“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. kris10.ann.smith

    Generous knowledge, friendly writing

    kris10.ann.smith (verified owner)

    I wasn’t sure how much I’d use this book, but wanted to have it to cross-reference other texts I have. It quickly became one of my favorite herbal books! In fact, I just ordered a second copy because my original has been misplaced during home construction and I don’t want to be without it. If I find the copy I bought earlier this year, I’ll give it to an herbal friend. Richo writes as someone with decades of experience and a genuine desire to help others. He has a conversational tone that makes the whole book enjoyable simply for the sake of reading. Anyone who makes their own herbal remedies will be blessed by this book!

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  2. GieGie

    an emerging medicine woman's dream!

    GieGie (verified owner)

    I am loving this book so much – very informative, very digestable, and very entertaining! I so appreciate Richo’s connection to Mother Earth and his unshakeable belief in plant medicine. It is so refreshing! As a woman of color, I also appreciate his many nods to traditional herbalist of Africa, East Asia, and indigenous Americans.

    Richo has the type of knowledge that I believe was built over several lifetimes. There is a part in the chapter on infusions where he describes “the original mother of the wise woman tradition” making tea and muttering to herself the “cave equivalent of ‘pretty good’.” I laughed to myself thinking “maybe this was a past life regression, Richo?! ?”

    Thank you for sharing your wisdom, Richo. I am committed to using only herbal medicines in my life and can’t wait to create them MYSELF! What an honor.

    Herbal power to the people!! ✊?

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  3. lazywildswan

    Excellent resource for beginners and experts alike!

    lazywildswan (verified owner)

    If you are interested in herbal medicine, this is an invaluable resource. Even if you aren’t going to make the herbal medicine, this book gives details that will help you when you buy. For herbalists, I highly recommend getting this book because it provides a solid reference that is well-organized and concise. It is worth a few bucks to have a reliable resource, do not rely on random internet posts for herbs. After serving on a Cybersecurity Roundtable for five years, I have made sure that all my resource material is in print at my home, not online, on the computer, or in the cloud.

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    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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    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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