For thousands of years herbs have been used to support health and recovery from illness and disease. According to the World Health Organization, 80% of the world population uses plants for health and medicine. At Tincture of Thyme Healthcare, we have a nice selection of dry herbs & house made herbal tinctures which have been lovingly created from local & organically sourced herbs.
Herbs can support health in 3 general ways. Some herbs are used for short term illnesses, such as colds and flus. Other herbs are gentle and nutritious, providing slow, steady tonic effects over weeks to months. Lastly, some herbs are as potent and potentially dangerous as medications; these herbs are rarely used in this practice. When we recommend herbal support, we take into consideration the benefits, burdens, and possible interactions with your current medications and supplements. You will be provided with information about how to use the herbs and what to expect. Herbs will not be used in place of prescription medications if there is a risk to your health.
“Our bodies are not distinct from the bodies of plants and animals, with which we are involved in the cycles of feeding and the intricate companionships of ecological systems and of the spirit. They are not distinct from the earth, the sun and moon, and the other heavenly bodies.”
(Wendell Berry, the Unsettling of America)