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Forest Medicine


Our forests are where we find healing for our mind and spirit, but they also provide healing for our body. Watch Alison Czeczuga of Gaia Herbs in her Stories Happen in Forests video about the forest medicine traditions that her mother passed down to her and the powerful influence herbal remedies have had in improving her life. Herbs like American ginseng are in danger due to overharvesting, and our legacy of plant knowledge is in danger because of the industrial logging of our Southern forests. Without forests, we lose those healing herbs.

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