HERBALISM

What is Herbalism? The use of plants and plant extracts to stimulate and restore the body’s natural healing ability is known by a variety of names: Herbology Medicine, Herbalism, Phytotherapy, Botanical Medicine, etc.  Herbs help 3 important functions: digestion and assimilation, sleep, and elimination. Through Herbalism, plants & herbs serve as an alternative health medicine to prevent & treat illness.  An easy way to bring healthy, fresh foods and nutrients into your daily life is by growing an herb garden; organic herbs and plants should be an essential part of your diet.     For thousands of years, plants have been a primary source of alternative health solutions and therapeutic medication for cultures all over the world. Sumerians in the middle east utilized herbology therapies over 5,000 years ago, ancient Egyptians realized the benefit of herbology treatments by 3500 b.c. and the Chinese by 2500 b.c. Ayurveda medicine utilizes many herbs and plants dating back to 2000 b.c.  By the middle ages, herbology therapies continued to be used and The Canon of Medicine was published in 1025 a.d. listing over 800 plants, minerals and drugs.  With the invention of printing by the 15 century, many herbal healing publications were created. The first herbology medicine publication in English was the Grete Herball in 1526. By the 18th century, herbalism had grown with herbology medicine publications in Latin, Greek and English.     In the modern era, according to the World Health Organization, it is estimated that 80% of the world’s population uses herbology treatments as alternative health solutions.  Herbology medicines are grown throughout the world at a fraction of the cost of modern pharmaceuticals.  Herbal remedies are very common throughout Europe and are sold alongside prescription drugs.  Traditional Chinese medicine is long known for using herbology therapies and according to thinkquest.org, herbology medicine has been chosen by the World Health Organization for worldwide propagation to meet the health care needs of the 21st century. The modern healthy lifestyles of today are learning to include herbology therapies and other alternative health practices as part of a holistic approach to life.   We hope you have learned more about Herbology as an alternative health medicine. Visit All Things Healing online today to read about alternative health practices, herbal medicine information & herbal medicine articles.  

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by Susun S. Weed

Green blessings surround us. Herbal medicine is people's medicine: free, simple, and accessible. Connect with the plants and you'll find yourself in love with the earth and your own wild nature. You don't need human language to learn about plants; when you live with the plants, they speak to you in your dreams and whisper in your womb...

 

 

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by Merry Lycett Harrison, RH (AHG)

The young bud or branches boiled in ordinary broth, make the belly soluble and open; and boiled in white wine, provoke urine being stopped, and is good against the strangury, or difficulty of making water; it expelleth the gravel and stone out of the kidnies and helpeth pain in the reins: and boiled in white wine or vinegar it is prevalent for them that...

 

Editor´s Note from Milan Perry: Tonics help to nurture the body and enliven all of the systems. They work to provide nutrients for target areas of the body to enliven whole body systems.

 

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by Suki Roth

In our quest to hold herbalism up to the scientific eye, trying to mold it into a clinical science, we have lost touch with the very essence of herbal healing. It is not the clinically tested, standardized medicinal constituents of the plants we need for vitality and balance, but their more obscure, subtle properties...

 

 

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Editor's Note: This video is about the health benefits of the wonderful and amazing bark–Cinnamon, by Joan Loganeski. The Latin name of Cinnamon is Cinnamomum zeylanicum. It is a easily available spice in every household which is not only known for its aroma but also for its multiple medicinal uses.

 

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by Milan C. Perry HHP, MH, NC

Cracking, peeling, itchy, parched lips and flaky skin. One of the things that I detest about winter season is always trying to get my dry skin under control. It seems as if it just absorbs everything you put on it. In my quest to reverse the signs of aging I have  found several natural techniques that has been my tried and tested staples which leaves my skin feeling soft and silky...

 

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Editor's Note from Leigh Glenn: These lovely ginkgos! Cor Kwant, a school teacher in Amsterdam, offers a labor of love on her Web site, which is dedicated to Ginkgo biloba, one of the ancient ones. Our suburban ginkgos are now costumed in gold, holding their leaves and waiting for a signal, which Kwant highlights here in this poem by Howard Nemerov, who twice served as Poet Laureate of the United States.

 

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Editor´s Note from Milan Perry: Amanda helps her audience to understand that herbs have a broad range of constituents that works to counteract dysfunctions within the body. They are not a one size fits all since in botanical medicine each individual's formula is created uniquely for them.

 

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by Susun S. Weed

Snow is beautiful. Each snowflake unique. Each a miniature Mandala. Each one a slice of a six-sided crystal. And every snowflake, like a quartz crystal, is vibrant and vibrating. Snow is magic. Everyone feels it. Experiment this winter, with using the crystalline energy of snow...

 

 


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Editor´s Note: This video may anger you or awaken your sense of knowing that there are options. But truth be told voluntarily self-poisoning should not be accepted we have choices in our healthcare. Each therapy has it's benefits and this video, this journal nor myself does not encourage abstinence of visiting a qualified  medical professional. They serve their purpose just as alternative medicine has a purpose. Both compliment the other.

 

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by Michele Collins, RH (AHG), MPH
and Garren M. Brannon, RD, LDN

This article describes how food and herbs can be used intentionally to help your body adjust to the season changes with greater ease. When the weather outside starts showing signs of winter, we also feel those signals in our bodies. Our physical, emotional, and spiritual selves are tuned to these rhythmic cycles of the natural world...

 

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Editor's Note: Herbalist Robin Rose Bennett gives us a helpful guide to identifying Witch Hazel (Hammemmalis virginiana) and how to use it for first aid and to refresh tired eyes.

 

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Editor's Note: Got mullein? In this video, herbalist Susun Weed discusses mullein as lung remedy, saying it holds the "original message" for how lung cells should behave. She gives the straight-infusion method of making it, but adds that, traditionally, the water infusion was combined with milk – and shares where the idea that milk causes mucus.

 

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by Suki Roth

In our quest to hold herbalism up to the scientific eye, trying to mold it into a clinical science, we have lost touch with the very essence of herbal healing. It is not the clinically tested, standardized medicinal constituents of the plants we need for vitality and balance, but their more obscure, subtle properties. They have an innate ability to offer us the soothing relaxation, gladdening, quieting, emotional defrosting and grounding our over stimulated minds and tired spirits are so much in need of right now.

 

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