Naturopathica: The Sensorial Skincare Rooted In Herbal Medicine


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In the 1980’s, Barbara Close was studying herbal medicine in Santa Fe, New Mexico when her mother was diagnosed with lung cancer. Close, a former social worker, decided to go back home to Virginia to support her mom during her treatments.

It was through this process that Close was able to see from her own experience how effective herbal remedies could be. “Western medicine falls short on palliative care. Fortunately, I was able to use my knowledge of herbal remedies to see firsthand how lemon-balmtea eased my mother’s anxiety, calendula salves soothed her radiation burns, and weekly aromatherapy massages alleviated her pain,” recalls Close.

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