Do you want to be an herbalist or know what they know?
Both books cost $29.95 normally, BUT are on holiday discount for $25.45 each, or buy one of each book for $22.46 each or two of one kind for $22.46 each.
Herbal Medicine From the Heart of the Earth
• Medicinal uses of 192 herbs with dosage, active constituents and contraindications.
• Herbal formulas organized by body systems.
• Learn how to collect herbs and make herbal extracts.
• Charts for harvesting.
• Dictionaries of herbal properties, actions and preparations.
“A wonderful guide for those new to herbs as well as an excellent formulary for those already skilled in herbalism. Sharol Tilgner has combined her triple skills of healing, farming and medicine making in her unique work with the plants.” ~Rosemary Gladstar, author, herbalist,
founder of United Plant Savers.
“Dr. Tilgner has written an impressive well-researched guide on the use of herbs that professionals and lay people alike will find very practical and informative.” ~Christiane Northrup M.D.
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The Foundation of Herbal Medicine
This book will give you the foundational information you need to understand herbal medicine. This will be conveyed to you through a mixture of herbal wisdom, scientific knowledge and the stories of the plants. You will learn the properties and actions of herbs presented in the context of the body’s major organ systems. This is how I have taught my students this knowledge in the past, and I wish to share this information with you now.
Properties and Actions of Herbs
Understanding the properties and actions of herbs will lay the groundwork for a thorough understanding of herbal medicine. Each plant has it’s own special blend of properties and actions that creates it’s unique story that enables us to understand how to utilize it’s gift of medicine.
Each chapter focuses on a specific body system, and the properties and actions of herbs that are most often used in that body system will be emphasized in that chapter.
Properties and actions have some differences as well as areas which overlap. I think of properties of an herb as being their personality while actions are something the herb does. Actions are more of a verb, while properties are like adjectives that can masquerade as verbs. You will find properties discussed throughout each chapter while actions are given a special well defined area of explanation in each chapter. In other words, I am constantly writing about the personality traits of herbs but when it comes to actions, I specifically list them, plain as day. You will find each chapter emphasizes one specific organ system and within each chapter, there are subchapter sections that investigate various herbal actions with a focus on how they affect that body system.
Organ System Overview
Each organ system is introduced with a short overview of that specific body system. Each section of the chapter contains a definition of the herbal actions studied, details on those actions, examples of herbs used and their indications. Additionally, there are highlighted herbs with detailed explanations about those specific herbs as they relate to the herbal actions we are studying. Please note that some herb examples and highlighted herbs are labeled as having possible toxicity. These herbs should not be used by unskilled people. There are also patient cases chosen to highlight an herbal action and/or words of wisdom scattered throughout the book. Additionally, there is data on how to prepare the herbs for consumption or use when it is pertinent and any special contraindications for herbs with that specific action. Constituents are discussed if they are known. I list the main active constituents and give details on how those constituents are known to support the actions that the herb is known to produce clinically. Most of the herbs also have a category called “Mechanisms of Action” where you can find scientific details on known mechanisms.
There are a number of formula idea boxes in each body system chapter where secondary activities of the herbs are listed for other body systems. These formula idea boxes list additional organ systems of the body that are affected by the various herbs used. Examples are given for each section of the chapter. This is useful when you are making an herbal formula, and you need an herb with a specific action, but also want the herb you pick to have secondary actions that are needed in the formula. An example of how this becomes helpful is when someone has a digestive issue and needs a bitter herb, but they also need an herb that would decrease their anxiety. You would look at the list of bitter herbs under the formula idea box called “Formula Ideas: Secondary Activities of Bitter Herbs in other Body Systems” and identify the herbs that also act on the nervous system. You see there are at least five possibilities listed. In this example the tool has allowed you to narrow your choice of herbs from the numerous bitter herbs and nervous system herbs, down to five herbs that you can examine closer to see which of these herbs best fits the situation. This tool saves you a lot of time when you are creating an herbal formula.
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These wonderful books make great gifts for friends and family with an interest in herbs and health. One book is 15% off and two or more are 25% off until December 15th, 2018 - Only at my website and only available in the U.S.A.(For now, I have left this link to the sale price, but only the people who look at this old post will find this discount. It is our little secret.)
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