Tommie Bass is one of those people who wants to help people the best way he can. When a doctor told a man his daughter would be dead in three days, and he asked Tommie for help and offered to pay, Bass refused the money. You've got to love that! It's just a neighbor helping a neighbor the best way he knows how, and for Tommie that means going to pick the herbs that work.
With herbs, everything is all natural. There is no chemical to make another chemical release at a certain point. There is no issue with worrying about what side effects (because suffering from vomiting,dizziness,depression, eye bleeding, loosing hair, and skin falling off is not what you want when combating the cold...but I might be exaggerating a little). Plus, to be able to help others by giving them an herb for an ailment takes years of trial and error and you have to respect the dedication of the art.
Those who work with folk remedies take pride in their work, even going as far as teaching a younger generation. For some it is holding onto a culture (Native American, Appalachian people) where it's thought that issues with the body are caused by evil spirits.