I’m tickled pink, well maybe green, that El boticario mexicano: Remedios herbales tradicionales para el resfriado y la gripe has been released! In celebration, both the English and Spanish ebook versions are FREE for the next few days.
The Mexican Apothecary: Traditional Cold and Flu Herbal Remedies contains 67 plant studies with well-researched scientific support for or against each herb’s specific use as traditional alternative medicine, some dating prior to the Spanish conquest. In addition, you’ll discover information about more than 140 cold and flu remedies commonly used in Mexico including traditional treatments for:
32 cough treatments
15 remedies for stuffy noses and congestion
15 herbal headache remedies
11 blends for sore eyes and earaches
32 nausea and diarrhea treatments
11 sore throat and cold sores herbal applications
17 cold buster blends
11 immune-strengthening concoctions
And a guide for an herbal cleansing of the sickroom
ALL FOR 99 CENTS! Don’t wait, you can only get The Mexican Apothecary at this low price until August 15, 2022.
30 native and naturalized plants used in Mexican herbalism
Scientific evidence that supports or contradicts traditional use
Botanical, local, and common names for each plant to aid in positive plant identification
If you’re curious about the effectiveness of herbal remedies then get your copy of Exploring Traditional Herbal Remedies in Mexico Volume 3: Native and Naturalized Plant Use and delve into the science of plants for well-being.
Amazon has started offering hardcover publishing on KDP. This is a nice feature for select books as you don’t need to pay anything up-front and you earn 60 percent royalties after the printing costs are deducted. Not all books are worth the conversation to hardcover. However, children’s books, photo books, and a well-selling fiction or non-fiction manuscript will look spectacular in hardcover.
Amazon’s hardcovers do not come with a dust jacket and some have said the quality isn’t what you might find at a traditional publisher. On the other hand, I was delighted with my children’s books.
So here’s how you get one of these lovely babies via KDP.
Once you select “create a hardcover” from your KDP dashboard, the process is fairly straightforward. The hardcover details are automatically transferred from your paperback/ebook setup.
Under the tab “Hardcover Content” add your ISBN if you have one, otherwise, Amazon can assign one to you that you can use on its platform. Choose your print options and size. Upload your manuscript and create a cover.
And that’s it. Really. The printing costs, of course, will be much higher than the paperback version, so the price you set for your book should reflect that. Check it out! It might be just the thing for your manuscript or children’s story.
The animal hijinks continue in Animal Antics South of the Border book two. Ride along with the Flores family as they wrangle goats, sheep, horses, chickens, cats, dogs, and rabbits during the 2020 pandemic lockdown in central Mexico. From keeping the Grim at bay to raising Elvis’ love children, what could possibly go wrong on the ol’ homestead?
These fascinating animal exploits begin when an ordinary family of three moves from the suburban U.S. to rural Mexico and buys a donkey. Over the course of a decade, their animal kingdom experienced oodles of triumphs and adversities. Who knew bananas, red rags, and phases of the moon have so much to do with livestock success?
And finally, I’m delighted to announce the publication of The Mexican Apothecary: Traditional Cold and Flu Herbal Remedies, now available on Amazon. In this beautifully illustrated book (with drawings by Claudia Guzes), you’ll discover information about more than 70 cold and flu remedies commonly used in Mexico including traditional treatments for:
Stuffy noses and congestion
Sore eyes and earaches
Nausea and diarrhea
Sore throat and cold sores
There are also 44 plant studies with well-researched scientific support for each herb’s specific use as traditional alternative medicine.
It’s the perfect gift to yourself for cold and flu season!