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  • Maria-Magdalene Noah
    Hear! HEar! I d like this information, too, and have no idea where to look! I collect HerbalGram, The Herb Quarterly, and one other I don t recall the name
    Message 1 of 10 , Apr 23, 2013
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      Hear! HEar!  I'd like this information, too, and have no idea where to look!  I collect HerbalGram, The Herb Quarterly, and one other I don't recall the name of, but have NO IDEA how to put the info to use!


      To: SCA-Herbalist@yahoogroups.com
      From: chimericalgirl@...
      Date: Thu, 7 Mar 2013 19:56:09 +0000
      Subject: [SCA-Herbalist] Introduction to Herbalism

       
      Hello, I'm new to the SCA and I couldn't believe it when I found this group! I've always wanted to study herbal remedies!
      I was wondering if anyone had suggestions for a good book to start with? Ideally I would like to know different herbs and flowers and how to use them for a variety of problems and how to make my own remedies. Also is there something to explain the difference between a "tincture" and "decoction" and everything else?
      I would really appreciate any articles/books/blogs on this subject.


    • Rickard, Patty
      Google is your friend. Ceit From: SCA-Herbalist@yahoogroups.com [mailto:SCA-Herbalist@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Maria-Magdalene Noah Sent: Tuesday, April
      Message 2 of 10 , Apr 24, 2013
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        Google is your friend.

        Ceit

         

        From: SCA-Herbalist@yahoogroups.com [mailto:SCA-Herbalist@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Maria-Magdalene Noah
        Sent: Tuesday, April 23, 2013 6:51 PM
        To: SCA-Herbalist@yahoogroups.com
        Subject: RE: [SCA-Herbalist] Introduction to Herbalism

         

         

        Hear! HEar!  I'd like this information, too, and have no idea where to look!  I collect HerbalGram, The Herb Quarterly, and one other I don't recall the name of, but have NO IDEA how to put the info to use!


        To: SCA-Herbalist@yahoogroups.com
        From: chimericalgirl@...
        Date: Thu, 7 Mar 2013 19:56:09 +0000
        Subject: [SCA-Herbalist] Introduction to Herbalism

         

        Hello, I'm new to the SCA and I couldn't believe it when I found this group! I've always wanted to study herbal remedies!
        I was wondering if anyone had suggestions for a good book to start with? Ideally I would like to know different herbs and flowers and how to use them for a variety of problems and how to make my own remedies. Also is there something to explain the difference between a "tincture" and "decoction" and everything else?
        I would really appreciate any articles/books/blogs on this subject.

      • Ségnat ingen Fháeláin
        Google is not your friend. Google-ing herbalism leads to finding a lot of erroneous and conflicting information and even more confusion. I don’t like for
        Message 3 of 10 , Apr 24, 2013
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          Google is not your friend.  Google-ing herbalism leads to finding a lot of erroneous and conflicting information and even more confusion.  I don’t like for my herbal apprentices to use the Internet at all in their research but when they do it,  I guide them to certain websites.   

          This is a link to my mundane blog, where I keep a list of the websites I prefer that they use.   I have linked to a few “period” resources on their as well.   http://naturallysimple.org/living/my-favorite-herbals/     Here is a link to my much-neglected and rarely updated “SCA” blog.  http://segnatssojourns.blogspot.com/    I talk about herbs on it, sometimes.

          Most of the herbal blogs I link to are those of my personal friends whom I respect.   There  are literally hundreds out there, but I chose to narrow it down that way.   If you are studying Materia Medica, I can give you more specific links. .   Please don’t be afraid to e-mail me off-list with questions.  

          Warmly

           

          Ségnat ingen Fháeláin






          From: SCA-Herbalist@yahoogroups.com [mailto:SCA-Herbalist@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Rickard, Patty
          Sent: Wednesday, April 24, 2013 2:44 PM
          To: SCA-Herbalist@yahoogroups.com
          Subject: RE: [SCA-Herbalist] Introduction to Herbalism

           

           

          Google is your friend.

          Ceit

           

        • jack hollandbeck
          I will send you an email. This group is about herbalism so our other topic should be done privately out of respect for these wonderful people. They are
          Message 4 of 10 , Apr 24, 2013
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            I will send you an email. This group is about herbalism so our other topic should be done privately out of respect for these wonderful people. They are good.
            Jack

            > To: SCA-Herbalist@yahoogroups.com
            > From: chimericalgirl@...
            > Date: Wed, 24 Apr 2013 16:55:40 +0000
            > Subject: [SCA-Herbalist] Re: Introduction to Herbalism
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            > Thank u!!! It's good to hear from u again! I'm definitely going to need some bruise remedies! If you need anymore help just let me know!!! I can't wait to read your book when it comes out!!
            >
            > --- In SCA-Herbalist@yahoogroups.com, jack hollandbeck <original_xman@...> wrote:
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            > > Stephanie,
            > > Hello, it is good to find you again outside of women fighters. There are a ton of stuff on this site, much in older messages. These are wonderful folks and will help you in anyway. Just ask. They have been priceless to me. They also have lots of bruise ointments, etc., for fighters. Just ask. And thanks again for your help in my research.
            > > Jack
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            > > > To: SCA-Herbalist@yahoogroups.com
            > > > From: chimericalgirl@...
            > > > Date: Thu, 7 Mar 2013 19:56:09 +0000
            > > > Subject: [SCA-Herbalist] Introduction to Herbalism
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            > > > Hello, I'm new to the SCA and I couldn't believe it when I found this group! I've always wanted to study herbal remedies!
            > > > I was wondering if anyone had suggestions for a good book to start with? Ideally I would like to know different herbs and flowers and how to use them for a variety of problems and how to make my own remedies. Also is there something to explain the difference between a "tincture" and "decoction" and everything else?
            > > > I would really appreciate any articles/books/blogs on this subject.
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          • Marta McCarthy
            One of my favorite books is *The Herbal MedicineMakers Handbook: A Home Manual *by James Greene. He takes it step by step and is a good introduction. There
            Message 5 of 10 , Apr 24, 2013
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              One of my favorite books is The Herbal MedicineMakers Handbook: A Home Manual by James Greene.  He takes it step by step and is a good introduction.  There are many others on the market, and sometimes a used book store can give you very nice resources.  I will let others give you their favorites.  One thing I learned about herbalism.  No one book has everything about everything.  You wind up going to many authors across the years.  Welcome!
              Isabella


              On Thu, Mar 7, 2013 at 1:56 PM, stephanie <chimericalgirl@...> wrote:
               

              Hello, I'm new to the SCA and I couldn't believe it when I found this group! I've always wanted to study herbal remedies!
              I was wondering if anyone had suggestions for a good book to start with? Ideally I would like to know different herbs and flowers and how to use them for a variety of problems and how to make my own remedies. Also is there something to explain the difference between a "tincture" and "decoction" and everything else?
              I would really appreciate any articles/books/blogs on this subject.


            • aranwen_of_willowford
              I second that book as a wonderful learning resource. I discovered it on my own a little while back, and found a stockpile of info I wish I d had sooner. :)
              Message 6 of 10 , Apr 29, 2013
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                I second that book as a wonderful learning resource. I discovered it on my own a little while back, and found a stockpile of info I wish I'd had sooner. :) Handy reference.
                www.amazon.com/gp/product/0895949903

                Another good reference volume for modern herbal info I have used so many times is called
                Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine: The Definitive Home Reference Guide to 550 Key Herbs with all their Uses as Remedies for Common Ailments
                It doesn't teach you how to do things, but it does give you a good place to look up which thing is good for what, with medical knowledge to guide you.
                www.amazon.com/gp/product/0789467836to

                Nice safe reputable resource to buy herbs to work with (as opposed to wild gathering until you're SURE of identity of things to use)
                http://mountainroseherbs.com

                Petersons field guides are made for various regions so you can use them to help ID what's local to you. (I have been told Audubon's are good as well but never used them.) Shows you known lookalikes (VERY important to research to know before you wild gather) and includes known uses too.
                http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0395988144

                ~Lady Aranwen of Willow Ford

                --- In SCA-Herbalist@yahoogroups.com, Marta McCarthy <misigilli@...> wrote:
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                > One of my favorite books is *The Herbal MedicineMakers Handbook: A Home
                > Manual *by James Greene. He takes it step by step and is a good
                > introduction. There are many others on the market, and sometimes a used
                > book store can give you very nice resources. I will let others give you
                > their favorites. One thing I learned about herbalism. No one book has
                > everything about everything. You wind up going to many authors across the
                > years. Welcome!
                > Isabella
                >
                >
                > On Thu, Mar 7, 2013 at 1:56 PM, stephanie <chimericalgirl@...> wrote:
                >
                > > **
                > >
                > >
                > > Hello, I'm new to the SCA and I couldn't believe it when I found this
                > > group! I've always wanted to study herbal remedies!
                > > I was wondering if anyone had suggestions for a good book to start with?
                > > Ideally I would like to know different herbs and flowers and how to use
                > > them for a variety of problems and how to make my own remedies. Also is
                > > there something to explain the difference between a "tincture" and
                > > "decoction" and everything else?
                > > I would really appreciate any articles/books/blogs on this subject.
                > >
                > >
                > >
                >
              • jack hollandbeck
                Yup. Googling is a crap shoot. I have found that out from my research. Occasionally one can discover a portal. What fun that is. I can not vouch for my
                Message 7 of 10 , May 21, 2013
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                  Yup. Googling is a crap shoot. I have found that out from my research. Occasionally one can discover a portal. What fun that is. I can not vouch for my daughter's source, however. I will forward the links to her. She is a tough backwoods woman. She might be a natural for herbal lore. Thanks.
                  Jack


                  To: SCA-Herbalist@yahoogroups.com
                  From: iron.age.celts@...
                  Date: Wed, 24 Apr 2013 15:24:01 -0500
                  Subject: RE: [SCA-Herbalist] Introduction to Herbalism



                  Google is not your friend.  Google-ing herbalism leads to finding a lot of erroneous and conflicting information and even more confusion.  I don’t like for my herbal apprentices to use the Internet at all in their research but when they do it,  I guide them to certain websites.   

                  This is a link to my mundane blog, where I keep a list of the websites I prefer that they use.   I have linked to a few “period” resources on their as well.   http://naturallysimple.org/living/my-favorite-herbals/     Here is a link to my much-neglected and rarely updated “SCA” blog.  http://segnatssojourns.blogspot.com/    I talk about herbs on it, sometimes.

                  Most of the herbal blogs I link to are those of my personal friends whom I respect.   There  are literally hundreds out there, but I chose to narrow it down that way.   If you are studying Materia Medica, I can give you more specific links. .   Please don’t be afraid to e-mail me off-list with questions.  

                  Warmly

                   

                  Ségnat ingen Fháeláin






                  From: SCA-Herbalist@yahoogroups.com [mailto:SCA-Herbalist@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Rickard, Patty
                  Sent: Wednesday, April 24, 2013 2:44 PM
                  To: SCA-Herbalist@yahoogroups.com
                  Subject: RE: [SCA-Herbalist] Introduction to Herbalism

                   

                   

                  Google is your friend.

                  Ceit

                   



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