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"And then there are those -- only a few, a rare book here and there -- that are destined to become herbal classics, treasured like old friends, thumbed through again and again for their depth of herbal wisdom, for their teachings, and for their inner brilliance that illuminates this ancient field of plant study. Michael and Nancy Phillips have created such a special and inspirational work."
Rosemary Gladstar, from the Foreword
This updated edition of The Village Herbalist provides a complete guide to the art and practice of herbalism, as well as an introduction to the herbalist's role in family and community life. Inspirational profiles of practicing herbalists from across the country add a human touch to the authors' wealth of practical herbal knowledge.
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The Herbalist's Way includes time-honored healing wisdom from many cultures, as well as information on:
About the Authors
Nancy and Michael Phillips run Heartsong Farm Healing Herbs in New Hampshire, where they grow and sell healing herbs and herbal products. Nancy leads workshops on herbal medicine, and Michael writes for Mother Earth News and The Natural Farmer. Michael is also the author of The Apple Grower.
Rosemary Gladstar is the author of Herbal Healing for Women. She has founded, supported, and taught at herbal workshops and education centers worldwide. She is also the founder of United Plant Savers, an organization dedicated to medicinal plant conservation.
Praise for the first edition
"I was thrilled to put your book in my teacher's bag of top ten herbals."
Sacred Traditions Center for Plant Studies
"This book is a testament to the healing revolution we all create together. The plants and the Earth and love shine through!"
-- Aviva Romm
director, American Herbalist's Guild
The Herbalist's Way