(Article & Photo by Brandon Scott)
Herbalism is the study of botany and the use of plants intended for medicinal purposes. Plants have been the basis of medical treatments throughout human history, and such traditional medicines are still widely practiced today. Herbalists are practitioners of herbal medicine that have been around since the dawn of time, yet the art has faded out of the mainstream, replaced by fancy white jackets and titles and pharmaceutical drugs, many of which cause more harm and side effects than the intended benefit. These changes have ushered in a disconnect between people and the natural world around us. We’ve become strangers, aliens, to the world that we came from, which has caused a ripple of cause and effect throughout our culture. Without the herbalist, humans would not have survived to evolve as they have. And without the herbalist, the knowledge of the natural world may be forever lost.
“Nature itself is the best physician.”
Herbal medicine comes in many forms: Topical (like a salve, balm or lotion), Tincture, Tea, Capsule, Poultice, among other approaches. The difference between herbal medicine and modern pharmaceuticals is in its speed and strength. Where pharmaceuticals may work faster and in some cases can be stronger than herbal medicines, they often come with a list of side effects that can be worse than the original ailment. Herbal medicine isn’t an instant solution so patience is important, though results tend to be gentler and without side effects, and can work differently for everyone.
At Woodland Herbal Apothecary, we fuse four generations of knowledge and field experience and a whole lot of love into our products. With everything we make, we work slow and are mindful that our intent to help, heal and provide a positive influence comes through in our work. We are a responsive company of caring family members who will do whatever we can to help ease the modern aches, ailments, and stresses of modern living.
So, with that said… We would like to extend a personal invitation to reach out to us for custom remedies. If you have an ailment or something that hinders your quality of life, please feel free to reach out to us and we’ll see if we can create something that might help improve your everyday wellness.
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Please keep in mind that we are not medical professionals. Herbalists have no official licensure or official course of study in this country, which is why it’s important to rely on generational knowledge and research when it comes to herbal medicines. We are not doctors, and so we advise that you should always consult your doctor prior to the use of any herbal medicine. We do not make any claims, promises, or about the health benefits of any products. Our products have not been reviewed by the FDA and NO statement on this website or this article are intended to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent disease. We only offer our opinions and resources based on research, product testing, and customer reviews. Some of our products may be intended to support well-being and overall awesomeness, however all sales are final and you must understand that you are using our product at your own risk. We are not responsible for accidents, misuse, or adverse reactions. For more information on our Disclosure, click here.