I may try that and maybe it can put my mind at ease as well. I have always felt that spirit presence in plants to be quite honest and I have had a few wasps walk over me as well as if you don't hurt them, then they would not hurt you.
Here was me thinking I am going mad as I believe that plants can feel pain as well, but I always think it is my friend, hence perhaps the reason for being a herbalist as I know they can heal us with least side effects AND whenever I have seen the plant's active ingredient, I am in awe of how complex it is and it is the right configuration as I am a medicinal chemist and to be like that, it simply can't be done.
I love plants, we should love them a bit more really as they really are amazing!
Jai Mata Di
Shri Mata Vaishno Devi, I hear your call