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Thoughts On Herbalism Part 1



So pretty much every spring, especially after a very long winter, I seem to get in the mood for hobbies I may have neglected for some time.

Trying to appreciate the greatness of Nature is one of these...especially living where I do in the Blue Ridge foothills near the Shenandoah River.

The sheer volume of everything natural is in abundance here. I really don't miss living in the DC suburbs at all :)

I started becoming interested in the medicinal and "spiritual" use of common plants when I was young. Then I studied it and read every book I could find on the subject, and ultimately practiced it. Not as a profession or anything. Just as a fun thing to do :)

So having been fighting against depression and anxiety for oh so long, it was natural for me to check out possible herbal remedies for my mental illness. Not to replace my psychiatric meds, not at all....but to supplement and possibly help treat things that antidepressants and anti-anxiety meds might miss. Or, just to improve my health a bit.

Anyway, in my next entry I'll post my thoughts on a few herbs I've tried, or are reputed to help with mental ailments. Hopefully someone will find it of some interest :)

Thanks for reading.



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'Very long winter''......sigh......I live in Minnesota. It's still winter here :( ha. Definitely let us know about the herbs. I'm curious to hear if it helped you.

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