Discover nearly 800 remedies and recipes, secrets of joie de vivre, carefully kept “under seven seals,” motivational mottoes, inspirational advice and interesting facts. Also revealed in this book are intriguing superstitions, colorful folk tales, fairy tales, stories and ancient legends. The combination creates a perfect balance for readers seeking to nourish both body and spirit.
Boca Raton, Florida, June 15, 2008 — Did you know that you have a specific tree? “Yes, it’s true. In Eastern European tradition, each person has a tree specifically designated to look after you,” says Svetlana Konnikova, Russian author of Mama’s Home Remedies: Discover Time-Tested Secrets of Good Health and the Pleasures of Natural Living (Aurora Publishers, Boca Raton, FL). And then she goes on to tell you all about it for a fascinating 40 pages of anecdotes, folk tales, and herbal remedies that give you all you need to know about how to invite your tree into your life and become close friends with it.
Plants and trees are sponsors and amulets on the thorny path of our lives. In the golden times, it is said, verbena gave people love and joyful mood. The leaves of a fig tree were used for fortune-telling and its branches saved matadors from angry bulls. The black mulberry tree is said to support success in business and is ruled by the planet Mercury, a sponsor of entrepreneurial people. It is believed that the ash tree brings happiness to the home. Aloe gives prosperity and long life to the people who keep this plant in their houses.
Little quirks and bits of folk wisdom like these so fascinated the judges of the 2008 Next Generation Indie Book Awards that they named it a Finalist in both the Health/Wellness and the Multicultural Non-Fiction categories.
“This is one book you will go back to time after time as a ‘comfort book’ (like comfort food)–one that provides information, stimulates your thinking, gives you peace and entertains you,” says Dr. Peter Gail, author of books and articles on creative living and edible wild plants and founder of Goosefoot Acres Center for Resourceful Living in Cleveland, Ohio.
James Cox, Editor-in-Chief of the Midwest Book Review, says, “For being packed cover to cover with non-stop invaluable wisdom, ‘Mama’s Home Remedies: Discover Time-Tested Secrets of Good Health and the Pleasures of Natural Living’ is highly recommended to anyone who wants that edge in health and for community libraries.”
Svetlana Konnikova is an award-winning writer, educator and researcher of healthy medicines and healthy lifestyles. Her mission is to expose people to the ways other cultures prevent sickness and improve their health. You can learn more by visiting www.mamashomeremedies.com