My two motto’s: Health is wealth and prevention is better than cure!
I truly believe if we worked more with herbs many current illnesses and ailments could be prevented or significantly reduced before pharmaceutical intervention is needed. They are also a great complement to western medicine (providing there are no contraindications) for general well-being. Plants have been used to create herbal remedies for thousands of years around the world. Even the Egyptians were using the healing properties of Frankinsense and garlic over 3,000 years ago.
Consuming herbs may help to prevent and manage heart disease, cancer and diabetes. It may also help to reduce blood clots and provide anti-inflammatory and anti-tumour properties.
After experiencing many health struggles I decided to start taking my diet seriously a few years ago. It is here I learnt about alkalinity, plant-based eating, the importance of gut health on our immune system and the properties of herbs for cellular healing. From here I undertook a “Master diploma in herbalism”.
The deep connection between humans and plants goes beyond the time we’ve spent together. Plants are made up of hundreds of constituents. They are sensitive and intelligent. They can communicate with each other, learn from the past and sense when we humans are around. Their natural complexity supports our own.
THE EFFECTS ARE REAL
There’s a range of effects that herbs can have on our systems. They can impact us emotionally and physically. While some are better for immediate needs, others aid in developing wellness over the long-term. They can be restorative, and also be used to help bring systems back into balance. A specific herb may have multiple effects and those impacts may vary somewhat from person to person. Like many healthy choices, they work best when paired with other healthy habits like eating right, exercising and getting good sleep.
I stock many herbal kits for different purposes in my shop’s apothecary. CLICK HERE TO SHOP HERBS
Please join my next workshop “Boost your immunity naturally” Sunday 30th May: