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About Herbalism

Herbs (Phytotherapy) have been used as a major source of healing since the dawn of man in all civilisations. In the west too, even what is termed as scientific medicine continued to prescribe herbs as its main tool until the 1930’s when pharmaceutical companies decided to provide herbal components in the form of a patented drug rather than the whole herb. Today of course this has advanced into synthetic imitations of herbal components and other compounds which imitate in part herbal components.

Here conventional medicine and Phytotherapy depart. Phytotherapy believes that man is not a chemical compound but an expression of a life force and herbs express this life force too. Thus there is synergy between man and herbs, and the original plant in its wholeness is key.

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