I found my way here through a rather convoluted path. I guess I'm a sceptic regarding conspiracy theories and I certainly have no time for homeopathy.
Having said that I must admit to hovering on the borders of woo-woo land, at least from your perspective, since I have an interest in herbal medicine (I don't pretend to be knowledgeable about it, but I have time for the idea).
Which brings me to my questions. Since, as your article on it states, plants do contain active compounds which can affect the human body and mind (whether for good or ill), surely it's not a case of being "sceptical" of it? As a notion it does have some basis in fact, unlike, say Mediumship or Homeopathy. It seems to me that there's a distinction between out and out bunkum and poorly-tested science. What is it exactly that people are sceptical of in Western Herbal medicine? Concern I could understand, if the remedies are as untested as you suggest, but not scepticism. Have herbalists made claims that can be disproved? If so, I'd be interested in seeing them for my own education.
Apart from that, my only other question is why? I can see why people would wish to debunk racist nonsense from the likes of David Icke, and I can see why so-called spiritualists and mediums could be harmful, but really I don't see why it's a problem if some daftie wants to lie around with polished rocks on their head listening to whale song. If they get something out of it, who am I to complain? Same as people who go to church. Doesn't do anything for me, but each to their own. You could argue that at the very extreme people may attempt to cure cancer with psychic healing or something- but that really is an extreme.
Grateful for your consideration of my questions.