Author Topic: Sacred Plant and Earth Medicine  (Read 1784 times)

chaunska

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Sacred Plant and Earth Medicine
« on: January 22, 2012, 08:35:58 PM »
There are many very old cures and treatments for common ailments and disease.   Plant and mineral identification is very important for proper cures.    Storage and preparation is another important aspect of this Medicine.   Listening to the "Plant People" is sometimes how we know what to use.   Herbivors have no problem with this sense and we humans need to relearn it.   

npe1pas

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Re: Sacred Plant and Earth Medicine
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2012, 11:55:47 AM »
Very good advise.  My partner has been collecting knowledge for a number of years. She gets this knowledge from both printed matter and from the plants themselves.  She has been collecting a variety of medicinal plants and saving seeds (when the plant lends itself to propagation in this manner) from what she can.

A plant identification guide for the local flora is a good way to gain some info when you don't have access to a teacher.  There are a number of guide books available for uses of the different plants. Here is a sample of a book for the Eastern US. http://www.amazon.com/gp/reader/1879181967/ref=sr_1_1?p=S00W&keywords=cherokee+plant+medicine&ie=UTF8&qid=1327348374.

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chaunska

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Re: Sacred Plant and Earth Medicine
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2012, 01:55:16 PM »
Tanyan yahi Npe1pas,  (welcome)

I have seen that book, it is very good.    It is also good that she is listening to the plants.   She should continue to practice in the field.   Get the feel for the uses of each plant.   Collect it up and tape it to a piece of paper and write down the uses the plant is telling you on the paper.    Then go look up to see if you were correct in the interpertation of what the plant was telling you.    Since they don't use language, interpertation is our part and we must test ourselves to make sure we are understanding correctly.