There are several types of herbology systems used today, they include Chinese, Western, European, Native American and Chinese.  They all use natural resources, plants, roots, flowers, bark and leaves to promote health and well-being.

Each plant has a distinct flavor such as sweet, salty or bitter.  These flavors have corresponding healing properties. The practitioner considers the quality and flavor of an herb when determining which herbs to use for which conditions.  For example, a high fever would be treated with herbs with cooling properties such as marshmallow root. 

Plants have evolved with the ability to synthesize chemical compounds that protect them from insects, herbivores and fungi.  These compounds, or secondary metabolites are often very beneficial when treating human diseases.  Aspirin, digitalis and opium are examples of the 25% of modern drugs used widely today, that are been derived from plants.

Traditional Chinese medicine practitioners, naturopaths and alternative medicine practitioners are trained in Herbology.

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