The one book I always recommend to beginners is "Your Backyard Herb Garden" By Miranda Smith. Amazon has a nice description of it, plus shows the book cover. http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0875969941/apiofninny said:What would be your favorite books on herbs? I would love to learn this stuff.
Lol, I had that happened to me one time on a mommy liist when I commented about avoiding a certain herb when you have a fever. I thought it was just a helpful reminder,but boy did they lay into me. As for herbal safety I agree everyone reacts different.Only thing I recall is giving my dd some eyebright tea one time and she rashed out from it.Ds did ok,but dd could not have it. I was also ok with it. I have read a few books and stories on the risks and injuries people experienced,so I am nervous at times. Another concern though is even if you buy herbs I have read sometimes you are not getting what you pay for.Who knows what is really packed in those capsules.Tatter said:I don't share my knowledge much as I've been accused a few times as being arrogant when in all honesty I do come across strong online...I'm one of these who have no finesse about them at all. I speak my peace and leave it at that and if I think I believe I'm being fed a line of bull, I call it instead of sitting on it and just accepting it. This kind of demeanor rubs many folks wrong, so I just keep all my knowledge enclosed in my head.