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The Sensory Herbal Handbook


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The Seed Sistas, Fiona Heckelsand Karen Lawton, are medically trained herbalists, activists and modern plant folklorists. With artist Belle Benfield, they are on a mission to connect people with their local plants and to promote empowerment, autonomy, freedom and diversity in health care. TV presenter and author


"This wild and expressive book encourages us to discover and adventure into the world of plant medicine, not only through our minds, but also through our intuitive responses and our heart connections."
"Anyone who wants to begin or deepen a journey of exploration of seasonal and indigenous plants will love this book."
"This book represents a fascinating way to look at herbs and herbal medicine. Do dive in!"
"Not only fun, sassy, and colorful, The Sensory Herbal Handbook contains a wealth of information and offers a deeply profound and personal approach to herbalism ... A herbal classic."
Karen and Fiona take the students on a personal journey of healing and discovery. They provide a supportive and nurturing environment for growth, learning, boundary-pushing, creativity, convention-challenging and personal exploration.
What I really like about this book is that it is accessible and encourages everyone to make our own remedies from local plants. This activity brings greater connection with seasonal rhythms, astrological cycles, our local habitats, and add another dimension to garden yields
The Sensory Herbal Handbook is a beautifully presented and comprehensively researched journey into the historical, cultural, medical and magical properties of herbs.
This entire book is exceptionally well written, entertaining, and delightful. It clearly conveys the love and passion that guide the Seed Sistas in their vital need of bringing the sensory element of Herbalism to the forefront.
Truly this is a book to inspire, to cherish, to share and to use. Herbalists and plant lovers the world over will find simple and practical techniques for enhancing their understanding of herbs. Artists, poets,gardeners and cooks as well as herbalists will all find much of interest in this lovely volume. I highly recommend it.
In a playful, informal writing style, this book creatively blends science, folklore, art, and plant spirit medicine.

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