Common Herbs for Natural Health is an essential herbal for the newcomer to the expert. Juliette de Bairacli utilizes her Gypsy wisdom and decades of studying herbs and healing to create a book filled with natural remedies and recipes. What a treasure! Her respect and love for the plants, the earth, and the medicinal knowledge garnered from people of all ethnic origins is powerful, practical, and sensible. My gardens and personal health are already benefiting from this intelligent and tender book.
- Paperback: 236 pages
- Publisher: Ash Tree Publishing; Revised edition (April 11, 1996)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0961462094
- ISBN-13: 978-0961462093
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.6 x 8.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
A wonderful book for living life in a natural way
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This book is a must-read for any herbalist enthusiast, or anyone who has a slight interest in alternative medicine. I can easily see this book being passed on from generation to generation; the information is priceless. After reading this treasure, it fully convinced me to change the topic of my college thesis. I’m happy to say I couldn’t have read any better book to start me on the path of learning this ancient tradition.
THE HEALING POWER OF HERBS
“Common Herbs for Natural Health” brings back memories of my grandmother’s garden where fresh herbs grew abundant, and her kitchen which contained herbs of every description. Many of the uses for herbs found in this back are generations old; They are tried and true – they worked then and they work now. That is not to say, herbs are the solution for every illness. For example, I would never attempt to treat a serious infection with herbs alone, but they certainly do have their time and place, as this book will indicate. Herbs can be an optimum solution to many problems. Since they are a natural source, they generally have fewer side effects, as long as you know and understand what herbs not to blend together. They are also less costly than medications found on a store shelf. This books contains a vast amount of information on the herbs and suggests which ones to use for various treatments. It is a book anyone who is a believer in natural health care and healing will want to own.
5 stars easy
circle, which includes well known practicing herbalists,
“celebrity” herbalists, other authors, and many thousands
of community herbalists all over the world.
My 30 year old copy- my very first herb book -
is falling apart so I just ordered another because it
contains a lifetime of tried and true herbal information
for personal and professional practice. Anyone starting
out in their understanding of this field, as well as
anyone who has been studying for years, should have this,
and all her books, on their shelves, and use them! If
you do, you will “get it”.
This book is recommended to educate and enlighten those
who have been brainwashed by the media to think “herbs
are drugs”, or poisons, or worse- as it clears up issues
of practical usage, and proper usage, and everyday
applications, by someone with decades of experience ,
well respected the world over. It contains useful, full
descriptions of many common herbs (the “materia medica”),
some not so common, some , in older versions, which may
have fallen out of use or access. A story emerges of herbal
use all over the planet for health care, and along with
this information, the author shares her insights into
incorporating natural living to promote robust health
No fads here- just classical, timeless, tried and true,
unchanging , eternally helpful enlightenment.
A Guide for "Natural Mothers"!
As a midwife, this text was one I referred to frequently as I learned my art. Her belief that “the births of her children, are surely the greatest event in a woman’s life” continues to influence me greatly. The many natural remedies found within her text still form the basis of my practise many years later.
I am happy to see that this book long-out-of-print has been re-released.
Common Herbs for Natural Health
My First Herbal
However, over time, I have grown to love this book, as well as the author. The reason this book is so great isn’t just the information about the herbs – there is similar information in many places. The book is great because as you read it, you begin to FEEL the herbs. You begin to gain a sense of what true herbalism is.
In our Western culture, we often think of herbal medicine in the same way we think of modern medicine. When you are sick, you take something. It goes away. You are now well. The end. This book counters that attitude – subtly, yet in a very profound way. This book encourages the reader to think of HEALTH, not just healing. To pursue an ongoing relationship with the plants of the earth – not just a one time quick fix for what ails you (although there is plenty of that information as well.)
If you are like me, and NEW to the entire concept of herbal healing – do yourself a favor and purchase this book. There are more comprehensive books out there about specific herbs – especially North American ones – but if you TRULY want to gain the proper perspective about herbs and your health, this book is priceless.
I also recommend books by Susun Weed. Her writings are similar in keeping in tune with the SPIRIT of herbalism, not just facts about individual herbs.
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Common Herbs for Natural Health
My gardens and personal health are already benefiting from this intelligent and tender book.
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