I find it interesting that in past eras, people in general used to find herbs much more useful, valuable and effective than we, as a people, find them today. I think the reason we don’t see their effects as reliably in our modern times is that we have significantly changed the context we live in, and overwhelmed our bodies and minds. We are so laden with “baggage” that the herbal supports that used to help our ancestors don’t seem to affect us the same way. Many herbs are mild enough to only provide a gentle nudge. Others are stronger. Then, there are some that are quite strong, so strong that they are rarely administered because they are dangerous. These last kinds of herbs are the ones that were grasped by the pharmaceutical industry and turned into medications. And they come trailing side effects.