From the dawn of time, mankind and the plant kingdom evolved together, and we relied on them for food, medicine, clothing, shelter, and even life itself in the form of oxygen. Every culture has a rich heritage of what is commonly called herbalism or folk medicine. Modern terms include botanical medicine and phytotherapy. Whatever you call it, the power behind plants is powerful, rich and real. I have chosen to stu
dy them through books, in the field, and by making my own medicinal salves and tinctures. Now, after a century of the allopathic “Dark Ages,” the United States is once again learning to speak the language, and learn the art and science, of these remarkable plant allies.
To read books on herbalism, health and healing, check out a few of my favorites.
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