To be a simpler means to work with one plant medicine at a time. Why be simple when there are so many beautiful herbal formulas? Let's say you have a skin ailment and you use a formula that contains Calendula, Yarrow, Plantain, Olive Oil and beeswax. The formula works great, your skin problem is resolved. How do you know which herb worked? Was it all of them or one of them? What if your skin condition returns and you are out of the formula and cannot afford to buy more? Could you make that precise formula? Probably not. And in truth any one of those herbs is great for the skin and helpful for a multitude of ailments both internal and external (olive oil and beeswax have thier own healing qualities as well) We are trained by dominant culture to take more than we need, that more is BETTER. But what if one plant is all you need? What if one herbal ally could be your remedy for every ailment you will ever experience? I believe it could. Of course I play with lots of herbs because I'm a social gal but I work with one at a time so that I can get to know each one intimately and so that I can be free of dependence on someone else for some mysterious remedy. We are all healers. All of the medicines in my shop are simple and abundant. They can be found outside your doorstep in any city or rural area. I make the remedies so you don't have to, yes, this is the modern world, but the point is you COULD find them and make them easily and affordibly. Plant medicine is people's medicine, free and abundant to all. So I invite you to make your own medicine and if you don't have time or are not interested, use simples. Become intimate with each ally. Use fewer plants for more reasons. Recognize abundance and go there instead of using hard to find or romantasized plants. Medicine is everywhere.