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The Wild Medicine Solution: Healing With Aromatic, Bitter, and Tonic Plants (Paperback)

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    Restoring the use of wild plants in daily life for vibrant physical, mental, and spiritual health

    Explains how 3 classes of wild plants--aromatics, bitters, and tonics--are uniquely adapted to work with our physiology because we coevolved wi......more

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Restoring the use of wild plants in daily life for vibrant physical, mental, and spiritual health

Explains how 3 classes of wild plants--aromatics, bitters, and tonics--are uniquely adapted to work with our physiology because we coevolved with them

Provides simple recipes to easily integrate these plants into meals as well as formulas for teas, spirits, and tinctures

Offers practical examples of plants in each of the 3 classes, from aromatic peppermint to bitter dandelion to tonic chocolate

As people moved into cities and suburbs and embraced modern medicine and industrialized food, they lost their connection to nature, in particular to the plants with which humanity coevolved. These plants are essential components of our physiologies--tangible reminders of cross-kingdom signaling--and key not only to vibrant physical health and prevention of illness but also to soothing and awakening the troubled spirit.

Blending traditional herbal medicine with history, mythology, clinical practice, and recent findings in physiology and biochemistry, herbalist Guido Mase explores the three classes of plants necessary for the healthy functioning of our bodies and minds--aromatics, bitters, and tonics. He explains how bitter plants ignite digestion, balance blood sugar, buffer toxicity, and improve metabolism; how tonic plants normalize the functions of our cells and nourish the immune system; and how aromatic plants relax tense organs, nerves, and muscles and stimulate sluggish systems, whether physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual. He reveals how wild plants regulate our heart variability rate and adjust the way DNA is read by our cells, controlling the self-destructive tendencies that lead to chronic inflammation or cancer.

Offering examples of ancient and modern uses of wild plants in each of the 3 classes--from aromatic peppermint to bitter dandelion to tonic chocolate--Mase provides easy recipes to integrate th...

Guido Mase is a clinical herbalist, herbal educator, and garden steward. The cofounder and codirector of the Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism, he is a professional member of the American Herbalists Guild, the American Botanical Council, and United Plant Savers. He lives in South Burlington, Vermont.

Author:
Mase, Guido
Genre:
HEALTH & FITNESS / Herbal Medications
Audience:
General/trade
Edition:
1
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
309
Language:
English
Publisher:
Healing Arts Pr
Publish Date:
03/24/2013
Copyright Year:
2013
ISBN:
9781620550847
Height:
9.0 in
Wdth:
6.0 in
Thickness:
1.0 in
Unit weight:
1.16 lb
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