An Herbalist's Guide to Formulary
“A cornucopia of herbal insights blended with the practical skills to bring nature’s healing gifts into family life.”
—David Hoffmann, BSc, FNIMH, medical herbalist
"This treasure chest of plant wisdom offers science as well as engaging stories."
--Amanda McQuade Crawford, MA, clinical
psychotherapist and herbalist
***Packed with useful information for the healing arts practitioner and health professional who aspires to use and understand herbal medicine.
Having taught the practice of herbal medicine for more than 2 decades, author, herbalist, and herb school director Holly Bellebuono discovered that one of the biggest concerns for new herbal students and for healing arts practitioners trained in other modalities is how to create an effective formula for a client. Because there are so many herbs that can be applied in a given situation, an understanding of how herbs work in combination is one of the foundational skills of any herbalist.
In this book, Holly teaches how to take the actions of herbs -- how the herb works in the body, such as astringent, sedative, or demulcent -- and use that knowledge to create a 4-Tier formula that is effective, minimal, and safe. Here, Holly walks the reader through sample case studies and teaches you how to frame a formula using tonic herbs, specific herbs, and other herbs for corollary or secondary issues. In this way, the remedy you create for your family or community member, or for your client, will be constructive, logical, intuitive, and using the most appropriate plant medicines for any given condition.
Holly has conveniently organized this reference book by body system and she includes detailed information on materia medica for all the major body systems, including the digestive, respiratory, cardiovascular, urinary, reproductive, endocrine, skin, and more. The book features more than 130 plants from around the world and explains how to use these herbs to address illnesses based on Western, Eastern, and Ayurvedic traditional principles. She references current research and also describes traditional methods for combining and creating an effective formula, guiding the reader through a welcoming and non-technical understanding of the physiology of the body and explaining how herbs function so the reader can design a holistic treatment for both acute and chronic conditions.
Practical, useful, and modern, An Herbalist's Guide to Formulary is a vital resource for every herbal, alternative, or integrative medicine practitioner.
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide, November 2017
Link: Barnes & Noble Bookstores