Books on the Herbal Home & Kitchen

We have searched the horizon in pursuit of fine books and educational tools that encourage and foster herbal living. Each and every offering was handpicked as a staff favorite and we wholeheartedly recommended them to you.

Chia: Using the Ancient Superfood

  • By Beverly Lynn Bennett, 2014 (softcover, 63 pages)
Chia: Using the Ancient Superfood

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$11.95
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Chia: Using the Ancient Superfood was written by one of our favorite vegan chefs, Beverly Lynn Bennett. Grown as a staple crop for centuries in North, Central, and South America, chia seeds were highly prized by Aztec warriors and athletes for the sustained energy they provide. An excellent source of low-fat, plant-based protein and both soluble and insoluble fiber, chia seeds also contain eight times the amount of essential fatty acids (EFAs) found in wild salmon. In this book, you will find more than 25 recipes ranging from desserts, snacks, and beverages to casseroles, soups, salads, and breakfast dishes- all showing how easy and delicious it can be to add these marvelous seeds to your daily diet.

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Coconut Oil for Health and Beauty

  • By Cynthia and Laura Holzapfel, 2004 (softcover, 127 pages)
Coconut Oil for Health and Beauty

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$9.95
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Coconut oil is one of the most nutritious fats that we can eat, and it has a whole host of other beneficial properties. Populations in southeastern Asia and the Pacific islands have known for centuries, and now coconut oil is receiving much more mainstream attention. It is especially important in Paleo and raw food diets. While it can be overwhelming to figure out all of the great uses of this stupendous oil, this comprehensive handbook is sure to help. With detailed information on everything to do with coconut oil- its benefits, uses, recipes, and insightful facts- this guide will teach you all about this fantastic oil. Included are over 20 recipes for using coconut oil, grated coconut, and coconut milk in delicious culinary and body care recipes, as well as instructions on how to prepare fresh coconut foods at home.

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Foraging & Feasting

  • By Dina Falconi, 2013 (hardcover, 230 pages)
Foraging & Feasting

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$40.00
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This field guide and wild foods cookbook celebrates and reclaims the lost art of turning locally gathered wild plants into nutritious, delicious meals- a tradition long practiced by our ancestors but neglected in modern times. The book's 50 beautiful, instructive botanical illustrations by Wendy Hollender and over 100 recipes offer an adventurous and satisfying way to eat locally and seasonally.

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Making Love Potions

  • By Stephanie Tourles, 2016 (softcover, 175 pages)
Making Love Potions

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$16.95
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$15.25
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Herbs are hot! And in Making Love Potions, author Stephanie Tourles shows you how to bring that heat into your bedroom. Kindle the passion in your relationship and inspire intimacy as Tourles playfully presents 64 easy recipes for natural body oils, balms, tonics, bath blends, and sweet treats to share with your special someone.

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Making Your Own Incense

  • By Tina Sams and Maryanne Schwartz, 1999 (softcover, 32 pages)
Making Your Own Incense

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$3.95
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b599

This book is a treasure trove of fun facts, recipes, and common techniques related to the art and history of incense making. A step-by-step guide, it will show you how to make incense cones, sticks, smudge bundles, loose incense, resins, and more. Also included are a compendium on the ingredients used, how to gauge their quality, and how to incorporate them into your recipes. Delightful and instructional, it will make you feel like a master in the art of making incense.

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Naturally Clean Home

  • By Karyn Siegel-Maier, 2008 (softcover, 223 pages)
Naturally Clean Home

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$10.95
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b303

Keep your home green, clean, and healthy! Learn how to disinfect and freshen your house using powerful all natural cleaners made by mixing essential oils together with common non-toxic kitchen ingredients like baking soda, borax, lemon, and vinegar. With 150 all natural, easy-to-prepare cleaning solutions, you can: soften and whiten clothing, break up kitchen grease, polish wood floors, scrub the oven, brighten bathroom mirrors, scour porcelain and tile, deodorize carpets, and much more. This book will show you how to expel harmful chemical cleaners from your home and clean it green for a healthier family and a healthier planet.

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Sacred and Herbal Healing Beers

  • By Stephen Harrod Buhner, 1998 (softcover, 534 pages)
Sacred and Herbal Healing Beers

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$19.95
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Ancient fermented beverages created between 10,000 and 30,000 years ago were far different than the contemporary alcoholic beverages consumed today. Many of these beers and meads were consumed ceremonially and considered sacred. Some were entheogenic, and hundreds contained medicinal herbs. This book is the authoritative guide to the sacred aspects of indigenous, psychotropic, and herbal healing beers of the world. This beautiful and provocative exploration of the folklore of ancient fermentation is revealed through 200 plants and hive products.

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Sprouts: The Miracle Food

  • By Steve Meyerowitz, 2013 (softcover, 206 pages)
Sprouts: The Miracle Food

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$12.95
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b314

Say goodbye to pesticides and preservatives and take control of your own health and nutrition! In just one week, you can enjoy pounds of delicious, young organic vegetables. Your salad bowl will come alive with tender buckwheat, spicy radish, and nourishing alfalfa sprouts. As baby plants, sprouts are bursting with extraordinary amounts of concentrated nutrition. As living plants, they provide the secret cell factors and phyto-chemicals that enrich our health and longevity in ways that can never be captured in a pill. Steve Meyerowitz takes you through the incredibly easy practice of sprouting at home, and also goes into depth about the nutritional benefits of sprouts.

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The Healing Kitchen

  • By Holly Bellebuono, 2016 (hardcover, 245 pages)
The Healing Kitchen

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$24.95
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Discover radiant health and promote longevity through the use of healing herbs! The Healing Kitchen contains over 140 recipes to boost the nutritional benefits of everyday foods. Holly Bellebuono details how nourishing plants can have a profound effect on our health when incorporated into the foods we eat. By bringing common herbs such as dandelion, purslane, sumac, and calendula into the kitchen- rather than limiting them to medicines or remedies- we can enjoy their flavors while also reaping their benefits. From nettle chai to lavender yogurt, wild greens miso paste and rose petal rice pudding, these recipes were created to please the palate and help support long-term health.

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The Herbal Apothecary

  • By JJ Pursell, 2015 (softcover, 292 pages)
The Herbal Apothecary

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$24.95
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In this holistic guide, naturopath JJ Pursell provides an accessible and comprehensive introduction to medicinal plants, explaining how they work and how to use them safely.

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The Herbal Kitchen

  • By Kami McBride, 2010 (softcover, 254 pages)
The Herbal Kitchen

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$18.95
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b313

This captivating book explores the ancient tradition of using herbs to enhance the health benefits and digestibility of your food. With over 250 recipes for herbal oils, vinegars, pestos, dressings, salts, cordials, syrups, smoothies and more, The Herbal Kitchen will teach you to prepare, store, and use herbs, unlocking the key to the extraordinary pharmacy that already exists in your own kitchen.

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The Pure Power of Maca

  • By Beverly Lynn Bennett, 2015 (softcover, 45 pages)
The Pure Power of Maca

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$5.95
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Grown high in the Andes mountains of central Peru and Bolivia, maca root has been cultivated for over three thousand years. A staple in Andean cuisine, maca has been widely recognized as a superfood and credited with boosting stamina, energy, libido and fertility.

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