Friday, May 18, 2012

On Whole Plant Medicine

Given yesterday's post, I thought it quite timely that this short piece on whole plant medicine showed up in my FB newsfeed today. 

"The belief that whole plants are used to treat whole people is the heart of traditional herbal medicine...Traditional herbal medicine...treats underlying imbalances in the body that are believed to cause disease. Herbalists use medicines made from whole plants, which, with their complex mix of chemicals are believed to be the most effective way of addressing these imbalances...

Whole plant medicines have the ability, as Isla Burgess says in the film, to "nudge a person back to wellness. They don't do it fast, and they don't do it overnight, but they have an effect on the body that is sustaining and ultimately is healing."

Yep, that pretty much sums it up.  Whole plant medicine for whole body healing.  One cup at a time.


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