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Heartsong Farm Healing Herbs: Village Herbalist Nancy Phillips and Apple Grower Michael Phillips


The Art and Practice of Healing with Plant Medicines

by Nancy and Michael Phillips

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Introduction xi
Traditional Healing Wisdom 4
Where Folklore and Science Meet 8
Little Medicine, Big Medicine 11
We Are What We Eat 18
Meanwhile Back in the Village . . . 33
Chapter Two: The Gamut of Herbal Possibility
The Herbalist as Practitioner 41
The Herbalist as Medicine Maker 50
The Neighborhood Apothecary 52
The Herbalist as Teacher 56
Tending to the Spirit 59
Chapter Three: Learning Your Path
Meeting the Plants 64
Plant Allies 75
The Herbal Library 84
Choosing a Mentor 91
Herb School 98
Gathering of the Clans 101
The Learning Never Stops 103
Chapter Four: Considering Your Niche
Healing Thyself 108
Walking in Balance 109
Being of Service 115
Making A Living 117
Restoring Our Communities 123
Chapter Five: The Offering of Herbal Medicine
Lawful Semantics 129
Body Systems 143
Herbal Repertoire 146
The Métier of Healing 152
Chapter Six: Growing and Drying Medicinal Herbs
Nurturing the Root Children 156
Propagation 164
Sound Farming 175
Harvesting Pointers 186
Ethical Wildcrafting 196
The Art of Making 'Good Hay' 199
Herbs for Sale 208
Chapter Seven: Making Earth Medicines
Community Medicine 218
Herbal Preparations 221
Plant Alchemy 250
Herbal Marketing Prospectus 257
A Righteous Label 262
Chapter Eight: Spreading the Word
Encouraging Home Herbalists 268
Teaching Gardens 271
Word of Mouth Success 275
Workshops That Intrigue 277
Traditional Apprenticeships 287
Chapter Nine: Visions for the Village
Community Health 295
Eco-Herbalism 307
The Village Herbalist 311
Terminology to Explain the Actions of Herbs 315
Home Study Courses 317
Herb Schools & Apprenticeship Programs 318
An Herbalist's Source List 321
Associations and Publications 324
Herbal Recommendations 324
Bibliography 327
Index 330
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The Herbalist's Way:
The Art and Practice of Healing with Plant Medicines

paper  ::   8.5 x 11  ::   352 pages
photographs, appendices, resources
ISBN 1931498768  ::