Women's herbals.

Newsgroups: alt.folklore.herbs
Subject: Re: Looking for Women's Herbal Book
From: ntlor.primenet.com (Sebastian Rust)
Date: Wed, 22 Mar 1995 10:52:27 -0700

leigh11.ix.netcom.com (Leigh Griffing) wrote:
> About 5 years ago I purchased a wonderful herbal book specifically for women. It was full of anecdotes from women as well as herb info. Unfortunately I loaned it out and never got it back. I cannot remember the name of the book, I think it may have been _Hygea_(sp.?).
> Does anyone know of this book or of any similar?

I think your lost book is "HYGIEIA A Woman's Herbal"Jeannine Parvati. There is also several books written by Susun Weed "Herbs for the Childbearing Year", "Menopausal Years"; Joy Gardner "Healing the Family, Pregnancy, Birth and Children's Ailments" "Healing Yourself During Pregnancy"; altho not specifically for women, Michael Moore's books have a great deal of experiencial herbal info , "Medicinal Plants of the Desert and Canyon West", "Medicinal Plants of the Mountain West" , "Los Remedios" "Medicinal Plants of the North West" . Alot of books about herbs, especially dealing with women's ailments report historic useages without a complete set of instructions , this can be challengeing for someone who has experience to decipher, but on the practical side for the novice they are nearly useless. When looking for a book on herbs consider is the author a practioner? How long have they been around ? Are there clear instrucions? Do they promise cure-alls?

In health, Sharon Rust.

From: jgarcia.peach.epix.net

> Does anyone know of this book or of any similar?

As well as the other books mentioned in replies to this query, I would add Herbal Healing for Women by Rosemary Gladstar. The topics are presented well and are covered comprehensively well. I liked the book so well that I purchased her herbology correspondence course.


From: dbs3.cornell.edu (Lynn Buckman)

> I would add Herbal Healing for Women by Rosemary Gladstar.

I agree. Rosemary's book is nice. I just saw a new book in the bookstore by Ann McIntyre, who's a British practicing herbalist (M.N.I.H.M.), devoted to women's issues called "A Woman's Herbal" or "An Herbal for Women" something like that. It looked very extensive and very pretty (lots of color pictures) and it was very pricey. Check it out.