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This book is a dictionary of British (native, naturalised and cultivated) plants and the folklore associated with them. Unlike many plant-lore publications Vickery's Folk Flora tells us what people currently do and believe, rather than what Victorians did and believed. The result is a vivid demonstration that plant folklore in the British Isles is not only surviving but flourishing; adapting and evolving as time goes by, even in urban areas. Each entry includes: - The plant's English and scientific (Latin) name, as well as significant local names. - A brief description of the plant and its distribution, and, in the case of cultivated plants, a history of their introduction to the British Isles - Information on the folklore and traditional uses of the plant, arranged where possible in a sequence starting with general folk beliefs (superstitions), use in traditional customs, use in folk medicine, other uses, and legends concerning individual representatives of the plant. In addition to the major entries there are a number of minor entries for feast days, diseases and other subjects which direct readers to relevant major entries, e.g. St. George's Day, on which red roses are worn; dandelions are gathered; and runner beans are planted.
Heart-breaking, uplifting and full of adventure, The Long Ride Home is the long-awaited sequel to the international bestseller The Horse Boy. Rowan came back from the shamans in Mongolia a changed boy. The three most debilitating effects of his autism - his incontinence, his endless tantruming, and his inability to make friends - were gone. But a year almost to the day since Rowan's improvement he started regressing: the accidents and tantrums reappeared, terrifying his father Rupert. Something had to be done. Father and son embarked on a new quest, journeying from the bushmen of Namibia to the coastal rainforests of Queensland, Australia and finally to the Navajo reservations of the American southwest, where Rowan was transformed - they had begun the Long Ride Home. 'It is probably only once in a critical lifetime that one will be moved almost to tears ... a triumph of the human spirit' Telegraph (on The Horse Boy) 'Magical, miraculous, uplifting' Daily Mail (on The Horse Boy) 'Amazing, astonishing' Sunday Times (on The Horse Boy) Rupert Isaacson is British but lives with his family in Texas, USA. He is an ex-professional horse trainer and founder of The Horse Boy Foundation, which helps to make horses and nature available to other children, autistic or not, all over the world, including the UK. The Horse Boy was a Sunday Times top ten bestseller.
This essential handbook is used by aromatherapists all over the world and is one of the most successful titles in this area. It includes an A–Z listing of an enormous range of internationally relevant aromatic plants. Comprehensive information is provided for each entry, for example:• Common name, Latin name, botanical plant family • General Description – what it looks like • Distribution – where it’s found • Herbal Folk Tradition – traditional uses • Actions – what it’s good for • Extraction – How the oil is extracted • Characteristics – what the oil looks like, and which other oils it blends well with • Safety Information.The Encyclopedia also covers:• History of aromatherapy and herbalism• How aromatic plants work on your body & mind,• How to make your own blends• Uses for oils in the home.This is a classic guide to essential oils and will remain a vital source of information for generations to come.
Whether you're struggling with insomnia, the kids have eczema, or your partner is feeling under the weather, this book could have the answer. With easy recipes ethnobotanist James Wong shows how to make simple creams, salves, teas and much, much more from the stuff growing in your window box, the local garden centre or in the hedgerows. Using the flowers, fruit, roots, trees, vegetables and herbs that are all around us James provides preparations to help relieve a whole range of common conditions, including acne, anxiety, cold sores and general aches and pains - plus great ideas for beauty treats such as bath bombs and shampoos. Inspired by his grandmother in Malaysia who taught him about the health-giving properties of plants, James uses his top class academic knowledge to show how easy - and cheap - it is to make creams, lotions, lozenges and more which can help relieve the symptoms of a variety of common complaints. He reveals how many plants contain the same active ingredients as over-the-counter drugs and chooses his Top 100 plants to grow or buy, complete with ideas for a whole range of uses. So unleash the power of plants and soothe the symptoms of everyday ailments the natural way.
"The Secret Language of Color Cards" is your key to unlocking the
extraordinary healing power of color. Featuring 45 stunning cards,
each infused with a unique healing vibration, and an accompanying
84-page guidebook, author Inna Segal will assist you in adding more
joy, harmony, and wellness to all areas of your life.
Would you like to follow the path towards health and away from disease? Type 2 diabetes, asthma, arthritis, IBS, thyroid problems, depression, dementia, anxiety and heart disease are common in the western world, but that needn't be the case. We now have ways of identifying, preventing, and addressing their underlying root causes. Contrary to popular belief, we don't get chronic disease because of our genes, but from a mismatch between our genes, our environment and our lifestyle. By making a few changes in your life with achievable solutions, you can take the steps to alleviate these common conditions and follow the path towards a lifetime of wellness. This book guides you through the steps you can take to help you achieve health and wellness, to increase the health-span of your lifespan.
Henry, archdeacon of Huntingdon, England (c 1088-c 1154) has been admired for centuries as the author of the monumental Historia Anglorum. The recent discovery of the Anglicanus ortus opens a new window onto this important English author as well as onto the uses of poetry and the knowledge of medicine in medieval England. Written entirely in Latin verse, the Anglicanus ortus describes the medicinal uses of 160 different herbs, spices and vegetables. Henry drew on centuries of learned medicine to compose this work, employing the medical knowledge of ancient authors like Pliny the Elder and Dioscorides and of medieval scholars like Walahfrid Strabo, Macer Floridus and Constantine the African. This critical edition is based on the five extant manuscripts and includes a complete English translation on facing pages and a commentary on every poem. An extensive introduction describes the manuscript witnesses in detail, examines Henry's poetic skill and use of sources, and establishes the place of the Anglicanus ortus in a pivotal era in the history of medicine and natural philosophy.
Let's start with a question: if you were diagnosed with lung disease, would you rather seek medical attention in a hospital or treat yourself with hydrogen peroxide? Ninety-nine percent of people would undergo hospitalization without blinking an eye. In fact, the very thought of trying an alternate treatment would never even cross their mind. If you're one of that ninety-nine percent, you're about to find out just how much you've been missing out on for the past several years of your life. Hydrogen peroxide, otherwise known as H2O2, looks mediocre and plain at first glance. It's sold in its liquid state, looks just like water, and is found in pharmacies across the country. Many people don't even notice it sitting on the shelves. However, after reading this book, you'll never look at H2O2 in the same way again. This book will show you how to use hydrogen peroxide to do everything from making the natural highlights in your hair stand out, to treating conditions as serious as arthritis. You'll learn how to administer H2O2 the right way - forget those rumors that H2O2 is dangerous. It's the perfect kitchen remedy, and it will make your life infinitely easier, as it did mine. If you're still feeling skeptical, I don't blame you. After all, there is no medical proof that hydrogen peroxide works, right? Well... Below is a quote from a doctor who has no doubt about the miracles of hydrogen peroxide. "I consider the use of hydrogen peroxide one of the most important treatments in my medical kit bag. The hydrogen peroxide compound I use is made in the laboratory, but it is important to know that hydrogen peroxide is also produced naturally in our own bodies. In my practice, I have used hydrogen peroxide to treat a range of conditions - everything from chronic fatigue immune disfunction syndrome (CFIDS), migraine headaches, multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis. Many patients with the conditions, diseases, or problems numbered below have seen improvement after a course of treatment with hydrogen peroxide. Some have even been cured. People experiencing cardiovascular problems, such as angina or heart attacks (coronary artery disease), could benefit from this therapy. Those who have strokes (cerebrovascular accidents), peripheral vascular conditions or arrhythmias have seen vast improvement in their conditions. Many people who have been troubled by lung disease (including bronchial asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and emphysema) have found their breathing easier and had their energy restored by a course of hydrogen peroxide treatments. Inflammatory diseases, such as temporal arthritis or rheumatoid arthritis, respond favorably to hydrogen peroxide therapy, and patients notice less swelling and more movement after treatments. People with endocrine problems have responded well to hydrogen peroxide. The endocrine glands, like the adrenals, the pituitary and the thyroid glands produce one or more internal secretions (hormones) that are introduced directly into the bloodstream and carried to the parts of the body they regulate. Type II diabetes and hypothyroidism are just some of the conditions related to hormone regulation that have been improved with this treatment." (Pavel I. Yutsis, M.D., Oxygen to the Rescue, ISBN 1-59120-007-5, p. 7, 83-85) The best part about hydrogen peroxide is the fact that it costs next to nothing when compared with your standard hospital surgery. For just a few bucks, it can help you breathe more freely, clear your sinuses, and above all, keep you from falling prey to those multi-thousand dollar surgeries. What could be better than that? I hope that you will find this book a life-changer. H2O2 worked for me, and it will definitely work for you. To your health, Sharon Daniels
The Superfood Alchemy Cookbook shares a powerful approach to wellness. Chef and health coach Jennifer Iserloh shows how cooking like an alchemist provides a way to integrate healing practices into your everyday routine. These recipes bring together nature's strongest ingredients - superfoods, adaptogens, essential oils, and healing herbs and spices - in delicious combinations that increase their healing properties. (For example, most of us know that cooking tomatoes boosts the fruits' heart-healing lycopene, but did you know that pairing turmeric with black pepper helps the body get the most from its anti-inflammatory compounds?) Create dishes to: Boost immunityReduce inflammationRestore and maintain gut healthEncourage mental focus and mood balanceSupport gentle detoxand more Each chapter also shares simple home remedies, natural body treatments, and powerful rituals for wellness in body and soul.
Explains how to use medicinal herbs and essential oils to fight infectious illness, strengthen the immune system, and combat antibiotic resistance. Nature offers us many natural antibiotics from the plant kingdom that work powerfully against germs while also being gentle on the body. Knowledge of these safe and natural antibiotics and antivirals is more crucial now than ever as modern antibiotics become less and less effective due to the growing threat of antibiotic-resistant germs. Natural antibiotics even offer an opportunity to reverse antibiotic resistance by reducing the use of pharmaceutical antibiotics to only the most critical cases. In this practical guide, Christopher Vasey presents 18 of the most potent antibiotic and antiviral herbs from around the world and one beehive remedy, propolis. He details how to use them effectively as mother tinctures and essential oils as well as what illnesses each is best suited to treat. Drawing on the latest research, he explains how microbes can't build resistance against these natural substances due to the many molecules in their make-up and their large spectrum of action in the body, which makes them effective against viruses as well. Offering a way to break free from the threat of antibiotic-resistant germs and improve the body's immune system and internal terrain, this guide gives each of us the ability to fight infections naturally.
Discover how to embrace the imperfect with Kintsugi. Apply this ancient principle to your life and you will learn how to repair yourself, rebuild your life and love your flaws. Japanese Kintsugi masters delicately patch up broken ceramics with gold adhesive, leaving the restoration clearly visible to others. Psychologist Tomas Navarro believes that we should approach our lives with the same philosophy. Everyone faces suffering, but it is the way in which we overcome our troubles, and heal our emotional wounds, that is key. We shouldn't conceal our repairs, they are proof of our strength. Navarro presents real solutions to genuine problems that he has seen in his professional practice. His anecdotes demonstrate that it is possible to transform adversity or setbacks into a strength. His psychological understanding and perspective will leave you feeling courageous and prepared, should you experience misfortune, be it heartbreak, a job loss or bereavement. Often practised alongside Ikigai (or the art of finding one's life purpose), Kintsugi shows you how happiness can be found again, often against all odds. A painful experience can in fact make you a more determined individual, ready to face the world with optimism. 'Kintsugi, which translates as "golden joinery", is the latest lifestyle trend promising to transform our lives.' - The Telegraph
The desire for a long, healthy and happy life is a universal one, yet society has a deep fear of ageing.The Longevity Bible offers an all-encompassing, holistic look at how the body ages - and what we can all do to age better. Discover: - How the ageing process works - and what you can do to enjoy a better quality of life as you grow older - What history, biology, Eastern philosophy, Western science and the findings of top medical experts and researchers can teach us about maintaining optimal health as we move through our lives - The important role that sleep, moderation, diet, a sense of purpose, connection, love and curiosity have in helping us to live well and live happily - That a longer life blessed with health and happiness is within reach!
This text seeks to show the links between emotional and spiritual stresses and specific illnesses in the context of the anatomy of the human energy system, linking the emotional, psychological and physical factors that lie at the root of illness. It presents Myss's model of the body's seven centres of spiritual and physical power in which she synthesizes the ancient wisdom of three spiritual traditions - the Hindu chakras, the Christian sacraments, and the Kabbalah's tree of life. With this model Myss seeks to show how you can develop your personal power and spiritual maturity, to understand the anatomy of your spirit, the spiritual causes of illness, how to sense and correct an energy imbalance before it expresses itself as physical illness, and how to recover emotionally and physically from an illness you may already have.
Chronic pain affects an estimated 14 million people in the UK and is the most common reason for seeking medical help. There's increasing evidence that mindful practices can have a beneficial effect on pain (sometimes reducing intensity by as much as 40%) and its associated anxiety and depression. This book combines the principles of mindfulness with research from the clinical field of psychology to help you improve your emotional, psychological and physical state. With guided meditations and other practices. Topics include: Defining pain How we feel and perceive pain How a mindful approach can help Why stress makes it worse Mindful body movement The importance of breathing and posture Taking responsibility for your pain
Have you ever thought to yourself, "I think I might have a thyroid
problem. I'm tired all the time, no matter how much I exercise, I
can't seem to lose weight, my hair's falling out, and overall I
just feel blah." If so, it is essential that you explore the very
real possibility that indeed, you do have hypothyroidism. In
"Hypothyroidism, Health & Happiness, " Dr. Steven Hotze reveals
how commonly hypothyroidism is overlooked, misdiagnosed, and
mistreated in women and men, and gives you just the information you
need to prepare yourself to obtain help.
In this inspirational guide, Linnea Dunne, bestselling author of Lagom: The Swedish Art of Balanced Living, shows how building a life-affirming ritual into your morning routine is an act of self-care that can benefit both your physical and mental health, enhance your productivity and positively influence your day. Whether it's a dedicated yoga practice at sunrise, mindfulness meditation just after waking, journalling while you sip your morning coffee, or listening to birdsong in the back garden before you tackle your daily commute, a morning ritual can enhance your health and wellbeing, and bring increased contentment, clarity and purpose to your day. With countless ideas for nourishing morning practices and invaluable advice on how to create a morning ritual that is unique to you and takes your individual needs, circumstances and time constraints into account, this book will help you to make the most of the peace and promise of the first moments of every day.
A handy pocket-size guide to natural remedies from your garden and store-cupboard for complaints ranging from coughs and colds to aches and pains that allows you to save money and avoid taking mass-produced chemicals on a regular basis. Fiann gives simple step-by-step instructions to make straightforward salves and ointments, teas, rinses and syrups that will fill the first-aid cupboard, as well as identifying plants that can be used straight away with no preparation required. Fiann's singular knowledge of the properties and uses of herbs, fruit and flowers from the garden makes fascinating reading, as well as having extensive practical applications.
A pragmatic and informative look at better living through cannabis.
Cannabis. Weed. Bud. Whatever you choose to call it, it’s been a health aid, comfort, and life-enhancer for humankind for more than three thousand years. But while cannabis is used by hundreds of millions of people around the world, more than a century of prohibition has resulted in confusion about its status: Is it healthy? Is it medicinal? Will it make you crazy?
In this fun, illuminating book, cannabis journalist Amanda Siebert delves deep into the latest research to separate marijuana fact from fiction, revealing ten evidence-based ways this potent little plant can improve your life. She speaks with some of the world’s top researchers, medical professionals, and consultants to answer questions such as: Can cannabis help you get a full night’s sleep? Does it aid in exercise and weight loss? Can it really cure cancer? She also offers practical advice for maximizing its benefits—including easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions for how to enjoy everything from joints to edibles, CBD oil to oral sprays—as well as examples of real people who have used cannabis to enhance their lives. This powerful plant, it turns out, could be life-changing: it can enrich any diet, slow down aging, and even spice things up in the bedroom.
For many, true peace of mind remains elusive. But by making simple adjustments to our habits of thinking and doing, we can learn to keep stress at bay, enjoy all that is positive in our lives and find happiness even in times of difficulty. This book presents invaluable insights, guidance and exercises for dealing with stress and dissatisfaction in all aspects of life. With chapters on stress-busting, dealing with risk and change, calling on inner reserves when the going gets tough and finding peace in self-acceptance, you will learn how to make your life more balanced and fulfilling and move forward to a calmer, happier you. Each chapter concludes with a 10-point Thought Plan and Action Plan featuring affirmations and to-do checklists, to help you start making a difference straight away. Learn how to calm your habitual response when things don't go according to plan. 'Thought Plans' and 'Action Plans' offer 120 life-changing ideas to help you achieve contentment. Transform your thoughts and actions and keep stress at bay!
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