This intimate and inspiring book opens up the world of herbalism to those interested in the herbal traditions of inspiring women from all over the world and the history of their practices
The recent trend toward holistic living has heightened the fascination with herbal remedies and less conventional practices such as acupuncture, yoga, aromatherapy, and ethnobotany. Women Healers of the World shares with readers an extraordinary variety of plants from around the world that have inspired today’s alternative modalities, as well as the stories, challenges, and triumphs of remarkable women healers from past and present, all of whom promote the use of herbs. Throughout this book, herbalist Holly Bellebuono educates readers about sixteen plant-based traditions from around the world and thirty women who have practiced them. Bellebuono also explores the geography, history, and medical heritage of twenty countries where these traditions originated.