To most people herbs are thought of in terms of enhancing flavor in cooking. People also think of herbs is reference to natural medicine and oriental medicine. A very common use of the term herbal is in relation to herbal teas.
Actually an herb can be any plant. Herbal health is all about using specific plants (herbs) that have family parenting know compounds that are used in natural health and as medicine.
While herbal health may be thought of as using herbs like some form of medicine, herbs are also whole foods that support holistic health.
When I think of herb for health I feel it is the idea of using edible plants that have powerful nutritional healing and holistic health benefits to balance the body.
Often it seems herbs are mystified as being exotic potions or drug like compounds that only very specific practitioners or healers know how to use. While there is some truth to this, especially with formulas and combinations of herbs, there are also a whole range of herbs used for herbal health that are easily understood.
Herbal health is a modality for creating and supporting optimal health.
In China and in many cultures all over the world herbal remedies have successfully been used to promote health since the dawn of man.
Herbal health has been around forever and has been widely accepted past and present societies all over the world. Yet there does continue to be a mistrust and a lot of misinformation about herbal health that persists in the the U.S. culture. Ignorance is partly to blame but there is also a concerted effort on the part of the American medical industry and the pharmaceutical industry to limit and repress the knowledge and use of herbal health therapies and medicinal herbs