American Indian Healing Arts

American Indian Healing Arts

Herbs, Rituals, and Remedies for Every Season of Life

Book - 1999
Average Rating:
Rate this:
American Indian Healing Arts is a magical blend of plant lore, history, and living tradition that draws on a lifetime of study with native healers by herbalist and ethnobotanist E. Barrie Kavasch.

Here are the time-honored tribal rituals performed to promote good health, heal illness, and bring mind and spirit into harmony with nature. Here also are dozens of safe, effective earth remedies--many of which are now being confirmed by modern research.

Each chapter introduces a new stage in the life cycle, from the delightful Navajo First Smile Ceremony (welcoming a new baby) to the Apache Sunrise Ceremony (celebrating puberty) to the Seminole Old People's Dance.

At the heart of the book are more than sixty easy-to-use herbal remedies--including soothing rubs for baby, a yucca face mask for troubled skin, relaxing teas, massage oils, natural insect repellents, and fragrant smudge sticks. There are also guidelines for assembling a basic American Indian medicine chest.
Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Bantam Books, c1999
ISBN: 9780553378818
Characteristics: xviii, 309 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Baar, Karen


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

Sep 12, 2018

Truely a herb book, but not really an Indian healing book. This book is better than most, however it is more about the Euro-American. What is nice is it touches on the different Nations helping people realize that there is a difference. But it does not go far enough into anyone Nation so you get this "common" idea. Which isn't so the people of North America have very diverse plants in very diverse regions. Even the sage used by Nations is different in different parts of North America.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Subject Headings


Find it at PPL

To Top