When we are new to learning about herbs we often have many questions and aren’t sure where to get answers. Herbalism is a lifelong learning journey and even those with years of experience can learn daily from the herbal gifts God provides. My heart is to share the healing beauty and depth of God’s creation through herbal education and consultation. Starting in March I will be writing a monthly Ask the Herbalist question and answer post. I believe it is very likely I will learn just as much from your questions as you will from my answers. Let’s take this herbal knowledge journey together as we seek wisdom from Adonai.
Question and Answer Guidelines
First let us set up some guidelines to make sure we all understated how this question and answer series will work. You can ask your question by clicking on the Ask the Herbalist tab and filling out the contact form. I will go through all of the questions each month and choose one to answer. I am sorry I can’t answer them all however if I start receiving a lot of questions I may add additional posts each month, or if your question is really good I may just do a thorough blog post on the subject. I will write a blog post answering the question on the second Monday of each month starting on March 9th. In order to keep this anonymous please include just your initials or nickname on the contact form. It is important to only use the contact form on the Ask the Herbalist tab as the other contact forms are for direct questions you may have about scheduling a consultation.
So What type of Question Can I Ask
I am unable to answer questions regarding your personal health needs in this format. You may wonder why and the short answer is that without a consultation it is just not a safe practice. If you have a personal question regarding a consultation please use the contact me form or schedule a consultation as discussed above. “So what type of question can I ask”, you say…? questions about herbs, how to make, how to use herbs, wildcrafting, herbal properties, information about different diagnoses and illnesses, recipes, herbal safety. Here is an example of some questions that will work well for this question and answer blog format:
Can you tell me more about the herb chaparral?
I was recently diagnosed with fibromyalgia, can you tell me more about this diagnosis?
Is chamomile a safe herb during pregnancy or for babies?
How do I know how much alcohol to use when making a tincture?
You get the gist. You can use the Ask the Herbalist tab or you can send an email with your question directly to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I chose to use the term herb maven because I hope to share my herbal knowledge to help you grow in the knowledge of God’s healing creation. Maven is a Yiddish word described by wikipedia:
A maven (also mavin) is a trusted expert in a particular field, who seeks to pass knowledge on to others. The word maven comes from Hebrew, meaning “one who understands”, based on an accumulation of knowledge.
Though I hesitate to call myself or anyone an expert when it comes to a diverse, advanced, detailed, and rich field like herbalism, I do pray that this website and my knowledge will become a trusted source and that as we discuss herbalism we can grow in knowledge and wisdom together. I have learned that man’s knowledge is truly fleeting yet God’s wisdom holds us stable. Thus this word that can also be used in a satirical way fits our journey together. I pray that we open our hearts and minds and let God’s wisdom fill us to receive deeply rooted wellness.
So please start asking questions using the Ask the Herbalist tab.
Share with us in the comments what you think about this new post series.