This book is written
for the beginner herbal student or person who realizes that "to
everything there is a purpose."; that herbs were here before
doctors and that early American or English settlers did not arrive
on American soil with pharmacies awaiting them.
The irony of Early
American acquisition of Turtle Island (the Indian name for America)
is that Indians had to teach the white man how to plant and cure
ailments with herbs. Without the natural knowledge of Indians, the
population of the white settlers could not have grown, as those
settlers brought with them diseases, such as smallpox, which were
not known to American soil or to Indians.
In the three hundred
and forty years which have passed since then, the American Medical
Association was formed. The AMA created schools of medicine and
very diligently denied, ignored and deleted any respect for natural
American Indian healing ways.
The AMA forgot
that herbal therapy alone kept all the Indians alive and well for
70,000 years before the first American doctor arrived. Those first
American or European doctors were kept alive by herbal medicine
found on American soil.
Now herb stores
have opened and begin to serve as a reminder to all wise people
that a return to natural Indian ways is best for the human body.
Chemical drugs have the ability to alleviate conditions but rarely
cure a disease. Herbs have the power to cure the very diseases which
most doctors have been unable to cure. The wisest of doctors or
people will combine their knowledge with the use of herbs to combat
disease. Diseases like cystic fibrosis, cancer, multiple sclerosis,
muscular dystrophy, hypertension and lupus erythematosus are not
found among American Indian tribes and the reason is clearly found
in the diet and the use of herbal medicine known to Indians and
passed down through many generations.
book is the first authentic book written by an American Indian Apache
woman who is also a teacher of herbal therapy. The difference between
and Herbal Therapist and a doctor is the doctor rarely takes the
drugs he or she prescribes. An Herbal Therapist has taken the herbs
and seen first-hand their results. Herbs are not new, untested or
animal-tested-only; they are not just now coming out to be dispensed
to human beings like guinea pigs. Therein lies the safety of herbal
medicine. The Creator placed herbs in every country in the world
to cure all ills. The herbs suggested in this book work vibrationally
in every race of human beings, not just for Indian people.
In the final analysis,
the natural way - not the chemical way - is best for the good health
and prevention of illnesses in the human body. When people place
all their faith only in doctors and chemicals, they forget or ignore
the Creatorís great love of people and the purposeful herbal medicine
provided by Mother Nature to alleviate human suffering.. One need
not have faith in herbal medicine for herbs to cure disease, but
must take the herbs for the necessary amount of time, as revealed
by the body. Then the proof of their worth becomes amazingly apparent.
As a registered
nurse for over 30 years, I must say that it is probably a good idea
now to tell your doctor that you are taking herbs to assist in your
own healing. Since Herbal Therapy is unfortunately not taught in
American schools of medicine, many doctors still do not have enough
herbal knowledge (or enough ego strength) to accept the truth of
herbal medicine, but many others are realizing its importance.