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The Human Relationship with the Herbs

Humans and Herbs through Time ( an abstract from Diploma coursebook)

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Although the study of herbalism is as old as time, we still have a long way to go before we understand even a fraction of what herbs and plants have to offer. Fewer than 5 percent of an estimated 250-500,000 plant species have actually been exam­ined for pharmacological activity. Modern medicine is only just beginning to investigate the scientific and medicinal properties of many forgotten plants that were used by healers in the past. As we discover more about the benefits of these exotic species we are likely to see an increasing use in herbal remedies and continue to benefit from their many powerful properties."  from The Master Herbalist Diploma coursebook

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