(Article & Photos by Brandon Scott/© Woodland Herbal Apothecary)
William Osler, who was one of the founding professors of Johns Hopkins Hospital, once said, “The person who takes medicine must recover twice, once from the disease and once from the medicine.”
Herbal medicine has been around since the dawn of time, for it is the plants that have healed us and assisted in our evolution. Modern medicine is known for its quick acting effects, but equally as positive as some of the effects may be, it is the dark side that scares us, for it is the side effects that can sometimes be worse than the original ailment. We at Woodland Herbal focus on herbal medicine because it is gentler and kinder, yet it can be very effective without many side effects, if any at all. And, it was the original medicine, and to us, it still is.