Im getting back into my herbs and would like to know if there are any people here that have books or info to share about how to do infusing in oil and maybe give me some ideas on what books to get to help with recipes and how tos...Judy
Hello Judy, I make my own herbal medicines and body care products. These authors have been excellent sources of information:
Susun Weed (esp. "Healing Wise")
Gail Faith Edwards
Susun Weed also has a fab website chockful of info. I'll link it below.
Here is a link that might be useful: Susun Weed's Website
In addition to bush poet's list you might try to find a copy of The Herbal Medicine Maker's Handbook: A Home Manual by James Green (isdn 0895949903). Amazon is out of stock as are several other online retailers but it's still in print and available fromt he publisher Crossing Press. I haven't read this title myself but have seen numerous citations and referals to it as a good source for processing herbs to a desired usable form, ie. fluid extracts, tinctures, etc. I linked the publishers site below. If anyone has read this title I'd like some feedback on it.
Here is a link that might be useful: Crossing Press
I just took an online course about this from a woman who grew up with herbal remedies in Italy. It was the best online course I have ever taken. Will send you more info on it on request. No, I did not write the course, but I do recommend it. Of course not. With a name like mine, I wouldn't be from Italy, LOL.
I love the James Green book! Also, I have just read Richo Cech's book, "Making Plant Medicine". This is the wonderful! Clear, concise information in a format that is easily accessible.
I second Richo's book. Here's a link:
Here is a link that might be useful: Horizon Herbs