Hygieia: A Woman's Herbal combines the ancient practice of herbalism with women's holistic health. It's an encyclopedic work covering how specific herbs can help with birth control, menstruation, menopause, pregnancy, childbirth, nursing, and much more. Personal stories, dreams, and poems enliven the text. The author is an outspoken activist in the need for women to be in charge of their own health, to use natural remedies, and to be less reliant on the western medical establishment.
According to the author, the book is named after Hygieia, the Greek goddess of healing.
The book is beautifully and artistically designed with black and white drawings and photos, hand-lettered pages, and original artwork. And it's easy to use when it comes to finding a particular herbal remedy for a health issue.
For example, it recommends 96 herbs to help with pregnancy, childbirth, and lactation. Some of the herbs include Bayberry (for ovaries and womb troubles), Milkwort (to help increase the milk supply of nursing mothers), and Wild Cherry (to help relieve pain during childbirth). #alternativemedicine #holisticmedicine #holistichealth #greenwitch #hedgewitch #healers #healersofinstagram #healer #traditionalwitch #witchesofinstagram #oldways #womenhealers #