The Holistic Gardener: Beauty Treatments from the Garden

The Holistic Gardener: Beauty Treatments from the Garden

A handy guide to natural skin, body and beauty remedies derived from garden, pantry and kitchen sources. From natural shampoo to home-grown teeth whitener, cures for common ailments to tips on healthy nourishment, this book demonstrates the advantages and simplicity of natural beauty treatments. Fiann brings his singular knowledge of plants' properties to bear in showing us that there are easier, healthier and cheaper ways to have good skin, great hair and an all-over glow of well-being. By using the resources around us and understanding the value of what we grow, Fiann shows how combining plants with the right ingredients can make us healthier, wealthier and wiser about our skin and bodies.

The Holistic Gardener

Natural Cures for Common Ailments

The Holistic Gardener

A handy pocket-size guide to natural remedies from your garden and store-cupboard for complaints ranging from coughs and colds to aches and pains that allows you to save money and avoid taking mass-produced chemicals on a regular basis. Fiann gives simple step-by-step instructions to make straightforward salves and ointments, teas, rinses and syrups that will fill the first-aid cupboard, as well as identifying plants that can be used straight away with no preparation required.Fiann's singular knowledge of the properties and uses of herbs, fruit and flowers from the garden makes fascinating reading, as well as having extensive practical applications.

A Quick Cuppa Herbal

A Quick Cuppa Herbal

Medical botanist and wellness guru Fiann Ó'Nualláin's guide to making the perfect Herbal Tea to suit your ailment. In recent years, there have been increasing numbers of herbal teas hitting the supermarket shelves and even the headlines - all proclaiming a health halo, but not many explaining their health benefits on the side of the box. With such a surge in consumption of herbal teas and popular interest in their actual medicinal and health benefits, this book aims to answer two questions - what good do they do me and how do I make the perfect cup? Fiann is the author of the hugely popular Holistic Gardener series of books that explore practical herbalism from the garden and kitchen pantry to address first aid needs, beauty treatment needs and helps resolve the most common ailments from which we suffer. In this book, he extends the same in-depth knowledge of human health, medicinal botany and nutritional science with a practical approach and deft readability. A Quick Cuppa Herbalis a handy reference for the next herbal tea you purchase or a guide to which one you should to alleviate your health condition or just deliver the perfect pick-me-up.

The Medicinal Gardening Handbook

A Complete Guide to Growing, Harvesting, and Using Healing Herbs

The Medicinal Gardening Handbook

Features profiles and uses for cultivated herbs (astragalus, calendula, chamomile, comfrey, echinacea, elder, garlic, lemon balm, motherwort, peppermint, sage, valerian) and wild herbs (burdock, coltsfoot, dandelion, mullein, nettle, plantain, red clover, red raspberry, self-heal, St. John's wort, yarrow, yellow dock).

Digging for Victory

Horticultural Therapy with Veterans for Post-Traumatic Growth

Digging for Victory

Horticultural Therapy is ideally suited to engage veterans alienated from traditional civilian healthcare routes who present with a range of complex and challenging healthcare needs. It presents, on the surface, as a deceptively simple and accessible activity. Carried out by trained professionals, it is an evidence-based, effective and cost-effective treatment. By targeting specific client-centred goals, it is able to integrate improved individual physical, emotional, cognitive and social outcomes with broader opportunities to transition successfully into civilian society through learning a valuable skill set and a meaningful occupation. This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the methods of Horticultural Therapy as applied to this unique client group. It describes the type of combat training and experiences veterans may have had, and sets out the common issues and pitfalls civilian therapists often face when working with the military. Looking to the future, it also identifies promising avenues in terms of how we may improve the treatment we offer to best serve the needs of these ex-service men and women who fight on our behalf.

Quiet Gardens

The Roots of Faith?

Quiet Gardens

Quiet Gardens describes a journey that seeks to re-investigate humankind's relationship with nature and, through this, an understanding of what is spiritual. For many, enjoying and/or making a garden is both a connection with the wider environment and a link to that which is beyond ourselves. From some of the unusual and remarkable gardens of the Christian charity, the Quiet Garden Trust, and conversations with some of today's leading garden creators and thinkers, the journey takes us on a path of exploration and discovery, via Buddhist, Ba'hai and Islamic gardens, to the making of an inter-faith garden which won a medal at the Chelsea Flower Show. It shows us that the relationship between meaning, spirituality and horticulture transcends cultural and religious differences and offers hope for the future.

Jude's Herbal Home Remedies

Natural Health, Beauty & Home-Care Secrets

Jude's Herbal Home Remedies

Discover a simpler, more natural way of life. Pour yourself a cup of chamomile tea, find a quiet corner, and browse through the wealth of natural remedies, household tips, and beauty secrets presented in this tried and true guidebook. Now updated and expanded, Jude's Herbal Home Remedies offers more than 800 treatments, tinctures, tonics, and teas, using many easy-to-find herbs, as well as a comprehensive herbal index with over 200 illustrations.

Organic Living

Simple Solutions for a Better Life

Organic Living

Explores the organic lifestyle, providing information about organic farming, foods, baby care, cosmetics, gardening, clothing, and investment practices.