Open Dialog With A Herbalist: Ask Us Anything You Want
Your health is a serious matter. We herbalists dedicate our lives to understanding medicinal plants and how they affect the body. In today’s age of modern medicine, it can be a struggle to get real answers, guidance, and clarity when it comes to how we feel and why. It can be difficult to even find an educated ear willing to listen.
We are here to offer some clarity and point you in the right direction to do your own research, so if you’ve been dealing with something bothersome and want to know how herbalism might be worth learning more about, then use this as an opportunity to ask that question you’ve been wondering about.
What to know before asking… We are herbalists, not doctors. We can not provide medical advice, nor can we treat or diagnose. If you ask us to diagnose, we will tell you to ask your doctor or a medical professional. If you ask about drug interactions, we will point you to our Herb Warnings page. If you ask for dosing help or how to use one of our products, we may not respond to your question, and ask that you visit our FAQ page first.
There are some questions we will not be able to answer, or dig super deep on. In some cases, we might wish to respond directly by email, otherwise we’ll publish our answers on this blog post over the next few weeks. Please provide as much information as possible, as diet and lifestyle can play huge roles in figuring out what’s wrong. If you feel your question is much to personal, simply email us directly from our Contact page.
For life threatening situations or illnesses that require immediate medical care, we will not help you and must ask you to call your primary care physician, goto your nearest hospital, or call 911 for immediate assistance.
To ask a question, please leave a comment below and we will respond as soon as we can. Be sure to check this blog article often over the next few weeks for answers to your questions. Until then, please visit our store for a complete list of our herbal offerings and formulary, only available at www.WoodlandHerbal.com
*QUESTIONS & ANSWERS:
Question #1: "Hypothyroidism and adrenal fatigue. Is there a solution? 😆 I would love to get labs so that I have a place to start, but it's soooo confusing."
Answer #1: Other than using herbs to maintain good overall health, there isn't much in the natural world that helps problems with the thyroid gland in a noticeable way. As of right now, the only natural options that help involve secretions from monkey glands, which we do not dabble in. Getting labs is a great place to start so you know where you are, so seeking advice from your doctor or a medical professional is ideal. As mentioned, there are some herbs to support overall wellness, which can help maintain but will not cure, and so you may wish to do your own research. Look into: Ginseng, Eleuthero, Ashwagandha (only if not dealing with another chronic illness, as it can rile up the immune system), Holy Basil, Rhodiola, and Bee Pollen are good places to start your study.
Question #2: "Do you ever let people come and do a tour of your facility or offer any classes?"
Answer #2: We are a small family operation, so we do not have a facility that's setup for tours at this time. We started out in our home kitchens and have since purchased a workshop space and land in the Warsaw, Ohio area. We are currently working on renovations with the end goal being to open a little shop by fall, if all goes well. I can't be sure yet, as it might not be until next year, depending how things go with the Etsy situation. We have taught classes in the past, and may get back to doing that in the future. <3
Question #3: "I have heart palpitations – specifically diagnosed by my Dr as PVCs – a ventricular disrhythmia. I have them almost all the time, but especially when I am stressed, anxious, or low on sleep. My doctor recommended being on a beta blocker indefinitely, but I am 31 in good shape, and I eat well, plus that feels like a long time to be on a prescription. I wanted to ask: are there tinctures or herbs that are good for helping with heart palpitations?"
Answer #3: "I am curious if you have had this only since COVID, or longer? Many individuals are noticing after effects like heart palpitations after contracting the virus. You could try a tea or tincture that could help ease your nerves to start, since that's when palpations often feel worse. Exercise and clean eating are super important, and good quality sleep and plenty of it. Absolutely no caffeine or other stimulants, alcohol, and tobacco. Introduction of adaptogenic plants can help the body cope and heal. Perhaps, consider looking into our Nutritive Tonic Tea and our CALM or Nervous Rabbit Tincture. I would run the ingredients by your physician first, of course, and you can do your own research to identify any known herb warnings and interactions here.