The Authentic Herbal Healer
Written by renowned herbalist and award-winning author Holly Bellebuono, The Authentic Herbal Healer packs useful information, education, and inspiration about using and understanding herbal medicine.
Organized by body system, the book includes detailed information on materia medica for all the major body systems, including the digestive, respiratory, cardiovascular, urinary, reproductive, endocrine, skin, and more. Bellebuono focuses on 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 describes traditional methods for combining and creating an effective formulary based on her two decades as a community herbalist, apothecary director, and teacher. As the director of The Bellebuono School of Herbal Medicine, Holly guides the reader through a welcoming and non-technical understanding of the physiology of the body and explains how herbs function so the reader can design a holistic treatment for both acute and chronic conditions.
Bonus sections include a complete list and guide to edible herbs, a section on wildcrafting (harvesting) wild medicinal plants, and Holly’s foundation for preparing an effective herbal formula for optimal healing. The book also includes a thorough section on personal self-empowerment and the philosophy of health and healing—a must for those involved in healing practices, alternative health care, and working with clients to address health and wellness.
Known for bridging pharmacology with spirituality and scientific inquiry with intuitive care, author Holly Bellebuono draws from more than 2 decades of herbal medicine experience.
Practical, useful, and modern, The Authentic Herbal Healer is a vital resource for every herbal, alternative, or integrative medicine practitioner.
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