Take a truly holistic approach to healing with this all-encompassing beginner’s guide to herbal medicine. Did you know that daisies infused in oil could reduce bruises? That roses can relieve grieving and anxiety? Or that elderflower cordial can bring down a temperature? Handmade Apothecary is a fount of fascinating information about herbs and how each one works to improve your health and well-being. There’s an introduction to each of the body’s systems, from nervous to respiratory; advice on which herbs work best as treatments, and plenty of tips and time-tested recipes for vinegars, balms, oils, tinctures, creams, lotions, and syrups—so you can easily create your own herbal health kit.
Discover the power of natural magic and healing through herbs, flowers, and essential oils in this new guide to green witchcraft. At her core, the green witch is a naturalist, an herbalist, a wise woman, and a healer. She embraces the power of nature; she draws energy from the Earth and the Universe; she relies on natural objects like stones and gems to commune with the land she lives off of; she uses plants, flowers, oils, and herbs for healing; she calls on nature for guidance; and she respects every living being no matter how small. In The Green Witch, you will learn the way of the green witch, from how to use herbs, plants, and flowers to make potions and oils for everyday healing as well as how crystals, gems, stones, and even twigs can help you find balance within. You'll discover how to find harmony in Earth's great elements and connect your soul to every living creature. This guide also contains directions for herbal blends and potions, ritual suggestions, recipes for sacred foods, and information on how to listen to and commune with nature. Embrace the world of the green witch and discover what the power of nature has in store for you.
Here is the first contemporary guide to the transformative powers of essential oils for use in spellcraft and the cultivation of ritual power. From rose-scented rosaries to the lingering aroma of frankincense, and the cleansing energy of white sage, Amy Blackthorn-- the woman behind Blackthorn Hoodoo Blends --will take you on a journey beyond the soothing, healing power of scents into their hidden realms and their use in prayer, meditation, and shamanic journeying. One of the very first of its kind, this book includes: The rich history and lore of scent-related magic Over 135 essential oil recipes and craft projects An explanation of how magical aromatherapy can enhance divination with tarot and runes Practical information regarding the purchasing, blending, and storing of essential oils.
Beautiful to behold and sacred throughout time, flowers hold powerful nature magick, entwined with the rhythms of the Earth. Work with flowers to create your own powerful and divine spells for the change, support, and inspiration you seek in life, love, and happiness. Along with 60 sacred flower spells from Cheralyn Darcey's personal nature grimoire, The Book of Flower Spells includes spell-casting and spell-crafting basics, information on magical gardening and supply sourcing, and dedicated lessons on how to write and cast your own spells. To complete your treasury of flower nature magick, a beautifully illustrated personal grimoire journal section is provided as a place for you to keep your flower spells.
Herbs can heal, comfort, and nourish, and they hold ancient energies that people have used throughout time to create magick spells. This same magical power in nature is yours to explore through the use of everyday sacred herbs to facilitate change and find the support and inspiration you are seeking. Along with 60 sacred herb spells from Cheralyn's personal nature grimoire, The Book of Herb Spells shares with you spell casting and spell crafting basics, magical gardening, supply sourcing, and dedicated lessons on how to write and cast your own spells. To complete your treasury of herb nature magick, a beautifully illustrated personal grimoire journal section is provided as a place for you to keep your herb spells.
Gathering together the acquired herbal knowledge of Cherokee Elders, the Cherokee Herbal by J T Garrett presents the healing properties, ceremonial purposes, and medicinal properties of hundreds of North American plants.
All inclusive, the Compendium of Herbal Magick by Paul Beyerl describes over 330 herbs in over 100 illustrations and information on altars, astral work, clairvoyance, Goddess and Deity worship, and what herbs have what astrological associations.
In the tradition of the bestselling Alchemy of Herbs, The Complete Guide to Adaptogens details the benefits of twenty-four adaptogenic herbs, and includes more than seventy-five recipes that target specific wellness categories such as sleep, mental focus, beauty—and more! Adaptogens are a unique class of herbs that greatly improve your body's reaction to emotional and physical stress, while also increasing your energy, stamina, endurance, and mental clarity. Recent studies support what practitioners of Indian Ayurveda and traditional Chinese medicine have known for centuries—these herbs such as Rhodiola, ginseng, licorice, and more, have many heath and wellness benefits and are safe for long-term use. Whether you're interested in honing your mental abilities to a razor-sharp level, want to boost your athleticism, or are looking for ways to elevate your healthy lifestyle, adaptogens have so much to offer for everyday well-being. In The Complete Guide to Adaptagens, you'll learn about the numerous benefits of twenty-four popular adaptogenic herbs, including Rhodiola, Ashwagandha, Maca, He Shou Wu, and Holy Basil. You'll also find more than seventy-five easy recipes for potions and remedies to improve sleep, mood, mental focus, immune function, stamina, as well as general wellness and beauty. These all-natural, safe remedies fight the effects of chronic stress, while restoring your body’s balance, health, and vitality.
For more than 360 years, Nicholas Culpeper’s historic guide to herbal remedies has been THE definitive book on the subject. Culpeper, an English herbalist, is the author of the bestselling herbal guide of all time. He offered valuable and sometimes unusual advice on using, gathering, and preparing herbs. Now, this beautifully illustrated new edition, edited and with commentary by acclaimed US herbalist and bestselling author Steven Foster, combines the charm and information of Culpeper’s original seventeenth-century text with up-to-date, modern, practical usage. It includes details about where to find each herb, astrology, and medicinal benefits.
Dictionary of Modern Herbalism by Simon Mills: An indispensable guide, this book provides numerous traditional herbal remedies within European traditions as well as how herbs might be used to treat modern health problems.
Druid's Herbal for the Sacred Earth Year by Ellen Evert Hopman: Showing the reader how to use herbs to create rituals in celebration of festivals, the passing of life, births, blessings, weddings, funerals and this book is an invaluable tool for anyone who would incorporate herbs in these sacred rites.
Easy to use, the Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs by Scott Cunningham is a wonderful place to find out all of the magical properties and folklore of over 400 herbs, including many that are commonly found in your kitchen...
Flowerpaedia is a handy and engaging A-Z reference guide of over 1000 flowers, researched and compiled by botanical explorer Cheralyn Darcey. Readers will delight in understanding what each flower means--emotionally, spiritually, and symbolically--and the dictionary format allows people to search by the feeling or emotion they wish to convey or change. Expertly written with easy-to-understand insights, Flowerpaedia shares how we can work with a myriad of flowers to achieve balance, calm, or healing in our lives, homes, and gardens. Included is an index of each flower's precise botanical name for easy and exact identification. Written for the enthusiastic gardener and anyone charmed by the beauty and energy of flowers, this guide to understanding and selecting the right flower for every occasion and meaning will be felt and enjoyed by all.
Ellen Dugan presents a variety of ways to honor and work with the plant kingdom in this guide to green magick and spirituality. It contains descriptions, folklore, magickal qualities, and other correspondences for flowers, trees and herbs.
Discover a treasure trove of herbal witchery including 52 herbs and their magical properties for spell-casting, and learn spells for love, fertility, money, wisdom, and more. This beautiful, insightful compendium from Wiccan High Priestess Silja is the ultimate guide to herbal magic. The first chapters detail herbal mythology, magical theory, and tools, plus different types of magic (black and white, candle magic, using charm bags, and long-term spells), and ways of working, either alone or as part of a coven. Next, discover how to grow and store magical herbs, and the importance of the moon phases when planting and harvesting them. Chapter 4, The 52 Major Magical Herbs, lists these herbs and their uses in spells, rituals, alternative medicine, and kitchen witchery; and includes the element they are associated with, what day or time is best for magic with them, and their associated deities, plus a simple spell for each herb. This is followed by Other Foods and their Magical Uses, focusing on a variety of enchanted ingredients such as lemon, poppy seeds, and flowers. The spells section, Chapter 6, presents more than 50 spells arranged by theme, from love and fertility, to prosperity, moving home, finding a job, friendship, health, wisdom, and more. Chapter 7, Magical Herbs Outside Magic: Kitchen Witchery, suggests how to add a subtle, magical dimension to your cooking. Finally, Silja explains how to go about writing your own herbal spells. You will also discover how to keep track of the spells you have performed and how to know if they have worked. Lavishly illustrated by Michael A. Hill, The Green Wiccan Herbal is a wonderful source of natural witchery that you will refer to time and again.
Rediscover your foremothers' "green witchcraft" through the natural bounty of the earth for hygiene, beauty, pleasure and health with The Green Witch Herbal by Barbara Griggs, with practical advice and historical insights to help along the way.
Learn how to use twenty-eight popular, easy-to-grow herbs to treat everyday ailments and maintain good health. From selecting plants to harvesting and storing them to making remedies and savories of all sorts, The Herb Gardener's Essential Guide presents an abundance of practical and satisfying ways to incorporate herbs into a healthier lifestyle and diet. Utilizing both herbs and essential oils, this beautifully illustrated guide explains how to choose and make the ideal herbal mixture for a wide variety of medicinal and culinary uses. Need help getting to sleep? Try a cup of Thyme to Settle Tea. Add a sweet, spicy flavor to roast meat or vegetables with Coriander Spiced Butter. Ease muscle pain and stiffness with soothing Rosemary Warming Massage Oil. Featuring an ailments-and-issues guide, instructions for creating a personalized apothecary garden, and detailed profiles for each of the herbs, this accessible book belongs on every gardener's shelf.
You’ll pull on your boots and discover the magical plants that are growing just beyond your door. Explore nearby parks, fields, and forests, then make all sorts of tasty and useful things for your family and friends! Start with a delicious homemade soda, flower petal pancakes, or a soothing balm for cuts and scrapes. Sip herbal tea that's fit for the fairies, craft syrup to quiet your cough, and assemble supplies for your own rough-and-tumble herbal first aid kit. You can also skip the foraging and dive into making the recipes with purchased, dried herbs. Herbal Adventures includes recipes and instructions for making: Elderberry syrup Herbal chai Dandelion honey Herbal first aid balm Chickweed pesto Herbal cough syrup Pine needle tea Sore throat soother Splinter and sting salve Plus dozens more herbal teas, snacks, oils, and balms! Pack up your own foraging kit, and get crafty making seed bombs, flower crowns, and your own homemade plant press.
Providing both the novice and the experienced practitioner with a framework in which they can develop his or her herbal skills, the Herbal Handbook by David Hoffman is a wonderful book for any herbalist.