Discover the healing applications of a wide variety of medicinal plants with this first comprehensive herbal repertory from an internationally known herbalist
Expert herbalist Matthew Wood takes the guesswork out of the application of medicinal plants. Here, he provides an invaluable cross-reference of constitutional types, energetic categories, and specific systems—so herbalists can more easily identify the right remedies for a specific condition. Unlike many reference books in which medicinal plants are defined simply by condition or disease name, this book offers tools for differentiating between remedies and analyzing each case in a holistic fashion. While this system of cross-referencing is well known to homeopaths, it is less frequently used by herbalists.
The Earthwise Herbal Repertory seeks to bridge the gap between different healing systems, incorporating knowledge from ancient Greek and traditional Native American medicine, nineteenth-century botanical medicine, homeopathy, and modern biomedical research. This definitive repertory proves useful for homeopaths and herbalists, professionals and home practitioners alike.
About the Author
Matthew Wood has been a practicing herbalist for over thirty-five years and is an internationally known teacher on the subject. Wood has an MS degree from the Scottish School of Herbal Medicine (accredited by the University of Wales) and is a registered herbalist in the American Herbalist Guild. He is the author of eight books on herbal medicine, including The Book of Herbal Wisdom, The Practice of Traditional Western Herbalism, and The Earthwise Herbal. For more information, please visit matthewwoodherbs.com.
David Ryan C Ac, C Hom, CMT is a Northern California healer, teacher, and practitioner of Tai Ji and Qi Gong. He is currently working on a book on the Gurdjieff meditations and Qi Gong for the five elements and seven centers, In Search of the True Self.
"The Earthwise Herbal Repertory is an incredibly impressive achievement. While homeopathic repertories are legion, in modern herbal literature we have a very limited collection of works; this is an important and much-needed addition to the published sources of herbal specifics. It will help Western herbalists better understand their materia medica and achieve superior results with their clients. It also helps lay a foundation for the further development of herbal medicine—one rooted in the past, but continuing to grow and look to the future."—David Winston, registered herbalist (AHG), president of Herbalists & Alchemists
“Matthew Wood's style of herbalism is deeply important to the modern world. He reminds us of the deeper intricate and energetic workings of plants. If I want to truly get to the heart of a plant, I read up on what he has to say.”—Jonathan Keyes, acupuncturist, author of Guide to Natural Health
"Matthew Wood's writing leaves me simultaneously pondering, blown away, inspired, and a bit giddy. Few people have the ability to pull in and weave together as many different strands of herbalism into such a beautiful tapestry. I'm deeply grateful to live in a world with his perspective."—Jim McDonald, herbalist at herbcraft.org