Never in our history have we been using medicinal herbs as much as we do today, and there are new and exciting discoveries made daily regarding the health benefits of natural medicines. We are constantly looking for new ways to feel better and improve our overall health. We do not have the same blind faith in pharmaceutical drugs as we used to and we are turning more and more to natural remedies.
There are many medicinal herbs and herbal supplements that have a strong reputation for alleviate symptoms of illnesses. Traditional medicinal herbs are used more often to treat the whole person rather than individual symptoms and are formulated to stimulate the body’s natural healing powers. Medicinal herbs can be taken as tinctures, capsules and pills or you can simply pick them yourself! They can be used in teas, cooked with your food, and used as topical creams or pastes.
From a “scientific” perspective, many herbal supplements are considered experimental, but the reality is, however, that herbal medicine has a long and respected history and numerous studies that have been done in this field lead us to the fact that the therapeutic benefits and the healing ability of various medicinal herbs and herbal supplements can be very significant if they are used wisely and with caution along with a healthy lifestyle.
The downside to this growing use of herbal supplements and other health-related products, especially those you can buy online, is that they do not contain the medicinal herbs or the ingredients the manufacturer says they contain. In many countries, natural and herbal supplements are not subject to strict regulation. Therefore, there is no obligation to the safety or effectiveness of the products.