Sorry, I do know what I am talking about because I have to be careful about telling people what a given herb does. If I tell them that for example that X herb will reduce their cholesterol, this is, in their mind, a medical prescription. They forbid this.
I have studied very closely the FDA regs on herbs.
You are steering into different territory i.e. "prescribing drugs" and so forth. You need to have a license to prescribe drugs.
I almost graduated dental school, before getting my ass thrown out.
Well, you see, if you are an herbalist, you have to give herbs to be people to remedy illnesses. As long as all the diseases I describe are in Tibetan medical terms, there is no problem (yet, it's coming). But if for example, I say oh, you have high blood pressure, but taking this rhododendron based medicine will lower it -- then bam, busted for practicing medicine without a license.
So, we must disengage the State. The State, whether Capitalist or Socialist (two sides of same coin) is the source of all social ills. Revolutionary socialism of the 19th and 20th century was a movement of people without power speaking truth to power. When socialists took power, they immediately became corrupted by the very power they previously had been struggling with. Capital, in the deformed "socialist" states, was position and status. But in the end, States are engines of commerce and so it is that the great Socialist experiments begun in the late nineteenth centuries and early twentieth centuries ended in disaster, famine, and general slaughter, of tens of millions of innocents. The fault lies not with the basic ideals of Socialism, the fault lies within the apparatus of industrial society and the State that supports it. The blind spot of socialism is this idea that they could use the tools of the oppression of common people i.el factories, et al, to free themselves, when in fact, the whole industrial mode of production simply enslaves human beings.