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Filled with nourishment for the soul, body, and mind, this book is a unique view of the intersection between herbal medicine and fermentation. It will delight anyone interests in herbs, honey, brewing and folktales. Great Book! -- Susan S. Weed, Author of Healing Wise
Fermentation and plant use--as medicine, as psychotropics, as teachers, as companions on life's path--are an inescapable part of our exploration of what it means to be human. Thus, this book conflicts with a number of popular beliefs about alcohol, plants, and the nature of material reality. It is, therefore, not politically correct.
. . . The ancient beers, created . . . between 10,000 and 30,000 years ago, were quite different from what we know as beer today. Many were sacred beers, and hundreds contained medicinal herbs.--From the book
The author's beautiful and provocative exploration of the sacredness and folklore of ancient fermentation is revealed through 200 plants and hive products. Includes 120 recipes for ancient and indigenous beers and meads from 31 countries and six continents--and the most complete evaluation of honey ever published.See all Editorial Reviews
Playing with medicinals and using water kefir
Very useful historical background
This is the second book by Stephen Harrod Buhner that I have read. I'm only to Chapter 4, but as with The Secret Teachings of Plants, Stephen's reverence for the sacredness of... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Ashlyn Mcknight
This is great if you like this sort of thing. I can't wait to try some recipes:-)Published 2 months ago by Annie
Very cool info in this book. I have experimented with some of it with good results.Published 4 months ago by Karl Spaeth
This book gave me the itch to brew some beer here at the farm. Very good book!Published 5 months ago by Jonathan C.