Remedy - a medicine or treatment that cures or relieves a disease or condition.
Herb - a plant part valued for medicinal or savory qualities.
American Indian healers had to consider many things when developing medicine from plants.
- What plants or parts of plants to use for what illness or condition?
- Where the plant lives and when to harvest?
- Would it be used as a tea to drink or ground up and mixed with something else to become an ointment?
- How will the plant be stored for future use?