Nature's Way Herbal Health Inc - Health Educator - Dr. Kathy Deane DHS DNM RHT MH
HERBALISM A BRIEF HISTORY
by Dr. Kathy Deane DHS DNM RHT RNT MH Health Educator ©
Genesis 1:20 And God said, "See, I have given you every herb that yields seed which is on the face of all the earth, and every tree whose fruit yields seed; to you it shall be for food. Psalm 104: 14 He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle and herbs for the service of humanity.
The grass root - The term “herb” pertains to vegetation – both nutritional and medicinal. These include such forms as grains, nuts, seeds, vegetables and fruits. I believe herbs are a gift from Nature’s author God. These leaves, bark, berries, roots, gum, seeds, stems and flowers have been used by every civilization of man upon earth to help maintain good health, and to treat their illnesses and ailments. Knowledge of their use has been handed down through the generations since the earliest history of man. The Bible refers to over 200 plus recorded instances of herbs being utilized for medicinal purposes.
Herbalism is the oldest, most tested, and proven form of NATURAL MEDICINE in the world. The Ebers Papyrus of the ancient Egyptians lists 85 herbs, some of which are used in a similar way today. The Chinese herbal, Pen Tsao, contains over a thousand herbal remedies. The Assyrian and Babylonian scribes wrote herbal recipes on clay tablets. AND The famous Greek Hippocrates (477 - 360 BC) mentions herbs, remedies, and treatments which are still valid today.
There is much practical and theoretical knowledge to be rediscovered. Today people are returning to nature, which is always simple and uncomplicated. Herbs are cleansing and strengthening for our body when used with good judgment and common sense.
“When used correctly, herbs promote the elimination of waste matter and poisons from the system by simple, natural means. They support nature in its fight against disease...” Thomas Edison
What is a healing herb? The word herb comes from the Latin for grass. Technically, herbs are plants that wither each autumn, plants other than shrubs or trees. But many shrubs and trees are used in herbal healing, such as barberry, bay laurel, and slippery elm, for example.
To an herbalist, “Healing Herbs” include every plant with medicinal value.
How did plants first come to be used for treating sickness? This takes us back to prehistory, to the time of unwritten records. It is widely considered that many treatments were introduced from accumulated observations arising from instinctive behavior, from observations on the habits of animals, and from trial and error on humans. In the past as in the present, many plants have served both as foods and as medicines. The healing properties of plants have not changed.
What was a healing herb a thousand years ago is still a healing herb.
GOD BLESSED US WITH EVERYTHING ON THIS PLANET INCLUDING THE PLANTS FOR OUR MEDICINAL USE.
Throughout the Nature’s Way Herbal Health Inc Programs this history is incorporated into our education and comes forward into time with the knowledge of today, touching our hearts and leaving us in awe at the miraculous miracles that have taken place and continue to do so.
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