"Mom, do you believe in essential oils?" my 15 year old son recently asked with a bit of a coy tone in his voice. I'll admit, I was stunned by his question considering that for most of his life I've dragged him with me while peddling herbs all over the state. He brought my attention to an important issue tho, as is often the case with kids and the things they seem to "randomly" blurt out.
The issue I'm referring to is the disconnect in modern thought regarding using plants
This fruit bearing evergreen tree has been revered as a symbol of peace, prosperity and wisdom for thousands of years. To ancient people it represented more than highly prized oil and medicinal leaves, it stood for their survival. According to the Abrahamic religions, the first sign of life brought to Noah after the great flood was a twig of Olive leaves, yet even today the Olive tree is treated as sacred for its numerous life sustaining qualities. Research into the health be