As long as humans have existed, we've always needed medical experts. Whether that is the village healer, the town doctor, the hospital, or the naturopath, there are always health concerns that ordinary people seek help with. Expert medicine is a GODSEND when we need it. And there is another thread. The stuff that ordinary people take care of themselves: the people's medicine. For most humans who have ever lived, that means simple handmade medicine from local plants. It may surprise you that right now, today, it is estimated that 80% of the global population still reaches for traditional plant medicines as their primary form of healthcare... and elder is one of the standbys.