A Herbal Book of Making and Taking

By (author) Christopher Hedley, By (author) Non Shaw

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Book Details

  • Publisher : Aeon Books
  • Published : November 2019
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 216
  • Size : 129mm(w) x 198mm(h)
  • Catalogue No : 94121
  • ISBN 13 : 9781912807277
  • ISBN 10 : 1912807270
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A distillation of years of experience and experimentation in a collection of essential wisdom for the aspiring herbalist.

Put together by one of the most loved and respected teams in modern herbal medicine, Christopher Hedley and Non Shaw, this book is filled with clear, concise instructions and detailed recipes trialled over decades of practice.

Originally intended as a teaching aid for herbal students, this is a comprehensive guide to the craft of medicine making for the modern herbalist.

Including exercises and tasks for the interested student, the book covers everything from growing and harvesting herbs to using them in internal and external medicines. From infusions and tinctures to syrups, soups, and suppositories, this is a gift to future herbalists drawing on a lifetime of study.

About the author

By (author) Christopher Hedley

Christopher Hedley (1946-2017) was a Fellow of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists, and taught herbal medicine at all levels, from beginners to MSc in Herb Schools across the UK and the USA, specialising in material medica and pharmacy.

By (author) Non Shaw

As well as being a herbalist, counsellor, and bodyworker who inspired many to take up their own healing paths in plant medicine, Non was an artist, sculptor, jeweller, clothes-maker, and inveterate maker of things, who built their patio out of recycled tiles found in skips. She was also a teacher and writer.

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Matthew Seal & Julie Bruton-Seal, co-authors of 'Hedgerow Medicine', 'Eat your Weeds!' and other herbal titles on 07/11/2023

'The herbal legacy of Chris Hedley and Non Shaw (who both died in 2017) has been secured in two Aeon books beautifully edited by Guy Waddell. It is the lasting recognition Chris and Non deserve. Together these books are perfect sources for anyone wanting a home study course in modern western herbalism. The same applies if you are a formal herbal student at any level or indeed a practitioner.
'Plant Medicine' (2023) is the theory and detailed materia medica you need, and 'The Herbal Book of Making and Taking' (2020) the practical guidance to make any herbal remedy. Listen to these voices of experience and trust their wisdom!
All those in the herbal community should be grateful to Aeon for backing and producing these two defining books.'

Bundgaard on 15/04/2020

Excellent little book with big content, it describes how to make everything in a down to earth langauge. No herbal student should be without one!

It is described as 30 years of herbal knowledge(making and taking) distilled into this book .That is exactly what it is. Lovly parting gift from the authors who have passed to the eternal fields of herbs.

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