| Herbal medicine goes
back thousands of years. It derives from Wo/Man's needs for health
and strength; cures for ills and the mending of wounds. Many of today's
medicines have come from this primitive botanical compilation. Some
have been discarded for stronger, supposedly more certain, synthetic drugs
while others are still used, in many parts of the world, in their natural
The gathering and preparing
of herbs is specialized work, but one which anyone of average intelligence
may safely undertake with proper training. When selecting plants,
always try to refer to them by their Latin names FOR POSITIVE IDENTIFICATION.
Please heed the warnings of the herbs listed here. One should ALWAYS
consult with a physician before taking herbs to prevent drug interactions
and allergic reactions.
Pregnant women should not use these herbs.