Plant medicine for cultivating resilience.
Plants are complex, with hundreds of chemical constituents, life force and wisdom. Humans and plants have evolved together in symbiosis: we need plants to be healthy and resilient beings and to adapt to challenges we face in this world. Herbal medicine is one small step towards repairing a deeply wounded, profoundly needed relationship between humans and this Earth. Let's dream of a world where rivers are free, where lands are stewarded in sacred relationships, where people learn to live in harmony with each other and the Earth, where everyone can access a dignified life, where systems of power and oppression are collectively dismantled and replaced by community-led initiatives. Let's dream of herbal medicine being accessible to everyone, where empowering, holistic, integrative community healthcare is the norm, and where part of being a health care provider means being committed to actually addressing the root causes of illness and disease. Let's envision and create a herbalism that is a crucial part of resilient communities, mutual aid and webs of care.