In recent times, we have been experiencing a great comfort in life, a comfort our parents and grandparents did not have, or anyone before them for that matter. We don’t have the need to know much about many things, we just need to know what they teach us in school so we can get a diploma and get into university. In university, we don’t learn anything besides what’s in our course, and once you get a job, you’ll be repeating this one knowledge you have for the rest of your life. We even forget what we’ve learned in school before university.
We know nothing about cooking -and mixing spices isn’t cooking-, we know nothing about building and, the worst of all, we know nothing about nature. This is a huge problem because everything you do is related to nature. The fact that you yourself are a part of nature just proves it. Most of us wouldn’t survive if there weren’t supermarkets telling you what to eat and television commercials telling you what to dress.
When you spot that problem, there is another one that becomes terrifyingly clear: if society as we know crumbles, we will not have any medicinal knowledge to treat even the smallest wound, and would die easily from the smallest diseases. We are so dependent on modern medicine that we do not even consider how people did before without it and that maybe some of those pills you take without need are making you weaker and sicker.
When they were sick, people went to the healers. The healers were seen with some magical ravel around them, but they were simply people who knew more about nature and its effects on us. When the children got sick, when the men got wounded from work or the pregnant women had any troubles, they knew what herbs and foods could help and heal them. They knew what teas they should drink, what leaves they should rub and how to do that.
I seek knowledge of the ancient herbs because I know those secrets can be used in our favor again, to set us free from the modern need for artificially set chemical compounds that may hurt our bodies and let us naturally heal again. This is what this section is intended to be about: a study of herbs and exposing their good and bad usages for all who are interested, as I am, in not being hypochondriac.