“A weed is a plant whose virtue is not yet known.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
Herbal medicine is the art and science of using herbs for promoting health and preventing and treating illness. Plants have been used for their healing properties for thousands of years. It is the oldest known healing art. Each plant has its own unique properties that require different gathering and preparing techniques.
Master Herbalists are aware of issues surrounding herbal product quality, safety and herb-drug interactions. When used properly most herbs are safe and do not cause adverse side effects, but instead support the body’s own natural tendency to heal itself.
Herbalists focus on the person as an individual irrespective of the disease or condition they have. By using herbs, diet and lifestyle changes the persons innate healing power is stimulated.