Medicinal Herbs

Before the advent of chemistry as an area of research and commerce, and experimentation with the effects of chemical compounds on human health (17th and 18th centuries), plants were the primary source of healing agents for humans for hundreds of thousands of years. The study and application of plants for human healing continues to this day.
Ancient and recent knowledge and experience using these plants still informs the healing practices of those cultures far from the “modern” medical establishment as well as those those who do have access to western medicine, but who are aware of the wisdom and practice accumulated by people all over the world, for thousands of years.