Dave, just to be clear...what exactly do you mean by sacred and medicinal plants? As some of them may need special considerations in an AP set up, particularly a brand new AP set-up...
Thanks. A lot of people comment thinking that someone meant something along the lines of the above mentioned plants, only to find the newly termed "medicinal herbs" was what the person is talking about. My grandmother grew many medicinal herbs, none of them pot. Thanks for clearing that up :)
That's wonderful. I'm surprised that sort of thing is still legal in the states (ironic huh) and isn't regulated to death.
I know some people use the salicylic acid from the white willow bark as a kind of natural aspirin, but I'm sure there are others as well. It's good to see people taking an AP interest in those types of traditional medicinal herbs!
Of course we could just let folks like Monsanto (who recently bought one of the worlds largest makers of pharmaceuticals, Pfiezer Inc., who by the way just in 2009 pleaded guilty in the largest ever case of health care fraud in United States history) take care of our ills for us. I guess they can make us all sick with crappy GM food, then sell us little pills to make us "better"...Anyways...
You're right, it is a shame that we have to re-learn such things.