Natural Woman: Herbal Remedies for Radiant Health at Every Age and Stage of Life

Natural Woman: Herbal Remedies for Radiant Health at Every Age and Stage of Life

by Leslie Korn


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An herbal guide to support physical, mental, and spiritual health for women and their children at all stages of life—by a healer with over 40 years of experience.

Plant medicines are a woman's ally to achieve optimal health; they bring balance and nourishment to daily life and can reduce or eliminate symptoms of physical and emotional distress. They can also provide alternatives to many pharmaceuticals. This go-to herbal sourcebook gives women the tools to thrive throughout their lives, with remedies using common herbs and plants to support a healthy body, mind, and spirit.

Dr. Leslie Korn brings over forty years of experience in numerous herbal traditions and healing modalities, offering timeless wisdom in this herbal companion that can be shared with friends and passed down in the family for generations. She offers treatments using common and easy-to-obtain herbs to address sleep disorders, menstrual issues, autoimmune conditions, anxiety, headaches and migraines, stomach issues, fertility issues, postpartum recovery, skin ailments, common discomforts that affect children, and much more.

Korn also offers herbal guidance for rites of passage, moments of community, psychoactive herbs, and a protocol for end-of-life care, as well as a comprehensive resources section.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781611806717
Publisher: Shambhala
Publication date: 12/17/2019
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 1,104,112
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

LESLIE KORN, PhD, is a clinician specializing in mental health nutrition and integrative medicine. A core faculty member of Capella University's Mental Health Counseling Program, she served as a Fulbright scholar on traditional medicine, a Clinical Fellow at Harvard Medical School, and a National Institutes of Health-funded research scientist in mind/body medicine. In 1975, she founded the Center for Traditional Medicine, a public health clinic in rural indigenous Mexico that she directed for over 25 years. Author of nine books, she teaches and consults internationally for mental health professionals and tribal communities. Her website is

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction xi

1 How Herbs Heal… 1

2 Preparing Your Herbal Medicines: Tools and Methods… 13

3 Herbs for Day-to-Day Healing and Seasonal Rhythms… 30

4 Herbal Medicines for Everyday Use and Special Purposes… 50

5 Spice Medicine… 104

6 Spirit Plants: Finding the Goddess Within… 131

7 Herbal Medicines for Life's Cycles, Health, and Disease… 141

8 Herbal Rituals… 228

Resources 254

Index of Herbs Identified in this Book 273

Index 287

About the Author 304

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