Summary You Are the Healer says, "150 herbal remedies at your fingertips via electronic links for 175 of the most common conditions.
- Learn to make your own formulas or use the encyclopedia of 150 formulas provided by Dr. Tilgner until you gain skill at making formulas on your own.
- Dr. Tilgner shares her time tested formulas from 35 years of clinical experience, seeing what worked for thousands of customers during her ownership of the herbal manufacturing company Wise Woman Herbals.
- Learn to use organizational tools for making formulas.
- Gain skills in formulating for individuals, formulating for organ support or body systems and targeting health conditions.
- Learn how herbs interact with each other in formulas."
About the Author Dr. Sharol Tilgner says, "I have had 30 years experience as an herbalist/Physician, 35 years as an herbalist/herbal medicine maker, 20 years as an herbal farmer and 20 years as a teacher. I am a fourth generation Oregonian, an organic/biodynamic farmer, physician, herbalist, & modern day renaissance woman. I teach others to grow, and preserve their food and medicine and stay healthy via natural methods. I reap tremendous joy from teaching people to take charge of their health care. Writing is one of the best ways to reach people, and share my knowledge as a physician/herbalist/farmer. I use blogging, books, free website information and classes as a way to share tools, as I endeavor to co-create a beautiful world."
Edible & Medicinal Herbs 1 - Part 1 from herbaltransitions.com
From the video description:
"Take a walk with Dr. Sharol Tilgner, in the Pacific NW of the United States & learn to identify edible & medicinal herbs. Learn how they are used by herbalists & naturopaths and pick up some wild food survival techniques. This video is for educational purposes only. It is not to be used for diagnosis or treatment. This video was made in 1994"
Edible & Medicinal Herbs 1 - Part 2 from herbaltransitions.com
Edible & Medicinal Herbs 1 - Part 3 from herbaltransitions.com
Edible & Medicinal Herbs 1 - Part 4 from herbaltransitions.com
This is the first of a three-part eBook series based on Dr. Sharol's Herbal Medicine From The Heart of The Earth. This one, Herbal Formulas, is packed with an amazing amount of information. It is divided into the following sections.
"Introduction to making herbal formulas" provides guidelines on how to use single herbs and how to use herbs in combination as formulas. Discusses complimentary and contradictory interactions of herbs, explaining the chief herbal actions and properties of herbs.
"How to begin to make an herbal formula" discusses knowing who or what we are treating, the elements of an herbal formula, how to choose the best herbs, things to know about combining herbs, understanding preparation format and how to choose the best one, how to make them taste better, and how to tweak your formula.
"Types of Herbal Formulas" covers three main types of formulas, formulating for an individual, targeting systems and health conditions, and considering causative factors.
"Let's Make a Formula" discusses equipment and amounts to use.
"Formulas for Specific Health Conditions" contains an extensive list of health conditions with suggestions and links to recipes for pre-made formulas.
"Herbal Formulas By Body Systems" covers herbal recipes for the digestive system, adrenals and HTP-Axis, thyroid gland, blood sugar maintenance, eyes, ears, nose, & throat, heart & circulatory, immune system, liver, lymphatic system, musculoskeletal, nervous system, reproductive tract, respiratory system, skin, and urinary tract.
The final sections of the book include tips on dosing and the properties and actions of herbs.
I always thought it sounded corny to say a book is a "must have" or a "must read," but anyone seriously interested in herbal medicine will find this book invaluable. It's so much more than lists of symptoms and herbs to take. This book aims to teach the reader not only how to understand how to use herbal formulas, but also how to develop their own formulas. Highly recommended.