Opening Our Wild Hearts to the Healing Herbs; A Florilegia for the Wild Heart Tribe
The completely revised, rewritten, greatly expanded and updated, 510 page, full color, thoroughly indexed, Student Handbook Version of Opening Our Wild Hearts to the Healing Herbs; A Florilegia for the Wild Heart Tribe, written by Gail Faith Edwards is now available!
Here's what's being said about the book so far:
When choosing an herbal book, it’s vital that it be written by someone with vast experience. Opening Our Wild Hearts to the Healing Herbs is like having an herbal elder on your book shelf. Gail Faith Edwards passes her wisdom on to you via a lifetime of personal exiperience, science, lore and culture. Her many detailed herbal monographs inform and stir the imagination. I've recommended this book to thousands of people and am excited that this new expanded version is now available! Opening Our Wild Hearts to the Healing Herbs is an herbal treasure that you will rely on for years to come. My original well-worn copy has been at arm’s reach for two decades.
John Gallagher, LearningHerbs.com
There are many herb books coming out these days, but for anyone interested in truly developing a relationship and kinship with the plant realm, this is the one you need. Gail draws the reader into her world and calls to our wild hearts, inviting us to be a part of this glorious and gracious tribe. Her deep respect and protection of the plants is infectious, and it's obvious that she's got a deep connection. There are beautiful illustrations in this well planned book, and you'll learn about many herbs that will enhance your life. You'll even learn some life lessons that can apply to more than plants. This is a book that will be read and referred to over and over again.
Tina Sams The Essential Herbal Magazine
Gail Faith Edward’s book, Opening our Wild Heats to the Healing Herbs is a treasure trove of her teachiings. It is also an inspiring prayer for the planet and her peoples. Gail’s herbal work is based in her decades of experience as a community herbalist, as well as on her research into both contemporary science and timeless, indigenous uses of common plants. This book is practical; Gail tells us what forms to use to best benefit from the herbs she presents, whether to take them as a tincture or an infusion, how much of them to use, and she guides us in how to grow and harvest them. Her approach to herbal medicine is Earth-based, accessible and user friendly, as well as open and transparent. I highly recommend this beautiful book.
Robin Rose Bennett, herbalist and author of Healing Magic and The Gift of Healing Herbs.
Gail’s book is a divine collection of diverse cultural plant wisdom that will enrich the herbalists path, filled with ancient traditions, knowledge and ceremony to deepen ones relationship with the bounty of herbal medicine.
Susan Leopold, PhD, Executive Director United Plant Savers
“My '95 spiral bound copy will always be the standard, falling apart now as it's been loved! Can’t wait to get the new one!” customer pre-ordering the book.
Opening Our Wild Hearts to the Healing Herbs; A Florilegia for the Wild Heart Tribe contains full monographs on over 70 medicinal herbs...including traditional uses, scientific studies, personal experiences, magical and spiritual uses, flower essences, gemmotherapy, directions for growing, harvesting and parts used, dosage recommendations, as well as cultural traditions from around the world, ceremony and earth awareness.
What follows is a description of the earlier version, published in 2000:
"A jewel written by an accomplished herbalist, the graceful flow of words makes the reading of this book like smooth honey to the soul."
Rosemary Gladstar, Herbal Healing for Women
"Here is an herbal that delivers what it promises. Let it open your wild heart to the healing herbs. The Wise Woman Way shines here - wild, generous and free..."
Susun Weed, Healing Wise, A Wise Woman Herbal
"Like a good friend, full of sage advice, information, warmth, compassion, spirituality, and humor. One of the best organized herb books I have ever read."
Jean English, editor Maine Organic Farmer and Gardener
"Gail Edwards wonderful book is very special because she approaches the process of working with herbs in a sacred manner. Her kind, wild heart, as well as the wisdom the plants have shared with her over many years, shine through this book."
Brooke Medicine Eagle, Buffalo Woman Comes Singing
"I just wanted to tell you how much I love your book, Opening Our Wild Hearts to the Healing Herbs. I bought it a couple of years ago and share it with all my sisters here in the mountains. I have read many herbals - and love many of them, but yours is my favorite by far! All of my herbalist sisters here think the same thing about your book. I think you are such a wonderful teacher and wise woman. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful word medicine and experiences with the plants - your service to the world! Bless you! Cheryl Morrison, Asheville, NC