There is a famous herb saying that I'm always quoting badly, due to having a very sketchy memory. I can never remember who said it and of course, I never do justice to the eloquence of any fabulous quote and I reckon if you can't quote it well, you might as well not quote it at all! I can never remember where I read them either...very frustrating.
I was floating around in a bath of stinging nettle and horsetail this evening, reading from my favourite herb book, How Can I Use Herbs In My Daily Life? I was enjoying reading about Gotu Kola and towards the end I found my favourite herb quote again. Not only that, it was quoted by a famous Catholic priest who was also a herbalist, Father Johann Sebastian Kneipp!
"For every illness on earth, there is a herb. Many people died, while the herbs that could have saved them, grew on their graves."
~ Johann Sebastian Kneipp (1821-1897)