When is Herbalist Day? This holiday is always celebrated on April 17
Herbalism is an important study and profession. These professionals use medicinal herbs to create herbal remedies to help cure what ails you. Herbalist Day, sometimes referred to as “Thank a Herbalist Day”, is a celebration and awareness of the importance of herbs and herbalists in our lives. According to the Herbal Academy, this April 17 holiday is a “celebration of the many teachers, peers, and herbs that have guided us through our journey as herbalists thus far”.
Herbs unquestioningly play a very important part in our lives. There are many, many different herbs, providing medicinal, culinary, cosmetic, and aromatic uses. We use herbs to flavor countless foods. When you think about it, food would be pretty bland without herbs. Medicinally, herbs are used extensively, to treat a wide range of ailments. They are often infused in tea, or used in baths and topical solutions. Some herbs also offer an aromatic benefit. Lavender readily comes to mind. Herbs are an ingredient in many cosmetics and beauty products. Ornamental herbs are commonly used in fresh or dried arrangements. Many herbs serve more than one of these uses.
Herbs are natural remedies for many ailments. Herbalists believe they are better for you than chemical medicines. Are herbs in actuality better or healthier for you? That is often the subject of much debate. Herbalists use their extensive knowledge of all the various herbs, to put them to good use for good health.
We encourage you to do two things today: First, if you know a herbalist, thank them for all that they do. Secondly, spend some time learning more about herbs, and how they can be used to make your life a better one. You may find yourself becoming a herbalist.
Happy Herbalist Day!
How to Celebrate in Herbalist Day
Today we celebrate and show appreciation for the Herbalist. It is not a celebration of medicinal herbs. Here are a few ideas on how to celebrate this holiday:
- Enlist the help of a herbalist for herbal remedies for what ails you.
- Thank an herbalist for their organic cures and remedies.
- Looking for medicinal herbs, explore medicinal herbs by plant.
- Consider becoming a herbalist.
- Grow your own medicinal herbs.
“I know unless I’m true to myself, I couldn’t be happy. Too much emphasis is placed today on externals and too little on character.” – – Betty White
History and Origin of Herbalist Day
Medicinal herbs have been around to make herbal remedies since ancient times. Herbalist Day appears to have started around 2014. We believe the Herbal Academy of New England created this holiday event. While they do not come right out and claim to be the creators, their website has a wealth of information about this day, and how to celebrate it.
More April 17 Holidays
Here are more April 17 holidays we are sure you will enjoy:
International Haiku Poetry Day
National Stress Awareness Day – the first workday after U.S. taxes are due
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