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Herbal medicine is the medicine of the people. It is simple,
safe, effective, and free. Our ancestors used - and our neighbors
around the world still use - plant medicines for healing and
health maintenance. It's easy. You can do it too, and you
don't need a degree or any special training. Ancient memories
arise in you when you begin to use herbal medicine - memories
which keep you safe and fill you with delight. These lessons
are designed to nourish and activate your inner herbalist
so you can be your own herbal expert.
In our first session we learned how to "listen"
to the messages of plant's tastes. In session two we learned
about simples and how to make effective water-based herbal
remedies. The third session helped us distinguish safe nourishing
and tonifying herbs from the more dangerous stimulating and
sedating herbs. Our fourth session focused on poisons in herbs
and entered the herbal pharmacy to herbal tinctures, which
we collected into an Herbal Medicine Chest. Our fifth session
found us still in the pharmacy, learning how to make and use
herbal vinegars for strong bones and healthy hearts.
In this, our sixth session, we remain in the herbal pharmacy
and turn our attention to herbs in fat bases. We'll explore
fresh infused oils, ointments, salves, and lip balms, essential
oils, and even herbal pestos.
HERBAL OILS: INFUSED VS. ESSENTIAL
make and use many infused herbal oils. I use little or no
essential oils. Why?
Infused herbal oils use a small amount of plant material;
essential oils require tons of plant material. Infused herbal
oils are safe to use internally or externally; essential oils
are poisonous internally and problematic externally. Infused
herbal oils are good for the skin; essential oils can cause
rashes, burns, and other skin reactions. Infused oils are
used full strength; essential oils are diluted before use.
Infused herbal oils have subtle scents; essential oils have
The scent of an essential oil can kill gut flora just like
antibiotics do, according to Paul Bergner, director of the
clinical studies program at the Rocky Mountain Center for
Botanical Studies. He told me that breathing the oils puts
them into the blood stream very quickly and can be a major
disturber of intestinal health and contributor to poor immune
Massage therapists are embracing Natural Scent Therapies
such as growing live aromatic plants in their treatment rooms
and using pillows of dried aromatic herbs instead of essential
oils. Their skin and their immune systems are thanking them
for the switch.
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