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The Book of Herbal Wisdom: Using Plants as Medicines Paperback – Sep 15 1997

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 592 pages
  • Publisher: North Atlantic Books; 1 edition (Sept. 15 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1556432321
  • ISBN-13: 978-1556432323
  • Product Dimensions: 15.3 x 3.5 x 22.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 2 Kg
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars 14 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #75,529 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"There are many fine herb books written by our country's great herbalists gracing the shelves these days. But only once in a while does a classic arise. The Book of Herbal Wisdom is surely that. Written with grace, intelligence, and warmth, this book is richly infused with the gift of wisdom and earns its title at every turn."
- Rosemary Gladstar

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In The Book of Herbal Wisdom Matthew Wood creates a vast and sweeping history of herbalism, drawing on Western botanical knowledge, homeopathy, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Native American shamanic botony. Detailing the history and use of more than forty plants, he shows how each tradition views a plant, as well as its use in cases drawn from his own herbal and homeopathic practice. An initial section describes signatures, similars, and patterns in these traditions, and elements, temperaments, and constitutions. Wood has two objectives: to demonstrate how herbal medicines are agents of healing and wisdom, and to give the reader a useful catalogue of plants for medicinal uses. His clinical observations of his patients bear the wry wisdom of the country doctor; his love of plants is evident in lush botanical descriptions, which show the connection between remedies - whether homeopathic, Chinese, or Native American - and the plants from which they are derived. The Book of Herbal Wisdom brings to readers centuries of lore about healing from indigenous traditions, at a time when people are exploring empirical enthosciences with a seriousness unparalleled in history. In no other contemporary botanical compendium have North American Indian medicine, homeopathy, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Western herbalism been so thoroughly integrated, and so engagingly described.

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This herb book is one of the best I've read because of the vivid descriptions. I've been able to help myself much more effectively with herbs now than in the past due to the detailed descriptions. The author explains traditional systems of classifications and includes examples that really stick in the mind. It's obvious the author has a deep understanding and love of each plant.
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Best reference for integrating herbal, homeopathic, Native American, and flower essence uses of a plant. Engaging style. Great examples that stick in my mind. History of plant use integrated well with modern usage.
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Matthew Wood is recognized world wide as one of the States' most reknown herbalists. His previous book, 7 Herbs: Plants as Healers, was a watershed in teaching herbal healing as a part of toatl wellness. This is continued and enlarged in wonderful detail in this new book .This should be a must read for anyone working in the natural health field or interested in self healing with herbs.
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By A Customer on July 13 1999
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One of the best and most interesting herb books on the market. Matthew Wood's enthusiasm and knowledge mixed with anecdotal tales of friends and patients, makes this book a compelling read.
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By A Customer on Jan. 2 2004
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Having studied herbs for over 15 years,I simply find this book "best of the best" among the + 1600 books I have so far gathered on herbs and herbal medicine,not only in English but also in German and French.It is a shame that Amazon does not have this title in stock anymore.This is what usually happens to real classics,anyway...
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Excellent book lots of information very informative, helpfull. If you are into herbal medication this is your reference bible. Would recommend to all
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A very good book if you are looking for a different approach, more subtile/sensitive/spiritual. Less is more healing. It surprised me.
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