What is Herbalism all about? Wikipedia defines it as “the use of plants for medicinal purposes, and the study of botany for such use”. To me that is a very limited definition. Herbalism to me is as much a way of life as it is a state of mind. It is a conscious decision to take your health into your own hands. I love the idea that what you put into body determines what you get out of it. I have several chronic health problems which means, as much as I hate the idea, I’m saddled with several prescription drugs that I have no choice but to take. Herbalism gives me back a little control over my life and peace of mind. I use it to calm my nerves during homework time with my daughter or to soothe my aches and pains after a long day gardening. Not to mention it has been practiced far longer than modern medicine and with satisfactory results. I find it very interesting and I can’t wait to share my studies with you.