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mf 1.) Describe the practice of herbology as a complementary therapy. What is herbology? When did it originate?
The practice of herbology is to substitute herbs instead of certain medicines to cure or help prevent allergies and diseases. Herbology is defined as the use of plants for medicinal purposes, and as the study of plants and their uses. No one really knows when man first used herbs. The first peoples on this earth had to have discovered them I would think. The love for plants goes back to thirty to fifty thousand years or longer ago.

2.) 5 herbal remedies and describe their use. What conditions are they used for/to treat? How are they administered?

Aloe Vera- Aloe Vera is a gel inside the plant. When extracted, this gel can be used to rejuvenate skin, aid in healing burns and sores. Aloe Vera can be ingested and helps internally for stomach disorders. It can also be used as a laxative. Aloe Vera can be administered in a form of gels, ointments, lotion, liquid drink, and as a powder.

Blue Cohosh- Blue Cohosh is a plant found in eastern North America. It is a pea sized dark blue fruit. This berry has many uses including being used during pregnancy for anti-spasmodic action, uterine tonic and anti-rheumatic diuretic. Blue Cohosh can help with: an easy delivery, delayed or suppressed menstruation, can help treat kidney or bladder infections. For this herb for administrating it you will have to boil a cup of water and take a tsp. of the dried fruit, mix it with boiling water, when it cools down you can drink it three times a day.

Comfrey- comfrey’s roots and leaves are the most useful out of this plant. This herb is excellent for wound healing. Comfrey is used to heal gastric ulcers, hernias, and hemorrhages. This herb can also help with bronchitis or with a terrible cough, because it will sooth and reduce irritation. This herb can be…...

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