Healing with plants
The study of botany for the use of medicinal plants is also called herbalism or herbal medicine, or photomedicine or phytotherapy. The scope includes, herbal teas (or tisanes), tinctures (alcoholic extracts of herbs), essential oils, or inhalation (aromatherapy).
The use of plants for healing is millenia old and shown to be part of most ancient cultures, incl. Egypt, Greek but also Chinese, Indian (eg ayurveda) but similarly native americans.
It is a huge field of ancient knowledge, against which contemporary mineral science opposes with the clinical systems set by the pharmaceutical industry that focuses on chemistry underlying chemical and biological compounds.
Lecture coverage and references
1923-02-10-GA348: abdominal illnesses are best healed by the blossoms and leaves of plants, the head by plant roots
link Bach blossoms
References and Further reading
- Werner Christian Simonis (1898-1984), ao Heilpflanzen (three volumes, Band I, II, III)
- Wilhelm Pelikan (1893-1981) (three volumes Heilpflanzenkunde I, II, III)
- Jochen Bockemühl: A guide to understanding healing plants (two volumes I and II)
- Markus Sommer, ao Healing Plants