Herbalism: The Healing Power of Plants

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A lavish, uniquely comprehensive guide to herbalism, this book traces the histories of medicinal plants in cultures throughout the world, with an emphasis on their cultivation, uses, symbolism, and their roles in a vast spectrum of traditions and beliefs. Richly enhanced with 250 color photos and illustrations.

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In an accessible text, with an abundance of practical examples andrecipes, Herbalism explores the many different ways in which we useplants to heal our bodies and our minds. The emphasis is on thepractical use of herbs ‹ their cultivation, functions, and applications ‹as well as on their cultural and symbolic significance. The heart of thebook is a superbly illustrated portfolio of key plants, many of whichhave medicinal uses throughout the world. Other chapters explore awide range of subjects, including Chinese and Ayurvedic healing; theherbal traditions of Africa, the Americas, Oceania, and Australia; andthe cultural context of hallucinogenic plants and their use in ritual. Afinal section features herb-based medicinal recipes; information oncultivating, collecting, and preparing herbs; a discussion of their usein aromatherapy, perfumes, and cosmetics; and a summary of therole of herbs in mythology and folklore throughout the world.

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