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Daisies and marigolds, flowers of our central star, the sun, are central to our materia medica. Where would we be without Bellis perennis, Calendula, Chamomilla and Arnica? The artist Georgia O’ Keeffe wrote that “nobody really sees a flower, we haven’t time, and to see takes time, like to have a friend takes time”. In this book you are invited to get closer to the essential nature of old friends such as Arnica and become better acquainted with others such as Artemisia absinthium and Millefolium.
Part One: An A-Z synoptic and visual materia medica which includes homeopathic remedy essentials, botanical notes and traditional uses. Thirty two Asteraceae remedies are presented in full colour, with contemporary photographs and lovingly restored drawings from the great botanical illustrators of the past.
Remedies included: Abrotanum, Absinthium, Ambrosia, Arnica montana, Artemisia vulgaris, Bellis perennis, Calendula officinalis, Carduus marianus, Carduus benedictus, Chamomilla, Cichorium intybus, Cina maritima, Echinacea angustifolia, Erigeron Canadensis, Eupatorium perfoliatum, Eupatorium purpureum, Gnaphalium polycephalum, Grindelia robusta, Helianthus annuus, Inula, Lactuca virosa, Lappa, Millefolium, Pyrethrum parthenium, Senecio aureus, Solidago virgaurea, Tanacetum vulgare, Taraxacum officinale, Tussilago farfara, Tussilago fragrans, Tussilago petasites, Wyethia helenioides
Part Two: In-depth portraits of selected remedies in words and images. Includes remedy relationships, cases, and Asteraceae themes. Chapters include Bitter Pills: Cina and the Anthemideae tribe, including Millefolium and cases; Bitter Foods: Carduus marianus and Botanical Relatives; Earthing the Sun: a discussion of the Asteraceae remedies as regards wounds, fevers and infections, and more….
Sample extracts and the full contents list will become available soon, both here and on www.plantportraitsbooks.com