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Why Is Herbal Medicine So Ripe For Grift?

Practising plant-based medicine is a deeply human experience. Our ancestors developed knowledge through experimentation, and handed down results of this continued experimentation through generations. People developed deep relationships with the plants and fungi around them, and became proficient in utilising them for food, fibres, and medicine. Medicine isn’t something that’s okay to be wrong about. The best-case scenario with being wrong while practising plant-based medicine is that nothing happens, but the worst-case scenario can lead to headaches, nausea, liver damage, kidney failure, and death. Even for plants that are known to be safe, someone may have an allergic reaction that could land them in the hospital. Practising plant-based medicine should…

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