“Making Plant Medicine,” Fourth Edition by Richo Cech

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“Making Plant Medicine” is generally considered to be the most entertaining, level-headed and trustworthy reference available for learning to make standard herbal tinctures, teas, syrups, oils, salves and poultices.  The book introduces the concept of healing with herbs in a story format, following the adventures of a young family homesteading in the wild mountains of the Oregon Coast.  The rest of the book is about making safe, inexpensive, effective and harmless herbal medicines from herbs that can be grown in gardens in North America.  The formulary includes such important favorites as:  Arnica, Astragalus, Burdock, Calendula, Dandelion, Echinacea, Elecampane, Gentian, Goldenseal, Hawthorne, Ma-huang, Jiao-gu-lan, Lobelia, Nettles, Sage, Stevia and Saint John’s Wort. The fourth edition includes 28 new herbs including Aloe vera, Andrographis, Ashitaba, Brahmi, Chameleon Plant, Hops, Osha and Rhodiola.   May your copy soon be anointed with the happy splatter of homemade herbal remedies!

344 pages, soft cover, illustrated by Sena Cech Olivier

“Making Plant Medicine has been to bed with me, what more can I say?”  English herbalist Mike Brook

 

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  1. Question

    Joanne McGregor

    Hi, do you ship to New Zealand? If so, would it be the same shipping price for more than one book? I may have a few other friends that will also want to purchase this book.
    Warmest regards, Jo

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      Mayche Cech

      Hi Joanne, Thanks for your interest in this book! You may have trouble ordering through this website to a NZ address. I recommend getting the book through herbalreads.com and you will have no trouble ordering. It is possible to get a wholesale discount on several books–the minimum purchase is described there at the herbal reads website. Also, if you want only a book or two, we can compare the actual shipping cost to what you are charged, and refund the difference. Richo

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    Nancy Morgan

    How can I order the books wholesale? I’d like to offer them in my store. Wild Thyme Herb Shop in Waxahachie, Texas.
    Thanks!
    Nancy Morgan
    512-284-1152

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    • Mayche Cech

      Mayche Cech

      Hi Nancy, That’s easy, you just go to herbalreads.com and apply the appropriate discounts to your order. Its all there. Richo

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  3. 3 out of 3 people found this helpful
    Monica

    Exceptional Resource

    Monica

    This is one of my favorite books for making medicine. I have many books on the topic but this is my go-to. Richo makes it easy to follow a formula and includes information, examples, and explanations that can only come from exceptional knowledge, experience, and passion. It is entertaining and easy to follow. This is the book that gave me what I needed to make medicine that I could treat my family and friends with confidence.

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    • One person found this helpful
      Richo Cech

      Admin Richo Cech

      Hi Monica,
      Thank you for this review, it was very kind of you, and I’m glad the book has been helpful to you. We’re dusting off herbal medicine, shining it up, and centering it in our hearts.
      Richo

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    • HARLE

      Does this book have colored pictures of plants for easy identification?

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    • One person found this helpful
      Richo Cech

      Admin Richo Cech

      Hi Harle,
      No, that is not the focus of this book. You can get a Peterson Field Guide for that info.
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    • One person found this helpful

      Jerome River Jones.

      Any of the botanical work that Richo and his beautiful family around him have published since the the early 1980’s cannot be over estimated. What you read in any of the publications are true experiential writings and will prove to be derived from golden-honey and benevolent wisdom. It may drip from your lips for a long time after you put the book down. Always authentic in flavor, sweet or tannic as needed.

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  4. One person found this helpful
    Hannah M.

    Must have addition!

    Hannah M. (verified owner)

    This lovely book came in the mail today and after sitting and reading through I will say it is an easy to understand entertaining must-have for anyone interested in the power of plants as wellness!

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    • Beatrice Chris

      Great resource for any herbalist. Easy read of complex information. Thank you for this beautiful gift to the herbalists community. Making plant medicine is equally an art and a science. Knowing herbs from seed to maturity helps us being connected with the soul of the herbs. I can see this connection on your book.

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    • One person found this helpful
      Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Beatrice,
      Why, thank you for saying all that, it is very kind of you. I’ve had 4 editions with which to hone the magic.
      Richo

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  5. Question

    John Harrold

    Where in Gresham can I find your books…..?? Don’t like buying online

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    • Richo Cech

      Admin Richo Cech

      Hi John,
      OK, I can relate to that. I am unsure of any retail seller in Gresham. If you check the price of the book online. Up until Jan 1 2019, making plant medicine is on sale for $19.95 and shipping is free. You can send a check or money order to:
      Strictly Medicinal, LLC
      PO Box 299
      Williams, OR 97544
      Please include the item name and your delivery address and we’ll gladly send you the book–offline.
      Richo

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  6. 4 out of 4 people found this helpful
    Amanda T

    Amanda T

    I have not been able to put this book down. Wow! What a work of passion and knowledge. I am so happy to have this book. It is what brought me to this site. Why isnt everyone reading this? We all spend so much money on “natural” health food store bottles of who knows what is in them… we all want to be healthy! This explains how to do it yourself! I bought my book from a book store, I did not know of this website. I will keep my book forever.

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