Today's blog is
about herbs that begin with the letter F. I also want to talk about how to
match herbs to the individual and not just the condition. Herbalism isn't a one
size fits all solution. As I have stated before it requires a consultation to
determine what herb or herbal remedy is right for you. This begins with
figuring out your personal energetics.
Are you a hot person who sweats easily
or a cold person with dry skin and hair? Next we try to find the energetics of
the condition you want to address.
Herbs and herbal remedies have been the
basis for health and wellness throughout human history. Plants contain many
beneficial properties to help the body heal. Western herbology, Chinese
herbology, and Ayurveda herbology are very similar in nature. In recommending
herbs or herbal formulas the first step is evaluation. This evaluation will
include what season it is, body types and temperature, personality, moods, as
well as symptoms and conditions.
Plants have been utilized for their
medicinal properties long before recorded history. Some of the earliest records
of medicinally used herbs date 3,000 BC. We now can test their validity through
scientific analysis and reinforce what our ancestors knew to be true about
herbal medicine. In writing these blogs I hope to introduce people to the
healing power of nature!
I also feel it is
important to understand that this is a complex system of treatment and requires
a consultation with a qualified practitioner to determine the right herbs for
This is the third blog in the series of helpful herbs, and
today we will be looking at Western, Chinese, and Ayurvedic herbs that begin
with the letter C. Herbs can be easily incorporated into your day to day life
to improve your health and wellness. Generally these herbs are safe to use.
There may be some contraindications in regard to prescription medications,
health conditions, and in pregnant or nursing mothers. Please always check with
a qualified physician before taking any herbal supplements.