What is Traditional Herbalism?

Herbalism is a holistic approach to health working with whole plants as our greatest allies, often in the form of teas, tinctures and salves. It is traditional to many (most) cultures, although much knowledge has been lost in recent centuries due to patriarchy, capitalism and colonialism. My approach is grounded in my own cultural traditions: Western European, with predominantly celtic influences but also largely influenced by Indigenous traditions from Turtle Island, and other cultures encountered here: Traditional Chinese medicine, Aryuveda, Buddhism.