WHAT IS HERBALISM?
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.