar, and characteristics,

Ø Basic blend methods, ready for you to mix.

Ø Infusions, Decoctions, Tinctures, Compresses, easy wines with herbs, mixing your own money saving beauty products

Ø And a little sense of humour won’t hurt

Now; that’s food for thought;

Using herbs, to sustains good health, is logical and smart, and of a good mind and body. Every ounce of herb is worth a pound of remedies. To everything there is a beginning, but where is the beginning to everything. Herbs are highly known for their uses, and are of true nature.

The A to Z household Kit has step-by-step instructions in alphabetical order. Herbs have a great ability to solve problems to a great range. So we need to recapture, the body we lost through our busy world, and the journey in this book will help you cross that bridge.

You will experience tranquillity to the mind and a big lift on the pocket. Self-improvement and a new field to your destination if ever there was a time, it is now! Raise your standards and open the door of home management. An easy job seems mighty hard if you keep putting it off. The next step is yours.

A must for every home

Medicinal Plants –

Herbs, their characteristics, life span, remedies and properties, it’s fruit, care and their uses. Household hints, household tips, money saving ideas, new ideas, remedies for common ailments, blending your own beauty products, self-care and slim your way to diet

Living with herbs sustains good health and is logical and smart, you feel well, age gracefully and help with remedies for minor health problems in our day-to-day life. Planting with enthusiasm, herbs have an ability to solve Culinary, Medicinal and Cosmetics solutions. A symbol of good mind and body.

The body requires a life of health qualities to appreciate the good qualities of true calmness and a healthy existence to the new change of environment’s herbal journey, which give you the chance to cross the bridge.

Trust me the results brings tranquillity unimaginable.

When was the last time you stopped for a moment to watch a passion flower open gently and softly? Without planting, there will be no plants, without plants there will be no herbs, and no flowers. Without plants, herbs and spices there will be no food flavouring in our cooking. There will be no remedies or solutions to help us solve healthy problems. An ounce of herbs is worth a pound of remedies. A full and satisfying life awaits you. The herbs will get you there; can even help you give up smoking, should you decide. The calmness of herbs will allow you room, to lead your life to your choosing.

The first aicffjit: – of herbal living gives you control for self- improvement and the healing of the common ailments, especially if there are children in the house.

Herbs the Medicinal Plants

Medicinal plants and herbs contain substances known to modern and ancient civilizations for their healing properties. Until the development of Chemistry and, particularly, have the synthesis of organic compounds in the 19 Century, medicinal plants and herbs where the sole source of active principles capable of curing man’s ailments.

They continue to be important to people that do not have access to modern medicines and, moreover, modern pharmaceuticals rely heavily on the same active principles, be they natural or synthetic. The active principles differ from plant to plant due to their biodiversity, i.e. to the plant’s genetic coding ability to produce them.

Inferior.These encompass bacteria, microscopic algae, mushrooms, ferns, brushes and trees, the vegetable world comprises three main groups of plants: Superior, Intermediary and among others. Their identification is a task of specialists and the limit between the vegetal and animal The Lost Book of Herbal world is not clear.

To simplify matters, we consider plants those recognized as such by ordinary people. Books about medicinal properties of vegetables normally seem to treat differently herbs and medicinal plants.

However, herbs are seed producing annual, biennial or perennial plants that do not develop a persistent woody tissue. Perhaps because herbs have such an important historical and tradition in healing, sometimes they are treated as a special category of plants i.e., those particularly valued for their medicinal, savoury or aromatic qualities. In the following list, herbs are considered as medicinal plants and taken only for their medicinal or aromatic properties.

Since the traditional or popular name of medicinal plants varies so much according to regional and cultural aspects, the have been grouped alphabetically according to their most common English name. The scientific designation follows in each case

Forms of medicinal remedies

Infusions: 

Infusions are a simple way of extracting the active principles of herbs through the action of hot water. The preparation of infusions is similar to way we prepare tea. This method is used to extract the volatile components of the dried or green aerial parts of herbs and plants like flowers and leaves. Infusions may use single herbs or a blend and are drunk hot or cold. Certainly this is the most common and cheap method of extracting the medicinal compounds of herbs.

Decoctions: –

Roots, barks and fruits being thicker and less permeable than the aerial parts of medicinal plants, do not liberate their active principles by simple infusion. It is necessary to simmer these parts in boiling water in order to extract their medicinal constituents. The material should be cut or broken into small pieces. In order to avoid losing volatile constituents, use a lid over the simmering pan. After cooling down and separating the solid from the liquid, decoctions can be taken hot or cold.

Tinctures: –
Most of the volatile components of medicinal plants and herbs are soluble in alcohol. By immersing dried or fresh parts of plants in alcohol, the active principles are easily extracted at concentrations that exceed those that can be achieved by infusion or decoction. Highly concentrate solutions that will last for one to two years are a convenient way to store and use medicinal plants constituents.

Ideally tinctures should be made using pure ethyl alcohol distilled from cereals. However, since this product is not available to the public, good Vodka with 45-35% alcohol can be used. The extraction is fairly quick. A 50% mixture of herbs and alcohol kept in a tightly closed jar will hold a tincture ready for use at the prescribed dosage. Never use methyl alcohol, methylated spirits, isopropyl alcohol or any other kind of unknown spirit to make tinctures.

Syrups: –

With some rare exceptions, like peppermint that is a familiar flavouring agent in toot paste and chewing gum, infused or decocted herbs are not palatable, especially for children. In order to disguise their taste, infusion and decoctions can be mixed with honey or unrefined sugar from cane. These syrups combine the soothing action of these solvents to the medicinal properties of the infusions and decoctions resulting in additional benefits specially for treating cough and sore throats.

Infused Oils: –

Pure vegetable oils like sunflower, almond and olive oil are easily found at grocer stores. They have the property of dissolving the active, fat-soluble active principles of medicinal plants and herbs. This process is called infusion and can be carried out at room temperature or higher. Infusion is a slower process than alcohol extraction but has the advantage of resulting in oil based solution of medicinal constituents that can easily be used to make creams and ointments. Hot infusion is recommended for the harder parts of the plants while cold infusion is more suitable for flowers and leaves.

Essential Oils: –

Essential oils are the volatile oily components of aromatic plants, trees and grasses. They are found in tiny glands located in the flowers (nerol), leaves (eucalyptus), roots (calamus), wood (sandal) and resins (frankincense). Essential oils are extracted by four main methods: steam distillation, expression, solvent extraction and effleurage. In the first method the oil is extracted by the action of hot steam and then selectively condensed with water from which it is separated.

In the second method the oil is extracted by pressure or centrifugation. In the third method the oil is dissolved in a volatile solvent that when evaporated leaves a heavily natural wax substance called concrete. When separated from the wax, the resulting liquid is called an absolute, the most concentrated from of aroma available. Effleurage is a longer process involving the dissolution of the oils in animal fat and its separation using alcohol. Although essential oils main usage is in cosmetics and perfumery, many of them do have proved therapeutic

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