My friend and colleague Kimm Woodward has written a fantastic e-book called “The Herbal A-Z”. Kimm is a herbalist and an acupuncturist so is trained in both both Western and Chinese naturopathic philosophy and combines both of these in her book.
Kimm had a successful clinic in SE Queensland, Australia, for many years, and now that she has become an “Elder”, she decided to write down what she knows so it can pass into the hands of the next generation. Wanting her wisdom to be accessible to as many people as possible, she asked me to turn the raw material into an e-book and use my knowledge of the internet to “Get it Out There”.
The Herbal A to Z provides herbalists with an A-Z list of common ailments and the herbs traditionally used in their treatment.
It is a user friendly ready reference for practitioners and the curious. This apparently simple collection of information is the summary of hundreds of years of research, experimentation, observation and learning by well known herbalists and writers who collected the information originally. Kimm has collated and condensed it.
Even experienced herbalists will benefit from having this book in their clinic, because we all use herbs differently and there is always more to learn. Those newer to this calling will find it especially invaluable.
Many of my friends are herbalists, which means we often end up talking herbs when we get together and swap information. It has always been so with those of us drawn to this calling! I love learning new ways to use my favourite herbs.
I trained with arguably the best herbalist in Australia, Dorothy Hall, towards the end of her career when she had been practising for over 55 years and teaching for over 40 years. I have now been in clinical practice for over 10 years myself. In addition to this, I’ve been personally mentored by Ian White, founder of Australian Bush Flower Essences and Annie Meredith, an acuncturist, for my training as Senior Lecturer with Bush Essences. This work has brought me in contact with amazing healers and world class herbalists from all over Australia, the USA and Canada.
Even so, I learnt a lot when I read The Herbal A – Z. Not that this came as a surprise, I believe there is always lots more to learn about herbal medicine. One of the things I love about it is that I will never know more than a fraction of what there is to know. One can never be bored.
I immediately printed off a copy for my clinic and have been referring to it ever since.
My point is that this is a very practical and easy to use reference guide to have on your desk and you will use it daily.
Also included are additional pages:
- Common Herbs Listed According to Their Function and
- Vitamins in Food and Herbs
It is one thing to get a person well – but they need to keep themselves that way and so ‘food as medicine’ is valuable information for you to be able to share with your clients.
If you think the day may come when this knowledge may be lost buy this book.
If you are curious about herbal medicines that may have been used to treat an illness in the past, this is the book for you.
This book could also be of interest to the innovative medical researcher of the future.
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After payment, you will immediately be provided with an electronic version of the book to save to your computer and print off.