By Robin Rose Bennett
With more than 180 easy-to-follow recipes and written by a well-respected urban herbalist, The Gift of Healing Herbs explores herbology as the "people's medicine"—freely available to all—and as a powerful yet gentle way to heal the body, mind, heart, and soul. You will learn about:
· The true nature of health and the causes of illness
· The physical systems of the body and the common and not-so-common herbs for tonifying them
· Recipes for teas, brews, and how to incorporate herbs into your daily life
· The relationship between our body systems and the elements of Earth, Air, Fire, and Water
Filled with personal stories, case histories, prayers, meditations, and more, The Gift of Healing Herbs is equal parts inspiration and instruction drawn from the author's decades spent teaching and practicing herbal medicine in a spiritual, earth-based, non-dogmatic style. The author explores how one's personal story turns into one's embodied physicality, ultimately revealing unique paths of healing for each reader.
“Robin Rose Bennett teaches through stories, and the teachings are profound. Spiritual insights are richly interwoven with excellent herbal remedies.… Bennett brings a joyful spirit and an open heart to all she does.” —Rosemary Gladstar, visionary herbalist and author of Rosemary Gladstar’s Medicinal Herbs
About the author:
ROBIN ROSE BENNETT is a compassionate, empowering herbalist and spiritual teacher. The focus of her healing work is to share the generosity of the earth and the magic, mystery, and beauty of the web of life. Since 1986 she has taught at schools, clinics, progressive and holistic organizations, herbal conferences, and is a repeat guest lecturer at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, St John's Hospital, Montefiore Teaching Hospital, Beth Israel's Nursing program, and Brown University Medical School. She is a faculty member of the New York Open Center and author of two meditation CDs. Bennett has a private consultation practice in New Jersey, offered on a sliding-scale, and an herbalist-in-residence teaching practice at a family medical practice in Bronx, NY. She is a long-time member of United Plant Savers and the Northeast Herbal Association. Robin writes regularly for Plant Healer Magazine and is proud to be a founding member and on the board of directors of SustainableWestMilford.org. Hundreds of apprentices have graduated from her 3-year, in-depth apprenticeship programs over the past 25 years and thousands of students have benefitted from her regular classes as well as free classes that she regularly offers in her town as a community service. The author lives in Hewitt, New Jersey.