This is a modern medicine making book with roots in original herbalism designed for every medicinal herb gardener to cultivate in the home garden and used in family health care. The book covers drying and processing herbs, making tinctures the easy way, the mathematics of tincturing and solubility factors, basic formulas for fresh and dry tinctures, vinegar extracts, glycerites, herbal succi and syrups teas, decoctions, herbal oils, salves and creams poultices, compresses and soaks. Additionally, it also features over 100 herbs that are readily cultivated in North America. This section includes conservation status, parts used, specific formulas, practical uses, dosages, contraindications and an overview of alternate species. Original, amusing and absolutely useful.