Herbs for Healing - Useful Quotes & Book Recommendation

Many of our gardens have already become inundated with herbs, flowers, and even the beginnings of fruit! Due to our penchant for creating an overabundance of herbs at every turn, some of us are really getting into this helpful, yet inexpensively priced book collection.

Here is an excerpt:

"Because not all herbs grow all year round, it can be of interest to preserve them.
When drying herbs it is important not to dry them in the sunlight as the sun can burn away many of the volatile oils.
To dry herbs perfectly, one needs special equipment yet some can be done at home. Best not to delay too much when drying, begin the drying process when the herbs are freshly picked and placed in a drying cupboard. Make sure you clean the herbs first so they are ready to be packaged and used. Glass is the best storage method for herbs."

The majority of ideas presented within are quite basic and easy to follow (even a child could enjoy it). We have spent only a day or so poring over its contents, and are delighted with the collection thus far.

Genesis 1:29-31 - And God said, “Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit. You shall have them for food. And to every beast of the earth and to every bird of the heavens and to everything that creeps on the earth, everything that has the breath of life, I have given every green plant for food.” And it was so.

"All that man needs for health and healing has been provided by God in nature, the challenge of science is to find it." Philippus Theophrastrus Bombast that of Aureolus ~ Paracelsus (1493-1541)

"Until man duplicates a blade of grass, nature can laugh at his so-called scientific knowledge. Remedies from chemicals will never stand in favour compared with the products of nature, the living cell of the plant, the final result of the rays of the sun, the mother of all life." - T. A. Edison

Proverbs 15:17 - Better is a dinner of herbs where love is than a fattened ox and hatred with it.

”If people let the government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls who live under tyranny.” - Thomas Jefferson

Revelations 22:2 - Through the middle of the street of the city; also, on either side of the river, the tree of life with its twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit each month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.

"Most over-the-counter and almost all prescribed drug treatments merely mask symptoms or control health problems or in some way alter the way organs or systems such as the circulatory system work. Drugs almost never deal with the reasons why these problems exist, while they frequently create new health problems as side effects of their activities." -John R. Lee, M.D.

"A man may esteem himself happy when that which is his food is also his medicine." -Henry David Thoreau

"Let thy food be thy medicine and thy medicine be thy food." -Hippocrates (460-377 B.C.)

"This large and expensive stock of drugs will be unnecessary....The common resources of the lancet, a garden, a kitchen, fresh air, cool water, exercise, will be sufficient to cure all the diseases that are at present under the power of medicine." - Dr. Benjamin Rush.

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