Excellent reference books
Excellent reference books on learning how to make your own herbal blends are by Linda Rector-page and Leslie Tierra.I learned how to use herbs in my life by seeing practitioners who were also herbalist and taking herbal classes. I purchased reference books with an herbal dictionary (Materia Medica) and how to blend a formula; we can all learn how to use food and herbs for good health.
In Europe, herbal medicine is common practice; the German Commission E is a publication of 390 monographs which evaluate the safety and efficacy of herbs for prescribing in Germany. The scientific review board which is the governing body for herbal medicine in Germany is the “Bundesinstitut für Arzeimittel und Medizinprodukte”. The Commission E became known beyond Germany in the 1990s is used as a reference book for doctors and herbalists.
I used Chinese medicine when I looked for natural ways to heal my many ailments of constantly feeling fatigued, moody, emotional, angry, bloated, and gassy, body pain and constipation.
As a child I became very sick from too many antibiotics, prednisone, Ibuprofen and allergy shots; doctors trying to heal what medication caused. I wasn’t until I was 28 years old the year 1992 I learned there was more than Western medicine for my health issues; physical and mental. Being introduced to whole organic foods, Traditional Chinese Medicine and western herbs I began to from feeling fatigued, moody, emotional, angry, bloated, and gassy, body pain and constipation. It took years to of being careful with my food choices while I was healing my gut and immune system and to this day I still need to be careful and I use Eastern and Western holistic medicine for maintaining my health.
Finding your balance is up to you and finding a natural health practitioner that works with herbal medicine and food therapy is of the utmost importance when suffering from deep-rooted health concerns. Those who eat, sleep and find balance in their life feel well!