A Thai Herbal: Traditional Recipes for Health and Harmony
C. Pierce Salguero

ISBN 974-9575-74-1
2005. 188 pages, 150x230mm, B795
For sale in Southeast Asia

Based on the holistic principles of Ayurvedic and traditional Chinese medicine, Thai herbalism is a vibrant ancient tradition that was preserved over a millennium in the monasteries and temple of Bangkok, and which continues to be practiced in villages throughout Thailand to this day.

Of interest to herbalists and massage therapists alike, A Thailand Herbal introduces the basic principles of this unique from of healing in simple and clear terms, and presents over 150 individual herbs with their used in Thai, Chinese, Ayuravedic, and Western herbalism. This book is informative and practical, translating ancient ideas into a modern context and providing helpful tips and recipes for experienced and beginning herbalists. Best of all, this book is fun, offering easy recipes for home remedies, beauty products, and cuisine that will make the world of Thai tradition come alive in your home.

A Thai Herbal places the popular practice of Thai massage, a treatment that is enjoying increasing popularity in Western spas. Acupressure charts provide guidance for Thai energy meridian work, and suggestions for treatment of specific ailments.

C. PIERCE SALGUERO studies Thai massage and traditional herbalism from 1997 to 2001 under Lek Chaiya in Chiang Mai, Thailand. He is a certified teacher of traditional Thai massage and in the Shivaga Komaraphat lineage and has taught courses at Shivaga Komaraphat Institute in Chiang Mai. In 2001, he founded the Tao Mountain School of Traditional Thai Massage and Herbal Medicine, a non-profit NGO dedicated to research of Thai healing traditions, in Charlottesville, Virginia.