American Indian Healing Arts is a magical blend of plant lore| history| and living tradition that draws on a lifetime of study with native healers by herbalist and ethnobotanist E. Barrie Kavasch. Here are the time-honored tribal rituals performed to promote good health| heal illness| and bring mind and spirit into harmony with nature. Here also are dozens of safe| effective earth remedies–many of which are now being confirmed by modern research. Each chapter introduces a new stage in the life cycle| from the delightful Navajo First Smile Ceremony (welcoming a new baby) to the Apache Sunrise Ceremony (celebrating puberty) to the Seminole Old People’s Dance. At the heart of the book are more than sixty easy-to-use herbal remedies–including soothing rubs for baby| a yucca face mask for troubled skin| relaxing teas| massage oils| natural insect repellents| and fragrant smudge sticks. There are also guidelines for assembling a basic American Indian medicine chest.