Herbal collecting cards: Practical Herb Cards.
The book "Practical Herb Cards" contains 52 cardboard herbal collecting cards plus 116 pages with text and photos about the herbs featured on the cards. Also included is a cardboard box to be cut out and glued together, and a few other odds and ends.
The cards feature condensed information about the use of various herbs. The reverse of the card shows just a photo: you can use these cards as learning aids, trying to remember name, latin name and/or uses of the herb pictured.
The book's ISBN is 978-952-68828-2-6.
You'll find a Herb Card teaser here. Order your own set today, postage is included!
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A few short-short reviews:
- "We like your cards, very Henriette - neat, good looking and to the point. " -- Christopher Hedley and Non Shaw.
- "damn girl, they are really a lovely wedding of art and practical magic, in service of the restoration and reinvention of our medicine tradition. bravo." -- Donna Chesner.
- "Henriette Kress has reduced the complex world of herbalism down to basic herbs, principles, and indications. The student and beginner will find these beautiful cards helpful both for study and use. The gardener will know what to plant. Properties are described mostly in terms of the simple tastes of the herbs, which correspond to the pharmacology and the uses. This approach represents the mainstream of modern herbalism and is fully accessible to every level of expertise. A few helpful energetic indications are scattered through deck. With the internet full of all sorts of nonsense, doubtful information, and over-reactive 'contraindications' and dangers, this deck restores to us the pleasure, beauty, and fun of safe, simple herbalism. This is the herbalism I remember as a young person many years ago. The cards convey herbal happiness. I so appreciate this basic HEALTHY, WISE, BEAUTIFUL, SIMPLE approach. 'If you are in need of a hug,' to quote the chamomile card, drink chamomile tea, settle in to a comfy chair for a good read and enjoy." -- Matthew Wood.
- "It's fabulous, everyone should have a copy." -- Debs Cook.
Estimated arrival times
Europe: about 5-10 days. (I ship priority mail within Europe.)
Outside of Europe: about 4-6 weeks (I ship surface mail outside of Europe).
Outside of Europe, priority mail: about 5-10 days.
Outside of Europe, priority package: about 4-7 days.
Postage within Europe includes priority mail. Outside of Europe, postage includes surface mail.
If you're outside of Europe and wish to order your cards with priority mail, please add 1x priority per book below.
The Finnish Mail Service doesn't supply tracking numbers for normal or priority mail.
A large part of the cost of single items is postage, which means that buying in bulk is vastly cheaper.
In the US, you pay $220 for five sets (Herb cards 1+2) ($44 a set), instead of 5 * $65 ($335). You save $105.
For 8 sets, you pay $340 ($42.50 a set), so you save even more.
For 12 sets, you pay $510 ($42.50 a set), so you save lots.
In Euro countries, you pay 155 € for five sets (31 € a set), instead of 5*55 € (275 €).
In the UK, you pay 145 £ for five sets (29 £ a set), instead of 5*57 £ (285 £).
Priority packages get tracking numbers. If you buy 5, 8 or 12 card sets, they will be shipped as priority packages.
About me: you'll find a short bio here.
My first book in English, "Practical Herbs", is a wonderful book about medicinal plants and their uses.
My second book in English, "Practical Herbs 2", is a wonderful book about a different set of medicinal herbs and their uses.
The book Practical Herb Cards contains removable herbal collecting cards, bound into a book with more information on the cards' themes. The book also contains a cut-and-glue cardboard box.
Practical Herb Cards 2 is a second set of herbal collecting cards, complete with a do-it-yourself (cut and glue) cardboard box.