Friday, November 21, 2008

Arlyn Hubbell featured on Wicked Local

Standing behind a table full of scented soaps, healing salves and homeopathic remedies was the herbalist Arlyn J. Hubbell.

“I’ve been studying herbs now for 10 years,” said Hubbell. “The thing I like about herbal medicine is it’s not just a cure for what you already have. It’s a preventative measure.”

Hubbell, who is pursuing a master’s degree in natural healthcare, both grows her own herbs and harvests them from the wild in the woods of Nahant. One useful item she had was an herbal liniment, an antiseptic for cuts, scrapes and open wounds containing myrrh and golden seal.

“When you’re treating wounds, people don’t always treat them properly,” said Hubbell. “You should use astringents first to dry and sanitize it.”

Just covering the wound with cut and burn cream right away, Hubbell said, could cause a wound to close up around harmful agents that may have crept into it. This, she said, slows down the healing time [...]

CLICK HERE to read the full article. © Rob Barry, Wicked Local, July 16, 2008.

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