Description : Herbalists, naturopaths, plantspeople, witches, and natural healers will love the empowering information, engaging stories, and heartfelt meditations and rituals of natural herbal medicines in this book. Nominated as a Herbal Book of the Year by the International Herb Association, The Gift of Healing Herbs by well-respected urban herbalist Robin Rose Bennett offers readers who want to take charge of their health an immersion into a myriad ways to use plant-based remedies to care for themselves and others on physical, emotional, and spiritual levels. With more than 180 easy-to-follow recipes informed by the wisdom that physical and spiritual healing are inextricably intertwined, The Gift of Healing Herbs explores herbology as the "people's medicine", freely available to all, and as a powerful yet gentle way to heal body, mind, heart, and soul. The book is divided into three parts: the first part examines health and the causes of illness; the second part comprises a reference of all the physical systems of the body and the common and not-so-common herbs for tonifying them; and the third part contains recipes for teas, brews, and instructions for incorporating herbs into our daily lives. The hundreds of recipes for herbal preparations in this book—accompanied by prayers, meditations, and rituals—offer spiritual and physical insights into the relationship between our body systems and the elements, Earth, Air, Fire and Water, thus helping the reader explore and experience the interconnection of all things in the web of life. Filled with personal stories, case histories, and elements of personal memoir, The Gift of Healing Herbs is equal parts inspiration and instruction drawn from the author's life and decades spent teaching and practicing herbal medicine in a spiritual, earth-based, nondogmatic style. The author explores how one's personal story turns into one's embodied physicality and ultimately reveals individual unique paths of healing for each reader. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Description : "Imagine if you could just drink a delicious cup of tea and banish your worst headaches. Or step into a sweetly scented bath and wash away skin eruptions and rashes. What if you could get rid of that nagging back pain once and for all--in just a matter of days? If this all sounds too good to be true, it's because it is...for most people. Over the last 500 years, these amazing health benefits--and many others besides--have been a fact of life for Jamaica's Maroons. Hidden away for centuries--nearly forgotten--the Maroons are among the world's most skilled herbalists. But 'civilization' has finally reached their high mountain valleys...and their culture and knowledge is disappearing. Now, Ivelyn Harris, the last living Maroon healer, has broken her silence. Afraid that her ancestors' healing knowledge may die with her, Ivey has decided to share her secrets. Secrets that made heart disease, diabetes, cancer and other devastating illnesses almost unknown among the Maroons. Remedies for everything from headaches to hemorrhoids to heart problems."--Publisher's description.
Description : An essential reference for the beginning herbalist, featuring 20 common herbs, many of which are considered weeds, that can often be found in hedgerows, meadows, and wild places.
Description : Straight from nature's medicine cabinet, the latest herbal discoveries that cure hundreds of health concerns without the dangerous side effects or high cost of prescription drugs. The New Healing Herbs by Michael Castleman uses the latest studies to offer guidelines on dosages, drug interactions, and results for herbal healing. Included are herbal prescriptions to treat ailments ranging from the common cold, allergies, and back pain to more serious conditions such as diabetes and cancer. Featuring hundreds of cures and therapies proven to work, this book shows you which herbal remedy to take for each condition, how it's taken, what interactions to watch for, and where to buy the featured herbs. The easy-to-use Cure Finder organizes herbs by health condition, healing actions, and alternative uses, guiding you to the right herbal remedy for your ailment.
Description : Healing with Herbs and Ritualsis an herbal remedy-based understanding of curanderismo and the practice of yerberas, or herbalists, as found in the American Southwest and northern Mexico. Part One, "Folk Healers and Folk Healing," focuses on individual healers and their procedures. Part Two, "Green Medicine: Traditional Mexican-American Herbs and Remedies," details traditional Mexican-American herbs and cures. These remedies are the product of centuries of experience in Mexico, heavily influenced by the Moors, Judeo-Christians, and Aztecs, and include everyday items such as lemon, egg, fire, aromatic oil, and prepared water. Symbolic objects such as keys, candles, brooms, and Trouble Dolls are also used. Dedicated, in part, to curanderos throughout Mexico and the American Southwest,Healing with Herbs and Ritualsshows us these practitioners are humble, sincere people who have given themselves to improving lives for many decades. Today's holistic health movement has rediscovered the timeless merits of the curanderos' uses of medicinal plants, rituals, and practical advice.
Description : The book covers 107 herbs and their medical uses in the treatment of diseases. It is divided into two parts- the first describes, in detail, 66 important herbs with strong healing powers and curative properties and the second describes, in brief, 41 herbs with comparatively milder properties. In each part herbs have been arranged alphabetically, according to their English names, as well as by trade names, where they are more popular by the trade name. While there are numerous books on herbs, the distinctive feature of this book is its reasonably comprehensive information about herbs, especially their uses in the treatment of various diseases.
Description : Tells how to grow and use more than one hundred twenty herbs, and shows how to make infusions, decoctions, tinctures, and ointments for common ailments
Description : Synthesizing the herbal knowledge of both China and India, this updated guide to using plants for healing presents ancient wisdom in a modern, practical, step-by-step format. Original.
Description : Although in recent times drug-based medicine has taken the place of herbal medicine, the side effects of modern drugs are prompting more and more people to look again at the healing properties of herbs. In this simple and informative self-help guide, Judith Hoad looks at the use of herbs as a form of medicine since ancient times; shows you how to identify, pick and store herbs; provides basic recipes for a herbal medicine chest and explains first aid procedures. powers and includes addresses of herbal wholesalers and seed suppliers. included.