Authors: Dragana Vilinac
Addresses: Neal's Yard Remedies, Peacemarsh, Gillingham SP8 4EU, Dorset, UK
Abstract: Statutory regulation will enable practitioners of herbal medicine to become a significant contributor to empowering the nation|s health. Herbal medicine|s central ethos – it is healing ecology – enables the individual to take responsibility and provides tools to actively engage in a healing process. Phytotherapy – use of medicinal plants as a part of healing regime can bring radical change to patient|s expectations and the way the medical community operates. Health as an active state of physical, emotional, mental and social well-being, must be viewed in the light of interdependence with all communities of life on Earth.
Keywords: healing ecology; interdependence; herbal medicine; plant medicines; phytotherapy; health; wellbeing.
World Review of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development, 2008 Vol.5 No.2, pp.140 - 150
Published online: 30 May 2008 *Full-text access for editors Access for subscribers Purchase this article Comment on this article