Spagyric processing, an ancient Greek method for extracting the essence of herbs without destroying their enzymes, keeps the whole plant’s matter intact. When the active ingredient is isolated, the result is often too derivative for safe consumption. People can safely assimilate the healing and strengthening properties of various plants when when they are processed in this manner. In today’s world, we have access to plants from China, the Amazon Rainforest, Africa, Siberia, etc … and with centuries of experience and documentation behind each substance.
Indigenous people, animals and plants the world over are endangered. Our habitats are encroached upon by the onslaught of the expanding industrial world. It is in all of our best interests to preserve ourselves with the plant life of the planet, along with the wisdom of the ancients.