Herbal medicine has evolved with humankind through the ages. Plants have been used for all manner of ailments. Many systems have been used to determine what herb should be used for what. The signature doctorius maintains that all plants are endowed with physical markers which indicate their traditional use.
For example Shepherd’s Purse has bladder shaped leaves, making this a valuable urinary tract support. Buchu has a pungent urine-like aroma so again the urinary tract is indicated. Ginseng root has a human-like form indicating its overall tonic effect. Scientific herbalism dissects the pharmacological constituents of plants and ascertains the medicinal value this way. Other systems of healing use pendulums or kinesiology to determine the appropriateness of herbs for an individual. All the systems of herbal lore have some value and contribute to the way in which current herbalists practice.
Our bodies are remarkable and adaptive organisms, so combined with appropriate plant medicine they are able to greatly improve their ability to cope with and heal diseased states.
At Mullumbimby Herbals herbs are our primary modality. We pay particular attention to sourcing high quality herbs, organic where possible. Many of our herbs are grown, dried and prepared within the Byron Shire, so our quality control is stringent. The herbs we do bring in from outside must live up to our strict standards.
Contact us for herbal advice for your specific needs or see our product lists to order a particular herb.