Herbal medicine was the only medicine for thousands of years and the precursor to modern pharmaceuticals. The healing power of plants is the passion of this week’s guest, Simon Mills, who is a world authority on herbal medicine. Simon shares his wisdom on how herbal remedies work differently to pharmaceuticals and how the formulation of these remedies is holistic and bespoke to the person. He discusses the medicine cabinet in your kitchen and the role of herbs and spices in diet and the microbiome. In the face of increasing chronic disease, Simon comments on the future of herbal medicine and the essential role it can play. He also gives tips on finding a good practitioner and the best diet to exploit the healing power of plants.
For more information go to http://www.herbalhub.net. For further reading, see The Dictionary of Modern Herbalism and other books by Simon Mills.