American Indian Healing Arts

American Indian Healing Arts

Herbs, Rituals, and Remedies for Every Season of Life

Book - 1999
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American Indian Healing Arts 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.

Here are the time-honored tribal rituals performed to promote good health, heal illness, and bring mind and spirit into harmony with nature. Here also are dozens of safe, effective earth remedies--many of which are now being confirmed by modern research.

Each chapter introduces a new stage in the life cycle, from the delightful Navajo First Smile Ceremony (welcoming a new baby) to the Apache Sunrise Ceremony (celebrating puberty) to the Seminole Old People's Dance.

At the heart of the book are more than sixty easy-to-use herbal remedies--including soothing rubs for baby, a yucca face mask for troubled skin, relaxing teas, massage oils, natural insect repellents, and fragrant smudge sticks. There are also guidelines for assembling a basic American Indian medicine chest.
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, 1999.
ISBN: 9780553378818
0553378813
Branch Call Number: WB 50 K21a 1999
Characteristics: xviii, 309 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Baar, Karen

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