THE MODERN HERBAL PRIMER: A SIMPLE GUIDE TO THE MAGIC AND MEDICINE OF 100 HEALING HERBS .
Published by Time-Life Custom Publishing; trade paperback; 160 pages; $12.95.
The latest entry in The Old Farmer's Almanac Home Library series, The Modern Herbal
Primer explores the history, myth, and medicine of 100 top healing herbs—from
bladderwrack, chickweed, and ginseng . . . to horehound, mugwort, and white willow.
Complete with humorous anecdotes about old-time herbal uses, together with
practical guidance for safely treating common illnesses with herbs, The Modern
Herbal Primer also offers advice for harvesting and preserving herbs, preparing
herbal teas and decoctions, and planting herbal ga