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Monday, September 13, 2010
A Modern Herbal by Maud Grieve: Available in Both Book and Online Format
A Modern Herbal, Maud Grieve, Amazon
If you are serious about understanding the botany of the plants used in aromatherapy, you may want to check out A Modern Herbal by Maud Grieve. Although the book was first published in 1931, it still contains a lot of relevant information about medicinal plant uses. Not only can you purchase the book through book retailers, such as Amazon, there is also an online format offered at Botanical.com.
Who was Maud Grieve?
Maud Grieve (1858-1941) founded The Whins Medicinal and Commercial Herb School in England. She had extensive knowledge of medicinal plants and eventually shared this knowledge through the publication of A Modern Herbal in 1931, although she had published literature on herbal medicines during World War I (1914-1918). A Modern Herbal has extensive descriptions of medicinal plants and herbs, including botanical profiles, medicinal uses and recipes.
Although you need to remember that the book was published nearly 80 years ago, much of the information in A Modern Herbal is useful to aromatherapists today, regarding plant profiles and medicinal properties. Just remember that this is not a book about essential oil properties exclusively. However, I have found it to be a good starting point for much of my article research, particularly as a source of one of the more "reliable" resources online. I would recommend A Modern Herbal as a book for the "serious aromatherapist who wishes to understand more about the botany of medicinal plants." :)
I am a UK qualified aromatherapist who has resided in the USA since 2006. My passions in life include aromatherapy, travel and writing!
I have traveled extensively around the world throughout Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Central America, USA, Canada and the Carribean.
I own my own aromatherapy business, Sedona Aromatherapie, practicing aromatherapy and reflexology locally and have an on line aromatherapy web store, in addition to two other specialist aromatherapy web stores and a couple of aromatherapy information web sites.
I trained in the UK with Penny Price Aromatherapy.
I am a freelance writer and have been the botany feature writer for suite101.com since 2008, where I have earned a number of Editor Choice awards for outstanding articles. I am also the National Women's Health Examiner for examiner.com.
Finally, I have my own web writing website writewebtext. I primarily write articles about aromatherapy, travel and weddings but am always open to new ideas!
Sedona is located in the state of Arizona, in the Western United States, situated between Phoenix in the south and Flagstaff in the north. Phoenix is approximately a 2 hour drive from Sedona and Flagstaff is about 45 minutes away.
Sedona is a very popular tourist town with an abundance of top rated hotels, spas, restaurants and art galleries; however, it is still possible to find many secluded spots away from the 'madding crowd' on one of Sedona's many trails in the surrounding National Forest.
Sedona is also known for its vortexes - 'energy spots' - located at various places around Sedona; there are a several 'new age' stores and tours capitalizing on the vortex association.
Sedona has very hot summers with a monsoon period in July/August; in winter, it can snow. The best time to visit is either spring (although can be unpredictable) or fall (when it is most pleasant).
Sedona is one of the hidden gems of the southwestern United States...
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