Herbal Medicine

For centuries people have been prescribed Chinese herbs to help the internal organs and the immune system. Chinese Herbs are rarely used singularly; more commonly they are used in combination to form a herbal prescription. The use of many herbs helps to achieve a balance of the herbal qualities in the prescription. Herbs are described in terms of temperature, taste, what they do in the body and whether they affect the yin, yang, qi or blood.

Chinese medicine approaches disease in a fundamentally different way from Western medicine. Chinese medicine looks at not only the disease symptoms, but also the age, habits, physical and emotional traits of an individual. To form an overall picture of the patient. Health is considered a state of harmony between physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of the person.

Tamara is the author of three books on herbal medicine. Her latest book is “Herbs for the Soul: Emotional healing with Chinese and Western Herbs”.

Herbs for the Soul takes a unique view of the complete pharmacopeia of herbal remedies, covering Western and Chinese herbs and Bach Flower Remedies for emotional healing.

The physical healing properties of herbs are well known, but this beautifully illustrated book looks beyond to the ability of herbs to heal emotional and spiritual ills. Classified by their subtle action you will find a herb to help you whatever your state of mind, from Herbs that Gladden the Heart through Herbs for Changes to Herbs that invite Peace and Stillness. Enlivened with anecdote and folklore, Tamara Kircher’s inspiring and informative text teaches you not only which herbs to take to enhance your spiritual and emotional well-being, but how to find, gather and prepare them. A comprehensive materia medica, with physical description, properties and cautions, is included for easy reference.