A comprehensive and practical reference to using medicinal herbs for natural healing from JJ Pursell, the founder of The Herb Shopper and one of the leading names in the fields of herbalism and naturopathy.
Dr. JJ Pursell is a Naturopathic physician, acupuncturist, author, and entrepreneur. She owned and operated a small chain of herb shoppes over 13 years in both Portland, Oregon, and Brooklyn, New York. In 2014 she transitioned into writing and published her first book in 2015. Since retiring from retail she has continued to write, speak, formulate, consult, and spend time seeing patients.
"Well researched and exceptionally well written, The Herbal Apothecary is a brilliant addition to any herbal library." --Rosemary Gladstar, herbalist and author
"One of the most thorough and comprehensive works on medicinal plants and herbal healing. Without a doubt, this fine volume has made it onto my permanent bookshelf." --Shawn Donnille, vice president and co-owner of Mountain Rose Herbs "Anyone interested in alternative medicine and botanical curatives will find this handsome volume useful." --Country Gardens "Pursell aptly demonstrates the value in learning about these gifts from nature and understanding their use in pursuit of sustainable health. . . . will quickly become indispensible for understanding a neglected field that is ripe with great benefits." --Publishers Weekly "Kick a winter cold by reading up on the plant-based medicines in the new book The Herbal Apothecary." --Sunset "Required Reading. . . . Pursell describes 100 plants and herbs with medicinal properties as well as the ways naturopaths use them, where to find them, or how to grow them at home...a beginner's guide to making herb blends, teas, cordials, capsules, and more, with plenty of recipes." --Gardenista "[a] lovely handbook. . . . the wealth of photographs widens its appeal to a larger community of plant lovers." --Choice "The Herbal Apothecary takes both modern science and traditional healing methods into account, providing techniques for making teas, tinctures, salves, and syrups aimed at alleviating colds, headaches, and other ailments." --Modern Farmer "I can't recommend enough. But don't take it from me--two of the biggest names in the medicinal herbs community, herbalist Rosemary Gladstar and Mountain Rose Herbs co-owner and vice president Shawn Donnille, have given their seals of approval to this book as a staple addition to your herbal library." --Powell's Books Blog "Perfect for anyone just beginning in herbal medicine." --Mother Earth Living "This is a fantastic book--well researched, exceptionally written, and artfully compiled. In addition to all that, it is a joy for the eyes and hands! We love the beautiful, crisp photography and durable, satin pages this book offers for a delightful read." --Beneficial Botanicals