What Are Herbs Used For?
For thousands of years, crafters and artisans alike have used botanicals to enhance to color, flavor, texture and design of their products. Since our beginnings in ancient times, mankind has turned to mother nature when in need of a remedy for pain, discomfort and sickness. Teas, Infusions, Tinctures, Salves & Poultices, all are different ways botanicals are able to be applied, depending on the ailment.
At first, these early people did not have the chemical analysis tools of the modern day. This left them with trial and error as the only way to discover the potentially regenerative properties of plants. After a few hundred years, we had figured out which plants are safe, and plants are responsible for which reactions.
It wasn't till the advent of modern medical science that we were able to figure out exactly How they work, not just That they work. For example, According to studies done by the Harvard School of Medicine, St. Johns Wort contains compounds that were found to be more effective in treating chronic depression than the most widely prescribed Antidepressant. What's more, is it was doing it without the extreme side effects that so often accompany prescription medication!