Making Botanical Medicine Our Rightful Heritage

Here is our class Herbs for Pets learning how to make our own medicine. We are working on several things; milk thistle extractions, Pau D’ Arco and Skullcap glycerites. We had an expert work with the class, a former extractor  for GAIA Herbs who has much study under his belt before opening his own herbal products company right here in Black Mountain.

We made the medicine from the raw product so that our students would know how to do this from scratch. If the world suddenly became so uncomfortable that for any reason we didn’t have the luxury of purchasing quality certified organic material we could indeed make our very own. [Read more…]


In todays Health Secrets Newsletter there is an article by Ethan Huff titled; Global Efforts to ban Mercury in Medicines Coming to a Head that relays the following information:

At the fifth session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee to prepare a global legally binding instrument on mercury in medicines (INC5), which took place earlier this year, delegates from around the world decided whether or not to pass a resolution restricting the use of Thimerosal in all vaccines. The text of their discussion and decision will be made available at a diplomatic convention later this year in Japan.

As it turns out, many of the Thimerosal-containing vaccines that have been banned from developed countries like the U.S. and Canada have been shuffled off onto developing nations in Africa, for instance, where there has been a huge upsurge in cases of autism and neurological damage.

“Thimerosal, used as a preservative, is favored by the pharmaceutical industry because it is cheap and enables the industry to keep making vaccines in old and dirty factories,” explained Dr. Mark Geier, M.D., Ph.D., to the African Delegation of the UN Treaty recently. “Sadly, Thimerosal also causes developmental problems, mental retardation and autism in mercury-sensitive children. Boys are more susceptible to mercury poisoning than girls, because testosterone amplifies the toxicity of this poison.” [Read more…]