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.
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.
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.
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.
Herbs are a gift from nature. They not only help to create aromatic and delicious food, they also support overall health and wellness on a daily basis. Using dried and fresh herbs in your cooking boosts your intake of vitamins and minerals, improves digestion, strengthens immunity, and increases energy. Using plants as medicine is an ancient and powerful tradition that connects you to the earth, helps treat common ailments, promote restful sleep, relaxation, and more. The Herbal Kitchen will help you recognize the extraordinary pharmacy that probably already exists in your own kitchen. With 50 easy-to-find herbs and spices, information and tips for preparing, storing, and using them, and over 250 simple, flavorful recipes, it will empower you to care for your health. Whether you are already familiar with herbs or are just starting out on the herbal path, Kami McBride offers recipes for everyone. Mix up refreshing drinks, infuse oil, vinegar and honey, learn how to make tinctures and cordials, salts, sprinkles, and more. A 7" x 9" paperback book with 304 pages.
Explore the ancient art of formulary with award-winning herbalist Holly Bellebuono’s comprehensive guide to creating effective herbal medicine. Organized by body systems, An Herbalist’s Guide to Formulary shows how to design a holistic treatment for acute and chronic conditions. Packed with detailed information on more than one hundred plants, An Herbalist’s Guide to Formulary is the go-to reference for formulary. Holly presents her 4-tier formula structure, a commonsense way to integrate a wide range of herbal actions while keeping the formula simple. She also shares the history of healing traditions as well as personal and clinical examples that illustrate the art of combining plants for illnesses, preventative care, and overall wellness. With this book’s guidance, healing-arts practitioners can turn formulary into a rewarding and practical skill.
Offering more than 800 treatments, tinctures, tonics, and teas, all using easy-to-find herbs and featuring a comprehensive index and over 200 illustrations, Jude's Herbal Home Remedies is a comprehensive guide to Herb Lore.
Discover Authentic Folk Magic Passed Down through Generations Packed with natural remedies and recipes from bestselling author D. J. Conway and her grandmother, this book is a magical formulary that everyone--from beginners to established practitioners--can use to make life better. You'll learn how to use a wide variety of herbs and oils for spiritual, emotional, and mental health and healing. Magical Folkhealing provides more than one hundred commonly known herbs and their associated planets, elements, deities, and zodiac signs, as well as their basic powers and specific uses. This user-friendly guide also teaches you how to simplify your rituals, use special tools and tables for improved prep work, apply oils and aromatherapy for specific needs, and much more. Featuring everything from herbal teas and tinctures to massage oils and stones, this book is an indispensable resource for healing.