Some of my teachers have passed on. This page is dedicated to them.
William LeSassier (1948-2003)
Juanita Centeno (1918-1992)
“If anyone has children, they better teach their children to follow the traditions that we’re leaving behind because it is later than we think…”
“Destroy Nature and you destroy yourself” ~ Juanita Centeno
Read an interview with Juanita in Wisdom’s Daughters: Conversations with Women Elders of Native America
From the Introduction to Medicinal Plants of the Mountain West by Michael Moore:
1. Be sure of the plant you are picking.
2. If the herb makes you sick, take less or throw it away.
3. If it doesn’t work, use more or forget it entirely.
4. Trust your own judgement above all.
5. That which stimulates can irritate; that which helps can hurt.
6. If you don’t get better or get worse quickly, call your doctor.