What's the deal with Adaptogens?
What, exactly are adaptogens and why do people take them? The word Adaptogen was first used in the 1940s by a Soviet MD and Pharmacist...
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Herbalists and other autonomous women operating outside of the patriarchy were labeled "Witches" in the middle ages. It is thought that upwards of a million women were systematically killed, many of them were Herbalists. This ended the practice of Herbalism in Continental Europe. This is also when "Western" Medicine was born.
Plants contain medicinal properties and here's the story of how I went from Registered Nurse to Mom, to Artist and Herbalist and what I've learned along the way.