After my introduction into herbalism, I immediately had the urge to create my own herbal medicine chest. I went about this somewhat haphazardly, both trying to make the preparations that felt accessible to me and searching in natural foods stores for the ones that seemed wonderfully foreign.
In the end, I filled a whole chest with all the new remedies I learned about. Sore throat lozenges, immune syrups, healing honey pastes, all purpose salves, tinctures, and teas for every malaise I could imagine! It was a very empowering and fun process, and I must admit I was a little excited to encounter an excuse to put these fresh remedies to use!
This zine is both an homage to that enthusiastic newborn herbalist, and an offering to empower those who might want to begin to build an herbal medicine chest of their own.
-from the introduction
This zine covers the most basic herbal preparations (teas, steams, tinctures, vinegars/oxymels & infused oils), profiles on herbs that grow abundantly in the wild or can easily be cultivated (written specifically for New England but applies to many climates), and recipes ranging from cold/flu remedies to first aid to mental wellness.
Written lovingly for those who would like to dip their toes into home herbalism.