Responding to the recent revival of interest in herbal medicine, Elisabeth Brooke explores the origins and history of the practice of herbalism and discusses its use in a modern context. This new book will be perfect for anyone interested in the use of herbal medicine, in particular those who have read Brooke's best-selling earlier works including Herbal Therapy for Women.
"The thesis of this book is the interconnectedness of all nature, human and plant kingdoms, and the underlying connection of a first principle which unites everything and from which and to which everything returns. We shall go on to discuss the four elements and humours and how the planets weave these differing energies through the vegetable and animal kingdoms which show us how Spirit is expressed in the plant, in the person and in the dis-ease." --from the author
Elisabeth Brooke is a qualified medical herbalist and member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists. She was a member of the teaching staff at the School of Herbal Medicine for many years and ran a training clinic for students in London. She has devised and taught courses on herbal medicine and women's health with the Inner London Education Authority, the Workers' Education Association, and several London boroughs. She is a qualified counselor for the Psychosynthesis and Education Trust in London and has also worked in clinical practice specializing in obstetrics and gynecology. Since 1989 she has been pursuing independent research into traditional healing methods.