Archive for February, 2008

Introducing my blog

Saturday, February 2nd, 2008

Blog time. For anyone out there reading this, I’m going to use this area for writing about thoughts I have as it somewhat pertains to herbalism, herb medicine, plants, clinical practice, and basically the daily ins and outs of being an herbalist in the United States in the early part of the 21st century.
It won’t be too polished, as this is place where I can jot down thoughts as they pass through, rather than putting them in the official biography on my website. But to be frank, this may be a good place to read from if you are interested in coming to my school and understanding my bias and perspective on things herbal.
I don’t really care for the word herbal medicine or herbalist much, as I am someone who loves plants in general and looks to incorporate items of natural origin (ino)  in my medicine, including  fungi,  lichen, and woody plants, which are by definition, not herbs. If it was up to me, I think I would call myself something like a Medical Plantist. I realize that it does not role off the tongue well, but since I’m probably going to be called an herbalist no matter what, I thought I’d put it out there. In the late 1800’s the term Medical Botanist was bandied about , and I can get behind that pretty well.