Plants As Medicine

To continue with the natural theme from my previous article i’d like to discuss why I think natural remedies are great. Plants are awesome. You don’t have to be a botanist to appreciate all that plants have done for us throughout the existence of our species. Plants continuously provide us with food, shelter, and even medicine. Like King Mufasa said in Disney’s Lion King, we are all connected in the great circle of life.

Modern medicine is an amazing thing as well. It has given us many ways in which to enrich ourselves and protect ourselves against attacks on our bodies. Sometimes, though, you need to go back to basics. We’d like to believe that the way to behave when we are ill is to pop a pill, or introduce another kind of modern medical aid into our bodies.

Many times, though, all you need to do is go back to nature. The phrase “you are what you eat” has never been this overlooked. When it comes to medicine and quality of life, using plants for medicine is something which is highly recommended. Things like essential oils, for instances, can replace many chemicals and harsh treatments. If you want to check out a great natural product company check out maple holistics, they are on top of their game producing products that are natural and good for you.holyas

I am not saying you should give up on modern medicine, of course. It is an amazing thing. What I am saying is that you should not forget your roots (if you will pardon my pun), and those roots are embedded deep in the earth’s forests, hills, and valleys. Plants and herbs have been used since the dawn of our kind, for a multitude of purposes. Sometimes I feel that the rat race of modern living, with all of its pressure and instant solutions, has brought with it a disconnection – on the deepest level – from the earth. I’m not talking about some hippy dippy two-bit philosophy, I am talking about natural solutions to diseases and conditions.

Not everything can be solved with rosemary and jojoba, obviously. But, plants, herbs, and oils can do a lot. And, if not in the field of providing actual cures and easing the suffering, then definitely in the area of preventive medicine and healthy living. This is where plants and their healing powers really shine, and where they are needed most.

Modern medicine will never replace alternative medicine, and vice versa. The best thing to do is probably to combine the two.

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Published:May 29, 2016

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