Healing Power of Celtic Plants by Angela Paine

£16.99
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9781905047628
Published:
19 Oct 2006
Format:
Paperback
Dimensions:
304 pages - 232mm x 159mm x 21mm

One of the aspects of the culture of the Celts was their use of plant medicine, and central to this was the use of herbs. This book traces that history where these herbs are used clinically to treat a range of conditions. It covers the herbs, covering its history, myth and symbolism and explaining how to grow, preserve, prepare and use them.

The Celts were a successful and vigorous people who spread all over Europe a few thousand years ago. Our knowledge of them has been growing rapidly over the last few decades. They practiced what many in the medical profession today say is crucial to good health- drinking copious quantities of pure spring water, eating fresh vegetables, fruit and grains, and taking plenty of exercise. They were also a shamanic people, treating their environment with respect. One of the most fascinating aspects of their culture was their use of plant medicine, and central to this was the use of herbs. This book traces that history, from its ancient Druidic roots right up to the present day, where many of these herbs are still used clinically to treat a range of conditions. Each of the herbs is covered in depth, covering its history, myth and symbolism and explaining how to grow, preserve, prepare and use them. Uniquely, here, their properties are examined together with the scientific evidence that they work. Learn from the practice of our ancestors to improve your own health and lifestyle.

About the Author: Angela Paine has a BSc in Human Physiology and PhD from the School of Pharmacy, London University, in medicinal plant chemistry. She has been on research trips to Africa and South America to collect plant material used as medicine, and collaborated with scientists around the world, publishing internationally in scientific journals. Immersed in the Celtic tradition, living in the Welsh Borders, she runs workshops on Celtic Medicinal Plants.

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