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75 Safe and Effective Herbal Remedies

Used correctly, herbal remedies can be a safer, less expensive alternative to pharmaceuticals. Doctors have begun to recognize their treatment value.

Considerations Before Drinking Raw Milk

Milk is food. Commercial dairy farmers are under so much pressure to increase milk production and cut costs that they often overlook that fact. When you are selling your milk directly to your customers, it is extremely important to pay attention to and be knowledgeable about milk flavor, shelf life and safety.

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Tick Prevention and Management
Given their capacity to carry Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever, tick prevention is a must if you're spending time outdoors. Here are 10 tips we recommend.

6 Natural Allergy Remedies
Breathe easier with these natural, medically proven allergy treatments, including immunity-boosting foods and plant-based healers.

12 Strategies to Strengthen Your Immune System
From sleep habits to socializing to choosing the right foods, find out how you can give your immune system a natural boost.

19 Ways to Prevent and Treat Colds and Flu
Stay well this winter with these proven strategies for preventing colds and flu, and some simple, natural cold and flu remedies. 

75 Safe and Effective Herbal Remedies
Used correctly, herbal remedies can be a safer, less expensive alternative to pharmaceuticals.

Directory of Culinary and Medicinal Herbs
From soothing aloe to spicy horseradish, subtle-sweet marjoram to savory thyme, discover the exceptional flavors and gentle healing capabilities of more than 40 of the plant kingdom's finest.

Herbal Skin Care Basics: Tools, Ingredients, Recipes
Discover the best natural ingredients for concocting your own herbal skin care products, and try these easy, refreshing recipes for Rose Water, Bay Rum Aftershave and Astringent, and Sea Salt Body Scrub.

Homemade Herbal Medicines for Common Ailments
Simple and safe, homemade herbal medicines can help you heal common ailments on a shoestring. 

Natural, Homemade Laundry Soaps
Use baking soda, white vinegar, lemon juice and other natural ingredients to clean, soften, whiten and freshen your clothes — no harsh chemicals necessary!

The Benefits of Honey
Honey can be used as an inexpensive remedy for sore throats and indigestion, as a disinfectant, an energy booster and much, much more.

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HERBAL ANTIVIRALS

Take control of your health! Emerging viruses are becoming more virile and aggressive, and traditional medications are becoming less effective against them. In Herbal Antivirals, his companion to the best-selling Herbal Antibiotics, Stephen Harrod Buhner offers in-depth instructions on how to prepare and use herbal formulations to strengthen the immune system and treat viral infections such as SARS, influenza and encephalitis.

$24.95

A cookbook showcasing the luscious flavor of peaches in 50 sweet and savory dishes, The Perfect Peach draws on the life stories and experiences of America's foremost peach farming family, the Masumotos of California's central valley.

The Masumoto family's amazing heirloom peaches-which are available for a few weeks each year at the best produce markets and top restaurants in the country-are widely considered the best peaches in the world. In this, their debut cookbook, you'll find the family's favorite recipes, from classics like Hearty Peach Cobbler, Peach Chutney, and Slow-Cooked Pork Tacos to inspired combinations such as Prosciutto-Wrapped Peaches, Caprese with Peaches, Spice-Rubbed Pork Chops and Grilled Peaches, and Stuffed French Toast. And the pristine flavor of a just-picked summer peach can be enjoyed year-round with the easy-to-follow instructions for drying, canning, freezing or jamming the best of the harvest.

With rich recipe and location photographs fresh from the orchard, this beautiful cookbook paints an intricate portrait of an organic farm that has been in the family for four generations. Accompanied by eloquent essays that evoke the soul of family farming and the nuances of a life filled with peaches, The Perfect Peach is for anyone who longs to savor the flavor of a pristinely ripe peach.

$22.00

DUTCH OVEN AND CAST IRON COOKING

No matter where you cook, cast iron can do it all! Rediscover what our grandparents always knew: Cast iron cookware produces mouthwatering food that practically slides out of the pan. Versatile enough to go from stovetop to oven, cast iron works equally well on grills and over campfires, and clean up is a breeze. Dutch Oven and Cast Iron Cooking offers complete instructions for using the classic Dutch oven to bake, simmer or roast your way to delicious food. This delightful book provides 50 recipes for breakfast, breads, main dishes, side dishes and desserts. Also included are valuable tips for seasoning, cleaning, drying and storing cast iron cookware. Perfect for any camp enthusiast, each recipe comes with instructions for both indoor and outdoor cooking methods.

$14.99

MAKING HOMEMADE WINE E-HANDBOOK

Wine is probably the most ancient and widespread alcoholic drink. It has been around at least several thousand years. It is the easiest alcohol to make and is the most popular with home brewers.

This e-handbook will take the mystery out of making wine. We will teach you the language of winemakers and explain what ingredients and equipment are essential to the process. Chapters include:

  • Equipment
  • Ingredients
  • Basic Techniques of Winemaking
  • Recipes
  • Winemaking Supplies


This handy reference guide will also tell you the cure and prevention of 11 common problems. 36 pages.

INSTANT DELIVERY ITEM: When you order this e-book* we will provide you with a link for the e-book on the confirmation page. Simply click on the link and save the file to your computer — no more waiting for delivery or paying expensive shipping and handling fees.

Mother Earth News Wiser Living E-Handbooks are packed with practical information, innovative ideas and creative projects right at your fingertips. By supporting digital products like this one you are helping save millions of trees a year. Order your downloadable PDF and start reading today!

$9.95

THE SMALL-SCALE CHEESE BUSINESS

There has never been a better time to be making and selling great cheese. People worldwide are consuming more high-quality, handmade cheese than ever before. The number of artisan cheesemakers has doubled in recent years, and many of the industry's newcomers are "farmstead" producers-those who work only with the milk of their own animals. Today, more than ever before, the people who choose to become farmer- cheesemakers need access to the knowledge of established cheese artisans who can help them build their dream.

Few career choices lead to such extremes of labor, emotion and monetary challenge. In The Small-Scale Cheese Business (originally published as The Farmstead Creamery Advisor in 2010), respected cheesemaker, instructor and speaker Gianaclis Caldwell walks would-be producers through the many, and often confusing, steps and decisions they will face when considering a career in this burgeoning cottage industry. This book fills the gap that exists between the pasture and cheese plate. It goes far beyond issues of caring for livestock and basic cheesemaking, explaining business issues such as:

  • Analyzing your suitability for the career
  • Designing and building the cheese facility
  • Sizing up the market
  • Negotiating day-to-day obstacles
  • Ensuring maximum safety and efficiency

Drawing from her own and other cheesemakers' experiences, Caldwell brings to life the story of creating a successful cheesemaking business in a practical, organized manner. Absolutely essential for anyone interested in becoming a licensed artisan cheesemaker, The Small-Scale Cheese Business will also appeal to the many small- and hobby-farm owners who already have milking animals and who wish to improve their home dairy practices and facilities.

$34.95