Put the Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine in Your Survival Library

I’ve featured books on herbs and herbalism before, but here’s one you’ll definitely want in your survival library. It’s the Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine: The Definitive Home Reference Guide to 550 Key Herbs with all their Uses as Remedies for Common Ailments, by Andrew Chevallier. It’s this week’s DestinySurvival Pick.

Chevallier is a teacher and well credentialed author. This book is an impressive updated edition of an earlier work. One review says it focuses on medicinal uses for herbs more than other herbal encyclopedias.

It covers the history of herbal medicine from the time the first herbal book was written, around the time of Moses in fifteen hundred bc. What we think of today as alternative medicine is how people all over the world have treated themselves for centuries.

The Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine is loaded with beautiful close up photos and is indexed both by plant and the illness to be treated. It draws from all disciplines of herbalism.

It contains an alphabetical listing by Latin names of 550 of the most commonly used individual herbs. A hundred plants are given more attention and space than the other 450. In back there’s a useful index to help you find your way around.

You’ll find guidelines for growing, harvesting, and storing medicinal plants. Plus, discover what you should know about making remedies for home use.

To put the Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine in your survival library, click on its title wherever you see it linked in this post. You’ll be taken to the page where it’s featured. Add it to your cart to start the order process.

Reviewers say to check with more than one herb book for best insights into herbs, but they agree this is one you must have. What if your survival depended on it?


Author: John Wesley Smith

John Wesley Smith writes and podcasts from his home in Central Missouri. His goal is to help preppers as he continues along his own preparedness journey.

2 thoughts on “Put the Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine in Your Survival Library”

  1. I have this herbal encyclopedia and it is just as you described. It is not only full of information, but is delightful to look at and study. I ordered one for a young friend in the hope that it might generate interest in this wonderful subject. Sometimes people interested in surviving may want to reach out and bring others into the fold. So many of the young have no one encouraging them or showing interest in them. What better way to show concern than through the gift of a book like this one?

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