Hi! I'm Pat, herbalism student and tea mixtress at Body & Soul Teas! I am so glad you took the time to stop by. Join me as I learn and explore the vast world of herbs and health. I am currently studying herbalism through the Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine, but I am constantly learning through books and my own exploration in the field. Any information I share here is just that-INFORMATION. There is no certifying or licensing board for herbalists in the United States. Herbalists cannot diagnose, prescribe or treat patients(unless they have a medical license that gives those rights). However, herbalists can educate about herbs as well as suggest and dispense certain herbs. All that to say, always, do your own research and consult with your healthcare provider before taking any herbal product especially if you have a preexisting condition, are pregnant or nursing or currently on prescription medication. Whew! Now, that that is out of the way, Welcome and please pop in to visit from time to time. I look forward to hearing from you!