Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Diane Kidman's Latest Herb Book
Have you noticed the new link in the sidebar?
Diane Kidman came out with Nature to the Rescue! How to Build Your Own First Aid Kit recently, just in time for your Christmas gift money spending. In my opinion one of the most important books she has written.
One of the reasons I started to grow herbs was because I had been to an herb farm, and on that day I had a migraine, and trying to act as though nothing was bothering me I'm sure I looked green around the gills. I wasn't attracted to the dry-looking plants surrounded by mulch, on that very hot day, at all. But suddenly my ears perked up when I heard a mention of feverfew and how it could stop a migraine. The guide of our group said that since it was the end of the season, we could pluck any leaves we wished. Feverfew, she explained could be chewed or brewed into a tea, but it was quite bitter. Willing to try anything, I promptly plucked a leaf and tucked it into my jeans pocket. When I got back to the hotel, I chewed on it as long as I could stand to have that bitter taste in my mouth, then I closed my eyes for a short nap. When I woke up, there was no sign of a headache. Gone! I have used it many times over the years and always with the same desired effect.
That began my journey and fascination with herbs. As my daughters grew to womanhood, they both began to grow herbs in their own gardens, but Diane took her love of herbs to a whole new level. She studied all facets of them, and became a certified herbologist She is able to find them growing wild in the yard or deep in the woods, and she has a lot of knowledge on what to do with them. She loves sharing everything she knows.
I think you will find her newest book fascinating. It will also give you a sense of peace about how to take care of your family if you are not able to get some common over-the-counter medications. And isn't it better to go natural whenever possible?
If you received a new Kindle for Christmas or a gift card to Amazon, you won't regret spending some of your money on Nature to the Rescue.
You might also like to visit my cooking blogs at An Herbal Bedfellow and my restaurant reviews at Grabbin' A Bite