1. Do you remember using or do you still use any traditional remedies?
Yes… Since the question asks for traditional remedies, I will list some of the remedies I learnt from my grandmother in India:
•Cloves for toothache
•Ginger syrup for cough
•A spice broth (ginger, chilli, peppercorns, lemongrass) for colds and fever. I have now adapted it and I use different herbs
2. Note down a few herbs which you see for sale locally (therapeutic herbs).
3. Briefly describe what you understand the Doctrine of Signatures to mean.
The shape of the herb/ plant part is associated with the part of the body it is meant to heal/ help. For example, kidney beans are good for the kidneys, walnuts are good for the brain and broccoli is good for lungs. Of these, one is flawed 😉
These associations may be true in some cases but not all and it is better to not to follow this as a general guide for herbalism.