I am a student of herbal medicine in the UK (with the IRCH), and am currently learning about mono diets and supplements. Although I have found some useful literature - such as Christopher Vasey's books - members' experiences of and views on mono diets would be invaluable to me. I would also be greatly appreciative of your views on Molkosan as a medical supplement.
I look forward to hearing from you!
Surely the relevance of herbs to monodiets is to alleviate their unpleasant consequences; the one we sell for this purpose is Cochlearia (Scurvy grass) though those most in need of it, wouldnt know a herb if it bit them, hence the tedious five a day advertising campaigns wishfully aimed at getting a bit of Vitamin C in to the pie and fry-up diets of the inner city denizens
There is nothing new about this, think of the Marquis of Saluzzos peasant wife Griselda who, at a time when the aristocracy were dying off like flies, thanks to their all-meat diet (Sunday Times 21 March 2004),
When she came homeward she would often bring
Roots, herbs and grasses to the croft;
These she would shred and seeth for flavouring
Chaucer Canterbury Tales Clerks Tale pt 2
Both Chaucer and Boccacio emphasised her intelligence, but this was more to do with allaying the accusations of proto-feminists that the girl must have been half-witted in allowing her husband to treat her like that rather than implying a scientific training in dietics. Nevertheless, necessity and gut-instinct caused her to adopt a diet which was a life-saver. I have seen a French list suggesting which herbs Griselda may have picked, this includes Parsley, Mallow, nettles and patience