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ISBN: 9781931498760
Year Added to Catalog: 2005
Book Format: Paperback
Book Art: photographs, appendices, resources
Number of Pages: 8 x 10, 352 pages
Book Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
Old ISBN: 1931498768
Release Date: April 30, 2005
Web Product ID: 329

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The Herbalist's Way

The Art and Practice of Healing with Plant Medicines

by Nancy Phillips, Michael Phillips

Foreword by Rosemary Gladstar

Table of Contents

Foreword

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Chapter 1: The Medicine of the People

Traditional Healing Wisdom

Where Folklore and Science Meet

Little Medicine, Big Medicine

We Are What We Eat

Herbal Uproars

Meanwhile Back in our Communities

Chapter 2: The Gamut of Herbal Possibility

The Herbalist as Practitioner

The Herbalist as Grower

The Herbalist as Medicine Maker

The Neighborhood Apothecary

The Herbalist as Teacher

Tending to the Spirit

Chapter 3: Learning Your Path

Meeting the Plants

Plant Allies

The Herbal Library

Choosing a Mentor

Herb School

Gathering of the Clans

The Learning Never Stops

Chapter 4: Considering Your Niche

Heal Thyself

Walking in Balance

Being of Service

Making a Living

Restoring Our Communities

Chapter 5: The Offering of Herbal Medicine

Lawful Semantics

Assessment Skills

Getting Started

Individual Health Profiles

Body Systems

Herbal Repertoire

The Métier of Healing

Chapter 6 Growing and Drying Medicinal Herbs

Nurturing the Root Children

Propagation

Sound Farming

Harvesting Pointers

Ethical Wildcrafting

The Art of Making “Good Hay”

Herbs for Sale

Chapter 7: Making Earth Medicines

Community Medicine

Herbal Preparations

Plant Alchemy

Herbal Marketing Prospectus

A Righteous Label

Chapter 8: Spreading the Word

Encouraging Home Herbalists

Teaching Gardens

Word-of-Mouth Success

Workshops That Intrigue

Traditional Apprenticeships

Chapter 9: Healing Visions for Today

Community Health

Eco-Herbalism

The Herbalist’s Way

Appendix 1: Terminology to Explain the Actions of Herbs

Appendix 2: Home Study Courses

Appendix 3: Herb Schools and Apprenticeship Programs

Appendix 4: Holistic Health on the World Wide Web

Appendix 5: An Herbalist’s Source List

Appendix 6: Associations and Publications

Appendix 7: Herbal Recommendations

Bibliography

Index


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