Herbalism consists of
working in tandem with plants in order to apply their therapeutic and spiritual properties to our lives. The plant beings have been on this planet for a very
very long time. And as humans evolved, we developed a symbiotic relationship out of
love, respect and our need to survive. Our wellbeing depended upon and continues to depend upon our deep connection to the plants around us. As one of our great contemporary herbalists, Matthew Wood says, " The herbs live in and adapt to environmental stresses and niches which correspond to our own problems.The triumph of their life force over the adversities of Nature are etched into their genetic makeup, and these correspond with our own challenges.Thus,the herbs become our
Whether we are working with plants to balance our
physical wellbeing or going on a shamanic plant
journey to balance our energetic and spiritual
wellbeing, they are powerful allies.
Many of us are looking toward more holistic ways of
taking care of ourselves. Herbalism helps the body to
remember what it normally does all by itself. I feel that
the body's inherent wisdom should be supported at
When I worked in herbal apothecaries,
people came in every day looking for holistic help with
basic maladies like the common cold, stress, digestion, headaches, menopause etc. This is why I started my practice...to be able to offer holistic opitons for all of the above and much more. Our food is our medicine and this is where the foundational power of plants lies, in our gardens and our kitches on a day to day basis.
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