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Herbalist Deb Soule

Deb Soule is an herbalist, gardener, teacher and author of A Woman's Book of Herbs. Raised in a small  town in western Maine, Deb began organic gardening and studying the medicinal uses of herbs at age 16 alongside the internationally known medical herbalist Mary Bove. Deb's faith in the healing qualities of plants and desire to make organic herbs accessible to women and families living in rural areas, led her to found Avena Botanicals Herbal Apothecary in 1985. Five years earlier, while enrolled as a student at College of the Atlantic, Deb lived in Nepal close to three Tibetan monasteries. She was deeply influenced by the Tibetan peoples commitment to ease physical symptoms and mental and emotional upsets through plants, prayer and other spiritual practices. Deb's passion for plants, gardens and healing and her commitment to sharing herbal knowledge with others is central to her work. She frequently is a guest-lecturer at various conferences as well as an instructor for botany and horticulture students, garden clubs, and medical students. In 2005 People, Places and Plants magazine named Deb as one of the 50 most influential gardeners in the Northeast.

As owner of Avena Botanicals, Deb¹s responsibilities are varied. From April through October Deb spends most days with her hands in the earth tending two acres of medicinal plants using organic and biodynamic practices. During the spring and summer months Deb teaches a variety of herb
classes and offers bi-monthly herb walks in Avena Botanicals herb gardens.  Throughout the year Deb writes herb articles, develops herbal remedies and consults with clients and health care providers. Starting in 2008, Deb will be the primary teacher for The Rebecca Willow Herbal Apprenticeship Program.


Articles by Deb Soule





HERBAL RESOURCES

Compiled by Herbalist Deb Soule, Owner and Founder of Avena Botanicals

 


AYURVEDIC MEDICINE

Bone, Terry., Clinical Applications of Ayurvedic and Chinese Herbs

Chopra, Deepak, and Simon, David,. The Chopra Center Herbal Handbook

Lad, Vasant, and Frawley, David., The Yoga of Herbs

Pole, Sebastian., Ayurvedic Medicine

 



CHILDREN’S AND WOMEN’S MEDICINE

Bove, Mary., An Encyclopedia of Natural Healing for Children and Infants

Daub-Amend, Eveline., The Menopause: A Time for Change

De Bairacli-Levy, Juliette., Nature’s Children

McIntyre, Anne.,  Complete Women’s Herbal (out-of-print)

Romm, Aviva., ADHD Alternataves

            Botanical Medicine for Women’s Health

            Natural Health After Birth

            Natural Pregnancy Book

            Naturally Healthy Babies and Children

            Vaccinations: A Thoughtful Parents Guide

Soule, Deb., A Woman’s Book of Herbs (out-of-print)

Trickey, Ruth., Women, Hormones and The Menstrual Cycle

Weed, Susan.,  New Menopausal Years

 



CHINESE HERBAL MEDICINE

Bensky, Clavey, Stoger, et al, Chinese Herbal Medicine-Materia Medica, 3rd edition, 2004

Kaptchuk, Ted., The Web That Has No Weaver

Maciocia, G., The Foundations of Chinese Medicine

Tierra, Lesley., Healing With The Herbs of Life

 



FLOWER ESSENCES

Barnard, Julian., Bach Flower Remedies

Kaminski, Patricia & Katz, Richard., Flower Essence Repertory

 

 


GARDENING

Andeweg, Hans., In Resonance with Nature: Holistic Healing for Plants and Land

Cech, Richo., The Medicinal Herb Grower

            Growing At-Risk Medicinal Plants

Coleman, Eliot., Four-Season Harvest

Damrosch, Barbara., The Garden Primer

Hartung, T., Growing 101 Herbs That Heal

Hemenway, Toby., Gaia’s Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture

Johnson, Wendy., Gardening At The Dragon’s Gate

Roth, Sally., Attracting Butterflies and Hummingbirds to Your Backyard

Toensmeier, Eric., Perennial Vegetables

 

 

 

BIODYNAMIC GARDENING

Biodynamic Farming and Gardening Association www.biodynamics.com,

Proctor, Peter., Grasp The Nettle: Making Biodynamic Farming and Gardening Work

Stella Natura, yearly biodynamic planting calendar

Steiner, Rudolf., Agriculture

Storl, Wolf., Culture and Horticulture: A Philosophy of Gardening

Thun, Maria., Results From the Biodynamic Sowing and Planting Calendar

            The North American Biodynamic Sowing and Planting Calendar (yearly)

Wright, Hilary., Biodynamic Gardening: For Health and Taste

 



HERBAL MEDICINE

Buhner, Stephen H., The Lost Language of Plants: The Ecological Importance of Plant Medicines to Life on Earth

De Bairacli Levy, Juliette, Common Herbs For Natural Health

Gladstar, Rosemary., The Family Herbal

Grieve, Maude.,  A Modern Herbal-Vol 1& II

Hoffman, David., Medical Herbalism

Kuhn, M., & Winston, David., Herbal Therapy and Supplements

Mills, Simon., & Bone, Kerry., The Principles and Practice of Herbal Medicine

Moore, Micheal., Medicinal Plants of the Desert and Canyon West

            Medicinal Plants of the Mountain West

            Medicinal Plants of the Pacific West

Winston, David & Maimes, Steven., Adaptogens: Herbs for Strength, Stamina and Stress Relief

Wood, Matthew., The Book of Herbal Wisdom: Using Plants as Medicines

            The Earthwise Herbal: A Complete Guide to Old World Medicinal Plants

            The Earthwise Herbal: A Complete Guide to New World Medicinal Plants

Yance, Donald., Herbal Medicine, Healing and Cancer

 



MEDICINAL FUNGI

Marley, Greg., Mushrooms For Health: Medicinal Secrets of Northeastern Fungi

Stamets, Paul., MycoMedicinals

 



NUTRITION

Colbin, A., Food & Healing

Erasmus, V., Fats That Heal, Fats That Kill

Haas, E., Staying Healthy With The Seasons

            Staying Healthy With Nutrition

Pitchford, Paul., Healing With whole Foods

Price, W., Nutrition and Physical Degeneration

 

 

 

VETERINARY MEDICINE

De Bairacli-Levy, Juliette., Complete Herbal Handbook for the Dog and Cat

            Complete Herbal Handbook for the Farm and Stable

Pitcairn, Richard H DVM, PhD & Pitcairn, Susan Hubble,

Dr. Pitcairn’s Complete Guide To Natural Health for Dogs & Cats

Schoen, A., Wynn, S., Complementary and Alternative Veterinary Medicine

Wuff-Tilford, M., Tilford, G., Herbs for Pets

 



INTERNET RESOURCES

American Botanical Council   www.herbalgram.org

American Herbalists Guild   www.americanherbalistsguild.com, list professional of herbalists throughout the United States

Bastyr University Herbal Medicine Center   www.bastry.edu

Henriette’s Home Page   www.henriettesherbal.com

Medical Herbalism   www.medherb.com

Micheal Moore’s home page   www.swsbm.com

United Plant Saver’s   www.unitedplantsavers.org

 



JOURNALS

Herbalgram  www.herbalgram.org

Medical Herbalism   www.medherb.com

Journal of the American Herbalists Guild   www.americanherbalistsguild.com

 

 

 

 

 

 



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