women healers of the world the traditions history and geography of herbal medicine

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Women Healers Of The World

Author : Holly Bellebuono
ISBN : 9781632201942
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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A celebration of the healing traditions that made yoga, acupuncture, and aromatherapy popular. The recent trend toward holistic living has heightened our national fascination with herbal remedies and less conventional therapies such as acupuncture, yoga, aromatherapy, and ethnobotany. Now, this intimate and inspiring book opens up the world of herbal medicine to those interested in learning about the history of these techniques and approaches. Women Healers of the World shares with readers an extraordinary variety of healing plants from around the world that have inspired today’s “alternative” medicine, as well as the stories, challenges, and triumphs of remarkable women healers from past and present—all of whom promote the use of medicinal herbs. Through this book, herbalist and author Holly Bellebuono aims to educate readers about sixteen plant-based world healing traditions and thirty women who have practiced them. Bellebuono also explores the geography, history, and medical heritage of twenty countries where these traditions originated. With thorough knowledge of the uses and effects of these healing traditions, readers can then move on to featured recipes for herbal remedies they can make in their home kitchens. Following Bellebuono’s instructions, readers will produce remedies such as soothing lip balms, wound pastes, face masks, arthritis oils, relaxing bath salts, and revitalizing teas.

The Authentic Herbal Healer

Author : Holly Bellebuono
ISBN : 1452560331
Genre : Health & Fitness
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We are blessed with a rich variety of medicinal plants from around the world that work in profound ways to strengthen our health. But how do we use them? How do we combine them? And what, exactly, do they do in our bodies? With encouragement, humor, and up-to-date botanical studies, Holly Bellebuono’s The Authentic Herbal Healer is a robust guide for those seeking a holistic experience creating and using herbal medicines. Award-winning herbalist Bellebuono covers a wide range of herbal issues, from detailed formulary to pharmacology to nourishing tonics to positive self-empowerment, covering every major body system for men, women, and children—and offering valuable personal guidance along the way. Rich with Holly’s personal examples and up-to-date clinical research, The Authentic Herbal Healer guides the reader step-by-step in crafting effective formulas and backs it all up with a comprehensive multicultural materia medica, including more than 130 herbs used around the world, as well as sections on edible herbs, wildcrafting, and the vital foundations of preparing an effective herbal formula for optimum healing. “Holly is an engaging speaker and the depth of her knowledge and passion for herbalism shines through every word.” - Caroline Stahlschmidt, Elevate Your Wellness, North Carolina

Women Healers Through History

Author : Elisabeth Brooke
ISBN : 070434324X
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Herbal Goddess

Author : Amy Jirsa
ISBN : 9781612124131
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Working with 12 common herbs, Amy Jirsa offers recipes and ideas to open your mind, strengthen your body, and nourish your spirit. In-depth profiles show you how to unlock the powerful properties of calendula, chamomile, cinnamon, dandelion, echinacea, elder, ginger, holy basil, lavender, nettle, rose, and turmeric through delicious teas and foods, luxurious salves, skin and hair care treatments, complementary yoga poses, and meditations. Discover the natural keys to radiant health and wellness.

Herbal Medicine In Yemen

Author : Ingrid Hehmeyer
ISBN : 9789004221505
Genre : History
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Traditional medicine in Yemen is largely plant-based. Fourteen scholars represent both humanities and natural sciences in studying herbal medicines and their multifaceted applications within traditional Yemeni society. Approaches are based on textual analysis, empirical research and laboratory experiment.

Medical Revolutionaries

Author : Karol Kimberlee Weaver
ISBN : 9780252073212
Genre : History
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Herbalists, diviners, nurses, midwives, and veterinary practitioners flourished in the medical world of eighteenth-century Saint Domingue. Using Western, African, and Caribbean remedies, they treated the maladies of slaves, white residents, and animals. While these enslaved medical practitioners were an important part of the plantation economy and colonial prosperity, they ultimately roused their fellow slaves to rebel against and overthrow French rule.

Nature S Pharmacopeia

Author : Dan Choffnes
ISBN : 9780231540155
Genre : Medical
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This beautifully illustrated, elegantly written textbook pairs the best research on the biochemical properties and physiological effects of medicinal plants with a fascinating history of their use throughout human civilization, revealing the influence of natureÕs pharmacopeia on art, war, conquest, and law. By chronicling the ways in which humans have cultivated plant species, extracted their active chemical ingredients, and investigated their effects on the body over time, NatureÕs Pharmacopeia also builds an unparalleled portrait of these special herbs as they transitioned from wild flora and botanical curiosities to commodities and potent drugs. The book opens with an overview of the use of medicinal plants in the traditional practices and indigenous belief systems of people in the Americas, Africa, Asia, and ancient Europe. It then connects medicinal plants to the growth of scientific medicine in the West. Subsequent chapters cover the regulation of drugs; the use of powerful plant chemicalsÑsuch as cocaine, nicotine, and caffeineÑin various medical settings; and the application of biomedicineÕs intellectual frameworks to the manufacture of novel drugs from ancient treatments. Geared toward nonspecialists, this text fosters a deep appreciation of the complex chemistry and cultural resonance of herbal medicine, while suggesting how we may further tap the vast repositories of the worldÕs herbal knowledge to realize more novel pharmaceuticals.

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