In this article, I’m going to share wth you a brief intro into herbalism and how you can incorporate it for some relief from common ailments. There are a multitude of factors that can contribute to the way we feel and how our bodies are functioning. For example, our diets, environmental factors, relationships, etc. can all effect how we feel.
So, what exactly is herbalism anyway? The formal definition of herbalism is “the study or practice of the medicinal and therapeutic use of plants, now especially as a form of alternative medicine.” Utilizing plant-based alternatives instead of traditional pharmaceuticals can help us avoid toxic chemicals and harsh side effects. Just listening to a commercial for certain medications can be alarming when they speed through the long list of potential side effects. Herbal alternatives are safer for consumption, more affordable and easy to find.
Now let’s discuss some common conditions and see what plants and herbs can help us to overcome them!
Each fall and winter we know that the cold and flu season comes around along with the cooler temperatures. The winter temperatures here in Georgia tend to fluctuate quite a bit throughout the season and can contribute to us feeling under the weather. If you're looking for natural ways to arm your immune system (even if you're already sick), one of many ways is with elderberry syrup or extract.
Elderberry (also known as sambucus) comes from a flowering plant and is often used in medicine. Sambucus nigra, or European elder (aka black elder) is the specific species of elder that is most commonly used for medicinal purposes.
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