Are you into herbal medicine, and love research? Are you stuck for a writing topic, or perhaps want to roll your sleeves up and get into some hardcore study? We'd love to encourage you to start drafting a killer awesome #naturalmedicine post!
We've been spending a lot of time on Twitter lately, sharing good Natural Medicine posts on Steem and connecting with other wellness bloggers. Doing so, we came across this wonderful list by Eclectic Witchcraft, listing topics that every budding herbalist should research. We were compelled to share it with you, knowing it will give you some topic inspiration! Not everyone can afford or has the time to go and pay for a herbalist course, but deep dives into any of the following topics would expand your knowledge immensely!
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Things That Every Beginner Herbalist Should Research
From Eclectic Witchcraft
What are adaptogens?
What are alteratives?
What are aromatics?
What are astringents?
What are bitters?
What are nervines?
What are carminatives?
What are diaphoretics?
What are diuretics?
What are emollients?
What are expectorants?
What are tonics?
What are common delivery methods for herbal remedies?
How do you use a compress?
How do you use an essential oil?
How do you use a decoction?
How do you use an extract?
How do you use an infusion?
How do you use an infused oil?
How do you use a liniment?
How do you use a poultice?
How do you use a salve?
How do you use a syrup?
Necessary and helpful tools for herbalists
The history of herbalism
Local, state, and federal laws of herbalism
Common local plants that can be harvested for remedies
What plants are common in your area?
What are the home remedies in your local area for certain ailments?
The theories of Traditional Chinese Medicine
The theories of Ayurvedic medicine
The theories of plant spirit medicine
The theories of Indigenous or Tribal Medicine
The theories of Western herbalism
The theories of the Eclectics
Plant identification skills
How to wildcraft ethically
How to grow and harvest your own herbal remedies
Dosages of specific plants for specific ailments
How to use kitchen herbs as medicine
Herbalism for preventative health
How specific cultures use herbs
How to understand scientific names of plants
The use of fermentation in herbalism
How to make a materia medica
Herbal remedies as beauty products
Herbal remedies for female issues
Herbal remedies for male issues
Herbal remedies for children
Herbal remedies for the elderly
What extraction medium is best for specific plants
Where to find herbs locally, either in the wild or in stores
Common herbalist vocabulary
Language to avoid using as an herbalist
Of course you don't have to limit yourself to these topics, or perhaps your post will dive deep into only a small aspect of these topics! If you aren't sure, please get in touch.
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