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Dandelion Medicine: Remedies and Recipes to Detoxify, Nourish, Stimulate (Storey Medicinal Herb Guide) Paperback

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Product Details

  • Series: Storey Medicinal Herb Guide
  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC; First Edition edition (January 9, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1580172075
  • ISBN-13: 978-1580172073
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,141,242 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews


" Brigitte will charm and amaze you with lore and many healthful uses of this common wayside weed." -- Michael Tierra, founding member of the American Herbalists Guild and author of The Way of Herbs

From the Back Cover

Don't Weed 'Em -- Eat 'Em!

It's one of the most nutrient-packed foods on earth, and one of the world's most widely used herbal medicines -- and it's right in your backyard! Now, dandelion and all its latest uses, preparations, and recipes are brought together for the first time by nationally recognized herbalist Brigitte Mars. Whether you suffer from arthritis, high cholesterol, depression, or diabetes -- or you want to help prevent these and a host of other health problems -- you should learn to love dandelions.

Discover how easy it is to incorporate dandelions into your life with Danelion Medicine's delicious recipes for biscuits, burgers, cookies, lasagna, muffins, pancakes, pizza, quiche, salads, and soup as well as coffee, juice, beer, syrups, and yes, even dandelion wine. Plus, to make sure you fell good inside and out, you'll also find dandelion herbal remedies in the form of teas, tinctures, tonics, ointments, massage oil, skin oil, and moisturizer -- all simple and fun to make at home.

More About the Author

Brigitte Mars is an herbalist and nutritional consultant with over forty years experience. Brigitte lived in a tipi for two and a half years solely on wild edible plants years ago. She is the author of Beauty by Nature, Rawsome!, The Sexual Herbal, Addiction Free Naturally, Healing Herbal Teas, The Desktop Guide to Herbal Medicine, and co-author of The Country Almanac of Home Remedies, and The Hemp Nut Health and Cookbook. Brigitte has had a radio show on KGNU called Naturally for over twenty years. She is a professional member of The American Herbalist Guild. Ms. Mars teaches at Naropa University, Boulder College of Massage, Esalen Institute, Omega Institute, Kripalu, and Bauman College of Holistic Nutrition and Culinary Arts. Brigitte is a blogger for The Huffington Post and Care2.
Brigitte is the mother of Sunflower Mars, and actress and yogini, Rainbeau Mars (www.rainbeaumars.com).
www.brigittemars.com, brigitte@indra.com

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By dandelion on July 29, 2010
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My whole ambition started from wishes on Dandelions and I have loved them all my life, I thought them to be the most beautiful flower because they have a wish ball. My wish come true as an adult to have my own business, at the time I didn't know I would be an Herbalist, but I am. In honor of my favorite I named my business Dandelion and I bought this book because I was certain that all I knew about Dandelion's and their incrediable ability to heal would be in it. Guess what?...It was and more. Brigette Mars has not put this book back into reprint, so it is worth a lot more money than when it was originally sold and I had to pay a lot for my copy. It is a rare and collectable book not to mention all the information within the pages. I treasure this book on a knowledge and sincere level and you could buy it off of me. A great book, quick read and ready to unshelf for sharing with anyone young and old. They'll give you a corky look at first and then they too will be enlightened and surprised. Great Book!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By cornsnakey on December 27, 2010
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Excellent book! Informative, easy to read, this one has earned a permanent place on the bookshelf. It's a shame that this one is out of print, as many will miss out on the plethora of valuable information that Ms. Mars provides. I find all of her books to be of this same quality. Any book that she writes will be on my bookshelf. Highly recommended if you can get a copy.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Dorit Dornier on October 29, 2013
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Dandelion, this modest plant, has a lot to give...
Rich in minerals it's benefits reach from being a healthy food to the use as medicine.
This little book covers the 'Virtues of the Dandelion' - 'Collecting, Growing and Havesting' - It's 'Traditional Uses' in western as well as in Chinese medicine and in Ayurvedic - 'Making and using Dandelion Medicines' - as well as 'Cooking with Dandelions'.
I recommend this book to everyone who is allowing dandelions to grow in his garden.
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