Herbalism is the use of plants for therapeutic purposes to treat and prevent disease and to promote health. The practice of using plants as remedies is a tradition that has been practiced all over the world since ancient times. Our dependence on modern medications has developed more recently, over the past 100 years. Ideally, we would turn first to our plants to promote our health, by preventing and treating illness.

Herbal remedies can be used for many of our routine health issues, with no adverse side effects. But the chain of passing on these home herbal remedies has been broken. We can gain back that knowledge in order to make our own home remedies confidently and safely, by studying the plants and learning how to use them.

The Reno County Herbal Study Group has been formed to provide a forum for people to learn the many benefits of various herbs. The primary focus will be learning about herbs for natural healing and health.