Today we are used to immediate reactions and effects from pharmaceuticals and some high potency standardized herbs for a quick fix. Traditional medicine that has been adopted by other populations (Outside it’s indigenous culture) is often termed complementary or alternative medicine. The fungal cap spreading above the thyrsus represents the toxic herbs gathered into it’s container. Some herbs in this category are wahoo bark, gentian, fumitory, oregon grape root, milk thistle, artichoke and goldenseal. These findings concur with the historical usage of yarrow as a vulnerary, an herb which promotes the healing of cuts, wounds and burns by protecting against infection and stimulating cell growth. Better health with chinese herbs and food. Many traditional herbalism systems also relate eye health to a healthy liver. This is the essence of a holistic approach to health in that yellow dock has blood purifying characteristics which maintain many of the major organs, including the liver and gallbladder.