According to Amharic dictionary herbalist is ስርማሽ/ባህላዊ
As an herbalist I use herbs, spices, natural fats and other natural substances to promote well-being by inspiring others to be aware of their mental and physical health.
When it comes to our well-being, I think ,"Less is more!" And our thoughts also matter.
A little change goes a long way, if done consistently. When we feel down emotionally or physically, a simple thought as “I am well!” or “I have no idea what’s going on!” is the difference between fast recovery or not.
Please note that “Health is more than the absence of diseases”, but more often than not we need to achieve the latter before pursuing the former. Once we have reached the desired level of health and wholeness in our life, we definitely need to maintain it. “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”
That being said, a few narratives come to mind on how and why I have ended up being an herbalist, but a fervent will to control my own wellbeing stands out the most.
One bright sunny day, some 15 years ago, a visit to a doctor determined that faith.
It's a well-known fact that when your doctor doesn’t make any sense, you change your doctor! "Desperate moments call for desperate measures; right?"
So, I decided to be my own doctor.
Looking back it was indeed the right decision for me.
Please note that, this short narrative by no means interpreted as against doctor visit or taking medicine, but only as relating to what worked for me.