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Health Benefits of Herbs

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Humans have always used herbs to augment the taste and aroma of food, to make soothing healing teas, and balance the constitution. Herbs are a form of whole medicine in a world where we’re realizing that the industrialization of food and medicine created a system where what we eat leads to the many common, and preventable, health problems. This short introduction to herbs will cover easy ways to diversify your diet with herbs, an brief look at the safety issues involved (including false or misguided information on the internet), and some basic frameworks for understanding how to use herbs.

Leah Wolfe, MPH, is a community herbalist and health educator with a background in health research. She has been studying herbalism for more than 20 years. She earned a Masters degree in public health at Portland State University and believes that becoming a master herbalist takes a lifetime. She helped found the Trillium Center (trilliumcenter.org), a botanical sanctuary and school for self-reliance and other folk arts at BLD farm in NE Ohio. She has experience in disaster relief, setting up free clinics, herbal consultations, and wilderness first response.

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