Written by Sharon Moncrief, herbalist; proprietor, Greenbrier Herbalist
In our modern culture, we often think of herbs as a fascinating, but perhaps archaic form of medicine that may have little relevance to our fast-paced lifestyle and the complex health issues we face.
But let’s consider that traditional herbal medicine really can have relevance in our lives and our community today:
1. Many organic farmers are expanding their production beyond organic food to herbs. When you purchase and use herbs and herbal products grown and produced in the local community, you are supporting the environment and local economy.
2. Organically grown medicinal herbs enhance the health of the ecosystem by providing agricultural diversity on farms which supports healthy soils and growing environment. Many medicinal plants improve the pest management and pollination matrix.
3. Herbal medicine stimulates and supports our body’s innate healing systems in an interactive way. Using herbal medicine can help you feel more grounded and connected to Nature, as well as increase your awareness of your body and encourage that feeling of confidence in your own health and well-being.
If you would like to know more about how to integrate herbal remedies into your own health plan, give me a call at 267-337-5236.
Sharon Moncrief, owner of Greenbrier Herbalist, offers a variety of handcrafted herbal products for sale at the Doylestown Food Co-op. She provides individual consultations at her office in Upper Black Eddy where she creates custom-blended remedies. Visit her website here!
Want to learn more about Greenbrier Herbalist? We had a wonderful talk with Sharon about her business and history- Read it Here!