Herbs don’t have television or magazine ads touting their benefits and yet, in many instances, they perform just as well as (and sometimes better than) the pharmaceuticals we constantly hear and read about. While pharmaceuticals can be life saving, neglected herbal remedies can be equally life-enhancing. Author Michelle Schoffro Cook knows this from 25 years of personal health experience, advanced nutrition study, and work with thousands of sufferers. Be Your Own Herbalist distills that knowledge and experience to offer readers all the information they need to make use of herbs at home in safe and effective ways. Cook profiles 31 common and readily available herbs, sharing scientific discoveries about their usefulness and offering practical (and often fun) ways of incorporating these “Mother Nature Medicines” back into daily life, where they belong.