What is a "Folk Herbalist" and how can they support my wellness journey?

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There are several types of herbalists that support people in their quest for improved health and wellness. I am a folk herbalist. A Folk Herbalist is a practitioner of traditional folk medicine who specializes in using herbal remedies to promote healing and overall well-being. We draw upon centuries-old knowledge and practices passed down through generations to help individuals maintain or restore their health.

Folk herbalists work with natural plant-based medicines, such as herbs, flowers, roots, and berries, to create remedies that address various ailments and imbalances in the body. We believe in the holistic approach to healing, considering not only the physical symptoms but also the emotional, mental, and spiritual aspects of an individual.

As practitioners we often rely on own personal experiences, learned practices through traditional courses of study as well as the wisdom of our ancestors, to select and prepare herbal remedies. We may use different methods like infusions, decoctions, tinctures, poultices, or salves to extract the beneficial properties of plants and create custom formulations for our clients.

As a folk herbalist, I often assist in managing common health issues like digestive problems, sleep disorders, womb health, stress, anxiety, skin conditions, and minor injuries. 

In addition to providing herbal remedies, folk herbalists may offer guidance on lifestyle changes, nutrition, and self-care practices that can support an individual's overall health and well-being. I often emphasize the importance of connecting with nature, observing the cycles of the seasons, and living in harmony with the natural world.

It is important to note that while folk herbalists possess valuable knowledge, we are not medical doctors. The do not provide diagnoses or offer treatments for serious or life-threatening conditions. Instead, our focus is on helping individuals enhance their vitality, prevent illness, and support the body's innate healing abilities using gentle and natural methods.

I have opened my own books for Folk Herbalism Consultations. Please see this link for more information and to book your consultation today.

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