The Herbal Lore of Wise Women and Wortcunners
The Healing Power of Medicinal Plants.
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Romans, The Herbal Lore of Wise Women and Wortcunners takes readers deep into this world, through the leechcraft of heathen society and witches’ herb bundles to the cloister gardens of the Middle Ages. It also examines herbal medicine today in the traditional Chinese apothecary, the Indian ayurvedic system, homeopathy, and Native American medicine.
Balancing the mystical with the practical, author Wolf Storl explains how to become an herbalist, from collecting material to distilling and administering medicines. He includes authoritative advice on herb gardening, as well as a holistic inventory of plants used for purposes both benign and malign, from herbs for cooking, healing, beauty, and body care to psychedelic plants, witches’ salves for opening alternative realities, and poisonous herbs that can induce madness or cause death. Storl also describes traditional “women’s plants” and their uses: dyeing cloth, spinning and weaving, or whipping up love potions. The Herbal Lore of Wise Women and Wortcunners is written for professional and amateur herbalists as well as gardeners, urban homesteaders, and plantspeople interested in these rich ancient traditions.
“The author, as you will quickly discover, is brilliant … and obvious from his writings, he has also delved deeply into the works of the old masters. Storl uncovers stories and teachings not often heard and masterfully weaves them into the modern-day context. Marvelous!”—Rosemary Gladstar, author of Rosemary Gladstar’s Herbal Recipes for Vibrant Health
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North Atlantic Books
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