Radical Remedies: An Herbalist's Guide to Empowered Self-Care (Hardcover)
A modern, approachable holistic health guide that focuses on physical, emotional, and mental well-being.
Radical Remedies urges readers to take an active concern for their overall health and well-being by reconnecting with nature and honoring their own emotional history and experience. Focusing on twenty-five of the most nourishing herbs, this book shows how they can be used to remedy stress, depression, and insomnia, soothe tension in the body, and comfort a broken heart. With insights on gut health, emotional balance, and the importance of whole foods, readers will discover practices and strategies to survive and thrive every day. Learn to make recipes like Ashwagandha Chai, Sacred Spark Infusion, Lemon Balm and Orange Peel Honey, and Banish the Blues Tincture or follow instructions for a Honey Mallow Soothing Face Mask or a Gotu Kola Rose Facial Oil. While balance or vitality is never achieved through a singular act or quick fix, this guide details a deep well of practices and self-care that can aid you in the toughest of times.
About the Author
BRITTANY DUCHAM is a community herbalist and writer bridging plant, personal, and political. She currently resides in Western Pennsylvania with her pup, Josie. Brittany carries a passion for bioregional herbalism, social justice, and DIY culture into her work, self-publishing zines, making small batch herbal medicines and working one-on-one with clients. She runs Spellbound Herbals and Sensual Delight Press and her work can be found in herbal apothecaries and shops across the country.
“This book offers the clearest breakdown of everything from energetic herbalism to intersectional politics. Get this book for everyone you love!”—Lauren Haynes, herbalist and founder of Wooden Spoon Herbs
“This wonderful book is an excellent introduction to claiming your birthright—a relationship with herbs that can support your own health in these chaotic and challenging times. Brittany lays out simple ways to recognize patterns in the body and tells you how to best match the plant medicines for those patterns. This is such a helpful resource for anyone wanting to learn about herbal medicine.”—Janet Kent, co-founder of Terra Sylva School of Botanical Medicine