A Woman's Book of Herbs is an extensive guide to using herbs for healing the mind, body, and spirit. This book is bursting with definitive information on a broad range of herbs including where, when, and how to collect them and the best methods for drying, storing, and preparing them. Readers will also discover herbs' many physical, emotional, and ritual uses, their mythological history and astrological significance, and their main chemical components. Recipes for herbal food, drinks, and medicines are also provided.
Infused with the author's empowering holistic approach to healing and backed by her firm belief that women should have an understanding of and control over the causes of ill-health and the variety of healing processes, A Woman's Book of Herbs is a unique and indispensable work.
This is a reissue of the much-loved classic, first published in 1992.
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.