6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 10 February 2004
My bookshelf is full of herbals and books on herbal lore, but the one that I refer to consistently is this one. Gladstar covers a variety of subjects in clear, easily readable chapters...herbs for children, herbs for beauty, herbs for wellness, etc. Her writing style is kind, funny, and personal without being pushy. I rarely give 5 stars, but this book deserves that and more!
One thing...Gladstar's smaller herbals on specific subjects, such as longevity, etc, are basically taken from chapters in this book. While they contain a bit more information on each individual subject, you can get almost everything by simply buying the Family Herbal.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 15 June 2002
Amazing herbal book! Today I get this book, I tried one of her her recipe(seeweed salad) for my lunch since I see I have all the ingredien at home. Very good!!!! My husband love the dish also!!!!We feel healthy and light of her dish! I still have to try other.I grance the book quickly and it is very rich in content and beatiful photos!!Thanks for amazon fast delivery also. I HIGHTLY recomment this book to everybody who is interesting in Herbs and wants to use them in everyday life!!!It worth the price!!!