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Awaken your inner healer by connecting with the wise and magickal energies of plants. Drawn from traditional ancestral practices passed down by generations of indigenous teachers, plant whisperer and herbalist Juliet Diaz guides readers along a journey far beyond the basic medicinal and magical properties of plants in this deep dive into Mother Earth's drumming heart. Become a powerful healer and a child of nature, learning to hear, see and understand the sacred vibrations of plant language to heal not only yourself but our Earth as well. In Plant Witchery you will discover how to: - speak and listen to plants through powerful communication techniques - determine medicinal and magical properties for a collection of plants - grow and care for plants, even how to heal them when they are dying - create your own potions, elixirs, tinctures, oils and spells - dry and store herbs, plants and flowers for medicinal and magickal workings - choose the best astrological times to work with different plants This book is illustrated with black & white illustrations of plants.
Easy massage routines to soothe your baby and communicate love. To a baby, touch is talk, and with these soothing techniques, you and your child can share some of your most fulfilling communicative moments. Calm and comfort your baby from head to toe with a step-by-step full-body massage; discover ways to incorporate massage into your baby's day-to-day routine; and ease common ailments such as colic, teething, and constipation. With expert guidance from a Certified Infant Massage Instructor, explore the physical and emotional benefits of baby massage and enjoy this most intimate way to relax, soothe, and nurture.
Become your highest self and fulfill your dharma with this guided journal from Sahara Rose and illustrator Danielle Noel. Finally, a journal for the spiritual seeker that incorporates Earth-based wisdom from Ayurveda and the menstrual cycles with cosmic information from Vedic and Western astrology. Begin each day with purpose through daily gratitude, intention setting, affirmations, and a card pull from A Yogic Path Oracle Deck. End each day with reflection through daily highlights, lessons, and self-love. Each month, author Sahara Rose guides you through a specific Goddess or Vedic spirituality concept, with journal prompts, oracle spreads, affirmations, mantras, and practices. Illuminated by mystical artwork from Danielle Noel and filled with inspiration and guidance from Sahara Rose, it is the ultimate tool for embodying your dharma, manifesting your desires, and stepping into your highest self. - Learn how the Doshas correspond to the seasons and the time of day and discover how to nourish your Dosha throughout the year. - Get celestial guidance with Vedic and Western astrological dates, lunar calendars for 2021 and 2022, and new and full moon dates for late 2020, 2021, and 2022. - Explore monthly themes from A Yogic Path Oracle Deck with journal prompts, card spreads, mantras, affirmations, meditations, and practices. - Undated, 12-month format provides flexibility and allows you to customize the journal to your needs. - Over 100 gorgeous stickers to decorate your journal pages or anything else!
Follow the Ayurvedic path to health with this ancient approach to food as medicine Tried and tested over thousands of years, the ancient Indian practice of Ayurveda understands that everyone is different. Where comfort for one person might be a hot and spicy noodle broth, for another it might mean a steaming bowl of earthy stew. The sister philosophy to Yoga, Ayurveda teaches you to eat according to your constitution (or dosha) to heal, restore and bring balance to your system. In The Yogic Kitchen, Ayurvedic health coach, skilled cook and passionate yoga teacher Jody Vassallo offers you 100 recipes designed specifically for your dosha and simply explains how to work out what foods your body needs to thrive. Packed full of delicious and nourishing soups, bakes and curries, this book illustrates the power of the right ingredients to calm, soothe and restore harmony in your body and your mind.
A step-by-step naturopathic guide to using the hands-on natural healing method of compresses and poultices Valued by herbalists, midwives, and mothers throughout history, compresses and poultices are gentle yet highly effective natural remedies you can safely use at home. Easily made from materials you already have in your kitchen, such as ice cubes, herbs, cabbage leaves, lemon slices, clay, or beeswax, these simple preparations can quickly ease pain and inflammation, relieve congestion and edema, lower fever, drain abscesses, activate circulation, calm muscle spasms, and trigger the body's natural self-healing abilities. In this step-by-step naturopathic guide to compresses and poultices, Christopher Vasey, N.D., shows how to use these time-tested folk remedies to treat 70 common ailments and conditions, including headache, asthma, acne, sinusitis, earache, arthritis, sprains, hives, shingles, anxiety, insomnia, mastitis, constipation, diarrhea, muscle pains, bronchitis, and more. He explains that a compress is a cloth soaked in hot or cold infused water and applied to a specific part of the body. A poultice works similarly, but instead of a liquid extract, the healing material is made into a paste and applied directly to the body. He details what type of compress or poultice to use for each ailment, whether to use it hot or cold, where on the body to apply it, and for how long. Vasey also explores the physiological reasons these simple remedies can be so effective, such as how some treatments trigger healing through the nerves, others cause the skin to absorb or expel substances, and others have beneficial effects on the body's internal chemistry. He reveals how compresses and poultices not only can alleviate acute symptoms, but are equally effective for dealing with chronic conditions. Offering an indispensable complement to your home first aid kit, this book provides you with a hands-on way to bring relief and healing to yourself and your loved ones.
This perfect introduction for beginners presents the 12 key acupressure points for treating common ailments and conditions, according to the principles of Chinese medicine. After a simple overview of the meridian system of energy channels in the body, plus easy-to follow instructions on different massage techniques, you are then introduced to each of the 12 points in turn, and how to use them to treat a wide range of conditions, from headaches, sciatica and fatigue to insomnia, motion sickness and even a sore throat! Clear illustrations and diagrams are included throughout, along with tips on other useful complementary treatments.
Encompassing a range of alternative and natural healing traditions for the prevention, treatment and cure of common ailments, this beautifully illustrated reference book provides over 1,000 natural remedies to promote physical and mental well-being for the whole family. C. Norman Shealy's comprehensive and authoritative guide is an indispensable reference, containing all you need to know about healing with complementary and alternative techniques and therapies. With detailed sections covering Ayurveda, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Traditional Home and Folk Remedies, Homeopathy, Aromatherapy, Flower Remedies, Nutrition, Mindfulness, and Herbalism, this quick reference family guide includes: * The history and background to each therapy * Descriptions of the most useful remedies * A comprehensive list of ailments with suggested treatments * Alternative first aid remedies * How to stock a home healing medicine chest
A fascinating and practical guide to herbs and their uses Includes delicious recipes and advice on making herbal medicines and cosmetics Packed with practical information on growing your own herbs, plus storing and preserving Herbs have been used for centuries and have myriad uses - this fascinating guide is a wonderful insight into the herbs that can be found growing throughout the British countryside. Information on each plant includes a general description for easy recognition, alongside the culinary, nutritional, cosmetic and medicinal properties of the plant. Delicious recipes are given throughout, while myths, legends and historical tales demonstrate how these versatile plants have been used throughout the ages to treat a range of ailments and flavour a wide variety of dishes. The book is packed with practical advice on how to pick and grow your own herbs, alongside information on propagation, cultivation and warding off pests and diseases from your herb garden.
The First book to bring together spa, and the herbal healing of Cannabis-with more than seventy-five recipes free of preservatives and major allergens that can be prepared in the home kitchen. Cannabis spa isn't new-cannabis has been used for thousands of years for external use in the traditional health practices of Eastern cultures. In locations where cannabis has renewed legal status today, cannabis spa potions such as lotions, salves, poultices, scrubs, and baths are being rediscovered as a healthy alternative for managing pain, soothing irritated skin, and enhancing the spa experience. In The Cannabis Spa at Home, you'll discover which spa preparations provide local healing-and which have potential for a more euphoric experience. You'll also learn how to make: Refrigerated and shelf-stable cannabis lotions, creams, balms, and masks Emulsions, cannabis base oils, cannabis herbal poultices Aromatherapy essence water, cannabis bath salts, and foot and hand soaks Edible treats such as luscious spa nosh, hemp smoothies, and cannabis bhang Bath salt And much, much more!
Traditional Chinese Medicine is one of the most ancient healing systems, yet modern science is showing that it endures as a powerful healing modality for today's world. A condensed version of The New Chinese Medicine Handbook, The Chinese Medicine Companion explains the key principles of this holistic healing method. Written by Dr. Misha Ruth Cohen, an internationally-recognized practitioner, lecturer, and mentor in the field of Chinese medicine, this essential volume explains the most common treatments of Traditional Chinese Medicine including: Acupuncture Qi Gong Herbal therapy Dietary practices Nutrition The Chinese Medicine Companion keeps esoteric information to "need to know" basics giving you a practical guide to achieving total health in body, mind, and spirit.
Margaret Roberts is a well-known proponent of the use of natural products to enhance health and wellbeing. In 100 New Herbs she introduces readers to an exciting range of new plants that can be used in the kitchen, and medicinally.
Margaret offers practical advice on how and when to plant, grow and harvest the featured herbs, and includes recipes that harness the medicinal, cosmetic and edible nature of these plants. The accessible, down-to-earth text is laced with personal anecdotes and historical information about the use of herbs. Colourful photographs aid identification in this beautifully designed book.
An indispensable guide for anyone interested in health, wellness, organic gardening and the use of herbs to enhance cooking.
People are increasingly looking to alternatives to Western medicine and here is a practical self-help guide to a balanced and positive lifestyle. Tao, the most ancient and fundamental element in the world's oldest civilisation, is as relevant to today's world as to classical China. For the contemporary reader, this accessible book is the first to explore, in the light of the findings of modern Western science, the balanced and holistic system of health care used by Chinese physicians, martial artists and meditators for over 5,000 years. Exploring the ancient teachings of characters such as The Yellow Emperor and The Plain Girl, Daniel Reid lights the path to sexual fulfilment. The instructions of the Way of Yin and Yang 'serve as signposts along the winding road to a woman's orgasm, and' - says the author - 'every man should learn to read them.' In The Tao of Health, Sex and Longevity, Daniel Reid has combined his personal experience with original research and in an accessible, informed and often anecdotal style he presents the issues and answers of practical concern to a Western audience. The book covers every aspect of health with concise information on diet and nutrition, fasting, breathing and exercise, medicine, meditation and sexual yoga.
In the tradition of Black Dog & Leventhal's successful "Chinese
Natural Cures," "Healing Secrets of the Native Americans" brings
the age-old knowledge and trusted techniques of Native-American
healing to a wider audience. From this clear, reliable, and
beautifully packaged book, learn how Native Americans have used the
bountiful gifts of nature to heal the mind, the body, and the
spirit. Discover how the Native-American tradition uses plants and
herbs, heat, movement and sound, visualization, and spirituality to
heal dozens of everyday ailments and illnesses--from back pain to
insect bites to flu and sore throat and much more.
The first book to fully explore the extraordinary effectiveness of
black cumin against immune-system disorders, allergies, asthma, and
The extraordinary healing powers of black cumin have been known for centuries in the Middle East where the Prophet Mohammed himself declared: "Black cumin heals every disease except for death." It enjoyed wide use in ancient Egypt as a digestive aid and as an effective medicine for colds, headaches, toothaches, and infections. Because of its complex chemical structure-- it has over one hundred active ingredients-- black cumin has positive effects on the respiratory, immune, circulatory, digestive, and urinary systems. It is enormously effective against asthma, stomach ailments, and numerous skin conditions, ranging from acne to psoriasis. It also has been the subject of intensive scientific research indicating that it strengthens and stabilizes the immune system and is greatly beneficial in the treatment of allergies. It has even been found to be beneficial in the treatment of impotence when the causes are primarily physiological.
This book will serve as an invaluable resource for anyone interested in the healing properties of this incredible plant. It contains everything you need to know in order to use black cumin for the prevention and treatment of illness, including specific recipes for infections and allergies, and precise directions for their preparation. The authors even provide a section on the use of black cumin as a beauty aid and as a culinary staple.
The User's Manual is a transformative guide to the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine for the 21st century, showing how these differ from those underlying Western medicine, what that means in practice and how we can help our bodies to heal themselves and thereby achieve a longer, healthier life. Books about TCM tend to be thousands of years old, very detailed and without reference to contemporary scientific knowledge. As a former computer engineer, Alex Wu draws parallels between the way a computer functions and the functioning of the human body in order to interpret the key concepts within Chinese medicine so that they become significantly easier to understand for today's readers. As he explains, Chinese medicine provides a dramatically different point of view to that of Western medicine, in particular its foundation belief that the body has a powerful self-healing system that must be nurtured and encouraged, not stifled with symptom-suppressing treatments. Taking the simple examples of gout, psoriasis, the common cold and today's obesity epidemic, the author explores the TCM and conventional medical approaches, showing how promoting body energy and self-healing can resolve the `incurable'. Alex Wu says: `Many readers have used the simple methods described in this book to achieve a healthy lifestyle and thereby improve their health within a short time... Modern medicine has not made significant advances in many chronic conditions for many years. It may be that the problem stems from its basic philosophy.' Here is an opportunity to look at health and medicine from a completely different point of view.
An encyclopedia of natural home remedies, covering all the main healing techniques from aromatherapy to vitamin and nutritional therapies. Beautifully illustrated throughout, with comprehensive information on safe natural remedies to treat the whole family. More and more people today are turning to natural home remedies to treat all types of illness. The Complete Illustrated Guide to Natural Home Remedies is an encyclopedic treasure, providing authoritative information on the various treatments available for all common ailments. With sections on homeopathy, herbalism, aromatherapy, flower remedies and vitamin and nutritional therapies, the book is arranged so that information is easily and instantly accessible. Containing a therapeutic directory of common ailments, a list of natural remedies and their uses and properties, as well as a home medicine chest and practical first-aid tips, Karen Sullivan makes treating illness safe and easy.
NEW SCIENCE / ECOLOGY "Of the truly great books appearing today The Secret Teachings of Plants is easily the most rewarding I have had the privilege of reading." Joseph Chilton Pearce, author of The Biology of Transcendence "A 'must read' for herbalists, healers, gardeners, nature lovers, and anyone who has ever been moved to tears by the everyday miracles of life." Susun S. Weed, author of Healing Wise Mankind cannot survive without the nutritional and medicinal properties of plants. The number of plant species on Earth has been estimated at around 400,000, with many of these species remaining unknown to humans. While only a fraction have been identified and categorized by Western botanists, it is safe to say that many of the plants unknown in the West are known to indigenous people living within the plants' natural ranges. All ancient and indigenous peoples insist their knowledge of plant medicines comes from the plants themselves and not through trial-and-error experimentation. Less well known is that these plant teachings are at the basis of many of the modern discoveries in both medicine and in plant foods. Throughout the world there is a tradition of direct perception of nature through the "intelligence of the heart." Recent discoveries in neuroscience have proven that over 50 percent of the heart is comprised of neural cells. The heart is, in fact, a brain in its own right. Heart-centered perception can be exceptionally accurate and detailed in its information gathering capacities, as indigenous and ancient peoples assert. Stephen Harrod Buhner explores this heart-centered mode of perception in great detail. He includes leading-edge information on the physical mechanisms ofheart-based cognition and explores the work of numerous remarkable people who perceived the world with their hearts, including Henry David Thoreau; Luther Burbank, who cultivated the majority of food plants we now take for granted; George Washington Carver; Masanobu Fukuoka, author of The One Straw Revolution; and the great German poet and scientist Goethe, who studied the metamorphosis of plants. Buhner shows us how these great thinkers achieved a direct perception of nature using the cognitive abilities of the heart. He provides the knowledge and techniques necessary to develop heart-based perception, which is our birthright. He teaches us how to learn the medicinal uses of plants directly from the plants themselves and to understand the soul-making process that such deep connection with the world engenders. STEPHEN HARROD BUHNER is an Earth Poet and senior researcher for the Foundation for Gaian Studies. He lectures throughout the United States on herbal medicine, the sacredness of plants, and the intelligence of Nature. He is the author of nine works of nonfiction and one book of poetry, including the award-winning The Lost Language of Plants and Sacred Plant Medicine. He lives in Braintree, Vermont.
From a mild headache to crippling arthritis, pain is part of many people's everyday experience. But there is a natural alternative to pharmaceutical medicine. This book is your indispensable guide to relieving pain the natural way, using a wide variety of methods including breathing and relaxation techniques, diet, yoga, massage, herbal poultices, balms, compresses, teas and rubs. Did you know pineapple has anti-inflammatory properties? And peppermint can relieve a headache? Or that you can alleviate joint pain by massaging specific points on the wrist? Featuring key insights into understanding pain and why we feel it, plus scientifically proven techniques that can help make it go away, this essential handbook is your painkilling arsenal for combating a whole range of common ailments.
Feeling menopausal and need some help? Did you know you can grow your own HRT? Sprouted foods are one of the world's richest sources of plant hormones and not only the densest form of nutrients on the planet but also easy to digest. As we evolved on plant hormones, we have receptors in our cells looking for them and it supports our systems to get them back into our diets. "Grow Your Own HRT" shows the scientific proof of why some women menopause without problem and how you can become one of them. You find detailed instructions on how to grow hormone-rich plants on your windowsill in just two minutes a day. In addition, the author details how to self-diagnose, how much to take and which sprouts to grow for which symptoms. This book shows scientific proof that sprouted foods contain * Plant oestrogens * Plant progesterone * Plant sterols * Natural detoxifying nutrients. Plus all the studies on how sprouted foods help * Menopause symptoms * Cancer * heart disease * osteoporosis * dementia * diabetes * autism. Say no to expensive supplements, changing your whole diet and synthetic hormones. Grow your own HRT the way nature intended - it's quick, cheap and natural - you have nothing to lose.
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