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.  

What is Herbalism
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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 Milan C. Perry HHP, MH, NC

So many women are a victim of this disease but we don’t have to stay a victim. If you are African American, you’re at at risk of heart disease and stroke partly because this ethnic group have a higher risks of high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity...

 

 

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

Country Borage/Indian borage/Mexican mint/Cuban Oregano is biologically known as Coleus aromaticus and is a member of Laminaceae family. This evergreen shrub, regarded as Queen of herbs is credited with many medicinal uses...

 

Editor's Note from Chandana Deekshith: Do you want to stay cool this summer? Then, learn this delicious sauce of Country Borage. Good news is that you can grow this beautiful plant in a pot and can maintain it indoor, too (in winter).
 

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Monica-Jean makes a year’s supply of Elderberry tincture for the whole family in just five minutes….for far less than store bought and much more fun, economical and empowering too. Elderberry tincture is excellent at soothing sore throat, easing cold and flu symptoms, also as prevention of illness in winter months.

 

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by Susun S. Weed

I'm so glad I'm finally old. Sadly, many of my friends don't like me to use that word. They say they don't want to be "old". I think what they really mean is they don't want to be the kind of old that's infirm and dependent. I agree. Vigorously old, excitingly old, sensuously old, daringly old - those are the adjectives I like to apply to myself as an old woman...

 
 

 

Editor's Note: Stinging nettle (Urtica dioica, Urtica urens) is such an amazing plant that it should be featured in every herbalist's garden. It's a tasty food, useful in a variety of remedies, and can even be used to fertilize other plants in the garden.
 

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by Christopher Hobbs

Women have known for thousands of years that physical and emotional symptoms related to their menstrual cycle occur. They recognize that the mood swings, depression, sweet cravings, bloating, headaches, and other cyclic symptoms definitely have something to do with hormonal changes that occur during the cycle...

 

 

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by Hananja Brice-Ytsma

The focus of this essay is the historical socio-political context of orthodox medicine and herbal medicine for women and by women. Herbal medicine has an important place in the majority of people’s health throughout history and throughout the world (Halberstein 2005). The historical socio-political context of medicine will aid our understanding of the role that biomedicine and herbal medicine have played in women’s health, in the 20th Century.


 

by Hananja Brice-Ytsma

Emerging interest in herbal medicine and complementary medicine (Patersons 1997) requires a model of health to enable much-needed research to be carried out, reflecting the proper true practice in herbal medicine. An honest research model is required to suit the practice of herbal medicine as well as, and satisfying, the rigors of science.


by Merry Lycett Harrison, RH (AHG)

We have been cooped up in the house as each one of my family members has taken a turn with the nasty flu. When well enough to resume normal life, we have been cooped up at school or the office...

 

Editor´s Note from Milan Perry: Our home, "the haven from the wind" the one place we can go and shut out the world. Unknowingly, we often let in unwanted germs which cause harm to our immune system in the process. Mill Creek Herbs offers wonderful tips on how to make our home environment clean and fresh naturally without using harsh chemicals. After all our skin is the largest organ on our body, so whatever touches it can be absorbed into it. Protect your temple!

 

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by Susun S. Weed

Hawthorn is the tree of May. Its many common names include whitethorn, hagthorn, ladies' meat, quickthorn, maytree, and mayblossom. Its magic and medicine are ancient and memorable. From the earliest records, hawthorn is one of the sacred trees...

 

 

 

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by Jaime De La Barrera

Green tea continues to impress medical scientists. One of the latest result of trails conducted at the Mayo Clinic shows the effectiveness of Green Tea in treating chronic lymphocytic anemia.

 

The major constituent of Green Tea, epigallocatechin gallate, is a flavonol with many properties. It is also an excellent antioxidant. This and other studies show the benefits of using Botanical medicine in chronic conditions; one more reason for us to drink Green Tea.

 

I enclose the Mayo clinic study and others for all to read.

 

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by Dr. Sonica Krishan

The herb of Mint belongs to the family Labiate and the Latin name is Mentha spicata. Being hot in potency and also robust by nature, this simple green, leafy salad article bestows health and wellness virtues...

 

 

 

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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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