de Materia Medica

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Carolina Sephra Reyes (Creator)
East Carolina University (ECU )
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Abstract: "Until the development of conventional medical practices , more commonly known as Western Medicine , or Allopathy , the practice of herbalism has been used for thousands of years throughout many cultures around the world. Herbalism supports the human body and encourage balance between the body , mind and spirit. While not as ""quick and easy"" as more conventional forms of medicine , the action of preparing a salve , tincture , decoction , or even a simple cup of herbal tea can also be a form of medicine. The process of creating an herbal preparation with care and purpose can also relate to the action of fabricating a tool meant to prepare or administer that preparation. The tools and jewelry pieces I make as a metalsmith and an herbalist , along with the research and evidence provided in this paper will work to describe what herbalism is and how we can use herbal methods to incorporate wellness into daily life."

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Language: English
Date: 2019
Metals Design, Metalsmith, Herbalism, Herbal, Medicinal Herbs, Material Studies, Materia Medica, Herbal Research, Contemporary Jewelry, Art Jewelry, Herbal Implements, Champleve Enamel, Torch-Fired Enamel, Graphite on Enamel

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