Wise Woman Herbal
by Susun S. Weed
As a superb herbal in the feminine-intuitive mode, Healing Wise contains complete instructions for using common plants for food, beauty, medicine, and longevity. With an introduction by Jean Houston, the book sets forth the foundations of the Wise Woman Tradition, contrasting them with the Heroic and Scientific views of healing. Author Weed draws us into ancient wisdom in a clear and refreshing way.
Healing Wise discusses seven herbs, burdock, chickweed, dandelion, nettle, oatstraw, seaweed, and violet; each is explored in depth. Each monograph includes the voice of the herb, a weed walk to encounter the herb in its environment, detailed instructions for harvesting and preparation, properties and uses for every part of the herb, pertinent facts, fun folklore, and recipes for gourmet foodstuffs, wines, beers, cosmetics, and more.