Herbs and wild plants are to the Slow Food Movement what supplements are to mainstream food. They are Slow Medicine.
Herbs and wild plants provide us with all those known, and as yet unknown, minerals, vitamins, trace elements and the spirit of the wild, so vital for radiant health. And they give it to us in a way that our bodies can easily and safely absorb.
“Your meadows and your pastures shall be your pharmacies.” Paracelsus
I’d also add, your woods and your gardens, your trees and the earth and sky shall be your pharmacies.
“Herbalism is based on relationship – relationship between plant and human, plant and planet, human and planet. Using herbs in the healing process means taking part in an ecological cycle. This offers us the opportunity consciously to be present in the living, vital world of which we are part; to invite wholeness and our world into our lives through awareness of the remedies being used…. -Wendell Berry