The Language of Plants, by Julia GravesSteiner Books
It is only in the age of technology that human beings have lost a sense of nature being alive. Throughout history, people spoke to nature, and nature communicated with them. During the Middle Ages, reading the 'book of nature. was called the doctrine of signatures, which had always been an important part of interacting with nature for traditional healers and herbalists.The Language of Plants covers all aspects of the doctrine of signatures in an easily accessible format, so that everyone, whether nature lovers or healers, can learn to read the language of plants in connection with healing. Julia Graves grew up in Germany in close communion with nature. She trained in anthroposophic massage therapy, herbalism, and medicine from an early age. Julia has traveled around the globe, from Northern America to the Himalayas, to study the relevance of the doctrine of signatures in the world. She is a practicing herbalist, maker of flower essences, and a naturopathic doctor. Julia organized a naturopathic relief clinic in response to the 2010 earthquake in Haiti and presently lives on her farm in a remote area of France.