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The Humoral Herbal
A practical guide to the Western Energetic system of health, lifestyle and herbs
Stephen Taylor
ISBN: 9781912807109
Book (Paperback)
AEON Books, Aeon Books
7.4 x 9.7
432 pages
b/w line drawings
August 13, 2021


For Sale in North America Only

The Humoral Herbal explores the traditional art of restoring health by balancing the four humours of the body and explains how this healing wisdom can be used for our benefit today. This is a beautifully illustrated book with full colour charts and photographs. The Humoral Herbal describes with clarity the key concepts of western humoral medicine, and how to diagnose imbalances in the humours. It details how to correct these imbalances through the use of herbs and changes in diet and lifestyle. The book also explores Medieval astrological symbolism, and through the use of clear charts and diagrams, explains how the different humours function and influence health.

A comprehensive and practical herbal guide details the humoral and planetary characteristics of each herb and how to choose the correct remedy.

During his twenty-five years of practice as an herbalist, Stephen Taylor has explored the traditional foundations of Western medicine, drawing inspiration from the ancient herbalists Hippocrates and Galen, and the medieval herbalist Nicholas Culpeper. While exploring the surviving folk traditions of Europe, he has also trained in Eastern and African traditions of ancient medicine. Having made extensive visits to learn from the traditional healers of Africa, he eventually became initiated as a traditional healer and diviner himself. He continues to practice herbal medicine, teach, and research, and he grows and produces many of his own medicines.
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