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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Dr. Baljot Bharaj, MS (Ayu), is an Ayurveda Consultant with specialization in Obstetrics & Gynecology at Kayakalp Ayurveda. She is trained in Kereliya Panchkarma. Her endeavour is t...
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by Brigette Mars

In the color spectrum, green is at the center of the rainbow. Green the represents balance, healing, emotional stability, love, peace and rejuvenation, according to color therapists...

 

Editor´s Note: Green foods help to bring the body into an alkaline state while at the same time it detoxifies and normalizes the body systems function. The result is an infusion for your cells.

 

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Editor´s Note from Milan Perry: This was such an emotional story for me because I have lost so many dear friends and family members to the killer disease cancer as many of my readers has also. However, one thing that I must reconcile from Evita Ramparte's bravery is that cancer can be a journey or a death sentence. It is your ultimately your choice but at least be open to options. After all it is your body and no will take care of it but you. Integrating a healthy diet and alternative therapies with the use of Herbs helped to ameliorate her condition. The human body has an amazing ability to heal itself on a cellular level if given what it needs to do so.

 

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by Katy Lowe, MH

I had been feeling rather blah, hey it happens - perhaps some of it winter blahs...but I knew it was more than that.  I know I've talked about things to do when feeling depressed and this is similar but another take on what you can pinpoint, just for you! I was feeling minimal motivation, going through the motions of my day, even my days off - then I really knew something wasn't right!!  I hate to waste a day off...

 

Editor´s Note: Everyone gets the blues from time to time. But how do you recover? Find that sparkle in the little joys of life. Katy shows us a FREE way to enjoy our day without sacrificing to much time and it happens as soon as you step outside your door. Inhaling the fresh air can clear your mind, help you to reflect and renew you!

 

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by Katy Lowe, MH

We all have them and for many it can become repetitive - like a cycle that you can't seem to break. 

By all means talk to your doctor if you feel you are seriously depressed - but know there is help available for those days when you feel blah and just can't shake it...

 

Editor´s Note: Half of the world live in a Hot Sunny location and the other half feel the dread of Cold Gloomy days. But it doesn't really matter where you live because so many people suffer from depression in one way or another. In figuring out the cause it is always beneficial to examine what is going on in your life. Are you at an age where your hormones are dramatically changing? It is also important to take note of what you are putting in your mouth as certain foods can affect our mood for better or worse. Lastly, not to be overlooked is Vitamin D, which we can naturally get from spending at least 15 minutes each day in the open air. Even amidst the clouds there is always the sun kissing us.

 

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by Anke Bialas

Many pet owners are using herbal medicines and alternative remedies for their animals. Before you run off and give Rover some complicated potion you spent hours brewing, it may be an idea to have your vet check your pet to make sure there are no serious underlying causes...

 

Editor's Note: This article by Anke Bialas provides herbal remedies for ailments of your pets, which help them to lead a healthier and happier life in a safe and natural way.

 

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by Max Drake, BSc (hons) Herbal Medicine

Fenugreek seeds are both hypoglycaemic and hypocholesterolaemic, meaning they can help in regulating blood sugar and in lowering cholesterol levels in the blood, both of which are highly desirable, particularly if you are fond of sugary foods and grains in general...

 

 

 

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by Merry Lycett Harrison, RH (AHG)

One of my favorite moments in spring is when I come home in the afternoon to air scented by the sweet violets blooming in my yard. Their flowers vary in color from pink to deep purple and they bloom even before the crocus, bloodroot and trees. As an herbal medicine, they make a good tonic for the immune system, and their heart-shaped leaves were once thought to be an indication of benefit for the health of the heart...

 

Editor´s Note from Milan Perry: Merry Harrison paints a wonderful picture in helping us to see the beauty in growing a diversity of plants in your garden. Even if you live in the city you can benefit from the aromatic flowers of medicinal herbs as well as culinary herbs. Instead of buying basil why not grow it for much less? Enjoy the bouquet of green leaves.

 

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Editor´s Note from Milan Perry: In this video we have a complete understanding from Ed Berger of how herbs are whole foods. Most people that are newly introduced to herbs have concerns about the efficacity of them. Pharmaceuticals are derivatives of herbs and herbs are a diluted form of medicine. Which means they are not as potent, they should be used with care and unlike pharmaceuticals they don't have negative side effects. They have the ability to stimulate certain organs to work better. It is a known fact that 80% of the worlds population uses herbal medicine as their first line of go to defense when the body is weakened.

 

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by Chandana Deekshith, BAMS, MD (AM), FCR (India)

Rose is the flower of love, fragrance and beauty. Indeed nothing can beat this perfect gift on a valentine's day. Roses have impressed people of all age groups over ages. Though it has amazing medicinal value, it is often prized for its aesthetic value...

 

Editor's Note: Rose Gulkand is incredibly delicious, mouth-watering body coolant. It is an ideal alternative to regular jams as it is credited with many health benefits. Try this!

 

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by Milan C. Perry HHP, MH, NC                                                    

I grew up like most young girls despising that special time of the month. But for me and so many young girls or women that time wasn’t that special. I believe that I hated it more because it meant experiencing the symptoms of PMS which were pain, intense cravings for sweets, water retention, nervousness, depression, swollen tender breasts, acne, cramps and the list goes on.  PMS creates a recurring monthly anxiety for many women.  In easing the symptoms of PMS holistic medicine focuses on the cause of the issue in helping the client come up with a solution that works for their body...

 

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by Brigette Mars

Brains will sprout new connections between cells as long as the environment challenges or stimulates. The saying, “Use it or you lose it” applies to brain power as well as other aspects of our lives. Neurotransmitters are chemical messengers the brain uses to communicate...

 

Editor's Note: The brain is dependent on glucose to function properly. There are several exercises to help sharpen your memory: (1) take mental pictures, blinking your eyes as if they are the lenses to a camera taking a snapshot of your environment, (2) group items together, (3) link the new with what you know and (4) learn to relax, stress and anxiety can make it harder to remember.

 

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Editor´s Note: Losing weight or maintaining should be a lifestyle. You don't put it on and take it off. If it took you some time which equaled years to put it on then naturally it will take time to take it off. Don't rush it just enjoy the process.

 

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The Gift of Plants:

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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