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Plants have a long history of use as spirit medicine. From extreme journeys of the soul, such as Ayuhuasca to commonplace rituals such as a soothing cup of chamomile tea.
With the recently increasing popularity of “botanical biohacking”, adaptogens, ancient tonic herbs, nootropics and anxiolytics long used by traditional medicine systems and natural health practitioners are making their way into the kitchens of increasing numbers of people, as their ability to significantly elevate the spirit becomes more widely known.
Never has the topic of immunity been more discussed than now. Far from being straightforward, it is a complex subject which must be viewed from many angles.
From a biological perspective, we have an innate immune system. When we are healthy, happy and vital it functions as designed, and keeps pathogens at bay. Differentiating between that which is of benefit and that which may do harm.
"You should never put anything on your skin you wouldn't eat."
Words of truth from Vanessa Megan, who's products have graced our shelves for over 10 years.. environmental medicine is a foundational element to holistic wellness, you can do everything else "right" and if your skincare, personal care and household products (and food, supplements, herbs and water) aren't clean it's an incomplete approach whereby you are forgoing optimum health.. Here's a few of our favourite truly chemical free skincare ranges;
"For every human illness, somewhere in the world there exists a plant which is the cure." - Rudolf Steiner
It only takes a brief trip back through history to recognize plants as our original medicine.. While the advent of modern medicine brought with it some giant leaps in our understanding of human biology and the ability to treat in particular acute dis-ease and symptoms, it sadly also heralded the forgetting of ancient healing knowledge and the rise of the commodification of human health.
"Optimum nutrition is the medicine of tomorrow." Dr Linus Pauling
In an ideal world we would receive all the nutrients we need from our diet, however hundreds of years of improper agricultural practices have left our soils chronically depleted of essential microbes, minerals and other nutrients, our food travels further than ever before to reach us, losing vital nutrients and prana along the way.
"The food you eat can be either the safest and most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison.”