An antidote to the frenetic pace of modern life, this book offers a beginner’s guide to plant medicine as a source of self-care, vitality and wellness. Plants! People! We belong together!
Plants are our past. Plants are our future. We are diminished if we can't celebrate plants, properly understand their powers and harness their energy to heal ourselves.
Plants for the People is an exploration of the plant world through the eyes of a master herbalist, weaving ancient wisdom with a modern approach to plant medicine. This is a beginner's guide to using plants to restore vitality and a general sense of wellbeing, with recipes for easy-to-make teas, tinctures, syrups, balms and baths. Throughout there are golden tips and tonics for addressing common ailments such as bloating, bad skin, lack of energy, winter coughs and colds, jangling nerves and many other present-day complaints.
An evolution of herbal-medicine books of the past, Plants for the People is a modern presentation of an ancient craft. This is plant medicine's time to shine.
Wildcraft is a beautifully illustrated, comprehensive and practical guide to using wild plants as food and medicine.
It covers everything from the energetic/ spirit qualities of the plants; to botanical identification; nutritional profiles; chemical constituents; folk medicine; how the plants are used; cautions and contraindication; and some of the most extensive research on the topic of wild plants as food and medicine to date.
Wildcraft gives you the ability to confidently identify wild, edible and medicinal plants out in the field. For the home gardener this opens up a whole new world of wonder and appreciation for the weeds you pull out of your garden, as well as wonderful new ways to use them as food and medicine.
It also provides practitioners of herbal medicine with a strong evidence base to justify the use of these plants in their practice as well as providing students and researches with an evidenced based foundation on which to conduct further studies in this area.
Just as alchemists transform the ordinary into the extraordinary, with this book you can transform everyday herbs and spices into effective healing herbal remedies. Rosalee de la Foret, a clinical herbalist and education director at LearningHerbs.com, examines the history and modern-day use of 29 herbs, offering clinical studies to support their healing properties. She also dives into the energetics of herbalism, teaching readers how to match the properties of each plant to their unique needs, for a truly personalized approach to health.
The recipes in this book take a variety of forms-from teas, salves, and pastilles to beauty products and delicious foods-to show how easy it is to incorporate the healing power of herbs into your everyday life. You could start your day with Spiced Cold Brew Coffee, pamper your skin with Green Tea and Rose Facial Cream, make a meal of Astragalus Bone Broth and Sage Chicken, then treat yourself to Cardamom Chocolate Mousse Cake and a Holy Basil-Ginger Julep. Beautiful photos taken by the author of the herbs and recipes complement each chapter.
This book will appeal to those interested in natural health and herbalism, and the recipes offer an easy entry for beginners. Readers will never look at cinnamon, coffee, parsley, lavender, or even chocolate the same way as they realize the kitchen can be their medicine cabinet.
Balance your mind through the foods you eat. Seasonal, healthy recipes based on traditional Ayurvedic wisdom to benefit our states of mind - from the author of The Everyday Ayurveda Cookbook.
Did you know food can be used not only to promote the health of the body, but also the mind? Ayurveda, India's ancient healing system, describes the three major energies of this universe that affect our mind: sattva promotes a state of clarity and calm; rajas stimulates and increases reactivity and excitability; tamas promotes dull, slow, and stagnant states of mind. This knowledge of how to choose the right foods to balance our states of mind can be used to treat ailments such as sleep difficulties, anxiety, and depression.
After an introduction to Ayurveda and the mind and body connection, the recipes are organized into three parts: Recipes for Clarity focuses on cultivating Sattva; Recipes for Relaxation focuses on managing Rajas; and Recipes for Vitality focuses on motivating Tamas. Showcasing seasonal, whole, unprocessed foods, the recipes work to help maintain consistent energy and an inspired state, while also calming feelings of over-stimulation and building energy if feeling sluggish.
Discover the best way to care for yourself—day by day and season by season.
Embrace the ancient principles of Ayurveda to become a more integrated, whole, and healthy version of yourself. This detailed guide walks you through the steps of foundational Ayurvedic practices that can be easily integrated into your existing self-care routine—from self-massage, oil pulling, and tongue scraping to breathing practices, meditation exercises, and eating with intention—to uplift your physical health and state of mind.
In The Everyday Ayurveda Guide to Self-Care, you will: Get acquainted with the tradition of Ayurveda and better understand your doshas (metabolic tendencies) and basic Ayurvedic anatomy. Discover the art of self-care by exploring daily routines and seasonal practices to prevent imbalances in the body and mind. Find out what foods, spices, and herbs carry medicinal qualities that support cleansing, rejuvenation, and management of common ailments.