The Earthwise Herbal: A Complete Guide to New World Medicinal Plants

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North Atlantic Books, Jul 5, 2011 - Health & Fitness - 416 pages
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Noted herbalist Matthew Wood brings twenty-five years of clinical experience to this comprehensive book on medicinal plants. The first in a two-volume set, The Earthwise Herbal profiles Old World plants (volume two will treat American plants). Organized alphabetically, the book encompasses all of the major—and many of the secondary—herbs of traditional and modern Western herbalism. Author Wood describes characteristic symptoms and conditions in which each plant has proved useful in the clinic, often illustrated with appropriate case histories. In addition, he takes a historical view based on his extensive study of ancient and traditional herbal literature. Written in an easy, engaging, non-technical style, The Earthwise Herbal offers insight into the “logic” of the plant: how it works, in what areas of the body it works, how it has been used in the past, what its pharmacological constituents indicate about its use, and how all these different factors hang together to produce a portrait of the plant as a whole entity. Ideal for beginners, serious students, or advanced practitioners, The Earthwise Herbal is also useful for homeopaths and flower essence practitioners as it bridges these fields in its treatment of herbal medicines.


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This book is a comprehensive guide to non-toxic North American herbs. People who already have a lot of knowledge and experience with herbs will get the most benefit from this book. Some of it will be ... Read full review

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I absolutely love this and all of Matthew Wood's books! A person can gain a truly unique and traditional perspective and education on plants and herbalism through Matthew's writings. I find his books entertaining to read with their clinical accounts and historical references as well as tremendously helpful in finding suitable herbal remedies. His teachings have greatly expanded my practice as a Wellness Coach and Wellness Author. Tara Baklund 

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Matthew Wood, a practicing herbalist for over twenty-five years, lives on an herb farm thirty minutes west of downtown Minneapolis. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota and holds a Master of Science degree in Herbal Medicine from the Scottish School of Herbal Medicine, accredited by the University of Wales. Wood is the author of four previous books (all published by North Atlantic Books) and a registered herbalist, or professional member, of the American Herbalists Guild, the only self-regulating body of practicing herbalists in the United States. He is also a regular contributor to the Journal of the American Herbalists Guild.


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