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Herbal Healing for Women

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Simple, Safe, and Effective Herbal Remedies for Women
For centuries women have turned to herbs to cope with a wide variety of health problems and conditions. Comprehensive and easy-to-use, Herbal Healing for Women explains how to create remedies -- including teas, tinctures, salves, and ointments -- for the common disorders that arise in the different cycles of a woman's...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published November 10th 1993 by Touchstone
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Jun 21, 2007 Astrid rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: women interested in herbs and natural healing
Rosemary Gladstar is one of my favorite herbalists. This book is a great resource for women of any age, as it is divided into three parts, each corresponding to a phase of a woman's life. Also teaches how to store and use herbs, and includes basic information about herbs specific to women.
A fabulous book for women interested in caring for themselves and their families. Very accessible and common sense approach to herbal healing.
Linn Wiggins
I've got an older copy than this one, much loved and picked up in a second hand book store.

Love anything by Rosemary Gladstar - her writing is really down to earth but her decades of experience as a practising herbalist and teacher of medicinal herbs shine through with specific information (the fine print) so you can apply it in a practical way.

There is some really good information on herbal manufacturing in this book. I'm a professionally qualifed herbalist and make my own remedies up for my cl...more
Kylin Larsson
The author, Rosemary Gladstar, seems to know a lot about herbs. The book has sections that show how to use herbs; herbs for young women; herbs for women in childbearing years; herbs for pregnancy; herbs for menopause; and a highly useful index.

I have to say that although I enjoyed learning about the history of the herbs and possible uses for them, I haven't tried any herbs (except for prepackaged ginger tea to keep the pregnancy heartburn in check). I really believe that herbs are powerful heal...more
Not sure I believe every word of this but it was interesting to a point. I'd rate this "just ok".
Nadeja Teleute
Rosemary Gladstar is an knowledgeable practicing herbalist and informative writer. I found the information accessible and useful to me as someone just beginning to work with herbal medicines. I appreciated that the beginning chapters described what each different type of medicine (i.e.- tea, decoction, infusions, tinctures, oils, salves, pills) used throughout the book was and directions on how each are made. Each page is packed with useful dietary recommendations and recipes for specific body-l...more
Great book, really helpful. Lots of great teas and tonics that really work. As an herbalist I use this book nearly every week.
not quite as scientific as i would like books like this to be, but still quite thorough. very conversational style of writing. i like the organization of this book. i think this would be a really good book for someone who is newly interested in learning about an herbal perspective regarding basic women's health issues.
Maja Haloway
Another excellent book by Rosemary Gladstar. Like her other publications, the herbal information contains a fun mix of recipes, herbal folklore, and herbal recommendations. Her appendix has an an expanded list of additional reading/resources that are definitely worth exploring.
Gladstar is a wonderful, tone-setting herbalist; it's hard to say enough about her. That said, this book is less useful than many others, primarily because it's not aesthetically pleasing in the layout, which makes a difference in a book that I use for reference.
I cured myself of endometriosis. If you are female and experience abdominal problems that are serious, you can email me or read this book to get help. I continue to find this book empowering each time I reference it.
Very specific to every phase and season of womanhood. The info on the herbs is extensive. The herbs discussed are specific to women's issues. Many, many recipes. It is easy to catch Rosemary's enthusiasm for herbs.
this book is a wonderful introduction and guide to Women's (natural, organic) health. It is very well-written and easy to follow, which greatly helps if you are embarking on this kind of self-care.
Nicole Martin
Feb 21, 2008 Nicole Martin rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommended to Nicole by: Amy- again
Rosemary Gladstar does it again with simple easy to follow time tested remedies. She covers a wide range of female specific health issues in this book.
Claude Anne
This is my go-to herbal remedies book. It's easy to follow and the herbs are generally accessible at markets here in Portland, OR.
A significant find! Very helpful to those of us without mothers to guide us along the path of health and healing.
Kathleen O'Mara
All women should have this book available. Rosemary shares the joys of women focused herbalism in a powerful way.
Jan 25, 2008 Peter is currently reading it
thus far, seems a good herbal. Woman seems to know her herbs and dance the intuition/science line pretty well
Debbie Vanover
A must have
Aug 10, 2008 Laura rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Gwen
Rosemary Gladstar is the queen of medicinal herbs. Reading this book is like having a chat with her!
More in depth info on all the cycles of a woman's life, compared to the Gladstar's "Family Herbal".
Jun 13, 2011 May added it
This was actually a textbook for a class on herbal remedies. I found it helpful.
great gaia! another herb text-ish book
Sarah Jane
One of my all-time fav's!
A constant reference book.
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Rosemary Gladstar is a pioneer in the herbal movement and has been called the 'godmother of American Herbalism'. She began over 35 years ago developing herbal formulas in her herb shop, Rosemary's Garden in Sonoma County, California. She is the founder of the California School of Herbal Studies, the oldest running herb school in the United States, author of The Science and Art of Herbalism home st...more
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