Plant Allies

Why plants as medicine.

 

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Herbal medicine is one of the most satisfying practices. Used since ancient times in every culture and every land, herbal wisdom is truly a wonderful system of medicine. Used joyously and judiciously, herbs are capable of bringing incredible health, energy and vitality into our lives. 

Plants are the true alchemists of the natural world: taking carbon dioxide and giving back oxygen, taking nitrogen to transform it into amino acids, in communion with the Sun, the Moon, air, water, and earth and their surroundings. Plants build all kinds of chemicals in constant relationship to the circumstances in which they find themselves: they make medicine for themselves, for other plants, for the environment around them, and for us.