Getting Some Herbal Relief Is Just a Forest Foray Away

The world of herbs can seem overwhelming with the infinite number, exponential combinations and myriad ways to apply them. Herbalist Holly Bellebuono makes it accessible to both the layperson as well as those wanting to delve deeper. On Wednesday, Feb. 20, Mrs. Bellebuono will give a talk at 5 p.m. at the Chilmark Library introducing her latest book The Authentic Herbal Healer: The Complete Guide to Herbal Formulary & Plant-Inspired Medicine for Every Body System.

No Snake Oil, Just Island Herbal Cures

Holly Bellebuono is well known for the informative workshops and walks she leads on the Vineyard, educating people about herbs both native and cultivated, and how to use them in various ways.

Now Ms. Bellebuono has compiled all this knowledge into an intelligent and informative book, gracefully written and illustrated, titled The Essential Herbal for Natural Health (Shambhala Publications Inc., 2012, paperback, 316 pages, sold at Island bookstores, Morning Glory Farm and Amazon).