Today, people are returning to the spirit of the natural world, using plants to treat and prevent dis-ease in the body as well as fueling the body with plant-based foods. We now have the know how to make a clear distinction between culinary and medicinal herbs, unlike our ancestors who learned from trial and error. Herbs are astonishing plants and have even been linked with white (light) and black (dark) magic, where root-gathers, root- doctors, or root-workers have performed special and secret rituals with them.
I personally know how powerful plants are because they were a part of my holistic recovery after a car accident I had in 2013. I used the herb comfrey known as” knitbone” to mend my broken nose and collar bone back together naturally. Comfrey’s impressive healing attributes also reduced pain and swelling in my joints, speeding up the healing process. The car accident resulted in me having two surgeries, and after the surgeries I used the herb arnica which has a remarkable ability to stimulate the body’s own healing powers and is valuable in aiding recovery after surgery and even in childbirth. I applied the gel from fresh aloe vera leaves to my skin daily to help heal the scars on my skin. I used plant-based foods as medicine to heal not only my body but my mind and spirit. I thank the Creator for giving us every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it, allowing that to be our food. (Genesis 1:29). I incorporated a lot of other herbs to aid me in the healing process while I recovered and in which I still use today.
In the following weeks, Live Licious will feature a plant, revealing its secret healing powers. Some featured plants will be for medicinal usage and others for culinary usage. But they all will have beneficial properties to help heal the body, mind and spirit. Please join us on the journey of exploring the secret life of plants and pay homage to the simplicity way of life…Back to Nature!