A Working Herbal Dispensary: Respecting Herbs as Individuals (Hardcover)
A beautifully illustrated guide on how to understand and engage with medicinal herbs.
In her fascinating second book, full time medical herbalist, Lucy Jones, shares the characters and medicinal virtues of 108 herbs that she works with in her practice. She writes about each herb as an individual that she knows and respects, rather than simply a list of conditions it treats or the constituents it contains.
Lucy gives the physiological actions, energetic qualities, and emotional resonances as well as qualities according to Tibetan Medicine, where they apply. She also includes historical views, magical associations, and plenty of recipes for the home herbal apothecary.
A Working Herbal Dispensary sheds light on the way that Lucy prescribes her herbs, with an emphasis on treating dietary and lifestyle factors alongside herbs to treat the root cause of illness. There are numerous informal case studies to illustrate both the actions of the herbs and the special magic of truly holistic herbal prescribing.
Beautifully illustrated throughout with colour photographs, A Working Herbal Dispensary is much more than your run of the mill herbal; it is an insight into a holistic practice where herbs and herbalist are working in partnership for the benefit of those that need help.