Table of contents for The herbalist's way : the art and practice of healing with plant medicines / Nancy and Michael Phillips ; foreword by Rosemary Gladstar.

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Foreword	ix
Acknowledgments	 xi
Introduction	 xiii
chapter one	The Medicine of the People	 1
Traditional Healing Wisdom	 4
Where Folklore and Science Meet	 8
Little Medicine, Big Medicine	 11
We Are What We Eat	 18
Herbal Uproars	 22
Meanwhile Back in the Village . . . 	 33
chapter two	The Gamut of Herbal Possibility	 40
The Herbalist as Practitioner	 41
The Herbalist as Grower	 46
The Herbalist as Medicine Maker	 50
The Neighborhood Apothecary	 52
The Herbalist as Teacher	 56
Tending to the Spirit	 59
chapter three	Learning Your Path	 63
Meeting the Plants	 64
Plant Allies	 75
The Herbal Library	 84
Choosing a Mentor 	 91
Herb School	 98
Gathering of the Clans	 101
The Learning Never Stops	 103
chapter four	Considering Your Niche	 107
Heal Thyself	 108
Walking in Balance	 109
Being of Service	 115
Making a Living	 117
Restoring Our Communities	 123
chapter five	The Offering of Herbal Medicine	 125
Lawful Semantics	 129
Assessment Skills	 133
Individual Health Profiles	 141
Body Systems	 143
Herbal Repertoire	 146
The Métier of Healing 	 152
chapter six	Growing and Drying Medicinal Herbs	 155
Nurturing the Root Children	 156
Propagation	 164
Sound Farming 	 175
Harvesting Pointers	 186
Ethical Wildcrafting	 196
The Art of Making "Good Hay"	 199
Herbs for Sale	 208
chapter seven	Making Earth Medicines	 217
Community Medicine	 218
Herbal Preparations	 221
Plant Alchemy	 250
Herbal Marketing Prospectus	 257
A Righteous Label	 262
chapter eight	Spreading the Word	 267
Encouraging Home Herbalists	 268
Teaching Gardens	 271
Word-of-Mouth Success	 275
Workshops That Intrigue	 277
Traditional Apprenticeships	 287
chapter nine	Visions for the Village	 292
Community Health	 295
Eco-Herbalism	 307
The Village Herbalist	 311
appendix one	Terminology to Explain the Actions of Herbs	 315
appendix two	Home Study Courses	 317
appendix three	Herb Schools and Apprenticeship Programs	 318
appendix four	Holistic Health on the World Wide Web	 320
appendix five	An Herbalist's Source List	 321
appendix six	Associations and Publications	 324
appendix seven	Herbal Recommendations	 326
Bibliography	 327
Index	 330

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Materia medica, Vegetable.
Medicinal plants.
Herbs -- Therapeutic use.
Medicine, Herbal -- methods.
Phytotherapy -- methods.
Plant Preparations.
Plants, Medicinal.