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Women healers of the world : the traditions, history, and geography of herbal medicine

Author: Holly Bellebuono; Rosemary Gladstar
Publisher: New York, NY : Helios Press, [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Winner of the Thomas DeBaggio Book of the Year Award from the International Herb Association 2015 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biography Dictionaries
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Holly Bellebuono; Rosemary Gladstar
ISBN: 9781629145891 1629145890
OCLC Number: 868037179
Description: xviii, 278 pages : illustrations (colour), portraits ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction --
A timeline of world medicine traditions and women healers --
Part I. Plant traditions: Western herbal traditions --
Native nations medicine --
Polynesian medicine --
Folk medicine, gypsy, and Bedouin traditions --
Alchemy and aromatherapy --
Part II. Body traditions: Ayurveda --
Eastern Oriental medicine --
Midwifery --
Allopathic (Modern) medicine --
Pharmacology --
Part III. Spirit traditions: Flower essence therapy --
Homeopathy --
Gaelic pharmacy --
Shamanism and spirit medicine --
Part IV. land traditions: Conservation and gardening --
Ethnobotany --
Part V. Handcrafting traditions: How to make herbal remedies in your kitchen inspired by world traditions.
Responsibility: Holly Bellebuono ; foreword by Rosemary Gladstar ; watercolor art by Tracy Thorpe.

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"Winner of the Thomas DeBaggio Book of the Year Award from the International Herb Association 2015 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."--Publisher's description.

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