Plants of Power is a guide to sacred plants traditionally used by Native Americans and other Indigenous people. It's an excellent tool for those seeking to connect more fully with the mysterious world of plants, animals and Spirit. For thousands of years Native cultures have used plants to heal physical and spiritual ailments. Highlighted here are 14 significant plants, with information on their properties, growing conditions and medicinal applications, along with descriptions of Native American ceremonies and rituals in which these plants play a central role.
Alfred Savinelli has wildcrafted plants for almost 40 years and is part of a network of Native American wildcrafters from Canada to South America. An active defender of plant rights and Indigenous wisdom, he seeks to promote health and well-being through spiritual harmony. His shop, Native Scents, sells herbal products and related items and sponsors a Native Prisoners Support program that provides prisons with herbs for religious ceremonies. He lives in Taos, New Mexico.