Review of Svetlana Konnikova’s “Mama’s home remedies”

home-remedies-bookSvetlana Konnikova’s “Mama’s home remedies” should be on everyone’s bookshelf.
The lovely Lana, as she calls herself, sent me a review copy of this book and I’ve been hooked since receiving it! Empowerment is one of my passions and this book delivers empowerment and more.

I was expecting 100 pages of ideas, but this book is over 300 pages long containing around 800 simple, safe and natural remedies so that you can take responsibility for yours and your family’s health.

It’s beautifully written and, as well as being a reference book, you get a glorious insight into Lana’s life. She owes her knowledge and reverence of the natural world to her Grandmother and Mother and talks with animation about her memories, experiences and conversations as a child.

In this book you will find recommendations for treating common ailments such as colds, coughs, fevers and headaches, plus a selection of ‘superfoods’ and how to use them.

One of my personal beliefs is Hippocrates ‘Let food be thy medicine’. You’ll learn how to utilise this saying in your own life when you read this book.

Learn which vegetable will treat anaemia, which one to apply to the forehead to ease a headache and which herb to drink to aid relaxation and promote sleep. Find the answer to fatigue in the juice of one delicious fruit!

As you would expect from someone who grew up with the wisdom of the ages imparted to her, this book is littered with interesting interesting folklore, stories and ancient legends. This brings the world of body-mind-spirit healing alive!

As you read, you’ll find yourself transported to a room full of wise women where you start to feel your own cells stirring with memories of forgotten truths. Use this book to discover the secrets of nature, restore your faith in your body’s ability to heal and allow your intuition to guide you towards health and wholeness.


  1. Wendy on May 22, 2009 at 1:15 am

    I completely agree: “One of my personal beliefs is Hippocrates ‘Let food be thy medicine’.” I am extremely excited about this book and will be hopping over to when I’m finished here! I learn something new every time I visit your site! Thanks!

  2. Mrs Green on May 23, 2009 at 6:29 am

    You’re welcome, Wendy. I have been in touch with Lana and she is wonderful. A very loving, wise, open, sharing and gentle woman who practises what she preaches.
    She is one to be admired, that’s for sure. I hope you enjoy her book 🙂

  3. Manali on August 26, 2009 at 9:47 am

    I go through your website. Your ‘Mama home remedies’ are very good.

  4. Mrs Green on September 2, 2009 at 7:46 pm

    @Manali: Thank you Manali and welcome to Little Green Blog. Glad you enjoyed the book review. Lana is an amazing person with so much knowledge, wisdom and compassion. Do buy a copy of her book; it’s the only one you need!
    You have some wonderful articles on your site – keep up the great work.