Natural Woman: Herbal Remedies for Radiant Health at Every Age and Stage of Life
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. 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, are included.
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What This Book Will Teach You
Treatments using common and easy-to-obtain herbs to address…
- Sleep Disorders
- Menstrual Issues
- Autoimmune Conditions
- Headaches and Migraines
- Stomach Issues
- Fertility Issues
- Postpartum Recovery
- Skin Ailments
- Common Discomforts that Affect Children
And much more…
“Natural Woman weaves together story, tradition, and timeless wisdom into a modern approach that helps us thrive in our lives as women.”
President, American Herbalists Guild
“Just as herbs are gifts of nature, Dr. Korn has given a gift to all women. This book is a gift I will be giving for many years to come.”
Mary Ann Osborne, DNP, FNP
Institute for Integral Health
“Natural Woman sets a new standard of excellence for books on women’s health.”
James Lake, MD
Founding member and former Chair, American Psychiatric Association Caucus on Complementary and Integrative Medicine
“Dr. Korn combines science and spirit in this lovely, well-organized plant medicine compendium, which is eminently practical for everyday use. She empowers readers with knowledge of herbal medicine by sharing graceful stories about women’s ancient wisdom and ancestral knowledge. This is one of the most useful guides I have ever read. Enjoy the exquisite journey.”
Tabatha Parker, ND
Executive Director of the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine (AIHM)
“This beautiful book will be featured prominently on my shelf for years to come!”
Kelly Brogan MD
NY Times Bestselling author of A Mind of Your Own
“Leslie Korn has created a delicious, delightful, user-friendly reference book. Natural Woman belongs in both the health practitioner’s and the client’s tool kit to support holistic health interventions that restore and maintain balance and vitality for women.”
Judith Pentz, MD
Associate Professor, Psychiatry, University of New Mexico
“There‘s something for everyone in this comprehensive book.”
Renee Davis, MA
“A delightful and immensely useful book.”
Dina Gilio Whitaker
Author of As Long as the Grass Grows: The Indigenous Fight for Environmental Justice, from Colonization to Standing Rock
“Particularly moving is a chapter on the use of herbs in rituals that mark important life passages.”
Kathryn Ridall, PhD
Psychotherapist and Author of Dreaming at the Gates
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Let me tell you more about the book
I grew up a third-generation urban dweller. Is it any wonder that at age ten, I had a vision of going to the jungle and being a doctor amidst a forest of leaves, barks, and vines? At the age of twenty, I realized my youthful vision when I ventured to the jungles of western Mexico where I first learned about the use of foods and plants for healing.
I lived in a coastal jungle village where there were no conventional doctors, and I was fortunate enough to get sick with almost everything possible because it gave me a chance to learn about the numerous subtropical diseases not to mention the accidents, bites, and many maladies no one could name I encountered during my first few years there. I learned about using herbs for healing as much from trial and error as from the women of the village. In essence, I served as my own laboratory, and I came to believe that this is a valuable way to learn about your health.
When I returned home to Boston ten years later, my grandmother Esther, who had just entered her ninth decade, told me that I came from a long line of women hailing from Romania who used herbs and foods as medicine. She shared with me all manner of healing treasures about our foremothers I had never known before.
Apparently, healing was in my blood. I have now been working as a healer, a clinician, and a health educator for over forty years. One of the things I always remind my students is that we started healing each other thousands of years ago, way before universities and credentialing bodies said that we could, and we have also had wise elders to whom we could turn for advice and new knowledge.
This book is designed to serve as a wise elder resource for you to consult time and again for trusted guidance. Yet remember, too, that there may be times when seeking the help of a licensed health professional or specialist will be necessary in treating serious, unremitting health concerns.
About Leslie Korn
Dr. Leslie Korn has practiced herbal medicine for physical, mental and spiritual health for over 40 years. She began her studies alongside indigenous healers in Mexico and was a Fulbright research scholar in Herbal and Traditional Medicine.