Training in Tibetan medicine added another dimension, and further deepened her relationship with herbs.
The book has 108 herbs that Lucy has personal experience of working with, she discusses energetics, physiological and emotional actions, but also includes history and folklore. I particularly like how she
explains that the snake oil sellers often called quacks, were selling a blood cleansing product, but their way of describing things then was different to how we now refer to things. In the case of Echinacea Lucy says of people “They continue to exploit their bodies and expect Echinacea to make them better.” A
strong message throughout, is how lifestyle which includes diet and exercise are to be addressed as relying on herbs alone, is not how Herbalists work, the individual often has work to do.
The case studies, magical and historic sections, along with recipes and how Lucy works with herbs in her dispensary, are a reflection of this wise woman, the ancestors would be proud of.