Herbalism, also known as medicinal Botany (a neologism by Dr. K. Seshagirirao, University of Hyderabad, India), medical herbalism, herbal medicine, herbology, botanical medicine and phytotherapy, is a traditional medicinal or folk medicine practice based on the use of plants and plant extracts.
An isolation tank is a lightless, soundproof tank in which subjects float in salty water at skin temperature. They were first used by John C. Lilly in 1954 in order to test the effects of sensory deprivation. Such tanks are now also used for meditation, relaxation, and in alternative medicine.
Long before pharmaceuticals came onto the scene, women relied on their intuition and Mother Nature to keep themselves and their families healthy. Guided by their inner wisdom, our ancestors often used healing plants they plucked from nature. And it’s remarkable that our herbalist ancestors often used the same herbs to treat the same conditions even though they were separated by thousands of miles. For example, American Indian women and Chinese women both used angelica (dong quai) to treat menopausal symptoms.
Today we have many scientific studies that confirm what our ancestors intuitively knew—plants contain a wide range of healing ingredients, including essential fatty acids, phytoestrogens, and antioxidants that help us stay healthy at all stages of our lives, including menopause.