American Indian Healing Arts: Herbs, Rituals, and Remedies for Every Season of Life

Item No: 2819

$ 22.00

  • This book is a magical blend of plant lore, history, and living tradition that draws on a lifetime of study with native healers by herbalist and ethnobotanist E. Barrie Kavasch. Included are the time-honored tribal rituals performed to promote good health, heal illness, and bring mind and spirit into harmony with nature. Along with dozens of safe, effective earth remedies--many of which are now being confirmed by modern research.
    • Author: E. Barrie Kavasch
    • Paperback: 336 pages
    • Publisher: Bantam; 1 edition (April 20, 1999)
    • ISBN-10: 0553378813
    • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.6 x 9.1 inches
  • E. Barrie Kavasch was born in MoundBuilders territory in Ohio more than half a century ago. She honors both European and American Indian bloodlines, and is a direct descendant back through 16 generations to Pocahontas. Barrie has written a variety of natural history books especially on the cultures and cuisines of American Indians. She is an herbalist and ethnobotanist with more than 25 books in print. She has recently published her fifth book of poetry, HAIKU MOMENTS (2009). Barrie teaches creative writing, poetry, and American Indian ethnobotany; her home and studio are in the Northwest Hills of Connecticut.
  • The healing traditions of Native Americans go back for thousands of years, as the many indigenous tribes of North America learned that by mixing herbs, roots, and other natural plants, that they could heal various medical problems. But, remedies were not the only part of the Native American healing process. With more than 2,000 tribes of indigenous people in North America, the healing practices varied widely from tribe to tribe, involving various rituals, ceremonies, and a diverse wealth of healing knowledge. While there were no absolute standards of healing, most tribes believed that health was an expression of the spirit and a continual process of staying strong spiritually, mentally, and physically.
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