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'Self-Sufficient  Herbalism' and 


'A Working Herbal Dispensary'

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"Self Sufficient Herbalism' was published in 2020. It's the first ever practical guide to the growing, gathering, and preserving of medicinal herbs for a working dispensary. Written by a practising herbalist with a high street clinic, it covers everything you need to know to become truly self sufficient in creating and dispensing your own herbal medicine.


Relying on only a small allotment and access to the fields and woodlands of rural England, Lucy Jones provides a masterclass in the wild crafting, growing, harvesting, drying, storage, and processing of medicinal herbs. Her passion for the plants and traditional ways of preserving them for medicine shines through as she explores the deeper implications of self-sufficiency and the transformative impact it has had on her practice.


The guide includes a glossary of detailed notes on the cultivation, harvesting, and processing of 108 individual herbs arranged by the seasons. It is a must read for practising herbalists, herbal students, herb gardeners, and all those who love herbs."

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Or you can buy from book retailers, both large and small.


'A Working Herbal Dispensary - Respecting Herbs as Individuals' published by Aeon Books in June 2023. Paperback, colour illustrations 480 pages.

In her fascinating second book, full time medical herbalist, Lucy Jones, shares the characters and medicinal virtues of 108 herbs that she works with in her practice. She writes about each herb as an individual that she knows and respects, rather than simply a list of conditions it treats or the constituents it contains.

Lucy gives the physiological actions, energetic qualities, and emotional resonances as well as qualities according to Tibetan Medicine, where they apply. She also includes historical views, magical associations, and plenty of recipes for the home herbal apothecary.


'A Working Dispensary' sheds light on the way that Lucy prescribes her herbs, with an emphasis on treating dietary and lifestyle factors alongside herbs to treat the root cause of illness. There are numerous informal case studies to illustrate both the actions of the herbs and the special magic of truly holistic herbal prescribing.

Beautifully illustrated throughout with colour photographs, A Working Herbal Dispensary is much more than your run of the mill herbal; it is an insight into a holistic practice where herbs and herbalist are working in partnership for the benefit of those that need help.


Order 'A Working Herbal Dispensary' from Aeon here

Enter the code WHD20 to obtain a 20% discount valid until 30.06.22

Aeon are offering free shipping within the UK. 

What people are saying:

"Lucy Jones has achieved something wholly monumental with this work ..." 

"All seasoned and upcoming herbalists will want this on their shelf and will use this over and over...."

"This book is a rare gem. It's not just re-writing every other herb book but comes from the heart of a busy practitioner."

"Another wonderful work from Lucy, rich in ancient lore and insights from the Tibetan tradition brilliantly interwoven with wisdom, experience and practical tips."

"This work will undoubtedly go on to become canon in the arena of herbal medicine ..."

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