I am very interested in herbalism, but I really don't have the money for an herbalism class, so I was wondering if anybody knows of any really good books that I could get to teach me as much as possible about herbalism. I am interested in learning what all of the different herbs are used for, what herbs are good for different ailments of the body as well as the mind and spiritually. I am also interested in learning about which herbs can cleanse the chakras and help your emotions. I also would like for the book to have different recipes for these things as well as how to use them. I have found many interesting recipes and articles online about which herbs are good for some of these things, but they do not tell how to use them, for example burning the herbs around the person that needs the healing or having the person sprinkle some of this herb on food and actually eating the herb, etc. I know many herbs are poisonous, and I wouldn't want to use something that would poisen me or someone else. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
I also recommend that you get this book. The Master Book of Herbalism by Paul Beyerl. I just got it from amazon.com and it is a fantastic book.