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Is Herbalism Dead?
3/18/2010 5:58:47 AM    [ Flag as Inappropriate ]

Is herbalism alive or dead and how you can become an herbalist.
Interviews can be fun and interesting. In preparing for an interview, I often try to prepare beforehand by figuring out what the questions will be. Sometimes Iím dead on with a few questions but there is always the stumper. Recently, I had an interview wherein the interviewer successfully baffled me. I think she was playing devilís advocate but I canít be sure. Her question was very thought-provoking; it was something to the effect of: With so many ready-made herbal products available why on earth would anyone want to go through all the trouble of creating their own herbal formulations?

The question was provocative. I thought long and hard about it. I thought for others not myself because I am an herbalist and aromatherapist and thatís not about to change in the foreseeable future. What came to mind as being implicit in the question: Is Herbalism dead or is it a dieing art form? My answer is an emphatic ďno.Ē

Regarding the fact that herbal products exist all over the marketplace--yes that is all well and good. Years ago you couldnít buy healing balms, herbal shampoos, tinctures, plant essences or even herbal tea bags; instead you had to do-it yourself. Similarly, today...continues here:

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More Blogs by Stephanie Rose Bird
• Interview on Broowaha - Tuesday, March 23, 2010
• Sacred Gardening for Conjuration - Sunday, March 21, 2010
•  Is Herbalism Dead? - Thursday, March 18, 2010  
• How to Pick Up Black Chicks? - Wednesday, February 17, 2010
• Post Black Blog - Wednesday, February 17, 2010
• Reading "Wench" - Monday, February 15, 2010
• Elemental Rituals - Thursday, February 11, 2010

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