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WHAT IS HERBALISM?

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Herbalism is the use of plants for medicinal reasons.  They can be used in the form of

a tea, tincture, poltice, lotion, balm, etc.  It has been around for thousands of years

before modern medicine came around.  There are still some plants recognized by the

FDA, such as peppermint or eucalyptus for respiratory issues.  

 

Around the time when modern day medicine came up with ways to recreate what they

felt were the key components in the plants was around the same time the FDA was  

created and began to enforce their rules.  Due to the rules of the FDA and the costs

of doing the laboratory testing in order to scientifically prove the benefits makes it not

worth the costs for pharmaceutical companies to use plants.  Another reason is they

cannot patent any plants.  

 

Germany's Commission E which was established in 1978 is the equivalent to our

FDA.  It is composed of scientists, toxicologists, physicians, and pharmacists.  

They studied the use, side effects, and any drug/herb interactions of 300 different

herbs, then published the German Commission E Monographs.  

 

Russia also tested thousands of herbs shortly after World War II.  They wanted to

find herbs which only helped and didn't hinder/hurt people.  They wanted to have

"super" herbs to help them create super humans.  Out of more than 4000 herbs only

12 passed their scrutinous tests.  They became know as adaptogens because they

help us adapt to stressors in our environment.  Now there are 18 herbs in that

category: American Ginseng, Ashwagandha, Asian Ginseng, Cordyceps, Dang Shen,

Eleuthero, Green Chirayta, Guduchi, Holy Basil, Jiaogulan, Licorice, Reishi,

Rhaponticum, Rhodiola, Schisandra, Siberian Ginseng, Shilajit, and Shiitake.  

 

Our forefathers used to use plants which grew near their homes in order to treat

different illnesses and injuries.  We must keep in mind that because it hasn't been

scientifically proven doesn't mean it doesn't exist or work.  We have the abilities to

make an herbal remedy in the form to meet your needs.  We also have common

herbal remedies for sale here on our website.  

 

We offer herbal consulations for $80 for 60 minutes and includes an herbal preparation.