In my country herbs have been used for centuries. Nobody doubts their efficacy in healing. They are so embedded in our culture that people take them for granted and do not pay attention to the quality of each individual herb and how it affects the body. One can easily say that herbs are the hidden treasure of the planet. It is a paradox because we see them with our physical eyes but they remain invisible for our awareness. Very few people understand the complexity and uniqueness of the herbal kingdom. As everything else regarding nature this topic is both logical and incomprehensible. God’s intention is clear: fruit should be our food and herbs should be our healers. All we have to do is pick them up and use them. I am always asking myself where would the humankind be if we have adhered to this simple rule.
The unexplainable part is how each herb knows exactly what their job is and manages to do it exquisitely every single time. But they do not follow their mission blindly. On the contrary, they choose very consciously who to help and who not. Herbs are so intuitive that they sense human’s vibrations and base their actions on what they perceive. Much like animals, herbs are sensitive to positive and negative energies, and know how to act facing one or the other.
God gifted us with such an incredible variety of herbs and plants, each of them possessing unique properties and influencing different parts of the body. Their personalities ranging from gentle, soothing and loving to strong, energizing and astringent. The usage of herbs can be characterized as both art and science. It involves educating yourself first and then skillfully incorporating these wonder-workers in your everyday life.
Plants like basil, oregano, dill, parsley can be used daily in salads and soups. Others have more medicinal values and are suitable for periods of detox and healing various stages of dis-ease. The most powerful of all are considered the roots of the plants and especially the ones for the lymphatic system. They should be used cautiously and for short periods of times. Whereas most wild growing weeds are completely harmless and can be enjoyed without limitations. They are probably the most neglected but at the same time the most curing greens one can ask for. Plantain, stinging nettles, dandelion, lamb’s quarters, purslane, clover, yellow dock. They are all edible, extremely nutritious, and remain sturdy in all weather conditions although not sprayed with pesticides and herbicides. They even manage to grow in the cracks of the streets and reappear after being removed as useless and unwanted.
As illogical as it sounds we humans turn our backs to the self-sustaining fruits and herbs, and choose the cheap, high-maintenance imitations instead. Wild – made by nature, or hybrid – altered by man? No need to ask me twice. I will always bet on the original creator who is mastering his job for millions of years. It’s about time we start making amends with planet earth by appreciating her gifts to us. And let’s hope she doesn’t decide to eradicate us for being dangerous and destructive to the wonderful life surrounding us.
Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole nature and its beauty.
Ciao 4 now ❤