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.
Scott Cunningham provides the classic introduction to Magical Herbalism with this book that teaches you to identify, gather, grow, dry and store herbs as well as how to use them for protection, divination, healing and love.
Recognize and celebrate the magic of life with timeless rites and spells. Create a magical household—a haven of harmony, safety, spirituality, security, and romance. The benefits include a happier existence, protection against thieves, improved health, restful sleep, satisfying spiritual experiences, and a perfect environment for positive magic. This warm and wise guide by much loved author Scott Cunningham has been helping people create sacred space in their homes and gardens for nearly twenty years. A practical guide to household magic. Spells and rituals for safeguarding the house, its contents and residents are given in full.
A Year of Green Wisdom for Pagans and Wiccans. Connect to the natural world in ways you never expected with the many magical uses of ordinary and classically witchy plants. Plant Magic presents a unique approach to working with plants in concert with the cycles of nature. Learn which ones best align with the sabbats on the Wheel of the Year and which are most useful for the time between them.
Weaving together ancient wisdom, mystical folklore, and modern plant research, master herbalist Ellen Evert Hopman explores the many uses of flowers, trees, common weeds, and ornamental plants for food, medicine, spiritual growth, and magical rituals. She reveals the herbal lore surrounding each plant, drawing on traditional knowledge and remedies from around the world, including Native American, Celtic, and Egyptian traditions. She includes recipes throughout so you can make medicines from wild and domesticated plants easily found in yards, forests, meadows, and hedgerows, and she discusses what to plant to ensure you have leaves, berries, and flowers all year. The author reveals how to quickly intuit an unknown plant’s properties using the signatures of plants--universal indications and contraindications based on the form, color, and location of a plant. She includes an in-depth section on honey and Bee Medicine, allowing you to appreciate the labors of these plant-dependent insects. Exploring the magical role of herbs in ancient ritual, Hopman provides recipes for Egyptian temple incense and their sacred medicine known as “Kyphi” or “Kaphet,” used to purify the body, banish insomnia, and promote vivid dreaming. She explores shamanic Plant Spirit and Animal Spirit Medicine as well as herbal astrology. She also explains the “triangle” formula-making system of her herbal mentor William LeSassier to help you develop custom herbal remedies tailored to a person’s unique strengths and weaknesses.
One of the reasons that Santeria has become so popular is due to the use of natural remedies and herbal medicines prepared by the Santero Priests. By combining elements of spirituality with that of nature, a Santero Priest can accomplish great success with even the most difficult case. Spiritual herbal baths are widely used in the Santeria religion. Although all of the ingredients are natural, when combined with powerful supernatural magic, these herbal baths can produce incredible results. Spiritual baths have been used for hundreds of years to heal sickness and for supernatural power. The Montenegro Family has been practicing Santeria for over 200 years. This book explores the mysteries and techniques of preparing herbal baths used in traditional Santeria. The book contains lists of herbs, oils, powders, rituals and other magical ingredients used by Santeros for hundreds of years. The book contains formulas for preparing Orisha baths, love baths, money baths, cleansing baths, sweet baths and also baths used in Palo Mayombe and traditional Mexican witchcraft.
With just a little guidance you can perform a range of spells: Use quartz crystals to protect your home Make a love charm to attract a lover, Burn a candle to bring good health, Charge water with moonlight to bring good luck And more! Some magic is basic and practical, such as finding a treasured item you’ve lost; some is performed as part of an ongoing practice of self-care. Learn to put magic to use for you in just 10 minutes. 8" x 5 3/4" Hard cover book by Skye Alexander with 208 pages.
Presenting a practical guide to the sacred herbs and trees of Samhain, Ellen Evert Hopman details the identification, harvest, and use of more than 70 plants and trees in healing, divination, purification, magic, and as tools for contacting the Spirits wandering the landscape at this liminal time of year. She explores the most effective plants for protection from the mischief of the “Good Neighbors,” the Sidhe or Fairies, as well as herbs for releasing the Dead when they are trapped on this plane. Identifying visionary plants used to induce ecstatic trance, Hopman explores how herbs have been used for millennia to aid in psychic travel and shamanic work and shows how one might safely use plants to take a voyage to the Otherworld. Drawing on her knowledge as a master herbalist, she also includes cautions to prevent harm and misidentification, along with advice on basic etiquette and common sense approaches to herb magic. A 6" x 9" softcover book with 216 pages.
The art and practice of herbal magick is an ancient tradition, rooted in pagan lore and tradition. In Herbal Magick, Gerina Dunwich—the author of dozens of books on Wicca and witchcraft—shows how to use the roots, flowers, leaves, and bark of common plants for practical magick. It reveals the well-guarded secrets of herbal enchantments and the history of herbal folklore, along with a satisfying easy-to-follow guide to herbal spells for many purposes. Both an herbal and a grimoire, Herbal Magick is an invaluable reference for beginner and advanced students of the magickal arts. A 6" x 7.5" hardcover book with 256 pages.
This book's aim is to help herbal travellers including students, professional biologists in the field, herbal retailers and wholesalers, people living away from their own country, and medical herbalists. The author has mainly kept to herbs that grow in Europe and the Mediterranean but has included some from the rest of the world that are commonly used in Europe. The book is very simple to use. Part 1 consists of the Latin names, numbered and in alphabetical order, and under each heading you will find the plant's name in several languages. Part 2 comprises the different languages in index form and beside each entry is the number for the Latin names that are in part 1. For example, if you are an English speaker and want to find the Polish name for red clover, go to the English index and you will see 706 beside the entry for red clover. Turn to part 1 and find 706 with its Latin name, Trifolium pratensis, and in the list below it, under P, you'll see Koniczyna lakowa, which is polish for red clover. Easy! The same system applies regardless of your nationality. A 6" x 8.9" paperback book with 160 pages.
Like many who were reared in a rural setting, David Conway came to know about healing arts that relied on a deep knowledge of herbal decoctions, tinctures, and poultices. In The Magic of Herbs, he shares the knowledge of herbs he gained in his early training in the hills of the Welsh countryside. Studying with a master herbalist near his boyhood home, he absorbed the practical and occult properties of the herbs and plants found in the surrounding environs. In this book, David presents an updated tome detailing in plain language a concise natural history and illustrated guide to the world’s most beneficial plants. Also treated are the occult properties of each of the plants described. Chapters include: Botanical Medicine, Herbalism and Astrology, Doctrine of Signatures, Preparation of Herbs, Tonics and Physics, Cosmetics and Narcotics, Wines from Herbs and Flowers, Language of Flowers, Herbal Materia Medica, and Index of Ailments and their Herbal Treatment. A 5.9" x 8.9" paperback book with 180 pages.
Adaptogenic herbs—like ginseng, cordyceps, and rhodiola—work to counteract the effects of stresses on the body. Used for millennia in Eastern healing, they have now become popular again. Adriana Ayales, owner of Anima Mundi Herbals, shares her in-depth knowledge of these amazing herbs. In addition to a list of complementary herbs that pair wells with adaptogens, Ayales also lists “master herbs” being researched for their adaptogenic-like chemistry. She offers 30 recipes for food, drinks, and natural beauty cures that can help banish fatigue, sharpen your mind, stimulate your central nervous system, and enhance vitality. Beautifully illustrated throughout, this authoritative guide also provides daily self-care tips for promoting wellness in mind, body, and spirit. A 7.5" x 5.75" hardcover book with 160 pages.
This lavishly illustrated compendium, written by Celtic Wiccan High Priestess Silja, covers a wide-ranging array of spells. With an easy to difficult rating system, Silja makes it simple for anyone to learn the basics and then progress to more advanced practices. She explains the history of magic and magical theory, and shares love spells and potions, seasonal rituals, vision quests, and meditations. Throughout there are tips, tricks, and handy advice on how to continue your magical journey. Whether you are looking to practice your craft alone or with a coven, The Green Wiccan Spell Book has everything you need to advance your magical studies. A 4.6" x 6" hardcover book with 160 pages.
wo books in one, this pocket-sized guide features an intriguing "double-fronted" format. The first side provides medicinal herbal information and recipes. The second side contains traditional magical uses for the same plants presented in the first. Wortcunning's effective and authentic knowledge comes from a small coven of Suffolk witches and Nigel G. Pearson's own work as an herbalist. A 4.7" x 7.4" paperback book with 192 pages.