The fact is, without herbal medicine, modern medicine wouldn’t be as advanced as it is today. Humans have relied on plants for thousands of years – not only for nutrition, but to ease what ails us.
Herbs have helped us survive disease and pestilence, and contributed to our survival for as long as we’ve been around. Herbs are even mentioned in the bible many times.
Only over time have we learned which herbs and parts of a plant provide value and which have the potential to cause damage.
We know that our ancestors used herbal remedies because archeologists have unearthed evidence that they used plant-based treatments all over the world. What’s intriguing is that cultures on a global scale, which had no known contact with one another, all used herbal remedies in much the same way – testing and tracking what worked and what didn’t in the herbal world of remedies.
As time proved some assumptions correct, our ancestors passed the teachings about herbal treatments down through familial lineage. They also created texts to help others study and learn about the techniques used in taking a natural approach to healing. Read More→