Organic Gardening: Herbalism
Grow Your Own Medicine Cabinet
Plants have been used medicinally for as long as humans have existed. Archeologists have found remains of medicinal plants in excavations which date back 60,000 years. Unfortunately, as science began to develop “miracle” drugs such as penicillin, we have looked towards pharmaceutical advancements and away from traditional remedies.
Today, as we realize that pharmaceutical drugs can be dangerous, even potentially lethal, we are looking to the past to offer us safer alternatives. It is possible to find non-toxic plants and herbs which can treat many ailments, and possibly help prevent more serious illnesses such as heart disease and cancer.
Growing a personal “medicine cabinet” in your own backyard, allows you easy access to plants and herbs which you know are grown organically and harvested at the peak of their potency. It will allow you to take control of your health in the best possible way.
This Herbalism Edition details many herbs, along with their properties, usage, cultivation and storage.