Mother nature is the perfect pharmacopeia and has everything we need to heal and live in balance. Living plants are perfectly complex. Systems of interacting chemicals work in synergy with each other. In a beautiful dance, different components influence each other, modifying, stabilising, potentiating and enhancing as required. Within this natural synergy, the medicine gives much more than we can record, offering deeply healing wisdom for the human body, matching its equally complex, synergistic system.
Humans and plants have co-evolved, which is why our bodies intrinsically recognise and have mechanisms for accurately metabolising plant materials. Certain compounds in plants perform the same function in the human body; think of antioxidant phenols that protect plant cells from oxidation – they also protect human cells from oxidation.
Knowing this, it’s easy to understand how plant medicine can be used for acute and chronic health issues – from treating the common cold and controlling blood pressure, to easing anxiety and balancing hormones.
"We recommend that natural medicines be used as a preventative measure or are taken at the earliest onset of illness, giving the plants time to strengthen the body’s natural responses"
Healing plant medicine goes back further than recorded history and has a proven track record spanning millions of years. Animals and insects also use plants as medicine – interesting observations have been recorded with primates, dogs, monarch butterflies and sheep ingesting medicinal plants when they are ill. The majority of western medicine has its base, or origin, from a plant – think of salicylic acid, it is a precursor of aspirin that originally came from the white willow bark and meadowsweet plant. Unfortunately, many of these medicines have now been synthesised and our aim is to make unadulterated nature-based healing available to all.
Seeking wisdom from nature is something humans instinctively know how to do, and have benefitted from. Tapping in to that wisdom and the healing power of plants makes so much more sense than relying on synthesised products that often have highly detrimental side-effects.”
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