A Women's Health and Wellbeing Kete: A DIY Guide

Author(s): Isla Burgess & Mary Allan

Gardening | Women's Health

This book is a beautiful photo-rich A-Z guide expertly written to inspire women to look to their garden and into the wilds for plant medicine that will inspire, empower and uplift them, carrying them into a place of improved wellbeing. 

This book is for:

  • Gardeners, plant lovers and plant medicine makers

  • Those who offer plant focused teachings and workshops and those who attend them

  • Those who wish to enhance their own health and that of their families

  • Women of all ages and stages


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"Delightful, readable, quirky, eye-opening - in a way that makes you never want to leave, this book takes you into the world of herbs, flowers and trees. Violet leaves and flowers are rich in Vitamins A and C, use them in your salad.  ......  Taking us inside this intimate world of herbs, flowers and trees and sharing the webs of ancient traditions of healing is a precious gift during these times. He puna o te kì.  -- Kathleen Gallagher (Documentary Film Maker, Writer and Poet. (Wickcandle films)

'This fantastic book by medical herbalists Isla Burgess and Mary Allan is the definitive home reference to women's health and wellbeing using the world's oldest form of medicine. It's packed full of DIY herbal recipes, covering vinegars, teas, decoctions, tinctures, ointments, creams and poultices.' -- Jane Wrigglesworth is a writer, editor, author and grower of herbs and cut flowers. She edits the special editions for NZ Gardener magazine

Isla Burgess It is more than 40 years since I began my life long journey into the complex world of medicinal plants and an unopened packet of seeds stills thrills me with delight.  I also delight in creating situations where others can experience this world. As a Herbal Medicine Practitioner for all those years my specific interest and focus has been on Women’s health. For the past decade or so it is the relationship between the Planet, Plants and People that consumes me. That includes developing a resilient garden of food and medicinal plants. This lifelong focus has found me presenting at Conferences here and overseas, participating in documentaries: ‘Earth Whisperers Papatuanuku’ (New Zealand) and Numen (USA). The survival of biodiversity on the planet and the loss of Medicinal Plant Species in the wild is one of my main concerns. Books include ‘Weeds Heal. A Working Herbal’.’The Biophilic Garden Connecting People, Plants and Inscape’. Websites www.islaburgess.com Blog www.islasite.wordpress.com 

Mary Allan I have been dedicated to the study, profession and practice of Herbal Medicine now for over 20 years and currently work as a Herbal Medicine Practitioner in Auckland, New Zealand. I love to grow and gather both cultivated and wild medicinal plants for healing purposes. My commitment to herbal medicine led me to being the editor of Avena, professional journal of the New Zealand Association of Medical Herbalists (NZAMH), for 10 years.  My clinical approach draws on traditional knowledge, philosophy and providing a space that supports a holistic approach to healing. The majority of my clients are women, and I feel humbled to be involved in a project such as this which brings caring self knowledge to the plant women of the world.  www.solsticeherbs.co.nz

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  • : 9780473505875
  • : Viriditas Publishing
  • : Viriditas Publishing
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  • : Isla Burgess & Mary Allan