Plant medicine is the most ancient form of medicine on earth. Humans and plants have developed this symbiotic relationship over thousands of years to our great benefit. When we allow a plant remedy to heal us, we invite the spirit and intelligence of that plant into our bodies and let the synergy of all its qualities match our physical needs.
Rather than exploiting single plant constituents herbal medicine looks at the benefits provided by the whole plant. This often includes phyto chemicals, which balance the side effects of a single constituent when the entire plants is used. Over the last century, we have steadily forgotten our relationship with the plant world and the healing and support we can receive from it. But the greatest healer is still Nature herself, with her deep knowledge and intelligent complexity that is as old as our world.