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Intro to Plant-Based Health & Wellness

Herbs, plants, roots, flowers and bark have been used for millennia to strengthen the body’s natural healing capacity.

One of the oldest written records of using plants for wellness can be found in ancient Egyptian papyri dating back to 1550 B.C., which are believed written from an even older source. Through countless experiments of trial-and-error, our ancestors have been discovering the many benefits that Mother Earth has to offer through her foliage, seeds and abundant vegetation, passing this information on through writings and oral histories. Many cultures throughout the world still rely heavily on Earth’s bounty for healing.

As we become interested in educating ourselves about natural health and wellness, it is vital to have as much information as possible—education is the key. The more we know about available natural options, the stronger our decision-making ability will be as we strive to improve our overall health in body, mind and spirit.

Natural Awakenings magazine is pleased to introduce our newest section, Plant-Based Health and Wellness, as a helpful tool for readers to gain understanding and information. Each month, we will showcase natural, plant-based approaches for healing, along with their history, uses and benefits. We’ll include local businesses and practitioners as resources that are invested in teaching and sharing their knowledge about the natural properties and benefits of these vital and energizing approaches.

Disclaimer: We collected this information from various sources for the convenience of our customers. The statements made regarding these products were not evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The efficacy of these products is not confirmed by FDA-approved research. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. The information presented here is not meant as a substitute for information from health care practitioners. Before using any product, it is advised to consult your health care practitioner regarding the risk of interactions or complications with a medical condition or medications.