“And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.” ~Genesis 1:29
We live in a beautiful world with all sorts of amazing plants, trees, and herbs and isn’t it wonderful to know that they are here for us? Herbs are a gift and so are our bodies. Whatever your belief system, you have a creator who has provided a way for you to take care of yourself. As you take the path of healing, armed with your mind, another precious gift, you can find the right herbs in the right amount that may work for you. The key is just being in tune with your body. This can happen in all sorts of ways. Some herbalists have mentioned having a dream about an herb and realizing it was just what they needed. Others talk about having an herb repeatedly pop out at them in their reading, discussions, or herb classes. In his book, The ABC Herbal, Steven Horne talks about gathering three herbs in the wild that he felt would help his children. It wasn’t until later that he found out that it was a common herb combination used by Iroquois Indians as well as one relied upon by the pioneers after they crossed the plains. As you continue to learn of herbs and your needs, intuition will come just as you need it in a way that speaks to you best. It’s a wonderful and powerful thing and we are grateful for it every day.
*The herb combination that Steven Horne speaks of is Yarrow, Elder Flowers, and Peppermint. He also mentions adding Elderberries later on, to make it taste better along with the medicinal value.