Books Written by Kat Maier
Energetic Herbalism (2021)
By honoring ancient wisdom and presenting it in an innovative way, Energetic Herbalism is a profound and practical guide to family and community care for those seeking to move beyond symptom relief and into a truly holistic framework of health. Throughout, author Kat Maier invites readers to explore their personal relationships with plants and their environs as they discover diverse models of healing.
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" In addition to their wonderful energetics, plants bring a unique level of compassion to our lives Plants have an uncanny ability to get in between the spaces to remind our bodies that their self-healing mechanisms are still intact. They are the perfect teachers indeed."
- Energetic Herbalism
Bush Medicine of the Bahamas
Winner of Mary W. Klinger Book Award for outstanding book
of the year, by the Society for Economic Botany.
The residents of the Bahamas practice a form of traditional medicine using tropical plants for curing diseases and treating ailments. Their enslaved African ancestors brought to the New World a practical knowledge of medicinal plants, and a legacy of "medicinal plant literacy" that helped them "read" and recognize the potential healing qualities of the many new and unfamiliar plants of the Bahamas. This form of medicine is of value today not only for what it tells us of a unique culture but for what it might have to teach us about traditional healing. This book, a comprehensive treatment of Bahamian bush medicine, is dedicated to the preservation and continued use of this knowledge before it is lost. Throughout the book, oral histories provide details of the healers' practice and glimpses of the culture of San Salvador Island. Includes color illustrations of over 100 medicinal plants, and the people who use them.