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The Earthwise Herbal Repertory - Matthew Wood

The Earthwise Herbal Repertory

Paperback Published: 1st November 2016
ISBN: 9781623170776
Number Of Pages: 206

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Expert herbalist Matthew Wood takes the guesswork out of the application of medicinal plants in this first comprehensive herbal repertory, which provides an invaluable cross-reference of constitutional types, energetic categories, and specific symptoms that leads the herbalist to a limited number of possible herbs for a specific condition. Unlike many references in which medicinal plants are defined simply by condition or disease name, this book provides a basic plan for analyzing each case in a holistic fashion. The energetic (hot, cold, damp, dry, tense, relaxed) or action (sedative, stimulant, alternative, nutritive, relaxant, astringent, etc.) is cross-referenced with the organic, system, or function where the problem resides and specific symptoms known to indicate that specific herb or class of herbs. Drawing on his 35 years' experience as a practicing herbalist who has treated tens of thousands of clients, Wood incorporates knowledge from ancient Greek and traditional Native American medicine, the traditions of nineteenth-century botanical medicine, homeopathy, and modern biomedical research.

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"The Earthwise Herbal Repertory is an incredibly impressive achievement. While homeopathic repertories are legion, in modern herbal literature we have a very limited collection of works; this is an important and much-needed addition to the published sources of herbal specifics. It will help Western herbalists better understand their materia medica and achieve superior results with their clients. It also helps lay a foundation for the further development of herbal medicine--one rooted in the past, but continuing to grow and look to the future."--David Winston, registered herbalist (AHG), president of Herbalists & Alchemists

"Matthew Wood's style of herbalism is deeply important to the modern world. He reminds us of the deeper intricate and energetic workings of plants. If I want to truly get to the heart of a plant, I read up on what he has to say."--Jonathan Keyes, acupuncturist, author of Guide to Natural Health

"Matthew Wood's writing leaves me simultaneously pondering, blown away, inspired, and a bit giddy. Few people have the ability to pull in and weave together as many different strands of herbalism into such a beautiful tapestry. I'm deeply grateful to live in a world with his perspective."--Jim McDonald, herbalist at herbcraft.org

Earthy Herbal Wisdom


Wholistic, traditional and earthy. Informs about the energetics of the herbs

Mid Coast NSW


Reasonable, but not what I thought it would be


A reasonable book for the price however not a very useful book for the layperson or perhaps even a practitioner. The book is sectioned into categories of organs of the body and then itemises the possible health issues associated with that organ. However under each health concern, the author lists all the herbs that are useful for treating it but does not state how to dose the herb, which is really important! It also does not consider using multiple herbs as a liquid herbal remedy and how to dose that either. Ultimately, there are a few gems to find here and there but this is not a book that you will go back to again and again.




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ISBN: 9781623170776
ISBN-10: 162317077X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 206
Published: 1st November 2016
Publisher: North Atlantic Books,U.S.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.5 x 15.0  x 3.2
Weight (kg): 0.65

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