The Holistic Herbal
A herbal celebrating the wholeness of life
Pub Date :
Edition(s) at Erowid :
1984(pb,1st ed,2nd pr,vg+)
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BACK COVER #The holistic view of herbal medicine includes not only working with all aspects of a person, but a recognition of the part herbs play in our whole ecology. In this unusual book, herbs are seen as gifts given by nature for the healing of humanity. Illustrated with superb original line-drawings and photographs, the book places herbs in the context of Gaia, the living hearth, and offers a practical, comprehensive look at the use of herbs. It examines the systems of the body in detail, the circulation, respiration, digestion, the nervous system and others, showing how herbal remedies can be applied to patterns of disease and specific conditions. There are sections on herb gathering, preparation methods, herbal chemistry and healing actions of herbs as well as a complete traditional Herbal. A practical, fascinating guide for maintaining a healthy body and soul.