Book Review: “Herbs For Reducing Stress And Anxiety” by Rosemary Gladstar


“Herbs For Reducing Stress And Anxiety” by Rosemary Gladstar
Publisher: Storey Publishing
Release Date: April, 16th 2014
Rating: 4/5 Stars

This book represents a nice overview of herbal remedies that support our nervous system, with a range of easy to follow tea recipes, to making tinctures and other remedies.

While I would not recommend this book for the absolute novice, as it lacks the emphasize on potential counteractions, does not provide sources for the recommended levels of minerals and vitamins and does not tell the novice to cross check with their medical professional for potential counteractions with medication they might be taken, the more advanced student who is aware of these basic safety concerns will enjoy the provided recipes and context as a refresher and a reminder.

The added bonus of resources in the back of the book, shows recommended further reading as well as resources on where to purchase the needed material to re-create the recipes mentioned. All in all this book is solid in information and written in a factual fashion.

Book Review: Tea A Recipe and Guidebook Quick and Easy to Make Tea Recipes


Tea A Recipe and Guidebook Quick and Easy to Make Tea Recipes That Are Nutritious, Relaxing, and Energizing: Includes Recipes for: Black, Green, White, Oolong and Herbal Teas
Author: Jenna Mars
Genre: Non-fiction
Rating: 5/5 Stars
Release Date: February 2nd 2014

What I love about this little book is that the Author took her time to introduce the individual ingredients in each recipe with care and detail, allowing readers to know how the ingredients can benefit them. Also very lovely is the nutritional information that is added to each recipe.
More then just the plain art of tea making, this book includes a section on history of the individual tea categories. While this is not a book for tea historians, it is an charming introduction to the origins of what we drink on a regular basis without much thought. Inviting us to look closer at one of the worlds favorite beverages, the Author manages to awaken the appetite for more, and a deeper research into the wonderful world of tea making.
This is not a book for the expert, but a wonderful addition to any home who is looking for a more in-depth personal connection with their tea.