What is Herbal Medicine?
Herbal medicine is the art and science of using plants to support health and wellness. Practiced since the beginning of time, herbal medicine has persisted as the world's primary form of medicine with a written history dating back more than 5,000 years. Herbal medicine takes an integrated or holistic approach to explore all aspects of an individual—physical, spiritual, mental, emotional and lifestyle—and acknowledges the innate healing power of the human body. Herbal, diet, and lifestyle recommendations focus on supporting the specific needs of each individual. The best medicine incorporates all the knowledge and tools available and starts with allowing the body to gently rebalance itself through dietary changes, stress reduction techniques and herbal therapies, followed by the intervention of pharmaceutical drugs and surgery when necessary.
I was led to do this work after one of my best friends transitioned. She was an amazing herbalist and healer and enchanted all of her herbs with Ra Sekhi energy. It has become another one of my purposes in this work to provide healing via plant medicine as she herself had done. She will work through me as I further assist clients in their healing for mind, body, and spirit. I also come from a bloodline of healers and herbalists which will also aid in my ability to create different individualized plant medicine plans based on the needs of the client.
What does an Herbalist do?
Herbalists are people who dedicate their lives to working with medicinal plants. They may be native healers, scientists, naturopaths, holistic medical doctors, researchers, writers, herbal pharmacists, medicine makers, wild crafters, harvesters, herb farmers or even your grandmother or grandfather. Many have an intimate relationship with plants and their medicinal value. While herbalists approach their craft from various traditions, they share a common respect for all forms of life, especially the relationship between plants and humans. Herbalists apply traditional practices and evidence-based research of plants to support healthy function of the human body.Herbalists attempt to find the root cause of illness. Practitioners will choose herbs based on the symptoms or ailments a patient describes during the consultation. Clients may use just one herbal treatment or a combination of herbal supplements. Common forms of treatment include:
Capsules containing liquids or powdered herbs
Skin creams and ointments
Spiritual Sprays and Oils