Synopses & Reviews
Master herbalist Amy Jirsa offers recipes and ideas for exploring and embracing the distinctive qualities of 12 powerful healing herbs -- chamomile, rose, dandelion, holy basil, nettle, calendula, lavender, turmeric, echinacea, elder, cinnamon, and ginger. Jirsa shows you how to get to know each one just as an herbalist does -- by immersing yourself in every aspect of the herb and naturally coming to understand its innate properties. Through delicious teas and foods, luxurious salves, skin and hair care treatments, complementary yoga poses, meditations, and more, you’ll deepen your appreciation of these herbs and learn how best to use them for radiant health and wellness.
The Herbal Goddess is a delightful invitation into the magic, healing power, and joy of herbs . . . a truly wonderful book that will entrance those just beginning their herbal journey. Rosemary Gladstar, herbalist and author of Rosemary Gladstar's Medicinal Herbs: A Beginner's Guide
Let The Herbal Goddess take you by the hand and lead you down the ancient path where you’ll become intimately familiar with 12 common herbs . . . learning to integrate them into every facet of your mind, body, and spirit. Stephanie Tourles, herbalist and author of Hands-On Healing Remedies and Organic Body Care Recipes
A beautiful and well-written book that makes the art of natural healing accessible and enjoyable. Tiffany Cruikshank, L.Ac, MAOM, E-RYT, and founder of Yoga Medicine
Working with 12 common herbs, Amy Jirsa offers recipes and ideas to open your mind, strengthen your body, and nourish your spirit. In-depth profiles show you how to unlock the powerful properties of calendula, chamomile, cinnamon, dandelion, echinacea, elder, ginger, holy basil, lavender, nettle, rose, and turmeric through delicious teas and foods, luxurious salves, skin and hair care treatments, complementary yoga poses, and meditations. Discover the natural keys to radiant health and wellness.
DISCOVER YOUR INNER GODDESS
Take your mental, physical, and spiritual health back into your own hands by tapping into the restorative powers of nature. With infectious joy, master herbalist Amy Jirsa introduces 12 versatile herbs and gives you the know-how to incorporate their benefits into your everyday routines. Recipes for healing teas, nourishing foods, and divine treatments for skin and hair are complemented by yoga poses and magical potions to balance all parts of your being.
About the Author
Amy Jirsa is a master herbalist, yoga instructor, blogger, and crafty herbanista. She writes regularly for a variety of natural living publications, including the online journals elephant journal and MindBodyGreen. Her blog, quietearthyoga.com, is well read and often shared. She lives in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Discover Herbs and Recover Your Power
Discovering the Sunny Side of Chamomile
Rediscovering the Most Romantic Bloom
Detoxing with Dandelion
Adapting with Holy Basil
Playing Nice with Nettles
Healing with Calendula
Having a Lie-Down with Lavender
Treating It All with Turmeric
Keeping the Doctor Away with Echinacea
The Many Wonders of the Elder Plant
Versatile and Singular Cinnamon
Jiving It Up with Ginger