Monday, January 15, 2018

Southern Folk Medicine - Book Review

This book comes out on the 16th of January, and if you haven't pre-ordered, get it now.  This book is unlike any other you might have on your shelves and you're going to need it.  This changes the way we will be looking at things from here on out.

To begin with, there's a foreword by Rosemary Gladstar.
There's an afterword by Matthew Wood.
And in between, Phyllis D. Light will open your eyes and mind to a whole different way of perceiving body constitution and how herbal energetics (which has always been too open to interpretation for me) correlate with southern blood "types."  The quotes are there because the types are not A, B, O.  They align with the 4 elements.  This system makes sense.
She starts with the history of how the tradition came into being.  You'll notice a connection with Ayurvedic and Chinese systems, but Southern Folk Medicine is its own healing method.

I've only had it a few days, but I know this is a game-changer.


marietje said...

Since you have read it, is there any Native American reference in the book?

Tina Sams said...

This is a very different book. There's no listing of this herb for that malady. In the beginning, she talks about the blending and melding of many traditions.