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A healing grove : African tree remedies and rituals for body and spirit

by Stephanie Rose Bird

  eBook : Document

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New uses for old remedies   (2010-03-17)


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by Tinamaree

A Healing Grove is a well-written and informative book.

It is clear in the words of the author that she has deep affinity with trees and the emotions that come with deep attachments. She is clearly proud of her heritage and informed about her ancestry.

I found A Healing Grove easy to read and filled with a vast knowledge of Africa, it’s traditions and practices.

I found the little extra bits, like superstition from old about not sitting under trees after 6pm, well placed and a welcome addition.

The definitions and explanations found in clear easy to find circles made the whole reading process easier for me to understand what it was that I was reading.

I personally love the smell of pine and within the covers of A Healing Grove I found a Pine Floor Wash – Forever Green Floor Wash – and am currently searching for the right ingredients. A house always smells better with pine. I abhor chemicals and the natural ingredients I found in this wash made my day.

With footnotes and warning about the dangers of pine were a necessary addition for the reader who wouldn’t know these could be dangerous.

The key features, in point form – a personal favorite form of mine – made the basic and important features of each tree, nut fruit etc easy to see and understand.

I would recommend this book to anyone in-tune with nature, anyone who has an interest in the subject and anyone interested in natural healing, customs and history of Africa.

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