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From Eclectic Witchcraft
What are adaptogens? What are alteratives? What are aromatics? What are astringents? What are bitters? What are nervines? What are carminatives? What are diaphoretics? What are diuretics? What are emollients? What are expectorants? What are tonics? What are common delivery methods for herbal remedies? How do you use a compress? How do you use an essential oil? How do you use a decoction? How do you use an extract? How do you use an infusion? How do you use an infused oil? How do you use a liniment? How do you use a poultice? How do you use a salve? How do you use a syrup? Necessary and helpful tools for herbalists The history of herbalism Local, state, and federal laws of herbalism Common local plants that can be harvested for remedies What plants are common in your area? What are the home remedies in your local area for certain ailments? The theories of Traditional Chinese Medicine The theories of Ayurvedic medicine The theories of plant spirit medicine The theories of Indigenous or Tribal Medicine The theories of Western herbalism The theories of the Eclectics Plant identification skills How to wildcraft ethically How to grow and harvest your own herbal remedies Dosages of specific plants for specific ailments Herbal nutrition How to use kitchen herbs as medicine Herbalism for preventative health How specific cultures use herbs How to understand scientific names of plants The use of fermentation in herbalism How to make a materia medica Herbal remedies as beauty products Herbal remedies for female issues Herbal remedies for male issues Herbal remedies for children Herbal remedies for the elderly What extraction medium is best for specific plants Where to find herbs locally, either in the wild or in stores Common herbalist vocabulary Language to avoid using as an herbalist
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How funny. The first on the list is adaptogens and someone else has just been posting to a herbalist page on Facebook on this very topic. I think the universe might be trying to tell me something!
Re-steemed to help spread the word and potential interest of potential contributors...(Too many *potentials???) I should have consulted my Thesaurus. :>) Cheers
This is a great list of incredible topics! I would love to dive into everything here (goes into hibernation to write articles for all of the above) ;) I'm so excited to see attention being brought to these important topics! Huge gratitude for this movement!
One of my favorite herbalists of late always says "you are smart enough to do this, I don't care who you are." I want to extend those words to everyone that reads this post. To be a herbalist, you don't need to go to some fancy school and spend lots of money. Did the first herbalists do that? Nope, they lived a life in and with nature and learned that way, not through a college. Absolutely incredible challenge, it may be getting my juices flowing.
Just came across this page on our cacao research, the pancakes at the bottom of the page sure look good! https://nuts.com/healthy-eating/cacao-vs-cocoa
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