The History Of Herbal
Herbal remedies are medicinal treatments that are found
through the use of natural products on the Earth, such as plant
life and animal by products.
It is interesting to understand what different plant life
and animal products can do for our body to promote health and
act as a treatment to medical issues.
From the birth of Humans we have been exploring the planet,
and all that belongs in it. Because of our exploration of the
Earth over time, it is no surprise that our ancient ancestors
started seeing the benefits of certain natural products on the
We have documented evidence from archeologists that there is
proof we humans used plant life and animal products as far back
as thirteen millennia ago. The reason we know this, is because
of some amazing finds in ancient caves found in France.
Since this time we have honed our skills as a race and found
more and more natural products to use for lots of different
medical conditions. These herbal remedies were passed down from
mother to child for centuries, and formed the basis of our old
wives tales today.
After a hundred years where a lot of herbal remedies had
been lost through the ravages of time, there has been somewhat
of a revival over the last five years or so. People were still
using traditional herbal remedies over the last hundred years,
like lavender oil in a warm bath for releasing the stress and
tension in the body, but it has only been in recent times that
most of the different remedies have become mainstream
Due to the advances in modern medicine a lot of people
started to veer away from the use of herbal remedies and
believed them to be somewhat redundant. This could not be
further from the truth, and it has only been this recent
rediscovery that has shown that modern medicine still has a lot
to learn from our remedies of old.
Many pharmaceutical companies are putting a lot of emphasis
on researching different plants and animal products to find the
qualities they possess, for use in combating modern
An Interesting Herb Fact
Wash Sickness Away with Lavender
Lavender has been one of the most popular medicinal herbs since time immemorial. Lavender's name is derived from the Latin word lavarre, which means to wash. In ancient Arab medicine, lavender was widely used as an expectorant. In the folk medicine of Europe, lavender has held a reputation as a useful wound herb. The most common types of healing lavenders are L. angustifolia and L. spica. French lavender, L. stoechas, is perhaps one of the most commonly used varieties of lavender.
It seems that most people are using herbal remedies in one form
or another, whether it is aloe vera in their shampoo or garlic
in their food, the only difference is, a lot of the time they
don’t realize. Many parents are working hard and spending less
time with their children than in yesteryear, which means less
information is being passed from parent to child.
It seems that while we make advances in
medicine, we are also neglecting to pass vital information from
parent to child. Passing information from the older generation
to the younger generation is what has kept the human race
growing, learning and evolving into what we are today.
Herbalists traditionally describe the
actions of Goldenseal as astringent, a
digestive and bile stimulant, a tonic, and a
Goldenseal has also been used to reduce
phlegm, to heal gastric mucous membranes, and
to raise blood pressure.
We need to teach our children about Mother
Nature and what she can do for us on lots of different levels
so our future generations can still respect the world and use
the natural products around them.