As nice as it was to spend the weekend at a workshop talking about herbs and digestive health, I realised that I belong in an academic setting. My ears open when atomic structures and chemical bonds are mentioned and I'm always willing to dig in deeper but I'll have to go to university if I want that knowledge.
The workshop showed me how many plants we walk by every day in London without really realising how much they have to offer in a medicinal way, but still the scientific mind in me gravitates towards essential oils because it cuts out the aesthetic aspect of the plant and gets right into the chemical components that make it do what it is does.
Herbs can be brewed and enjoyed as teas and create an overall sense of wellbeing whereas essential oils are potent and can be used directly to treat specific issues.
I mean like, I love plants but this weekend has really hightlighted how important biochemistry is in my life.
. I can talk about human consciousness and elemental systems all day long and find connections to biological aspects and never get bored.
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