Posted by herbalchemy on March 13, 2009 at 12:54 PM
In my new book '100 Herbs of Power' I attempt to bridge different traditions of herbalism, and outline the differences and parallels that exist between them. There are literally thousands of plants which have medicinal properties. I have chosen a few from each herbal tradition (Ayurvedic, Chinese, Western, Middle Eastern and some of the more Shamanic cultures).
In my practice I draw from many herbal traditions as I consider that although in the West we have many herbs to choose from, our herbal heritage has suffered a great deal of persecution over the centuries; and we live in an age where all cultures are coming together and need to benefit from each others knowledge and experience.