Another consequential book from Nancy Herrick. Following her work on animals provings, Nancy explores, this time, the plant kingdom and more particularly, the world of ancient and sacred plants: sacred lotus, ginseng roots, mandrake root, ancient yellow rose, rose of St Francis, ayashuasca and peyote. The seriousness and dedication of her research, coupled with her instinctive feel of the plants' properties yield an impressive result. "A must read for every homeopath who wishes to achieve the similimum for the patient." Divya Chabra
Following along similar lines as her new book, Animal Minds, Human Voices, Nancy Herrick has done seven new provings on some very special plant remedies.-Lotus
-Rose of St. Francis
These ancient substances have been significant forces in healing for millenia. They are now powerful new tools for our 21st century materia medica.
'In the ever widening landscape of the Homeopathic Materia Medica, it is only the scientific method of provings that will illuminate every flower, animal or substance hitherto unknown. Hence, on the heels of animal provings like Lac delphinum (dolphin) and Lac equinum (horse), this new book on plants is a much needed addition to understand these remedies in a deeper way. The provings are enriched by Nancy's artistic instinct and instinctive feel of the remedies and linked to the universal truth through folklore. A must read for every homeopath who wishes to achieve the similimum for the patient.'
'Once again, the homeopathic community is indebted to Nancy Herrick not only for her pioneering investigations of new remedies that deserve to be better known, but above all for her courage in daring to try, in a serious, principled fashion, what nobody else will touch with a ten-foot pole, namely, to seek the bioenergetic 'essence' of each proving, and thus to provide a basis for students, colleagues, and future generations to establish or improve upon.'
'Nancy has given us a great gift with her exciting provings on the sacred plants. I have prescribed her animal remedies, based upon the provings, with much success, and am looking forward to learning and using these fascinating new plant remedies.'
Foreword by Rajan Sankaran
'Nancy's book on Sacred Plants opens up a vital area which has not received enough justice so far. Like her book on Animal provings, this one too shows her painstaking research into each plant, followed by a detailed proving which is grouped according to themes and then made accessible by accurate indexing into rubrics. This very important work will go a long way in bringing these Sacred Plants to good use in Homeopathy.'