Herbal medicine has been used in many historical cultures since the beginning of time and since civilization knew what medicine and illnesses were. I, coming from a line of Native Americans, decided to focus in a little on the historical aspects of this culture specifically. Many tribes still continue their herbal practices to this day and obviously they have been successful, or else they would not be used still. While yes Native American culture greatly differed from the western world, but it was still thriving and growing successfully until the western world came and tore it apart. They have been using North American resources for many many years to heal illnesses or solve bodily problems.