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Burning witches was a mistake
« on: 27/06/2005 05:52:36 »
I heard a report on the news the other day that an extract from a common weed may be efficacious in the treatment of a certain type of leukemia. As the largest part of a medieval witch's trade was herb lore, what else would we now know about were these people not persecuted to near-extinction?


 

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Re: Burning witches was a mistake
« Reply #1 on: 05/07/2005 21:33:33 »
Hello,

I have just heard on the news that maleria is killing so very many and "they" are just looking at Artemisia Absinthium (Wormwood)which was used for hundreds of years as a cure.  But, we are told that it will be very expensive to extract the tincture and then make a cure.

One wonders why "they" don't just brew a tea and make a cream from it.

Herbs are the real and natural remedies.

Man made medicinal compounds always have more side effects than symptoms, and if you want to have a real hoot, read the directions on a packet of prozac.

The witches trade was indeed herbalism.
 

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Re: Burning witches was a mistake
« Reply #2 on: 06/07/2005 14:43:12 »
Yes, artemisia (chinese / sweet wormwood) is showing great promise as an antimalarial with good tolerance and few side effects. You are correct, its history lies in Chinese medicine dating back 2000 years.

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Re: Burning witches was a mistake
« Reply #3 on: 07/07/2005 15:29:05 »
Hi,

I grow my own herbs which we make tea for medicinal purposes although I would like to make tinctures and I have recently started to make crystal essences.

I studied crystal therapy under Michael Gienger.

Smokey Quartz is the first one that I made and it is so efficacious
and fast acting it is the best treatment for stress that I have ever come accross. I have seen some websites that call this Vibrational Medicine, have you come accross it or used this yourself?
 

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Re: Burning witches was a mistake
« Reply #4 on: 31/07/2005 14:42:29 »
Where can I learn about herbal medicine? I have started to bake my own bread and make a lot of my own food now. I don't know why but I feel this need to return to basics and start doing things myself. Making bread is a right royal pain in the butt but I have refused to buy any more bread even if it works out more expensive.

I saw a prescription for fluoxetine hanging up on my friend's cork board yesterday and I was shocked. He does not need anti depressants but it seems GPs give them out like smarties. I have had long chats with my mate and he has mild depression because he is stuck at home with the kids all day.

Anyway my point is I am very interested in herbal remedies now. I am NOT interested in that crap which is simply a placebo but something with scientific evidence of pharmacological activity.

Does anybody know where I can get bona fide training in herbal medicine?

I hope to use this when I return to medicine later on in life.

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