Herbalist in Sebastopol, CA
with Freida Kipar Bay, RH
why herbal medicine?
The root word of "medicine" is "media" which means the middle way, or balance.
Herbal medicine offers a balanced, sustainable path towards health.
People seeking to take an active role in their health often turn to traditional forms of healing. While ‘herbalism’ comes in and out of cultural prevalence, using plants to heal and promote vibrancy is a birthright as old as our species. For as long as we have been on this earth we’ve been tapping into this ancient wisdom of connection that not only offers us a safe, effective form of healing, but a chance to reconnect with the earth itself. Herbal medicine is a simple, ancient form of deep listening: to our own bodies, to each other, and to the earth’s body..
"Herbalism is based on relationship — relationship between plant and human, plant and planet, human and planet. Using herbs in the healing process means taking part in an ecological cycle. This offers us the opportunity consciously to be present in the living, vital world of which we are part; to invite wholeness and our world into our lives through awareness of the remedies being used." -Wendell Berry