An Herbalist’s Guide to Formulary by Holly Bellebuono

An Herbalist’s Guide to Formulary by Holly Bellebuono

As health care costs rise exponentially and mounting evidence points to the continuing failure of allopathic medicines to deal with the root cause of illness, people are increasingly turning to alternative remedies when seeking healing. Anyone who feels drawn towards herbalism as one of these natural approaches to personal health might might be interested in An Herbalist’s Guide to Formulary by community herbalist and apothecary director Holly Bellebuono. Types of Classification In her book Bellebuono presents an easy to understand, four-tier system of classification for organising herbs. They are; 1.…

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Plant Magic by Sandra Kynes

Plant Magic by Sandra Kynes

Throughout human history ancient cultures have always held the belief that plants have not only medicinal properties but magical ones as well. From the earliest times in recorded history occult philosophers have continuously ascribed specific planetary influences to a wide variety of plants, shrubs and herbs. Even today the use of many common species of plants; including some that are commonly classed as weeds, is common throughout nearly all occult practices. Growth and the Wheel of Life In her book Plant Magic acclaimed author Sandra Kynes explores the world of…

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A Cree Healer and His Medicine Bundle by David Earl Young, Robert Dale Rogers, Russell Willier

A Cree Healer and His Medicine Bundle by David Earl Young, Robert Dale Rogers, Russell Willier

Whilst we are witnessing an unprecedented rise of interest in spirituality here in the West it is very easy to forget that many indiginous cultures from all parts of the World are rapidly losing their own spiritual heritage. Sadly, through neglect, changing patterns in their society’s structures and onslaught from other cultures they are rapidly losing all connection to their tribal rituals, sacred customs and esoteric teachings. In their book A Cree Healer and His Medicine Bundle: Revelations of Indigenous Wisdom–Healing Plants, Practices, and Stories anthropologist David Young, mycologist Robert…

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The Healing Power of Tea by Caroline Dow

The Healing Power of Tea by Caroline Dow

Drinking tea always used to be regarded as the right and priviledge of the upper classes who invariably established social protocols and ceremonial rites around its consumption. Today, while not as popular as coffee as the beverage of choice for the working man, tea has finally become recognized for its health benefits. But this is nothing new. The medicinal powers of tea date back to the Sumerians c.3000BCE. It is the Chinese who are most closely associated with the idea that tea offers major health benefits and, in the West, many…

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