A Compendium of Herbal Magick


Author: Paul Beyerl
Publisher: Phoenix Publishing (WA)
ISBN: 9780919345454
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 528
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Every plant has its own distinct spiritual energy or its own deva. Devas are the radiant light of the Universal Divine that permeates all things. Since the earliest times, people were aware that all of Nature is divine. Great and wondrous myths were told that explained the presence of divine energy as it exists in thunder, in trees, and in sunlight. Some of this lore was the foundation of religions. But the simpler stories, such as those of a plant's energy, explored day-to-day matters like health and love. This understanding of the world has been preserved in folklore through poems, chants, ditties, and spells. From researching the history of folklore from cultures around the world, patterns emerge that enable us to approach the true nature of plants' devas. This compendium presents the lore and the corresponding usage for 330 magickal herbes. Great care was taken only to include folklore that was documented as authentic. You will meet many new herbes in this text and explore fascinating magickal and religi uses, but most of all, you will come to respect the divine that surrounds your everyday life.

Garden Witch's Herbal

Green Magick, Herbalism & Spirituality
Author: Ellen Dugan
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
ISBN: 0738722197
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 336
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Every Witch needs a little corner of the world to tend. Deepen your connection to the earth and watch your magickal skills blossom. Ellen Dugan presents a variety of ways to honor and work with the plant kingdom in this charming hands-on guide to green magick and spirituality. Designed to enhance any tradition or style of the Craft, this handy herbal reference provides the physical description, folklore, magickal qualities, and spellwork correspondences for a wealth of flowers, trees, and herbs, and features forty-seven botanical drawings. Conjuring a Garden with Heart Green Witchery in the City Wildflowers and Witchery Magick of the Hedgerows The Magick and Folklore of Trees Gothic Herbs and Forbidden Plants Herbs and Plants of the Sabbats Herbs of the Stars Magickal Herbalism "The conversational tone of Garden Witch's Herbal is a refreshing change from other garden-variety horticulture books and makes Dugan's herbal entertaining as well as informative." —New Age Retailer

Walking the World in Wonder

A Children's Herbal
Author: Ellen Evert Hopman
Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co
ISBN: 9780892818785
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 160
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Describes the natural healing benefits of a variety of herbs divided into sections by the seasons in which they grow.

The Book of Herbal Wisdom

Using Plants as Medicine
Author: Matthew Wood
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 1556432321
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 579
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Drawing on the healing traditions of Native Americans, Quakers, and the English, as well as botanical literature and his own observations, the author explains the medicinal uses of thirty-six herbs for alleviating a variety of ailments. Original. IP.

The Herbal Alchemist's Handbook

A Grimoire of Philtres. Elixirs, Oils, Incense, and Formulas for Ritual Use
Author: Karen Harrison
Publisher: Weiser Books
ISBN: 9781609253479
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 256
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Herbs have been used for medicine, magic, and ritual for centuries. The ancient arts of Herbal Alchemy and Herbal Magick combine an understanding of the healing and energizing effects of herbs (roots, leaves, flowers, resins and essential oils) with an understanding of the cycles of the natural world--the astrological movement of the stars and planets, and the cycles of the earth’s seasons. In this easy-to-use compendium of herbs and their energy associations, master herbalist and magick practitioner Karen Harrison offers formulas anyone can use to obtain courage, creativity, and lasting health, and to increase prosperity and to enhance psychic and spiritual powers. Harrison shows how to select herbs based on their astrological associations as well as their medicinal properties. With a materia magica of more than 150 herbs and a multitude of recipes, readers will learn how to blend incense, ceremonial oils, bath salts, herbal amulets, fluid condensers, and herbal philtres; and how to use them in meditation, ritual, or energy work. Discover the best herbs to improve any area of your life!

Bartram's Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine


Author: Thomas Bartram
Publisher: Robinson
ISBN: 1472111117
Category: Self-Help
Page: 160
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Containing over 900 entries of general disease conditions and corresponding herbal treatments, this book covers: therapeutic action, 550 monographs of medicinal plants, and the properties of herbs and preparations such as inctures, liquid extracts, poultices and essential oils.

Mastering Herbalism

A Practical Guide
Author: Paul Huson
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1568331819
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 371
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Mastering Herbalism shows how to make jams, sauces, soups, meat, desserts, beer, wine, teas, perfumes, incenses, beauty products, cures, aphrodisiacs, and potions with a variety of herbs and spices.

The Herbalist's Bible

John Parkinson's Lost Classic Rediscovered
Author: Julie Bruton-Seal,Matthew Seal
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1629149837
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 256
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A lost classic of Western herbalism—rediscovered and restored with 200 full-color images. Herbalist to King Charles I, John Parkinson (1567–1650) was a master apothecary, herbalist, and gardener. Famous in his own lifetime for his influential books, his magnum opus, the Theatrum Botanicum, was published in 1640 and ran to 1,766 large pages. The sheer scope and size was perhaps to prove the book’s downfall, because while it was much revered—and plagiarized—it was never reprinted and, centuries later, has attained the status of an extremely rare and valuable book. Parkinson was writing at a time when Western herbalism was at its zenith, and his skills as a gardener (from his grounds in Covent Garden) combined perfectly with his passion for science, observation, and historical scholarship. In the The Herbalist’s Bible, Julie Bruton-Seal and Matthew Seal have beautifully combined selections from Parkinson’s book with their own modern commentary on how each plant is used today to create a truly one-of-a-kind, comprehensive collection of herbal information old and new. Parkinson’s clear and lively description of a chosen plant’s “vertues” or healing properties side-by-side with the editors’ notes—including copious herbal recipes—make this the perfect book for students and practitioners of herbalism, historians, and gardeners, all of whom will welcome this restoration of Parkinson’s lost classic.

Cunningham's Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs


Author: Scott Cunningham
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
ISBN: 0738717134
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 336
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Do you work magic with herbs? Do you use them in spells, for talismans or simply use their innate powers? If you don't have Cunningham's Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs, you need to get it right away. This book has become a classic in its field. Paul Beyerl, a respected author on herbs calls it "...an essential reference book by students of herbalism and magick alike ... Scott's personable charm touches every page... I highly recommend this book." And Jeanne Rose, famous author of books on herbs and developer of an herbal course says "I love books like this ... It is accessible, easy to read, and with its encompassing index (all too often neglected), simple to use as well." Over 200,000 people already have this book and use it frequently. In this edition of the book (it's expanded and revised on the 15th anniversary of original publication) you will find the magical properties and folklore of over 400 herbs! You'll also find lists of herbs based on their magical powers, their genders, their planetary rulers, and more. Perhaps the most important list is the folk name cross-reference. With that information, when a recipe calls for "bramble, " you'll know it needs blackberry. Or if the magic calls for "enebro," you'll know you that is juniper. The main part of this book is the listings of the herbs. Each one includes names, associations, and magical attributions. Violets can be used for protection, luck, love, and more. Primrose is for protection and love. Garlic is for protection, healing, exorcism, lust, and prevention of theft. This book is considered a classic. It is probably consulted more than any other book on this subject. If you want to learn the secrets of magical herbs, this book is a must!

Magical Herbalism

The Secret Craft of the Wise
Author: Scott Cunningham
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
ISBN: 0875421202
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 241
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Practice an ancient magic that is both natural and beautiful - the magic of amulets and charms, sachets and herbal pillows, incenses and scented oils. This practical and poetic guidebook by SCott CUnningham has introduced over 100,000 readers to the practice of herbal magic. Magical Herbalism will teach you how to identify, gather, grow, dry and store herbs and use them for protection, divination, healing and love. Also included are: the magical names of herbs, flowers, trees and roots; a Witch's herbal; Herbal redes; a list of baneful herbs and flying ointments.

Adaptogens in Medical Herbalism

Elite Herbs and Natural Compounds for Mastering Stress, Aging, and Chronic Disease
Author: Donald R. Yance
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1620551314
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 672
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A scientifically based herbal and nutritional program to master stress, improve energy, prevent degenerative disease, and age gracefully • Explains how adaptogenic herbs work at the cellular level to enhance energy production and subdue the pro-inflammatory state behind degenerative disease • Explores the author’s custom adaptogenic blends for the immune system, cardiovascular health, thyroid function, brain health, and cancer treatment support • Provides more than 60 monographs on herbs and nutritional compounds based on more than 25 years of clinical practice with thousands of patients Weaving together the ancient wisdom of herbalism and the most up-to-date scientific research on cancer, aging, and nutrition, renowned medical herbalist and clinical nutritionist Donald Yance reveals how to master stress, improve energy levels, prevent degenerative disease, and age gracefully with the elite herbs known as adaptogens. Yance’s holistic approach, called the Eclectic Triphasic Medical System (ETMS), is based on extensive scientific research, more than 25 years of clinical practice, and excellent results with thousands of patients. It centers on four interconnected groups of health tools: botanical formulations, nutritional supplements, diet, and lifestyle. Defining three categories for adaptogenic herbs, he explains how formulations should combine herbs from each category to create a synergistic effect. He provides more than 60 monographs on herbs and nutritional compounds as well as custom combinations to revitalize the immune system, build cardiovascular health, protect brain function, manage weight, and support cancer treatment. He explains the interplay of endocrine health, the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis, thyroid function, and stress in the aging process and reveals how adaptogenic treatment begins at the cellular level with the mitochondria--the microscopic energy producers present in every living cell. Emphasizing spirituality, exercise, and diet in addition to herbal treatments and nutritional supplements, Yance’s complete lifestyle program explores how to enhance energy production in the body and subdue the proinflammatory state that lays the groundwork for nearly every degenerative disease, taking you from merely surviving to thriving.

The Earthwise Herbal, Volume I

A Complete Guide to Old World Medicinal Plants
Author: Matthew Wood
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 1583944249
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 592
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Noted herbalist Matthew Wood brings twenty-five years of clinical experience to this comprehensive book on medicinal plants. The first in a two-volume set, The Earthwise Herbal profiles Old World plants (volume two will treat American plants). Organized alphabetically, the book encompasses all of the major—and many of the secondary—herbs of traditional and modern Western herbalism. Author Wood describes characteristic symptoms and conditions in which each plant has proved useful in the clinic, often illustrated with appropriate case histories. In addition, he takes a historical view based on his extensive study of ancient and traditional herbal literature. Written in an easy, engaging, non-technical style, The Earthwise Herbal offers insight into the “logic” of the plant: how it works, in what areas of the body it works, how it has been used in the past, what its pharmacological constituents indicate about its use, and how all these different factors hang together to produce a portrait of the plant as a whole entity. Ideal for beginners, serious students, or advanced practitioners, The Earthwise Herbal is also useful for homeopaths and flower essence practitioners as it bridges these fields in its treatment of herbal medicines. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Herbal Apothecary

100 Medicinal Herbs and How to Use Them
Author: JJ Pursell
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 1604697334
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 292
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“A brilliant addition to any library.” —Rosemary Gladstar, herbalist and bestselling author More and more people are exploring the healing possibilities of plant-based medicines, and health shops across the country now stock their shelves with natural remedies, but treatments can easily be made at home. The Herbal Apothecary profiles 100 of the most important medicinal plants with striking photographs and step-by-step instructions for making herbal teas, tinctures, compresses, and salves to treat everything from muscle strain to the common cold or anxiety. This holistic guide also includes advice for the home gardener on growing and foraging for medicinal plants. Incorporating traditional wisdom and scientific information, The Herbal Apothecary provides an accessible and comprehensive introduction to plant-based medicine. With the guidance of naturopath JJ Pursell, herb enthusiasts can learn how to safely create their own remedies using plants they know and love.

The Dictionary of Modern Herbalism

A Comprehensive Guide to Practical Herbal Therapy
Author: Simon Mills
Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co
ISBN: 9780892812387
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 224
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Describes the medicinal uses of hundreds of herbs and wild plants and lists herbal treatments for specific ailments

Herbal Alchemy


Author: Phillip Hurley
Publisher: Maithuna Publications
ISBN: 0971012504
Category: Alchemy
Page: 104
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Herbal Goddess

Discover the Amazing Spirit of 12 Healing Herbs with Teas, Potions, Salves, Food, Yoga, and More
Author: Amy Jirsa
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1612124127
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 256
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A master herbalist provides information and background on the properties of 12 powerful healing herbs, including chamomile, rose, dandelion and calendula and provides recipes and ideas for incorporating them into food and drink, salves, skin and hair treatments and meditations.

The Herbal Handbook

A User's Guide to Medical Herbalism
Author: David Hoffmann
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1620554720
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 240
View: 1942

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Well-respected herbalist David Hoffmann's comprehensive and practical guide to herbal medicine. • Discusses the history and modern practice of herbalism, including Chinese, Native American, and Welsh influences. • Includes a practical reference section listing the effects of various herbs, with prescriptions on how to use them for a wide range of illnesses. • Covers the fundamentals of growing, drying, storing, and cooking with herbs. • Over 45,000 copies of previous edition sold. This compendium of medical herbalism by one of the most eminent herbalists practicing today is both comprehensive and practical. Answering basic as well as complicated questions about herbal medicine, it provides both the novice and the experienced practitioner with a reliable framework in which to develop their herbal skills. A discussion of the history and modern practice of herbalism, encompassing the influences of Welsh, Chinese, and Native American herbal medicine is followed by a practical reference section that lists the various actions herbs have on the body (carminative, anti-inflammatory, etc.), with examples of herbs and their mode of activity in each category. Herbal prescriptions for various illnesses are also organized under the main systems of the body so that information can be quickly and easily referenced. A final section covers the fundamentals of growing, drying storing and cooking with herbs, as well as the making of infusions, decoctions, oils, and ointments. The author also provides helpful introductions to aromatherapy and plant medicines.