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.
"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
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
Weight (kg): 0.65